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Zebra Crossing Reviews

82 New Church street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

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271 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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overall very well run place which unlike most other hostels in capetown has a laundry facility. the office hours are 8am to 8pm so unfortunite examples of highly anti social behavior at night could not be reported to the staff at the time. but likewise the hostel has no control over who books a spot i think i just got unlicky. otherwise i would certainly stay agai


I've booked in a single room for two nights but ended up staying for a week. If you don't want to spend a fortune on centrally located accommodation and just require a clean bed, shower and a secure room this is a great place to stay. The room was small but clean, basic furniture, beds are comfortable. Clean bathrooms with hot water. In house cafe. Awesome staff, very helpful. All in all very good value for money. Definitely a place to recommend!

  • 26th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I booked a single room & it was practically in a closet. Single bed width, no overhead light, just a lamp. A foot above my head were the box containing the hostels electricity switches & meter. I think a monks cell would be more inviting. On the plus friendly staff, and the dorms looked good. However the hostel is pretty run down with long term residents who appear to be fairly self-contained. It's cheap but it's not worth it.

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Dear Saleh Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear of your discomfort, had you informed us during your stay, we would have offered you another room. Those are our budget rooms. In our quiet off-season we have no option but to take on long term tenants and come mid-September the long termers leave and the place is refreshed. If ever you are in Cape Town again we hope you will let us make it up to you. Kind Regards, Stacey

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