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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Once is a very nice and clean hostel with an awesome location. Waking distance from Long street, and with the mycitibus right outside the door that can take you to both Camps Bay and the Waterfront directly. The included breakfast is good, and there is a self catering kitchen as well. Only down side is that I ordered a female... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once is clean, friendly and has a great atmosphere in the bar at night. Staff are friendly. Good location on Kloof street with plenty of bars and restaurants in walking distance. Easy to book day trips at the hostel. Breakfast is nice with great coffee! Although the service can be slow at breakfast time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't imagine a better place to stay in Cape Town rather than this place. It had so much spirit and character, and everything truly went without any major flaws. The price was right. The food was perfect, and we were served with smiles. Our room was very clean, comfortable, and did it's job. It was a great place to... More

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once was so amazing. Comfy rooms, great vibe, and most importantly - great staff! So friendly and helpful!! The restaurant downstairs has a great atmosphere and the parking at the back is secure. Thank you for a great stay! We will definitely be back soon!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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 August 27, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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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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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:2 star — Once in Cape Town 2*
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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