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Scalabrini Guest House

47, Commercial Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Scalabrini Guest House
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Spend a week at Scalabrini Guest house. Very nice new rooms, laptop with wifi,very nice communal kitchen/dining room.Very reasonaly priced. They will send a taxi to get you from the airport and call one if you need to get back to the airport. Lots of info available about the area. Location is great. Close to trainstation and all coffee shops... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Stayed for 3 days in June 2012. The room was immaculately clean and spacious (very high ceiling). Staff were helpful. Kitchenette was just down the hall.It is in a downtown area, a bit away from other hotels/tourist destinations, but it is a short walk to the gardens. Very fast to get to the City Sightseeing bus line (those red double-decker... More 

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