♦ Rooms and rates
♦ Book a room
♦ Why us?
♦ What's on?
♦ Lower Main Road, Observatory
♦ Tours and activities
♦ Community involvement
♦ Work at Bohemian Lofts
Observatory (or just Obs) is the most fascinating part of Cape Town. Nowhere else does the best city in the world (yes, Cape Town!) show so many sides of itself. And our Bohemian Lofts are in the centre of this little universe.
Obs is truly bohemian: Students and trade union officials, tourists and artists, festivals and events, old timers and African expats, burlesque shows and beer, music and food, books, bunny chow and bourbon. During the Apartheid years (to the early 90s) Obs was one of the few areas that managed to cling onto its 'grey-ness'. Everyone belonged then ... and everyone still belongs.
Our hostel is situated in the most beautiful old character building, previously a museum of contemporary art, with perfectly weathered Oregon wooden floors, sash widows and doors-with-personality (each one telling a story). From the balcony you can survey the whole of the Cape Peninsula before you or the life of life on the world famous Lower Main Rd below you. Then you can easily join the buzz and finally retire to your comfortable room for a well-earned rest.
We're affordable, funky and clean and we care about your safety. We'd love to meet you and hope to see you soon. Yes, we are a backpackers (a youth hostel), but we hope that we can also be a real home to you for a while.
... And lastly; find out more about:
Lower Main Road in Observatory:
♦ The pubs, clubs, restaurants, shops
♦ and things to do.
How to choose a backpackers hostel in Cape Town:
♦ Where are they?
♦ How do you choose?