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“Friendly, well-informed and nice rooms too :)”
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Amber Tree Lodge
Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
“Friendly, well-informed and nice rooms too :)”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed for 6 nights in Cape Town and in the Amber Tree Lodge. It is one a really good hostel all around. They offer good priced nice, clean rooms. The location is fantastic: drink your morning coffee on a balcony with unobstructed outlook to the Tabletop Mountain and still be in one of the busier nightlife zones of Cape Town.
Free wifi, free breakfast, a nice kitchen you can use and a big, comfy "living room" gives you the impression of having a big house with lots of friends in it. The owners were really nice and well informed in regards of food, drinks, nightlife, excursions, the city itself... and they like to share their knowledge.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

The lodge was one of the best places where I have stayed in South Africa. The lodge is in the middle of Cape Town. The supermarket, restaurants, bars and laundry facilities are nearby. The staff is nice and always willing to help out. The rooms, kitchen and the bathroom were all spotless clean. One of the most amazing experiences was to have breakfast in front of the Table Mountain!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were very well received by a smiley helpful staff that showed us around this amazing house. The room was clean, and modern. The toilet new, the showers amazing! Spotless clean, smelling fresh.
Its located close enough to long street, but away enough so not to hear the chaos at night.
Amazing balcony with view of the table mountain.
Basic breakfast but not instant coffee!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed in the dorms for 6 nights, and it was one of the best dorm beds we had slept in.
The atmosphere in Amber tree is like in a home. Stephen, Wayne and Hank were really helpful in every question we asked them.

We urge any one wanting a quite back backpackers, in a central location to come here and spend a night, you will not go anywhere else.

Y & G

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

I stayed with a friend at amber tree lodge for 2 nights in feb '13. It was so great, I wished I could stay longer. The kind of place you feel you can settle and feel comfortable in! Beautiful view from the balcony, excellent staff! Loved it would highly recommend if looking for somewhere in gardens area.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We just stayed the weekend at The Amber Tree Lodge and loved it. The two people there who run it are extremely nice and willing to help out with whatever you may need. My boyfriend and I stayed in a private room with a en-suite bath, which was lovely. It has EVERYTHING we needed for a really great price. The kitchen is easy to use, clean and makes staying in Cape Town much more affordable! We used the My Citi buses the entire time we were there, which worked out great, the stop is only about a 5-6 min walk to Amber Tree. This place in highly recommended!!! If you want an EASY place (clean, comfortable, quiet) to come back to after a full day in Cape Town, this is the place!

Additionally, there seemed to be a good mix of ages staying there while we were there. It was private if you wanted to be private and easy to meet people if you prefer to makes some new friends!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed in the Amber Tree Lodge for five nights in February 2013. What a gem in the middle of Cape Town! We would definitely stay there again, no doubt whatsoever. The people who run the lodge (Steven and Wayne) went out of their ways to make sure that we enjoyed our stay. The Lodge itself has a very cozy atmosphere. We loved their little garden and our private room was always neat and quiet. Can't imagine how anyone can go wrong with this choice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Amber Tree Lodge
Address: 10 Kloof Nek Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #18 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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