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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I stayed in Once for more than 3 month in a female dorm. Met many interesting people, the vibe in Once and Yourstruly is just awesome and very unique. Staff is very friendly and helpfull, rooms are always clean and the kitchen is the perfect place to socialize with the hostelmates. Most of the rooms have an amazing view, table... More

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This place is amazing. You get to interact with tourists from all over the world while sipping on Craft beer and enjoying the vibrant Cape Town night life ambling past in Kloof Street. With the mountain on one side and the Waterfront on the other, this place is perfect for young travelers. The rooms are clean and comfy, there is... 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
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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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