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Carnival Court Backpackers

255 Long St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

At first I was a little worried how the stay would end up due to so many reviews saying that its all party and noicy but i ended up being happily surpriced. Sure the music was a bit loud some evenings but nothing to worry about. The single room was basic with a bed and a sink, all I really... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Right in the heart of long street... this place offers a morning headache to anyone who attempts to go to bed before 3am. I stayed there one night before moving down the street 2 blocks to one of the many other equally priced hostel options on the block. Book hostels in cape Town by night. It's quite easy with options... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Location is Great on a very lively street but as a result its a very loud place to try and sleep at night! The rooms were secure and we had our own key to lock the room and they also had lockers. Bathrooms and kitchen were basic but did the job. Very Cheap and Great Location. The fact that free... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Right in the middle of long street where the party never ends. Noisey as hell. If your looking for a party this may be for you. If your looking for sleep move on. Good location but long St is expensive

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Only go to Carnival Court when you really want to party every night! You're staying in the middle of all the bars, which makes it the perfect location! The rooms are very basic and a bit old, but it is OK. It's actually quite cheap for Capetown and the staff is friendly. Don't forget to bring your own padlock with... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Noisey, right in the heart of party central Capetown, Long street... Decent value... but you wont get any sleep... Decent kitchen, passable bathrooms... But nisey until 5 in the morning... Great location, but stray further up or down long street or away totally if you want to sleep

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 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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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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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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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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