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ONCE in Cape Town Reviews

69 Kloof street, Cape Town, South Africa

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89%

Rating
101 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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94%

Great staff, thank you so much for the warm welcome!


94%

Fantastic atmosphere, amazing staff not only at reception but the bar staff really cheer you up as well with how welcoming they are. Loved the breakfast service and the facilities. Reception go out of their way to make sure you are looked after.

  • 15th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Amazing Atmosphere and an excellent partnership with Yours Truly for great food and drinks. The rooftop bar with live music is awesome. Only thing stopping it being the perfect hostel for young people is the beds are quite close together meaning it gets quite hot at night and the fan isn't a sufficient cooling system. I don't know how bearable it would be during the summer months. Stayed here for our last three nights in Cape town and we all wish we had stayed there for our full trip.


94%

Room was clean and secure. Our bedroom door did not close fully unless we locked it. The WiFi is weak in the rooms and is best in the lobby. The restaurant/bar is always loud and crowded during the day, but closes around midnight. Staff are friendly but sometimes unprofessional. Airport pickup was convenient, but the price was not given upfront (we were charged after arriving at the hostel).


91%

Everything was perfect, except for the fact that the plugs in the room didn't work and the wi-fi is really not reliable. The atmosphere is great, free breakfast is perfect, staff is friendly and helpful, and the music playing in the bar area/beer garden is awesome.


97%

Great Hostel! Luis took us up to Lion's Head for sunset, beautiful hike, hosted by a very nice guy. Rooms are comfortable, beds are close to each other so better make friends with the person next to you. Bathroom in the room, very clean. They have a great breakfast included! And a wonderful bar just at the hostel, visited by locals as well. Great atmosphere. Will be back!


100%

No doubt about it, best backpackers to stay at in Capetown.... Friendly staff, great location and a great vibe at the front and back bars.


94%

Amazing hostel overall. Only thing I didn't like was that their bar was open to the public and most people hung out there were the locals in their own groups (the Cape Town hipsters) so it was hard to tell who were travelers and who were locals so it was hard to meet people. I also stayed in the 4-mixed room that was isolated from the rest of the hostel so another reason I didn't meet many people. Again, awesome overall on everything else. The breakfast was fantastic!


63%

they told the car transfer it was a pick up of one so sitting on bags during the ride from airport (still got charged for 4). They tried to put us in separate dorms though we booked a 4 bed dorm months ago. The bathroom's cold tap just swivelled around - not a problem, there was plenty of cold water in the hot tap! Two days of cold showers, two of lukewarm. Beds good though. they could have warned us about the new year's eve party (just manners). Asked for a light bulb daily, never arrived.

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Stayed in quite a few hostels and this was one of the best. Nice Bar downstairs with a simple but delicious breakfast.

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

I liked the hostel. Had an unfortunate run in with occupants, but that is not the hostel's fault. Really clean rooms, comfy beds, and individual bathrooms! Best night of sleep in Cape Town by far.

  • 20th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Nice place!


97%

Once In Cape Town was excellent. The rooms were nice with power point boxes at the top of the bed that locked and there were full size lockers. The location was perfect. It was a 40 min walk to the waterfront and just above long street. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the breakfast was great! Would definitely stay there again.


91%

Really great place. The rooms are clean and modern, and have their own bathroom. The lockers are huge, and you also get an extra locker behind your bed with plugs inside so you can charge your phone or laptop safely when you're gone. The place offers activities every day, the place is social and they also have their own restaurant/bar which is also a nice place to chill at. The breakfast (free) is perfect. The location is very close to Longstreet and very central.




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