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Zebra Crossing Reviews

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

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84%

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267 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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69%

Muggings frequently occur in this area. While it may not be the direct responsibility of the management, it will still have a negative impact on my perception of this hostel. A lot more should be done to prevent this from happening.

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Only point to note is that the outside room near the patio was not sound proof and at night time people talking in this area could be heard well into the night. On my final night 2 people decided to get rather amorous lots of audible panting and noises, luckily not taking it all the way..........perhaps this behaviour should be discouraged in a hostel when people are trying to sleep.


83%

Very nice Staff and chilled vibe!

  • 11th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Make sure not to walk outside the hostel at night because there have been a lot of muggings on that street.

  • 21st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

We stayed for four nights in a very spacious twin room at the Zebra crossing. What we especially liked about the hostel was the bar where we could also get breakfast in the morning. The Chef was a lovely Lady and the Prices more than fair.


97%

Stayed for a week in a double room, no complaints at all. It isn't the most luxurious hostel in Cape Town (if you compare some of the prizes, you know what you'd pay for one of those), but everything was clean. Toilets and showers are not ensuite, but can be found on various locations on the premises, which makes it ok for pee-shy people. ;-) They have a travel centre to book activities around the Cape and have a very nice lady cooking dinner and breakfast for almost no money. Would come back


83%

Great space and staff but the single room was super tiny and had a nasty ant infestation. Better off getting a dorm, more space. Wifi is pretty useless but the cafe has great food and it a perfect location.


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69%

It's actually a very nice place to stay and the front and backyard invite to hang out. Also the Café offers good food. But the mattresses should really be exchanged one day, some top beds got nothing that would prevent you from falling down if you even have managed to climb it up. Be prepared, more older people stay here, many for several months and some even live here. So one might think it's disgusting how much stuff lies around their beds. It's not too bad but there's really much to do!

  • 16th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

if you re just looking for a cheap bed to sleep it s absolutely okay. Quiet loud because the room was next to the garden where people were chatting all night long


89%

Nice place with good outdoor sitting area. Laundry facility a plus! A lot of older people staying here(50 )... Really enjoyed the bar where you can order breakfast and lunch!


66%

could improve the wifi range pretty much had to be next to the wifi hotspot only thing i can think of everything else was ok


80%

This hostel is cute, well-run and centrally located. The beds were fine and there were nice bathrooms, a kitchen and a tv room. My two complaints are: the tv room is right outside the bedroom where we stayed so we heard loud movies until 3 am some nights. My second, and far bigger complaint, is the cockroaches. Within a space of 4 hours, I found 4 massive cockroaches crawling out of a hole in the wall right by my bed. The girl catty corner and above me also killed one. That is lack of spraying!


100%

Great hostel! Awesome stuff and perfectly clean!

  • 6th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This was definitely one of the best hostels we have ever stayed in. It's a beautiful place, the location couldn't be better and the staff is amazing. We will definitely come back to the Zebra Crossing when we are in Cape Town again and recommend this place to everybody who goes there.


97%

I stayed in a private single for two nights and had a great visit. The staff was super kind, everything was clean, and the cafe was a great perk. Also, the location is perfect for walking everywhere!


80%

Perfect location, close to the center and even though close to a main road it is very quiet during the night. Nice small cafe inside.


86%

The hostel was excellent, I stayed in a single room which had a heater and a very warm duvet. Showers were cold with a couple of groups staying there. Kitchen included kettle, microwave and small stove for cooking with pots and pans available. Was a bit grotty as people have to clean up after themselves. Perfect location, short walk to Long Street. On a non-cloudy day, you can see Table Mountain full from the front of the hostel. Host was friendly, very helpful and pleasant.


86%

The hostel is safe, clean and good value for money. However, there should be no smoking inside the hostel's compound. Clients were smoking just outside their rooms near to the office and kitchen.

  • 23rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

The toilets and showers are outside, on a cold rainy night, you would rather not want to experience getting wet just to go to the loo. I believe in summer it will be ok


100%

I had a lovely stay here over a weekend. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, as were the occupants. The location is superb (a five minute walk from one of the busiest streets in Cape Town), very close to a taxi rank and relatively close to Table Mountain. Zebra Crossing itself is a wonderful hostel which is clean and very cool - I would have my breakfast in the courtyard and be able to see Table Mountain from my chair. Thoroughly recommended and I'll be staying again!

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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