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Amber Tree Lodge

10 Kloof Nek Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Davie, Florida
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The location is great! I liked waking up to my coffee and looking at Table Mountain while readying myself for my adventure of the day. All the action is nearby but far enough away to get a good night sleep. The design of the hostel is great. You can tell the owner takes great care in his design work. The... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location: Amber Tree is a small hostel located in a safe area in the heart of Gardens. There are a couple of good restaurants and bars just around the corner. Taxy from the airport (20-30minutes) costs you some 250-300R. Also walking distance from lively Long Street and less than 10 minutes by taxy (60R approximately) from the Water Front which... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I might be a bit less ovrrly enthusiastic as other reviewers but I am anyway very pleased with the place and the stay. it is a well groomed deeply cared gor backpackers lodge. The dorms are very well organised, could be improved only on details and only if you really want to look at things to suggest. The kitchen is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Stayed here for 8 nights in Jan. Hostel is in a great location off Kloof St in close proximity to shops and restaurants. Hostel is about a 30mins walk to the waterfront. Dorm rooms are clean and comfy. Lovely lounge with outside area! Also a nice balcony with a hammock with views of table mountain. Stephen and Wayne were great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Upon arrival I received a warm welcome and all the information needed to get familiar with Cape Town. The accommodation was perfect, especially the garden and the balcony were amazing. Definitely worth recommending to others!

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Thohoyandou, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have stayed at a few backpackers in Cape Town and Amber Tree definitely has the most to offer. It is close to everything, has a great view, is clean, awesome staff, great value and I can go on. I was traveling with my parents and wanted them to experience backpackers. After reading the reviews, I figured Amber Tree was... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Very nice. Very helpful people work there. Very nice layout. Has Wifi. Great location. I would like to go back there and I would recommend it to anyone. It had a very nice garden. I felt I could spend my whole time just relaxing there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I stayed first the first time in cape town and was really impressed by the amber tree lodge and how the staff is doing their business. Just a perfect place to stay, located near the table mountain and all other great things of mother city. The facilities are on a very high standard, never seen such a good looking and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It's very easy to see why Amber Tree Lodge is rated so highly. The owner was a ultra friendly and very helpful. I've stayed in dorm beds in hostels all over the world but I can't recall beds that were as comfortable as Amber Tree Lodge. The free breakfast, coffee/ tea, satellite TV, and the free computer were all a... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We love it here! The rooms are lovely and comfortable, there is a beautiful large living room decorated traditional African style and a TV with lots of DVDs you can watch. The tranquil courtyard (which our twin room opened onto) is gorgeous with 2 picnic tables you can eat at shaded by large trees and surrounded by a variety of... More 

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Address: 10 Kloof Nek Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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