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Zebra Crossing Reviews

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

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81%

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219 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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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)


60%

The hostel is in poor condition but the location and price is good. Keys to the room is a joke, no safety lockers.

  • 27th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Good simple clean hostel. Cheap simple cafe. Seems like a decent alternative to the Backpack next door. More of the pace for an older traveler or someone looking for a quiet alternative. Would I recommend, yes.


97%

A fantastic place to stay if in Cape Town. It is comfy, clean and secure; in a nice location near to shops and bars and easy walking distance to the sights. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and there is a nice handy cafe where you can get breakfast and meals in the evening. No noisy partying so a good night's sleep after maybe a long flight. I'll definitely stay here again next time I am in Cape Town.


91%

Great place to stay, quite central to all the sights in Cape Town and secure. Will definitely be staying here again in future.

  • 19th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Just a good place to stay, nothing special.


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91%

Quiet hostel near the CBD. Popular with older clients and guests so tends to promote an easy going and mature atmosphere. There is a small kitchen and a cafe for conveinience on site as well as a homely lounge. Probably not ideal for short term lone travellers or people intending to stop for only a few nights but if you have buisness or reason to stop in Cape Town for a while the hostel is a good one. Overall, great place and I would recommend as everything is of a good quality and standard.


71%

The four of us stayed there for three nights at the end of winter. It is a quiet hostel. So unless you get a room to the main street you will get to sleep in. What we missed were warm showers and a warm room. It took the heater in our room two days to get the room slightly warmer than the outside. Another problem was that there was no locker in our room. The kitchen was spartan and really small. You have to take turns if you want to cook there. But all in all it was worth the money.


83%

I stayed for only one night and enjoyed my time immensely. The hostel is pretty and charming. The staff were helpful. Communication via email was fast and efficient. The cafe was a nice thing in case you don't want to go out. Bonus: you have the company of a black cat from a hostel next door who hangs around in a room or the common area all the time.


80%

This was a good Hostel in all aspects . When I stayed it was let down by Clients who did not follow the rules of cleaning up after themselves in the kitchen and a leaky electric kettle. That is the most negative thing I can find to say. If returning to Cape Town it would re-book.

  • 29th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

A lovely hostel that feels like a home... recommended.


100%

as usual, it's fun and i got to make new friends, lovely and warm people around..that's how a hostel should be and yea it's definitely value for money but those experiences are the one that money can't buy


83%

The hostel is located besides a busy road so much traffic noise in the morning! On the other hand it is situated close to Long Street which is great.


74%

Nice location, very close to good places to eat and walk, Make sure you bring you own Matches, Oil, Sugar, Salt, etc. or you will end up buying 1L of oil and 1kg of salt to cook 2eggs for breakfast, Most of the hostels think of this things, but not them, You have to take turns to cook, and eat, there isn't too much room to do it. The staff is nice, they are very reliable, if you don't have too much time to spend in CPT this Hostel can save a lot of walking, it's next to everything you need.


91%

Stacey and Bronwyn were exremely helpful, polite and cheery as were the other staff. Great pots of coffee in the morning got our days off to an excellent start. Hasn't got the party atmosphere of other hostels which means you can get a good nights sleep but still a great place to meet other travellers and enjoy a social drink if you want.


94%

Thank you for a wonderful stay in a special and welcoming atmosphere. Friendly and helping staff always ready to supply information and help with taxis etc.

  • 22nd Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

I had a double room on my own for 7 days, but I can´t really imagine how to stay there with two persons: the furniture was spartan: bed, two chairs, a smallest table. No shelves, no wardrobe, only two coat hooks. Nothing to hang on moist clothing or towel. Only one wall socket behind the bed - nowadays most people have accus or mobiles to reload...In the kitchen: quite spartan concerning glasses, cups, plates...Positive: staff and guests nice. Bathrooms clean, towels there and in kitchen fresh.

  • 15th Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

The only weakness was that there were no safes or lockers in the dorm. I enjoyed the variety of people I met there, location and that it a relaxing and quiet at 1230am type of place.


86%

Nice hostel, friendly staff, good location for hiking


74%

A hot shower was slightly hard to come by but the bed was extremely comfortable. It was close to the Main road and lots of places to eat to choose from. Overall worth the money we spent.


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