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Scalabrini Guest House

47, Commercial Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I am a Sri Lankan who traveled to Cape Town in Sept. 2014 for a conference with 12 of my colleagues. We stayed at this Guest House for 6 nights. Considering the fact that Cape Town may not a very safe city, the security systems at the guest house is reasonable. Some what centrally located in Cape Town. Dining room... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were happy and thrilled to read all the positive reviews here. We were even more happy and thrilled to experience that they were all true. The staff is golden, the place is top clean, the common kitchen is excellent, the location is central. The money goes to good purposes. The price-quality ratio could not have been better. Highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Loved reading the other reviews. Concur: would not stay anywhere else in Cape Town. Great staff and value, plus close to everything.I had a single room with bath and use of the kitchen. CANNOT WAIT to go back. Read about it first, then enjoy.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My partner and I have been travelling in and out of Cape Town for the last two years and we've stayed in different places, it was our first time staying at the Scalabrini Guest House and we would definitely go back. The staff is warm, friendly and very helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean. I would definitely recommend it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was my second stay at Scalabrini, and now I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Cape Town. Yes, the check-in process is weird, as is the system of keys and doors, but it is run as a sideline for a charity that does great work with refugees and homeless people, and it's good to know that by staying there I... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Scalabrini guest house was great value accommodation for us in Cape Town. The initial check in process was a bit strange, since the guest house is part of the Scalabrini Centre - so you have to find the office on the first floor which is dedicated to the guest house. However, the room was very clean and spacious with great... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I stayed here with my mother and sister 2 years ago, and I still rave to people about it. Scalabrini is ideally situated in the heart of Cape Town, so it's walking distance from most attractions. Inside, the guesthouse is in great condition (our room was spacious and clean). The kitchen area is also great, as it's equipped with a... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

On arrival at Scalabrini Guest House our party of five was greeted very warmly by all of the staff. The rooms were very clean and spacious with good WiFi (compared to other accommodation in the city). We found the location very handy for getting to and from the centre, although on a Sunday night there were no restaurants open in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed at the guest house for four nights. Rooms were good and clean and the common kitchen area was quite big. The location during the day is very good because it is central at night it seemed a little bit off but we always felt safe. Parking in front of the building at night and weekends no problem during... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

My friends and I stayed here for the better part of a week (with a mid-week getaway to Stellenbosch). We found out about it from friends who have interned at Scalabrini, an NGO that offers a host of services to refugees in Capetown. The rooms in this vintage building are clean and comfortably furnished with the basics and the bathrooms... More 

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