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“Good value” 4 of 5 bubbles
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A Sunflower Stop
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Los Angeles, California
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463 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

Husband and I spent five nights at Sunflower Stop and had a fine experience. The rooms are tiny (we had a room to ourselves and essentially the only thing that could fit was the queen bed and our backpacks) but clean and fine just to sleep.

Pros:
- friendly staff (except for one woman...she just seemed unhappy with life, not rude per se)
- bar open late
- w/in walking distance (at least for us late 20-somethings) to restaurants, green point stadium and the waterfront (though that one is a bit of a hike)
- fully equipped kitchen (just bring the food!)
- internet onsite (though it's not free)
- good value
- lots of tours the staff can help you book (though you have to pay in cash for all of them)

Cons:
- nothing really, though I suppose an iota of more space in the bedrooms wouldn't be horrible

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

The hostel is near Green Point Stadium and 10 min walk from the Waterfront. You can get downtown in 30 minutes walk.
We got there by car and parked it on the pavement in front of the hostel. We stayed in this hostel twice: first time we stayed one night and we had a small but clean bedroom with bathroom. The only drawback is that it was on the Main Road so it was quite noisy.
When we came back they gave us another bedroom, this one was better.
People at the reception are very kind: they kept our luggage for some day and gave us many useful information.
Tea and coffee offered between 8 and 10 a.m. Kitchen at your disposal.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank penelope72
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2011

The hostel is nicely situated, close to the harbour and with shops within easy walking distance. The hostel is close enough to Long Street to make nights out easy with a cheap taxi fare, but also far enough away that the area is quiet in the evenings, although as always just be careful walking around at night on your own. The hostel itself is lovely, a large clean kitchen and computer room upstairs and a bar and pool area downstairs. The hostel is immaculately clean and well maintained. Above all, the staff are what make this hostel so great. They are warm and welcoming and will help you with and problems or questions you have to ask them, and they are also up for a laugh. Overall the hostel simply feels like a home away from home, I cannot imagine anyone staying here and saying they have not thoroughly enjoyed their experience.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank backpackingpeople
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Haugesund, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

Nice, safe, clean and a very helpful staff. The kitchen was nice and tidy. A good place to start exploring Cape Town and the areas around.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IngerJoh
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Singapore
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38 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

Nothing special, but a nice place. We had the private room with bathroom - everything you'd need. Prices were cut as it was low season (and S.A. tourism was down a bit after the World Cup) so it was a good deal. Staff were helpful when they were on duty - we checked out early one morning and were trying to get things sorted out the night before. Unfortunately there was a big party on and no one seemed to keen to help. Nonetheless, I'd recommend this place.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank canadiann0mad
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Vancouver
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

Very nice hostel in good location about a 15 minute walk from the vw waterfront. We got the double room with ensuite, which was simple, clean, good bed and in-room safe, but noisy as it was facing the street and noisy BBQ/bar/courtyard area.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MikeBeeVancouver
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Aussie in York, UK
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2011

Stayed for 3 nights in May with my boyfriend. Staff were helpful, rooms and bathrooms very clean. Noisy floors as it's an old-ish building. Really good kitchen facilities with free tea/coffee. Internet a bit expensive at R25/hour, but there's a much cheaper place at R9/hour just down the road.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about A Sunflower Stop

Property: A Sunflower Stop
Address: 179 Main Rd | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 130 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — A Sunflower Stop 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Sunflower Stop backpackers offers relaxing and comfortable accommodation for budget travellers in Cape Town. Nestled between the mountains and sea, the backpackers hostel is in the perfect location to enjoy your time in Cape Town. With a self-catering kitchen, bar and T.V. lounge, our luxury backpackers offers affordable accommodation for every budget. So come and make yourself at home with our friendly staff, cool off in our refreshing sun filled swimming pool, relax at the cosy bar. ... more   less 
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