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Penthouse on Long

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112 Long Street | 6th Floor Twinnel Building, Cape Town Central 8001, 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Beernem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

a lot of young, friendly people! nice big roof terrace! chill nights in cape town! also the pepole that work there are very friendly ! The hostel is close to a breakfast bar/restaurant. Perfect if you're a long sleeper.

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Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

For me it was the perfect place to stay. A bar on the roof, sofas and tv, clean kitchen, clean toilets. The people who work there are also very nice and helpfull. It's in the middle of the city so you can find some goods restaurants and bars close to Penthouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Fantastic accommodation and loved the roof top bar. Soooo convenient to the water front and the staff were so helpful when it came to attractions such as table mountain and when to go and also prision Island! There is lots of good night life along this street as well as restaurants

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Concordia, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

we stayed at penthouse for 5 nights and we had a good time, on the roof you can party and meet people from all over the world. Also the rooms were nice and the owner was friendly and always trying to help us, they gave us good advices for our stay in Cape Town. The only problem was that we... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed at penthouse on long for two nights. The two ladies in the reception was not really friendly, and it felt like they didn't wanna give us a room. The room was ok, really simple. Many of the toilets did not have light, and it was hair ect in the showers. We paid a lot for the room, and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Arriving back home today from my abroad adventure in Cape Town, I was overcome by the shattering realisation that I have infact found my new home. After spending roughly 2 months exploring the city and surrounds, I stumbled upon a haven of love and peace otherwise known as Penthouse on Long Backpacker's. My entire trip changed the moment I was... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Being from cape town I wouldn't really be staying in many local backpackers but one night I decided that with such an awesome backpackers nestled into the busy city centre I should spend a weekend in Cape Town CBD and live at Penthouse. Well wow it was a fantastic idea in the end and I met with some of the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Convivial , Gay friendly, close to several facilities like public transport, touristic site, pubs,shops, clubs,etc.....,you got the choice of different rooms with theme, once you in, you feel at home, a real Holliday home.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I've stayed extensive periods at all the backpackers in Long street and they're all unique, but Penthouse on Long is definitely my favorite one and by far the best value for money.. The structure and the height of the property offers the best of both worlds, whether your up for an epic party or just feel like chilling out and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Pros: Location on Long Street is very convenient. A couple of the staff members are very friendly and enjoyable. Met some cool people (albeit, younger... early 20s) Cons: Sketchy characters hang out on the street right outside of the building as well as take the elevator to the 5th floor in the building shared w/ Penthouse. Wi-Fi only works well... More 

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noellinecvl, Owner at Penthouse on Long, responded to this review

Hi Jen Thanks for staying with us at Penthouse on Long. I am happy to report that the accommodation on the 5th floor has been closed down by the building owners so there is no longer sketchy characters using the lift and assembling at the front door. We did have some WiFi issues in the hostel during December but we... More 

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