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Green Elephant

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   57 Milton Rd, Observatory, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gouda, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at the Green Elephant for two months. I stayed in a girls dorm and although it was a bit of a squeeze, the room was clean and the nights quiet. Being a volunteer I found the self serving kitchen to be very useful, the showers available and clean, and the option to do your own laundry beneficial.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the 'Lion' room for two weeks, ensuite bathroom with a kitchen for the few rooms in our section. Upon booking, I was not aware of the self-catering option and was pleasantly surprised. We had secure parking for our car as well, which was definitely one of the reasons we booked with Green Elephant. We had a really... More 

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Birrwil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was back here after 7 years: Still great staff, great vibe, had a great time! Not the most silent dorm but hey - it's Obs! Location is perfect, my average time to catch a Minibas towards Downtown was 1min and the delicious restaurants & lively bars are just a 5mins walk away ...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I just recently stayed at this hostel for one month. I loved the laid back atmosphere in the hostel and the staff was great and very helpful! It became very quick something like home away from home! The bar was great to hang out and have some cheap drinks and obs lower main was just walking distance with many cafes... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great place to meet travelers for both short and long stays. Everyone at Green Elephant is incredibly friendly. The showers always have hot water, the kitchen has a good system for organizing food, and the towels are always fresh. One tip is to bring your own lock as the Green Elephant doesn't have any. Some of the rooms are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

During my stay in Cape Town in September, I stayed at the Green Ele for seven nights and enjoyed all of them very much! Located in one of Cape Town's most prospering neighborhoods, it is the perfect place to fully immerse oneself in the "Observatory way of life". With lots of cute little cafes and restaurants nearby, it poses a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was my first stay in South Africa and everyone here immediately made me feel right at home! Edwina did a great tour of the hostel, which has very comfortable rooms with plenty of space and a relaxed atmosphere. I spent about 5 days here and loved it so much. Everyone was very helpful in organizing how I would spend... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I recently stayed here for 6 weeks when completing placement at Groote Schuur Hospital. Very quickly the place becomes a second home and you gain a whole new family. The staff are fantastic, go out of there way to make everyone feel comfortable. The rooms are clean, and great atmosphere around the bar at night to meet other guests. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I stayed at the Green Elephant for about 2 months while doing a Public Health internship with a local organization. This was my first ever trip out of the United States and I was going all by myself. I was very nervous and anxious about the trip, but after less than 12 hours I felt right at home. The staff... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is plenty of options at Green elephant even if you want a quiet private room. I stayed there two weeks for work with a friend previously this year, and I'm going back in a week to experience the friendly atmosphere and hopefully have a chance to engage more in all the fun activities they arrange. There is a great... More 

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Address: 57 Milton Rd, Observatory, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Green Elephant 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Green Elephant Observatory, Cape Town

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