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Green Elephant Backpackers has been running since June 1994, and is in the heart of the active, lively student area of Observatory, where young people from all countries get together throughout the year to enjoy the nightlife and relaxed atmosphere.  

The Green Elephant has everything that you need to feel relaxed and at home. Many friends and life partners have been made at this unique little hostel and even though the rates are low, there is no compromise on quality. Choose from a selection of dorms rooms, double rooms and triple shares, all at very affordable rates.

Contact us for bookings
Tel: +27 (0) 21 794 1619
email: info@mycapetownstay.com

Green Elephant

We have loads of the home comforts (including a crazy old dog!) along with fun amenities crucial to a great backpacking experience!

Get up to 40% discount on long stays! 


  • Bar(s)
  • Cafe/Coffee Shop
  • Fax
  • Internet available onsite
  • Lobby
  • Non-Smoking rooms/floors
  • Reading Room
  • Swimming Pool(s) - Outdoor
  • Tour Desk
  • We can help arrange trips to nearby recreation activities!


  • Arrival/departure point transfers (Extra charge)
  • Hotel safe
  • Vehicle Hire/Car Rental can be arranged

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa