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Once in Cape Town

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73 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Saasveld Lodge)
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed in this hostel for two nights. The hostel has cool furniture, a nice terrace with flowers and plants and the rooms are clean. The staff was friendly and obliging! Its central and close to long street, which is the party place. A ATM and convenience store is nearby.

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Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've stayed at Once in CapeTown for about a week and I absolutely loved every second of it! The staff is very knowledgeable and they are always down for activities! Absolutely the best place to stay if you are looking for a fun time in cape town!

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Bolzano, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Next level hostel. Tons of extra services and attentive staff, nice dorms and great atmosphere. Daily free breakfast (with croissant!) and free activities completely justify the slightly higher price tag. Book on their website for discounts!

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Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to be. With great service and clean accomodation! I would recommend Once in Cape Town to anyone. Everything is very practically set up and they go out of their way to accomodate you!!! A must for your trip to CT!!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a solo traveller I felt immediately at home at Once. The dorms are good, clean and has big lockers to store your backpack in (take a lock with you), the staff is amazing, the breakfast at Yours Truly good! There is a place for a camp fire in the garden, where you can easily meet the other travellers. There... More 

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San Francisco
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I was 22 again, this place would be great. The rooms are nice for a hostel and the staff fun. Unfortunately there is no heat! We froze! The party at the bar lasted all night and we heard it in room.

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Bozeman, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to stay... Accommodations were great! Room set up was excellent. There were outlets and storage boxes at the head of every bed. We stayed in the dorms, and the bunks were pretty sturdy. It was a very busy place, so it could be a little loud at times and there was a really squeaky door somewhere, but it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for an extended stay and all of the staff (especially Carol) went out of their way to help me & anyone in my group. I organized a ride to and from the airport through Once and it was affordable and convenient. I will say that it is loud here. Like really loud. This is not for someone... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the employees at this Hostel are incredibly nice. I stayed here with my study abroad group and whenever my friends and I wanted to plan an event, the staff was always happy to help - and even join us - which was amazing for clubbing and climbing Lion's Head! I felt incredibly safe whenever I was with the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is super friendly. Me and my friend woke up late after a heavy night on the long street but they didn't bother at all. Even omitted the R100 fee which is normally charged when checking out late. Our rooms were awesome too!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated at the foot of the world-renowned Table Mountain, in the centre of Cape Town City and located in the upmarket suburb of Gardens. Comfort at a most affordable price! Step out our front door and find yourself on vibrant Kloof Street, showcasing an array of world class restaurants including Kitchen Kink Boutique, Asoka, Yindees and our sister restaurant Hudsons Burger Joint. Once in Cape Town welcomes you with attentive staff that take pride in providing personalized service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Once in Cape Town

Address: 73 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Saasveld Lodge)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: $22 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Once in Cape Town 4*
Number of rooms: 47
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Also Known As:
Saasveld Hotel Cape Town Central
Saasveld Lodge
Once In Cape Town South Africa
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