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Carnival Court Backpackers

255 Long St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
erlusby1 Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
22 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very very central location, perfect location! It's a nice place, good atmosphere nice place to meet people etc. Cool balcony for driving. A bar, but not that cheap for a hostel. Staff are very good and helpful Rooms are basics, but do the job!

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Brescia, Italy
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I'm not much of a hostel-person, but I have to admit my experience at the Carnival Court wasn't that bad at all. The place is kinda of old, it might need some maintanance, but it's quite clean, expecially the bathroom and the showers. I noticed as soon as someone would use one of the bathrooms, some of the cleaners were... More

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20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Carnival Court was the first backpackers place in South Africa that we stayed in. We arrived in the morning and were pleasantly surprised by the colonial feel of the interiors. Little did we know that this almost classical wooden-floored building with high-ceilings and winding staircases will be transformed into a party hub after dark. This is an ideal place to... More

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I stayed here for a week during NYE. The staff was great! They were really helpful in helping us book tours and accommodating us. The place is really secure. There were door men for late nights who were really friendly and helpful. The hostel bar was pretty laid back and fun. The hostel is located on a party street near... More

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Nice, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I'm surprised by all the reviews saying that this place is not clean, actually I have seen housekeeper cleaning the corridors and bathrooms all the day long. I found the place nice, quite charming in its old style, location is great and staff very friendly and helpful. You are just 20 minutes walking to Waterfront and 5 minutes walks to... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Probably an okay place to stay when you're partying all week all night, but otherwise not, if you want a little bit of rest. You have to put in very good earplugs or be tired enough to fall asleep. Besides that the music was absolutely terrible and often I could feel the base banging through the floor when I was... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

great location on long street loud and noisy in the evenings, pick this place if you really wanna party every night light wasn't working in my single room but was fixed in five minutes great cafes and restaurants for meals across the street nothing exceptionally good, nothing exceptionally disappointing. good value for the price. just stayed a night, can't see... More

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

My boyfriend and I tried to find a reasonably priced double room in a hostel for 4 nights in Cape Town, but unfortunately didn't have much luck. In the end, we decided to 'rough it' on Long Street for 2 nights, and then splurge a little on a nicer room at Bohemian Lofts in Observatory (see separate review) for 2... More

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Hasselt, Belgium
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11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Clean dormitory, stunning view from terrace. There is a dance café one floor under the rooms, also many pubs, disco's in the close surroundings around Carnival Court BP! They do nothing for convenience of guests. Cleaning personnel are not friendly for guests, because they used showers in the morning, while they are cleaning sanitations... Every visitor of dance café has... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

If you want to sleep then don't stay here! The noise is unbelievable - music and voices from the bar and the street until 4 in the morning and then the clearing up begins with the sound of glass bottles followed by construction workers and the noise associated with that industry! Make sure you have headphones and your own music... More

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Carnival Court Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa
Address: 255 Long St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
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Ranked #108 of 159 Specialty lodging in Cape Town Central
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