Frequently Asked Questions  

Where are the Simonstown Boutique Backpackers?
Simonstown Boutique Backpackers is in the center of Simonstown, which is just a 20 minutes’ walk to Boulders Beach.

What are your rates?
Please click here to view all our rates.

Do the rates include breakfast?
These rates do not include breakfast.

How can I make a room reservation?
You can make a room reservation by sending us a email directly to

Do you offer a pickup service from the airport?
We offer a pick-up/drop-off service to and from Cape Town Airport; Please contact us for further information.

How many beds are in your dorms?
2x 4 Bed Dorms. The Dorm rooms all have private lockers. Locks can be arranged from Reception.

Do I have to bring my own bed linen?
No, all Linen will be provided.

Do you have barbeque facilities?
Yes we do have barbeque facilities.

Do you have a swimming pool?
No we don't but the beach is 3 minutes away.

Do you have a kitchen where I can prepare my own food?
Yes, we have a recently renovated communal kitchen that is fully equipped. You can also store your food in our cupboards or in the big fridge/freezer.

Do you have Internet access and a telephone?
We have an Internet Cafe available that is free from viruses and spyware. There is a public telephone available for local and international calls. We have a network cable for those who want to access the internet with their own laptop.

Do you have washing facilities?
Yes, We do have washing facilities.

Do you exchange Money?
No, but the Banks & ATM's are a short walk away for Money Exchange and Withdrawals.

Can I leave my luggage with you if going on overnight tours?
We offer a luggage storage that you may use during your travelling. We charge you R5.00 per unit per day.

Do you serve meals?
Only on Special Occasions, Restaurants are within walking distance. We do serve drinks and snacks at our bar.

Do you have your own parking facilities?
You can park your car in front of our building. Where it is safe to park and the local police regularly patrol the area.

What are en-suite rooms?
En-suite rooms include their own Private shower and toilet.

Is it safe to walk around Simonstown?
It is safe to walk around during the daytime and during the evening, but it is always best to be alert at all times.

How close are shops and restaurants?
The closest shop is 30 metres away, they sell a variety of items including eggs, bread, milk, sugar and toiletries, and they are open from 6:30am - 10:00pm 7 days a week. There are also many restaurants along the main road which runs past our Building.

Is it possible to walk to the Penguins at Boulders Beach?
Yes you can walk to Boulders Beach, but it will take between 15 minutes to 30 minutes. It is a nice walk through the town and along the sea. If you don't want to walk you can rent one of our Bicycles to get there.

How far are the beaches?
Simonstown's most famous beaches, Boulders beach and Long beach, which are both within walking distance.