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Amber Tree Lodge

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10 Kloof Nek Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here twice during our stay in Cape Town and the stay was awesome. It felt very safe and very friendly and the staff (Bruce and Wayne) were incredibly helpful and knowledgable of the local area. It's also located in a nice part of town that is surrounded by a lot of new restaurants and bars that are definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Amber Tree Backpackers was recommended to us by a friend when we arrived in Cape Town. After camping for two weeks, it was so nice to be able to relax in the living room and feel so comfy and at home. The dorms were nice, they could have had a bit more room but the beds were very comfy. Breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The location is good. The room and lounge area are nice, but there were a few weird things. For one, there were three of us, and they suggested we take in the baz bus from the airport for R350. When we left they said a taxi would be the better rate - for around R200. The arranged the taxi -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I stayed in the Lodge from mid February till mid March (33 nights in total) and enjoyed my time a lot. The people working there are very kind and helpful. The guest have been like a little family to me. Thinking back now what really bothers me is that they have two 6 bed dorm for the same price per... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Amber Tree. The location is safe and in walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shops etc. It also has a beautiful upper porch with a great view of table mountain. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Jo and Wayne went above and beyond helping us plan our time in Cape Town giving recommendations and making... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very nice location right next to busy Kloof Street. Friendly staff helping us with a lot of info as it was our first night in South Africa. The only pitfall was that we arranged with the hostel for an airport pick-up and we ended up not being on the list and thus had to take a taxi. Recommended.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Amber Tree Lodge at the end of my 10 month cycling trip from the UK to South Africa. I'd heard about the place through word of mouth whilst I was in Zambia and booked to stay. Because of it's reputation, this is a very busy backpackers, booking in advance is a must. THe place is very clean,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Fantastic location, with amazing views of Table Mountain from the first floor balcony and loads of bars and restaurants just a short walk away. It's cosy, clean and friendly. Staff were really helpful, letting us store bags for a few days, giving us directions, ringing taxis etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I stayed at Amber tree lodge for a few nights to explore Cape Town with a friend . We were immediately greeted and shown around the lodge and it made us feel very at home. The decor was brilliant, cleanliness outstanding and I was very impressed with how they could organise a rental car for me, shark cage diving and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Denititely a good choice for our week in Cape Town. A 5 minute walk to the city centre, and staff that was helpful at all times off day. After a busy and active day in the city, the showers and the beds were amazing and very comfortable. I would recommend this place for sure to every guest that wants to... More 

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