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Never at Home Cape Town

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hostel, everyone should know that. With that said, it is a very nice hostel. All the rooms are clean, as are the bathrooms. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the food at the restaurant is great for all meals. Also, I recommend the bar in the back to meet interesting travelers and very cheap drink... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review the hostel. More 

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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never at Home is a very average hostel. Nothing in particular makes it special. There is a restaurant and bar in the back, but there is good cheap food nearby anyway. The rooms are not very clean and feel like a dorm room.

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the hostel. We have both private and dormitory rooms. Thank you for the feedback, we are continually working at improving our guest experience. More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are more like hotel rooms, with en-suite bathrooms with a shower. YOu can self cater in the kitchen (not in the room) or order breakfast which is served in a small bar. It's located a bit far from the city centre (20 mins walk).

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review the hostel. We are located within Green Point, walking distance to V&A Waterfront and a little longer walk to the CBD or either a short taxi commute or MyCity Bus trip. The hostel caters for both the typical backpacker and the more new age hostel market. More 

New York City, New York
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This place isn't too bad for a hostel. If you're into luxury , don't bother. This place is pretty quiet and clean, but if all you need is a bed and a shower and toilet, then you're good. Close to eateries and market. Walking distance actually. Make sure you have an adapter though, the students are smart and will charge... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hostel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

First of all the area is located really good. And also the staff was friendly...a Spar supermarket And a bottle store is next to the hostel. BUT our room hadn't any windows and the feeling inside was very bad. Secondly there is no free parking at the hostel. We paid 40 zar/Day. The bar is Small but nice. We didn't... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It is disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We have upgraded our inventory and will no longer have the 4 share (communal bathroom) dorms. We will now have spacious 4 share en-suite dorms. Parking is available at no cost across the road from the... More 

Limassol, Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Great place! Sparkling clean and new. Great welcome by reception team. Great kitchen. Great Warthog burghers in the restaurant upstairs! There is a Bar, swimming pool, ATM machine inside the premises, secure entrance. Parking at rear. Very close, within walking distance of the Waterfront and a pleasant enough walk into town. Unfortunately, as is my experience of S.Africa, the area... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that Never At Home was a highlight of your stay in South Africa. We aim to provide a safe, clean environment for our guests. More 

Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

we loved the place. all super clean near to the waterfront and a nice bar to chill in the evenings and meet some people. we would definitelly go back. the rooms are new and pretty cool designed with kettle and tv. more than u expect in a hostel. staff at reception sometimes a bit chaotic but friendly

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

We are always glad to hear that we are meeting the expectations of our guests! Thank you for the review. More 

Kampala, Uganda
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The first place is stayed at in Cape Town. The place is impeccably clean, and in a superb location, far from the hustle and bustle of long street, yet close enough to walk there. Got a great restaurant, with a lovely, friendly and very passionate Chef named Juan. Loved his food, and he could talk about food for hours. Ate... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review the hostel. We work on a best available rate system therefore the rates fluctuate depending on availability and demand. If you reserve a private long enough in advance you will receive an excellent rate. Juan and Mano will receive your compliments and I am sure will be... More 

Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Great location in greenpoint 10 mins walk to the waterfront ... Great staff and very welcoming ! Shoes got stolen from outside the room .. But its my fault its capetown at the end of the day! Supermarket/alchohol stores next door.. Private rooms are very decent and with AC

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you. More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Accommodation on par with a boutique hotel. Service excellence. Daily housekeeping. Safe and secure parking. Clean kitchen and facilities. Ample showers and en suite lavatories as well. Fun, vibey, classy and internationally well recommended. I would definitely only stay here for a business or pleasure trip. Central to everything. Shopping, hiking trails, ocean cruises, stadium, fresh produce stores and friendly... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you and the review is much appreciated. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the vibrant Green Point "strip", we are surrounded by trendy restaurants and bars, overlook the Cape Town Stadium and in walking distance of the famous V & A Waterfront and Cape Town CBD. Easy access to public transport provides guests with rapid access to Long Street (South Africa's most famous party destination), Table Mountain (a new 7 wonder of the world) and some of the best beaches Cape Town has to offer. We provide a range of accommodation including shared dormitories and double/twin rooms for those looking for something a little more intimate. Separate sanctuary accommodation is also available for females only. The majority of our rooms are en-suite with additional communal bathrooms provided for extra convenience. Basics, necessities like lockers, bedding, heating and air conditioning are supplied in all rooms. Our reception is open 24 hours and safety and security is a key priority. The Randy Warthog, bar and restaurant overlooks the hostel waterhole (swimming pool and sundeck to those in the know). Randy hosts parties and events most days of the week, including traditional braai's (barbeque in South African language). A continental breakfast is available at the hostel but not included in the rate. Additional hostel facilities include a communal kitchen, TV room, internet zone and bicycle hire for those with a little more energy. Fast wireless connectivity is available throughout property. Our tour desk guys just love Cape Town and can advise you on all the hot spots and best day trips! They can also advise you on what not to do. A hostel shuttle bus runs daily for in house guests, and safe car parking for those independent types. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Never at Home Cape Town

Address: 107 Main Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa (Formerly Hotel Graeme)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $21 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Never at Home Cape Town 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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