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

The location and room was perfect. HOWEVER, the breakfast was average, their response rate was horrible- their phones were forever busy and they took forever to respond to emails. I even attempted using Facebook to contact them and still no response. I had to physically visit the place to ensure my electronic payment was successful- this was extremely frustrating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us stayed here in October and loved it. The location is perfect for all kinds of activities. You can walk to the Green Market ( about 20 mins) you can walk to their version of the bar strip. There are restaurants nearby and The one attached to the hostel has good breakfast. Our room had outlets right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect room for friends sharing. Room 109 had two single beds and bunk beds which were made up (with cushions!) every day. There was a private bathroom with towels provided, and the Wifi was always on and fast. However, the best thing about the room was the stunning view of Table Mountain from the window. The bar downstairs was... More 

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George, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to play in the Cape Town Tens and were looking for cheap accommodation for 20 guys in the city and heard of Once. We didn't expect much but was very surprised with how awesome this place was. I will definitely go stay here again if I visit Cape Town as it is central and really good accommodation. The... More 

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Jeffreys Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

stayed at Once for two nights in room 306 en suite double with crispy white linen fresh towels and a beautiful view.staff were all very friendly made me feel at home ...the staff were readily available to offer info on excursions or just the casual chat (Viwe,Bjorn,Bav,Fernando, Luis and others) This Backpackers/Flashpackers is situated in a building which has a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nice hostel, cental location, staff is nice, bar/restaurant at ground floor with nice and frienly staff. Not much space to hang out, other than the bar. But if you want to be out partying in cape town, the best place you can choose!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I had a great stay at Once. Prime location, clean and good sized rooms and super friendly staff. Stones throw to some amazing restaurants and all the big attractions. I had booked a private room so can't comment on the dorms. Perhaps a bit more upmarket than some of the backpackers on Long Street so a diverse group of people.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Everything you want, a great social hub with plenty of locals and visitors mingling at the cafe out front. Nearly every day a bunch of the models (men and women) from the agencies up the road come here for drinks etc. I had a very clean private twin room with fan to myself, a nice hot shower with soap supplied.... More 

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OnceinCapeT0wn, Owner at Once in Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you TravellingAussieF for your lovely review - we really appreciate your positive feedback, and look forward to welcoming you again in the future - happy travels! Kim and the Once in Cape Town team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My first time in Cape Town and the staff at Once make me feel like home they are very friendly always smiling and very helpful they will go out of their way to assist you in all your question. Rooms very clean I prefer the private rooms but the dorms are very nice too because you can choose to be... More 

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OnceinCapeT0wn, Owner at Once in Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear Rosa Thank you for your kind observations - it was really lovely to meet you, and we hope to see you soon again in Cape Town! Warm Regards, Kim and the Once in Cape Town Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

VERY Clean, small rooms, hot water showers, european minded and centrally located in Cape Town. A 30min drive to Table Mountain, a 30 min drive to Camps Bay and easy walking distance from Long Street where all the restaurants and bars are. The great thing about this hostel is that you're IN the centre, without noise while sleeping. Then again,... More 

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Once in Cape Town 4*
Number of rooms: 47
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Also Known As:
Saasveld Hotel Cape Town Central
Saasveld Lodge
Once In Cape Town South Africa

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