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Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

41 Trill Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I had a great time in Cape Town despite the little accident, thanks to the lovely staff.. The hostel was our base camp for 10 days and it felt like home with a loving atmosphere. Thank you girls for the lovely stay and your hospitality! =) Pete and Niina

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Service was very average. We were not given information about check-in times. The staff were unhelpful and unfriendly. We did not feel welcome at all.the room was okay, very basic for the price. But lovely area with beautiful architecture. They did not give us information about other attractions in Cape Town and were not well informed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were received at the reception with lots of laughter and good advises on our upcoming adventures im Cape Town. The staff was very sweet. As two guys who loves to cook, unfortunately we found the kitchen disgusting. Rotten food in a way too stuffed refridgerator, nothing seemed to be cleaned, and none at the reception could tell us where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This place is epic. It is quaint and cozy, giving you the feeling of being at home. the wooden floors and communal spaces make this intimate little place feel quite homely. It's location is perfect, it sits right above some of the best restaurants in the City, with Jerry's; the best burger place in Cape Town, Narona's; the best pizza... More 

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Pijnacker, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I had a great stay at Bohemian Lofts! I would definitely recommend the hostel! I stayed for three weeks with my mum and cousin, while we were visiting my sister who lives in Observatory. We had a private room with the three of us, but there are also dorms. I felt really at home in the hostel. The staff is... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Bohemian Lofts Backpackers had a nice homely feel to it. Hosts are friendly and really helpful with good tips and recommendations for your stay in Capetown. You'll find lots of tourist activity ideas at the Loft. It's conveniently located near restaurants, shops and public transport. My friends and I stayed here recently for about a week and it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It's been already I over two years ago that I stayed in the backpackers. I felt very safe and secure. Mel and her staff is always there to help and give hints on how to have a great time in Cape Town! I had a flight booked as I was due to get married but as that didn't happen I... More 

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State of Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Me and my family stay there for 3 weeks. Certainly I´ll be back if I need a hostel in Cape Town. All people that works there is a 2nd family in Cape Town. The local is simple but clean. The localization is cool. Near Train, cool points of university students. We are from Brasil, and I cooked black beans in... 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 us on TripAdvisor! We had such fun having you and your family stay with us, you have left a big hole in all our hearts since you left!! Warm regards Mel More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Staying there made sense for my short stay and I wasn't disappointed. Clean room with a soft bed. Very accommodating staff which always makes a difference;) I was luckily put in one of the rooms facing a side street as I'm afraid we made a little noise.

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

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our super friendly staff! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future! Warm Regards Mel More 

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

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed what our neighbourhood has to offer! We do admit it can sometimes get a bit noisy on the street, but we are lucky to be right in the hub of Observatory's activity, so a safe walking distance to all Obs has to... More 

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