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Green Elephant Reviews

57 Milton Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa

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63 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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Awesome place to stay, the staff were amazing and incredibly friendly and helpful. I found it a bit far from the waterfront/CBD/long street but otherwise was pretty awesome


Green Elephant Backpackers gave me the best start to my trip around South Africa! As soon as we arrived we were made welcome by Nyasha on the front desk. We straight away signed up for a hike up Table Mountain, which Nyasha guided himself, and had the best trip! He was continually helpful throughout our time, and although we only spent three nights here, we will definitely be back in the future! Green Elephant is a clean, friendly hostel which has everything you need as a backpacker!

  • 27th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • markeyjessica
  • Wales
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It has been wonderful at green elephant. Everyone is so nice and we felt right at home there. Many thanks to Nyasha, Marlon and Olwethu, and to all the rest as well.

  • 2nd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nyasha and the crew were very helpful and super friendly. Made my short stay in Cape Town a good one. Thanks Guys, Marlon.

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