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Once in Cape Town

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73 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Saasveld Lodge)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel offers a fantastic 24 hours reception, a great bar open until 12 (last orders around 11), and free breakfast. There is tonnes of communal space plus loads of activities for both daytime and evening run by the hostel. The 4 person room I stayed in was small (identical however to the pics on the website) but the bed... More 

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

This place is great. Located right in the middle of Cape Town on Kloof Street, it has the right mix of chilled friendly hostel vibes, with clean rooms, en suite bathrooms and small dorm room options. With great nightlife at your doorstep Once in Cape Town takes the youth travel sector to the next level. I thoroughly have enjoyed staying... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good hostel! The bedrooms were OK for the price. A little noicy during the evenings and nights but at 9 pm they cut the music. They have a good kitchen if you want to prepare your own things. The breakfast was also good, basic but good. The location in Cape Town is perfect!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The receptionist by the name of Carol was so friendly. As he worked night shifts, he would always keep me and my friends awake while working in the lobby through the night. He was open to engage and share with us some ideas of what we were working on. He would caution us should we be leaving the hostel at... More 

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Vic-Fezensac, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the concept. it's a really really nice hotel. Full and colors and people from all around the world. Easy to share food and drink a beer on the lovely terace and meet people. Bedrooms were like when we were kids. Clean. With a nice bathroom. People were very kind with us. Beautiful kitchen to share. Lovely outdoor. Excited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staten for 6 nights, the rooms are like hotel-standard, nice and clean. I had problems with my toilet and hot water, they tried ti fix it and when it still leaked, I was offered a new room. The staff is very helpful, easy to talk with if there are something you wondering about and they are more than willing to... More 

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Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Felt like I was staying in a hotel as everything is super tidy and the amenities are all there to make your stay super comfy. Extra friendly staff, lovely vibe at Yours Truly and met up with not only backpackers but also quite a few locals which is pretty nice when you need input on the city life and such.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First time visitor to Cape Town and found this place to be friendly and fun. Location was handy to Long St and nearby supermarkets (and a great Italian shoe shop). Some of the younger clientele were a bit noisy in the corridors but otherwise no complaints. Café next door has great food and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What an awesome spot. Location , location, location! Everything at your fingertips including one of the vibiest bars right on the premises. Includes a really nice breakfast and the rooms have everything you need. The staff are friendly and looked after me. I will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Extremely professional place with great facities and security. The staff are very helpful and responsive. There is a lively bar and restaurant which can cause trouble sleeping if you are making it an early night, especially if you are given a room on that side of the building. This is the base to tour Cape Town for a week.

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