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112 Long Street | 6th Floor Twinnel Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ronneby, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think overall this was a really nice hostel to stay in. I stayed in the 22 bed dorm for 6 days. They helped me book day trips and I liked the idea to have a whiteboard for the guest to put up there own activites (we climbed mountains one day for an instance). The lockers in the door was... More

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Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Penthouse is beyond awesome. The staff is so cherishing, warm, caring and giving so much effort that you just feel like contributing. You can leave your values around and nothing will happen to it, they might just become cleaner and nicer during your absence. Perfect service, equipment, kitchen, dorms, roof top bar, and sweetest people. Especially recommendable for all da... More

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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again loved the roof terrace, the location, friendlyness of the staff and cleanlyness of rooms. Remember to hire Steve as a driver to get around - he'll show you interesting sites and won't rip you off!

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

I stayed at penthouse on long for a week and really enjoyed it! Friendly staff that helped us book our skydiving and shark diving trips! Comfy beds, clean toilets and showers. The kitchen was available for making meals which we did a few times. The roof top bar is class and always open! The only down side was that we... More

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Brezno, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place so much.Penthouse will stay in my hart for ever,have been in Cape town for 6 months,but this place was definately my second home.I have lived there only for about for 10 days from the beginning of the trip, but before returning back we had to stay there for the last week.The place is always clean and u... More

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Stupava, Slovakia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed at Penthouse for first 10 days of our 6 months long trip in Cape Town. I must say, that within first 2 days, we've found great friends between staff. Even though we didn't live there for next 5 months, we always came back to awesome bar on rooftop, where you meet the coolest people and experience great parties.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stay to stay for everyone. From young people who want to party and chill in the hearth of Cape Town! With a cool rooftop bar! To the families who want a quite time at the hostel! You wont notice if there is a party going on, cause the staff wont aloud this. My girlfriend & I could easily sleep!... More

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Bottrop, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is just amazing. Without Penthouse on Long my Capetown experience even my whole South Africa experience would not have been the same. I have stayed there for a rather long time. The private rooms are very luxurious and quite. I also stayed in the 8bed dorm as well as the 22bed dorm. Both are really spacious and comfortable.... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is great, in the centre of all the tourist sights and shops. Staff was very friendly and helpful especially with information on activities. Atmosphere is good. Rooms are ok, however bathrooms can get messy in between cleanings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The hostel is in a great location for nightlife, food, and shops. Additionally, attractions such as Table Mountain, the Lion's Head, and Robben Island are all easily accessible from here. All staff have been helpful so far, and the reception area contains plenty of details of activities you can undertake whilst in Cape Town. You can buy a good breakfast... More

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Also Known As:
Penthouse On Long Cape Town, South Africa
Address: 112 Long Street | 6th Floor Twinnel Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #30 of 159 Specialty lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and stay with us in our new, family run backpackers on viby Long Street. Right in the middle of all the fun - but a good nights sleep guaranteed.We offer a full range of accommodation from dorms to ensuite doubles and family rooms. All our rooms are individually decorated. We are very women friendly with some girls only dorms with full length mirrors and hair dryers. Fully equipped kitchen, tv lounge, fantastic indoor entertainment area and our own secret garden and bar on the roof. Friendliest welcome in Cape Town. An added bonus is our in-house tour bus offering day tours of Cape Town. ... more   less 
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