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Reviewed May 26, 2011

The hostel is located in the heart of Cape Town, in the middle of Long Street. Which makes it really easy to get around, whether you wanna go to the beach, climb Table mountain or do anything else this amazing city has to offer!

The hostel has a great atmosphere!! All the rooms are painted and decorated in different themes, there is a huge kitchen where you can find anything you need, a chilled out TV-lounge, nice showers where there is always warm water, a reading area with couches and lots of books to borrow. And of course there is the roof top bar, my favorite place! It has an amazing view over the hole city, you can even see Lionshead and Table mountain. During the day it's a great place to chill out and in the evenings it's THE place to be :) whether you want a relaxed evening with a few drinks or a big night out! There are always lots of people there, the cheapest drinks you can find in Long Street, cool music and some awesome bartenders.

My absolute favorite thing, what made Penthouse on Long the best hostel to me, is the staff! They are so helpful, if there is anything you need you can be sure they will go ou of theire way to help you. It is a wonderfull goup of people and they take care of you like your family! I ended up staying at Penthouse every weekend while I was working as a volunteer, and I must say I feelt much more welcome and at home there than I did at my host family. Thank you all for everythig, my stay would not have been the same without you!!

So if you are every in Cape Town stop by the Penthouse on Long and I am sure you will love it :)

Ps: Do not forget to try the roof top braai on Fridays, it's a South African style barbeque with lots of amazing food!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

This place is amazing, its in a great loctation and Kathy was like our second Mum/Sister friend! We stayed for two weeks, we walked and checked out all the other hostels on long and for the money and the company this place was best!

Not just the people and location, but the amazing big kitchen filled with everything you need, the very clean and well kept showers/tv area and up stairs bar serving cheap drinks and good music! The people who run this place will go out of there way to make sure you have a good stay, dont just take my word for it, stay and im certain you will agree! After 8 months of traveling around the world, this is certainly one hostel we will always dream of coming back to!

Thanks again, you were all amazing,

Love Tamar and Andrew

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank tamarashaffer
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

Couldn't have been better. Twin ensuite with aircon (v rare but necessary), great people, amazing rooftop bar, quiet at night, comfortable, right on Long St so easy to find bars, restaurants, and all the things the guide books tell you to see and do. Would def stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Thank AldoWanKenobi
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

Had a great stay,helpful staff,clean,good food and a great bar.Great venue,close to bars,restaurants and shops.
Nothing like laying on the roof top looking at the moon and stars in the middle of a city. Can't believe it's so tucked away.
Would recommend it to every1. Will be back.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Kimbolene
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

If you want to get into the heart of Cape Town, the only place to be is The Penthouse on Long. The amenities are fantastic, clean comfortable dorms and private rooms, all air conditioned and cleaned daily. The kitchen is a dream for the self catering,and they offer wholesome cooked meals for a pittance. Of course what really makes the Penthouse is the fabulous staff. Cathy, the manager, is like a breath of fresh air, always available, and full of local knowledge, and the rest of the team is just as dedicated. I would recommend, that if you come to Cape Town, your trip wouldn't be complete without a couple of nites stay at the Penthouse. In one word "awesome"

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Angel1000CapeTown
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