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Sunflower Stop
4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   179 Main Rd | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa   |  
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Bergen, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Clean, relaxed and nice people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I stayed in a mixed dorm room, with some friends, and had a nice time there. As a frequent visitor of hostels I was happily surprised at this place.
First of all, it was clean. The rooms and the shared bathroom facilities. They also made your bed every day. Talk about luxury at a hostel!
Second of all, it was not a party hostel, it was just a quiet oasis of calm with some really nice people. I was surprised, but not in a negative way, that there was such a varied demographic of people there. Young and old from all over, and some even staying for months.
Third, they had a lot of day tours and such at the hostel. You barely have to lift a finger to do anything if you don't feel like it while staying in Cape Town.
The only negative thing I experienced, and this is rather minor, is that there wasn't a proper ladder on the bunk bed for the top bed. It was just a pain getting up and down, especially for someone not terribly flexible.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

If i could stay here longer i would it's just beautiful. I'll be Back. Definitely memories that stay for my whole life. I really can recomend it from my heart. plus a hilarious moment when a drunk italian convinced me that i'd eaten "cat!" - it was chicken ;)

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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White River, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed here for a few days in June, the weather in Cape Town is not always the best at this time, cause it rains often...but wow, the people at Sunflower Stop pulled out all the stops, they made sure that even the rain wouldnt stop us from enjoying a night out on the town. The people are friendly, the atmosphere is warm, the rooms are comfortable...We met so many people from different places.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I was there in augiust 2012. Nice rooms, good location and very friendly personnel =)
We stayed there just one night because all rooms vere fully booked next day,
So if u're going there it's better to book before

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerusalem, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Everything is extremely well maintained, clean, fresh, pleasant.
Friendly staff
Great location
Tourist friendly- public areas to hang out, free wifi, multi plug outlets for elec. devices even with European plug
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dundalk, Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Stayed here four or five times starting way back as far as the early 2000s. Never a dull moment in the place; probably as there are a couple of large dorms and a high turnover of guests. Relatively well situated, 15 mins walk from the waterfront, 5 from seapoint, 20 from the city. On the taxi bus route to the beaches. Building is large and clean. Ample-sized swimming pool. Ashley and her staff have always been friendly and accommodating when we were there. Lots of characters, staff and guests alike, all in a positive way. Don't expect the ritz. It's homely though: think Oz soap operas in the sun. Book a wine trip from here and scratch the next two days out of your holiday schedule. First time we went on one there was a host of vinyards welcoming us, last one we were one the tour company was barred from all but a handful. That gives you some idea of the day. Make sure you ask for a tour company that offers a wild time. (Think the company was Ferdinand's.) Made a mistake before of booking a wine trip with a conservative operator where folk glowered at you if you didn't use the spitoon. Slept all the way back to the Sunflower! If you're looking for an atmospheric bar with lots of character take a stroll down to the Buena Vista Social Club above the news cafe in Greenpoint.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jena
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Stayed here @ start of SA 4000km drive.....Awesome location....Okay romms .....Bit noisy....but good atmosphere if you are in party mood

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 179 Main Rd | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunflower Stop 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Sunflower Stop backpackers offers relaxing and comfortable accommodation for budget travellers in Cape Town. Nestled between the mountains and sea, the backpackers hostel is in the perfect location to enjoy your time in Cape Town. With a self-catering kitchen, bar and T.V. lounge, our luxury backpackers offers affordable accommodation for every budget. So come and make yourself at home with our friendly staff, cool off in our refreshing sun filled swimming pool, relax at the cosy bar. ... more   less 
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Sunflower Stop Hotel Cape Town Central
Sunflower Stop Cape Town, South Africa

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