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Never at Home Cape Town

107 Main Rd | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8051, South Africa (Formerly Hotel Graeme)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

“I’m coming home.” Out of the plane. First step on Cape Town International Airport. My first thought. Never@Home Backpackers is more than just a Hostel for me. It’s already family. I feel at home. I stayed more than once at Never@Home Backpackers and I enjoyed every single stay. Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Great vibe! Never a dull moment at the... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Mareike, it was awesome to have you back at the hostel this week, but very sad to see you leave again :-( You have definitely become part of the never@home family and we are all looking forward to having you, your brother and Sam back in December - no excuses! P.S the place is just not the same without your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Made my stay in Cape Town amazing. I'll be back ! Best location. Literally a 10 minute walk to the waterfront and super accessible to everywhere in the city. There's a bus station across the street as well as the stadium so I mean, you can't go wrong. Jaryd and Lisa really made... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hostel Emily. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Lisa and Jaryd send there regards! More 

Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The accomodations are pretty good, the warthog is a nice bar which serves nice food, and I what I liked the most about staying at never@home was the people: both the crew and the guests were amazing, you can really meet people from all over the world and share a great experience. I'll probably be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed the night back in January, and this hostel is still the best I have ever been to. Beds are clean and comfortable, dorms and bathrooms also clean and comfortable. Every single staff member I met was super friendly and happy to help with anything. Food is amazing and a fantastic price and the chef is an awesome guy.... More 

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

I did not intend to spend the night over as my homey down the road but I frequently go to the bar "Randy Warthog" which is part of the venue. Too lazy to go homùe (read between the lines too drunk if you want), I decided to test-drive the rooms. Clean, comfy, I had a good sleep in a safe... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Francois. It is always good to hear positive feedback from a local's perspective. See in Randy soon. More 

sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best hostels i have stayed at so far. Services was excelent and the staff really make you feel at hime. Will recommend this place to anyone gladly. Thank you for your kindness and warm welcome

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for for taking the time to review never@home Cape Town. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and have passed your compliments onto our staff. More 

Taiping, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first experience staying at a backpacker's hostel. I usually book super-budget hotels, but I found that, in Cape Town, it was very difficult to find a safe, budget hotel. I stayed for 11 nights here. PROS: 1. Fairly low price: It worked out to cost about $20/ night in the girls' dorm (Sanctuary dorm) 2. Female dorm:... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you Liela. We are constantly trying to improve the quality of our services and facilities and the very detailed pros and cons you provided have been very useful in speeding up this process. Since receiving your feedback we have taken action to remedy several of the issues you raised including the volume of our lobby music at night, the... More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Never at home is a nice backpacker overall well situated with good price rooms, though not very well soundproofed.. Staff is really really nice and helpful, with a special mention for Juan, the cook, a real nice person always helpful, friendly and available! Thank you Juan!!!! Cheers for my stay! M.

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hostel. Some of the rooms facing the road can be noisy at certain times during the day. We are happy to assist guests in any way possible during their stay to eliminate issues. I have passed your message onto Juan! All the best and we hope to see you again. More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Stayed for one night in a twin room. From arrival to the time of departure the next morning the staff were efficient and friendly. Were quick to help with any queries. Nice tidy room. Give their mince and cheese vetkoek a try if you staying on a Friday!

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Never at Home. It is great to hear from other hostel owners! I have passed the message onto Harmony, he will be glad to hear that the vetkoek and mince is well received. All the best and we will see you on our next trip up the Garden Route. More 

Repentigny, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I had to find an hostel for a night because I was going on a shark diving tour the next morning. The booking was easy, the pricing was fair and the dorm was comfortable. I booked for a 6-bed sharing dorm, but finally we were only two in the room. They have large drawers to put your bag in and... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

We are glad that your experience at the hostel was positive. Our 24 hour security and reception make it easy for late check-in and very early check-out! All the best and we hope that you will visit again. More 

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