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A Sunflower Stop
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

We stayed at sunflower stop for 5 nights and overall had a fantastic stay. We had a double room with shared showers/toilets. Room was clean and comfortable but cold because there is no heater but they leave extra blankets for you to beat the chill. Staff were fantastic, helpful, full of good advice and always happy to answer our never ending questions at any time. They helped us plan and organise trips and also gave us good ideas not covered in the usual tourist guides/lonely planet books! Hostel is well set up and you can have free tea and coffee and unlimited wifi for 20R. Toilets and showers are very clean. Location is excellent. 10 mins from waterfront and 25mins from city centre. safe to walk about day or night. Glad we stayed here and would definitely book again next time were in cape town. Thanks guys.

Scott

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Additional Information about 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:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 129 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $21 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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