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Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

41 Trill Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Nice place.The dorms are clean and not too packed. They're a bit noisy as they face the main street though. The neighbourhood is really cool and not so touristy. It has nice places to go to eat and drink very close to the hostel. Kitchen and living room are a bit small and not so good to chill.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Upon arrival, a man was being physically thrown out with 3 prostitutes. There was blood on the sheets, which I had to pay extra money to have changed. The location is dirty, the owners are rude and in response to a duplicate overpayment made (when the request was for the refund)- the response was "You made the duplicate payment not... More

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Firstly - this review was written by the financer of this booking - she has never set foot through these doors & thus has no room to judge my establishment so rather than respond to her I shall address the general public who may read this review. - There was at no time a man being thrown out with three... More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My brother and i had an amazing time in Cape Town, and it all started with this amazing backpackers! :D They had great people and gave great vibes. Thank you for a great stay :D I would 110% recommend this backpackers :)

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for your lovely comments - you and your brother definately brought some great vibes here too!! We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Warm Regards Mel More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I had a great three days there, the staff were very welcoming and extremely easy to talk to. I loved the main bathroom with a really high skylight, the beds were great, very comfortable. I would stay there again. Oh and Braai night was awesome with everybody on the balcony over looking lower main road sharing friendly conversation. Thank you... More

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your comments. We are glad you enjoyed the braai with us, our Thursday braai nights have proven very popular with our guests. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! Warm Regards Mel More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a great week in Cape Town and every day we were tired out and HAPPY to get back to our Beautiful funky Backpackers. The team is lovely and does everything to make your stay very comfy. Even when we aske for another room.. No problem! thanks for a really really great stay !!!

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for your lovely review and your wonderful comments on our staff and funky African decor. We loved having you stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm Regards Mel More

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Spent two nights here in Constantia, a large room with a big bed and an ensuite bathroom. The staff was friendly and the reception was open for 24 hours, but I found it extremely difficult to sleep due to the heat (there is no ceiling fan, only one small window) and the noise coming in from the busy street outside... More

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review our backpackers and I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. To address the points raised: - We do admit that there can be noise some nights, but its a small price to pay for being right in the hub of Observatory, and a... More

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I have lived most of my life in Cape Town and found myself these past few weeks re-visiting Cape Town and eventually found Bohemian Lofts and felt so much at home. The staff are just the best and wear constant sunny smiles and made me feel always welcome and cared for. Great dorm beds super comfy and wide and nice... More

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there :) Thank you so much for your lovely review! We loved having you stay and we are so glad you felt so at home, that is what we aim to create here. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm Regards Mel More

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Spent 3 nights in total at this backpackers and I absolutely loved it! The staff are beyond friendly and great to hang out with and the hostel itself is great, comfortable, affordable and with a great cost! My friend and I stayed in Constantia - a massive room with ensuite and huge comfortable bed while my other friends stayed in... More

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your lovely comments about our staff, we do go out of our way to make our guests feel at home during their stay here. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm Regards Mel More

London
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778 reviews 778 reviews
225 hotel reviews
449 helpful votes 449 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed for one night in a dorm room which was fine.  There was 1 shower for up to 7 people but there was only 4 of us there that night so it was fine.  The shower was very good and the bathroom was large. The bed was very comfortable with an expensive looking thick comfy mattress cover.   The... More

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your review and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We now have 2 showers for the dorm room (it was busy being built whilst you were here) so no more waiting for the bathroom :) We look forward to welcoming you to Observatory again in the near future!... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Would definitely recommend. We were made to feel like family. Nothing like chilling on the balcony with a beer and some mates, watching the people of Obs do their thing. If you're hungry, there's a fantastic pizza place downstairs that does wonders with cheese and dough... Not to mention the delights of the Lower Main restaurant strip! Thanks to Mel,... More

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your lovely review and yes, we agree, there's not much better things in life than watching the world go by on our balcony with a cold one in hand!! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm Regards Mel More

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Address: 41 Trill Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
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The Bohemian Lofts Backpackers overlooks the Obs Lower Main Road, and from the balcony, you can sit and people-watch, or just soak up the hustle and bustle of this eclectic artsy neighbourhood, Observatory. Each room is artistically themed after a different neighbourhood in Cape Town, and offers all the amenities you need for a great stay. ... more   less 
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