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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time at this hostel. The staff was incredibly nice and always helped me with a smile. The room was nice and clean and the cafe had the best pizzas. Definitely recommend this hotel if you are going to Cape Town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to have gun.. that's the place.. It's the best backpackers of Cape Town... the most perfect thing... you are near LongStreet..!!! the goid thibg about not being right there, ut's that you can sleep very well.. without the noise of the bars abd pubs.. If you want party.. 5 minutes and you are there!!! the breakfast ....oh... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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 September 27, 2014

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 September 15, 2014

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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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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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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