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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
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Sao Paulo, SP
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Clean facilities, a really young and vibrant atmosphere, a young and friendly front staff you get to know, and really interesting people -- Once in Cape Town is the perfect hostel for young travelers, either traveling together or solo. I came solo and was given a mixed room when I requested female-only. The staff was incredibly accommodating and fixed my... More

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Breukelen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Quality price ratio for the rooms is very good! If you wanna meet people the restaurant is the place to be! Book a dorm room with bathroom inside on www.stayatonce.com and you've got the best price. From this location you are within 5 minutes in Long Street.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

First: This hostel has changed names and been renovated. It is now called "Once in Cape Town." Second: This is indeed a hostel, and a good one at that, with a very young and hip crowd. It's probably one of the best, most fun hostels I've stayed at. Note: I had a private room, so I can't comment on the... More

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OnceinCapeT0wn, General Manager at Once in Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you For your kind words - we are stoked you had a great time! We look forward to welcoming you back, Warm Regards Kim and the Once in Cape Town team 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*
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Also Known As:
Saasveld Hotel Cape Town Central
Saasveld Lodge
Once In Cape Town South Africa

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