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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the dorms are more simple: no towels etc. The double rooms are awesome! nice fresh linnen. Just don;t let your laundry be washed by the hotel if it can't handle the dryer. It will shrink. No elevator. But great vibe, good wifi, friendly staff, very personal and trendy. Great roof and ground floor - bar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in a private bedroom with bathroom, but got the nice and good vibes from the hostel anyway ;-). A very welcoming place with nice outside garden(s) and yummie food. A great spot on Kloof Street; the next hotspot in town :-). It may seem noisy at first, but since the bar closes at 11 pm and the agreement... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Once is situated at a very good location, The staff is really nice and helpfull. The rooms are nicely decorated, even luxurious for a hostel. lovely breakfast; the combination with the bar next door makes it a perfect place to come home!

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night. Quick and easy check-in. Comfortable room and facilities and a breakfast to start the day as well. This place is vibey and if it is a great time that you want, you now know where to stay.

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Recklinghausen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great time in Cape Town... The Hostel made it even better! After all of my Journeys and Day-trips it was good to came back there, to talk to all those people The Staff was really nice; cool guys which gave the hostel personality. What more to say... All in all it was a good stay If someone... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really clean and tidy, and fabulous location. Not gonna lie, it can be a bit loud, but hello when did you go to a backpackers in a major city and it was super quiet (unless you were the only person there). Everything dies down just after midnight though, so you can still get your sleep. But everything is clean and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once in Cape Town is perfect to spend your nights. Their restaurant Yours Truly has good food and drinks (cheap gin tonics! :)) en the vibe is really good. The staff is always up for a laugh and the place looks great. Double rooms were really clean, nice beds, fresh towels. We could leave our stuff in the storage room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once…upon a time: We were tourists in our own city. And as funny as it may sound you could say that it was purely an exercise in doing something most locals never do, let alone think of doing. And even though we could’ve come up with a million reasons as to why we should; such as keeping the everyday city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once was a booking me and my friends made because of the price and the location. We did not expect much from the place, just somewhere to sleep after a long day. When we go there we were surprised with the excellent and friendly service from the staff you feel at home immediately. Then the interesting atmosphere hits you with... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 3 and stayed in a family room for 4 nights and a dorm room for 1. The hostel is easy to find and in a safe location within easy reach of the key sights in Cape Town. The hostel is attached to a really cool bar area which is really nice for food/drinks/socialising but because... More 

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