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Penthouse on long Reviews

6th floor 112 Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa

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294 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Nice hostel, pretty clean and good staff. When I arrived the star member from Brazil recommended a tour that was really good. Kitchen is large and decently stocked. Wifi was fine. As hostels go it's by no means the best one ever but it was fine for a couple of night to see the city. Some guys hang around the street entrance and feels very dodge, would not want to be out there alone after dark.


I think overall this was a really nice hostel to stay in. I stayed in the 22 bed dorm for 6 days. They helped me book day trips and I liked the idea to have a whiteboard for the guest to put up there own activites (we climbed mountains one day for an instance). The lockers in the door was big and I felt secure leaving all my stuffs there when doing day trips. The WIFI was good. The only negative I can think of was the opening hours of the pub on the roof. Could have been open longer :).


Comfy beds, reading light, power points, air con in the room and good security. Dorms were Nice and quiet! Didn't hear any of long street or the amazing roof too bar. Outsiders are allowed in the bar, so everything stops whilst they get kicked out which is ridiculous and causes inevitable conflict. Stupid rule. Make it for backpackers only or have it for both! Other than that, awesome place in a fantastic location!


Pro: 1) The Rooftop has an excellent view of the city and will please a lot of the young travelers. 2) Situated in a relatively safe neighborhood of Cape Town Con: 1) very very Noisy dorms 2) filthy bathrooms 3) disinterested staff Overall: Good place to stay if you like to party and hang out with a young crowd but if you want to relax, it is definitely not the right place I believe


The Service staff sucks, one person is impossible and she is very angry all time, i never could find my breakfast at time

  • 15th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good location, at the begging of Long street few meters before the noisy part of Long starts with all the bars. Friendly staff and really nice bar at the roof. WiFi only available in common area.


The best hostel i have ever visited. Friendly, clean and an awesome atmosphere! Thank you very much for a great time!


Staff of Penthouse on long backpackers are very helpful and funny, special thanks to Cathy who helped me out with the booking for paragliding! it was such fun :) location is good, bed is comfy and little rooftop bar is marvellous!

  • 30th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nothing wrong with the hostel, but not that much of community feeling here..


Had a very nice time with this Penhouse on Long Hostel. The staff was very friendly and gave me the feeling to be at home. Thank you Noelline, Cathy, Duncan and all the others.

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