Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Additional Terms and Conditions


The balance is payable on arrival

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located in trendy Long Street in a Victorian building, Carnival Court is in the middle of all the action with lots of bars, clubs and restaurants lining the street. If you enjoy city life, this is the place to be!

This grand old building has three giant floors of cozy rooms and woodwork restored to its original splendour, with a fresh and majestic feel of the interior.

From the two enormous balconies on the first and second floors, you can spy on the street life, look out over the skyline onto the slopes of Signal Hill or see the ocean above the palm trees on the other side.

From late afternoon you can meet fellow travelers in our spacious buzzing bar for a drink or a game of pool or foosball. Just outside is Cape Town's hub of activity that is Long Street.

Take your pick of the bars, clubs and restaurants that line the pavement from the doorstep and step into the best of the city's nightlife.

We are five minutes walk from the famous Greenmarket Square and the Cape Town city centre. Table Mountain cable car station and Camps Bay / Clifton beaches are a 5 minute drive away.

All rooms have a basin and hanging space; and singles / twins / doubles are furnished with cupboards, tables and chairs. Showers and toilets are communal, there is a fully fitted self-catering kitchen, a bar and lounge area with pool table.

We have regular live music, and DJ's playing funky vibes every Friday and Saturday night.

At our Travel Desk, you can book anything from Day Tours, Overland Safari's, Adrenalin trips, Airport Transfers, Car Rental, BazBus, etc. We exchange foreign currency - Euro, British Pound and US Dollars. Hiking trail maps, adaptors, telephone cards also available.

Contact us to enquire regarding our airport pickup 'meet and greet' service and prices.

Please note: Only cash payments are accepted

Bookings for Christmas and New Year (15 December - 10 January) require a minimum stay of 7 nights. Once booked you can NOT shorten your stay to less than 7 nights.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2020
    The staff made me feel at home. Because of them i am planning my nect trip to cape town shortly and will definitely be staying by them again
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2018
    Nice, clean hostel in the middle of long street. We were on the street side and there was a fair bit of noise but that’s what you’d expect from the location. Staff were very friendly and put us (a couple) in a separate rather than the full mixed dorm. Rooms were very classic- in a beautiful old building representative of much of long street. Good kitchen with everything you need.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 May 2018
    Had a good stay. Felt very comfortable.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Jan 2018
    If you are looking for a party hostel this is the best place in town! I love it. Nice staff, good location and facilities. But if you are looking for somewhere to sleep during the night definily go elsewhere.
    Brazil, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Aug 2018
    Good place, great location, awesome staff! Little noisy at night but that's what you expect on long street.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    31 Jan 2018
    Cheap, fun, friendly owner. Great music scene Not a place for solo travelers, though. Kinda weird and empty vibes during the day
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 May 2018
    I went during slow season (May 2-6) so take this review with a grain of salt. The other travelers weren't that sociable. Not a lot of groups hanging out. It you need quiet for sleep don't go here the clubs outside are constantly banging till early morning. Pretty central location to a lot of stuff and clubs at night. I did have my gopro stolen by some travelers but that's not the hostel's fault.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Jan 2018
    This place looks great and has lots of atmosphere during the day but it is IMPOSSIBLE to get any sleep at night!! We were there on a Tuesday night on the 9th Jan and there was a huge party in a couple of rooms with doors banging and people shouting in the corridors until 5am! No one from the establishment said anything to the rowdy drunken guests! If one cannot sleep at a place of accommodation then it does not work as 'accommodation'. It would be a great all night bar or club though!
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 6.9


    23 Jan 2018
    Don’t stay here if you don’t want to get robbed by the maid. Within 20 minutes of being checked in, I walked to the lobby and the maid snuck in my room and stole over 500 rand from my backpack. The hostel is being bought out in a month so no one cared and of course I didn’t get my money back. The front desk staff is great but other then that, pretty sad about my experience.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    23 Oct 2018
    Quite avarage hostel in the old colonial building, located on the Long street - be prepare for the noice till deep night (you can take the earplugs at the reception, but it's not that helpful). One good thing - they also have quite affordable single rooms if you tired of dorms a bit, but with the crushed mattress.
    Russia, Female, 25-30
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  • Linen Included
  • Card Phones
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table