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Carnival Court Backpackers

255 Long St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenniek21 Cape Town Central, 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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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 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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45 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Address: 255 Long St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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