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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Jeffreys Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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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 

Windhoek, Namibia
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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 

Brussels, Belgium
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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

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 October 21, 2014

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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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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