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The Backpack Shack

Rental with Outdoor pool

Alhof Drive, 6506 Mossel Bay, Western Cape

+27 446 930 050

based on 41 reviews


per night

Fri 9/22
Sat 9/23
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About The Backpack Shack, Mossel Bay

Value for money
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Diaz Beach, Dias Museum and Santos Beach. Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

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Hostel Amenities & Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Free parking
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Shared kitchen
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Microwave
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Stovetop
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Dining area
  • Dining table

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Casino
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Golf
  • Pool table

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Designated smoking area


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Garden


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Family rooms
  • Lockers
  • Storage available


  • Shower
  • Toilet paper


  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Family friendly

  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Kids meals


  • Fax/photocopying


  • Outdoor pool

Places of interest near The Backpack Shack

Attractions in Mossel Bay, South Africa curated by momondo

The Backpack Shack location: Alhof Drive, 6506 Mossel Bay, Western Cape

Top landmarks

Santos Beach0.8 mi
Mossel Bay Golf Club1.0 mi
Dias Museum Complex1.1 mi
St. Blaize Lighthouse2.0 mi
Cape St Blaize Cave2.0 mi
Robinson Pass20.1 mi

The Backpack Shack Reviews

GoodBased on 41 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Cheap and very friendly staff. (in 21 reviews)
  • Cheap and very friendly staff. (in 21 reviews)
  • Room smelled nice and clean (in 14 reviews)
Cons -
  • It was difficult to find. (in 3 reviews)
  • The time to vacate the premises is too short should at least be 12pm (in 1 review)
  • "The decoration is cool, using reused materials, like demolition wood, bottles and corrugated" (in 1 review)

The Backpack Shack room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does The Backpack Shack compare to other 2 star hotels in Mossel Bay?

    In Mossel Bay, 2 star hotels have average nightly rates of $29. The Backpack Shack is $17 cheaper than the city average at just $12/night.

  • How far is The Backpack Shack from George?

    There are 18.9 mi between George and The Backpack Shack. The drive to and from the airport should be about 56min, depending on traffic. Take into account high traffic times, especially near more metropolitan areas.

  • What is the best way to get to The Backpack Shack from George?

    With parking available at The Backpack Shack, you could always rent a car for as low as $30/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Mossel Bay. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from George to The Backpack Shack, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Are there food options at The Backpack Shack?

    The Backpack Shack does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call The Backpack Shack at +27 446 930 050. One of the easiest dining options for Mossel Bay guests staying in The Backpack Shack is to get room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Does The Backpack Shack have a pool?

    Yes, The Backpack Shack has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • What is the phone number for The Backpack Shack?

    For assistance from an employee at The Backpack Shack please call +27 446 930 050.

  • Does The Backpack Shack have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, The Backpack Shack has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What time is check-out for The Backpack Shack?

    Standard check-out time at The Backpack Shack is 10:00 AM. Guests can check in after 2:00 PM.

  • How much is a room at The Backpack Shack?

    $34/night is a good average price right now, and some users have even reported deals that start from only $12/night. However, prices can change based on the time of year you’re booking, the type of room you prefer, etc. Fill in the form above to get deals for your trip.

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