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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in the guest house. The room was comfortable. There was a well equipped kitchen. The location is within easy walking distance of shops and cafes. The reception was friendly and helpful in advance and on the spot.

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My room en suite was very comfortable and clean. I liked the simple decor. I was not in the main house so it was very quiet but I felt quite safe. It was conveniently situated near to shops restaurants and the bus route. I would happily recommend it to others.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reception is quick with no messing about. We were showed to another building across the road. Room was clean, tidy with own bathroom and freshly painted out. So fresh they had only done 1/2 the ceiling. A small kitchenette down the hall with fridge kettle and microwave but to cook anything you had to go across the road to the...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very pleasant and helpful. Room clean, simple, nicely decorated. Kitchen facilities very basic including community refrigerator, toaster, microwave. Internet access only available in public areas, not in room.

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Reviewed January 19, 2017

This one of the best place ever! My friends and i had the best times of our lives here, made good memories. Staff so friendly and so helpful. Always willing to assist . Beautiful place to stay, you can chill by the pool bar and make new friends

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed December 24, 2016

A friendly and helpful staff with clean, comfortable and affordable rooms. We found a quick and inexpensive breakfast right around the corner. It was very easy for us to catch public transportation to the city center and there were plenty of very good restaurants in the area.

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Lichtenfels, Germany
Reviewed December 21, 2016

+Very clean rooms +Nice familiy/ double bed rooms in Wesley street +Helpfull and friendly staff +Security service for night acitivies in observatory (ask reception) -charged the deposit accidentaly twice from my credit card --> got money back after noticing -pool was not running

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Boise, Idaho
Reviewed November 9, 2016

We loved our stay at the Green Elephant! My husband and I stayed here for our first 3 nights in South Africa, it provided the perfect "home" to get acquainted with the area. The staff was so friendly and helpful in suggesting fun places to visit, plus the in-house bar made for a fun night in getting to know fellow...

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Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed November 5, 2016

I had such a relaxed stay in a private space. I fell in love with the decor, the garden, etc. The hotel staff was amazing, we treated with so much respect and care. The surrounding was just perfect and a simply reach to standard needs since it is a self catering - walking distance to shops and short distance taxi...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed October 24, 2016

excellent service...friendly humble and hospitable staff. Rooms are excellent clean hygienically clean. The area where you located is very central to all centres. excellent view to table mountain cable way. Would definitely be telling my friends and family about the Green Elephant. Thank you to one and all.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
En-suite, private room, dormitories and camping. BazBus Stop. The Green Elephant is the closest hostel to Groote Schuur Hospital, in the heart of Observatory, where University of Cape Town (UCT) students from all around the world live and meet each other. The attractions are pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, a golf driving range, the original Observatory, Groote Schuur Hospital (where the world's first heart transplant took place), theatres and small art galleries. The annual Obs Festival is held on the first Saturday in December. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Green Elephant

Address: 57 Milton Road, Observatory, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Price Range: $15 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Green Elephant 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Green Elephant Observatory, Cape Town
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Six person bedrooms are fine, if you require more privacy there are two person rooms and singles”
 of 5 bubbles P9896TJjakem, Sep 10, 2016 | Read review
“If you're going to sleep in a dorm room, ask for the all girls dorm room - you'll feel a little safer.”
 of 5 bubbles kayleighandrew, May 13, 2016 | Read review
“Book early as very popular especially if you want a room”
 of 5 bubbles _jasonmcgrath50, Apr 30, 2016 | Read review
“The private residence across the street (part of the hostel) is super quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles MattyPridham, Dec 14, 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely!”
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 of 5 bubbles 51susiec, Nov 25, 2015 | Read review
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