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Carnival Court Backpackers

255 Long St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Its hard to give this place two stars since the staff are so good but it really is a bad place. Its falling apart and has cockroaches. The walls are paperthin and windows don't keep out any noise at all. The location is awesome but be warned that there is constant car honking outside around 5 am from taxis looking... More 

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Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The building is one of the grand old ladies of Cape Town, glad to see it still accessible to everyone. Inside it is wood and bricks, full of character, although the rooms could do with some work. The bar offered a different type of entertainment every night, and all the main places you want to visit in town are within... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Everybody else has already pointed out the loud music aspect so that doesn't need to be touched on. Though, I would like to add that granted you are tired enough and have the courtesy earplugs you can pick up from reception properly inserted into your ears, you will be able to get some decent rest. You have to be yearning... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It's easy to spend a lot of money in Cape Town, so staying somewhere cheap like this is great, it's in a great location for bars and restaurants and the staff are a lot of fun and helpful, not the cleanest or most modern place ever, but the cheap price really makes it worth it for all your backpacking needs.... More 

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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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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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