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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   73 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Saasveld Lodge) (City Bowl)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This accommodation has plenty of character. We stayed at Once in Cape Town for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay. I felt it was good value with clean and comfortable rooms (on the small side) which have a great view of table mountain. The staff are friendly and helpful and the cafe' is a fantastic place to enjoy a great... More

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Surat, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As i wanted to stay but it was fully booked. But i still visited its Cafe & Pub one fine evening. I must say its totally amazing place with good quality travelers & locals crowd which gives good feeling to stay longer. Apart of that.. Pizzas was very differently made which was best one i find in Capetown a i... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 5 nights and it was great! The staff are really friendly and there is a 'travelling buzz' around the place. The free breakfast was great and the deli under the hotel is delicious. My friends and I are not early birds and it was good that you can use your breakfast voucher throughout the day to get... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typically when you think of a Backpackers you think basic but when it comes to Once in Cape Town I was blown away at how they managed to combine the comfort and look of a Hotel but still the feel and vibe of a Backpackers. Hard to explain thats why you need to stay there to see for yourself. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Once was such a pleasure to stay at. The rooms, facilities, location and vibe are all perfect. Everything is really clean, and the staff are really friendly. I had a lovely time and an even better sleep, and will definitely book here again!

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Dublin, Ireland
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Once in Cape Town is a very good option. The location is great,five minutes from Long Street, not far from the waterfront and Table Mountain (which I could see from the dorm) and museums and other attractions. Citibus goes from right outside and there are plenty of great places to eat nearby. The breakfast is a croissant, fruit, juice and... More

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Good Day Once Team... This was the most amazing weekend anyone could get.... My Girlfriend was so impressed,and super surprised, people very friendly and helpful Thank you to Kim and her team amazing job well done Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was by far the best hostel I've ever stayed at. The rooms were super clean and had a spruce up every day (as evidenced by the folded clothes on my bed). I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm which was not huge but big enough. The beds were extra big which was nice. There was meant to be... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you are looking for a hostel that is close to every cool place in CT or if you are a group of friends looking for a place with big rooms..... this is it. It is secure, neat and tidy, central and really nice. They even have tour companies that work together with the hostel. There is a kitchen and... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great location, clean, calm, nice breakfast and bar (breakfast is not a lot but nice), great service, safe parking, good music, trips, perfect bathrooms. Good value money and great dorms. Best place to stay in Cape Town I'd say! Would love to come back!

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Address: 73 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Saasveld Lodge)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
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Hotel Class:2 star — Once in Cape Town 2*
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Also Known As:
Saasveld Hotel Cape Town Central
Saasveld Lodge
Once In Cape Town South Africa

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