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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Don't be confused by TripAvisor's 4-star class rating, this is a hostel, and in my opinion a below average one. As a hotel is definitely didn't live up to what I expected. On Expedia it was made to look like a budget-friendly boutique-type hotel. I got a single room which clean and had a comfortable bed and was probably fine...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is as vibey as it can get. Such a great atmosphere, and staff. The hostel is amazing. The private room, though a tad bit small, is so cozy and comfortable. The bar is also great ("Yours Truly"). Easily walkable to most places. They also have free private parking. They even have free activities every day, and they had...

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Thank Arjun_Kashi
New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once in Cape Town was by far the best Hostel I stayed at in Cape Town! The staff went above and beyond to help answer our questions and book things to do, the free parking in the back lot was a godsend for our rental car and the general vibe of the place was warm and friendly! The bar is...

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Lubanzi
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Once is as viby and fun as ever. The staff are friendly and helpful and the rooms are comfortable and clean. Try out the awesome food downstairs at Yours Truly or join them for the braai night. Definitely a great place to explore the city from!

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Thank WildLubanzi
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were actually planning to stay at another hostel when we accidentally ended up at this one. I can tell you now that this hostel just made our Africa trip that much better. The breakfasts served everyday had healthy options. The music was hipster. Booking through the front desk was easy. I can tell you now I'm...

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Thank vpham1021
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed in a one of the second story rooms, on the opposite side of the building to the bar. There was a beautiful view of the mountain from our room. We enjoyed a party just outside the venue in the evening and could sleep in peace and quiet when we were tired enough for bed. Everything...

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Thank Stuart_some_guy
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at 1am but was still given a warm welcome and a very long and detailed tour by the guy behind the desk (he was a bit drunk but apparently it was his birthday- I found out later!). The tour took me to a great kitchen, where you get your own labelled box for the fridge, the meditation room,...

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Thank BIoss0m
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a central location and made going to see all the Cape Town places such fun. Star are so friendly too. . . We had such fun and the chill zone at the back next yours truly in the front mans lots of places right on your doorstep

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I stay in a backpackers I think that they really don't get very good value for money and this place is no different. I stayed in a room for 3 days and while it was OK it really wasn't good for the money I paid. I did stay in a 4 person dorm for one night and this...

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Thank James H
Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved it! Staff are really helpful and friendly. Great location and having the three restaurants close by made it easy for me to wander out and get food and not worry about going out by myself. Loved it!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated at the foot of the world-renowned Table Mountain, in the centre of Cape Town City and located in the upmarket suburb of Gardens. Comfort at a most affordable price! Step out our front door and find yourself on vibrant Kloof Street, showcasing an array of world class restaurants including Kitchen Kink Boutique, Asoka, Yindees and our sister restaurant Hudsons Burger Joint. Once in Cape Town welcomes you with attentive staff that take pride in providing personalized service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Once in Cape Town

Address: 73 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Saasveld Lodge)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: ₹ 1,421 - ₹ 8,122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Once in Cape Town 4*
Number of rooms: 47
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Also Known As:
Saasveld Hotel Cape Town Central
Saasveld Lodge
Once In Cape Town South Africa
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“The back rooms facing the parking are less noisy and have a lovely view.”
 of 5 bubbles WildLubanzi, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Getting a private room was definitely worth it”
 of 5 bubbles vpham1021, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want quiet, you need to stay on the second floor on the opposite side of the building to the bar (mountain side)”
 of 5 bubbles Stuart_some_guy, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Roadside rooms (Kloof St) are atrociously loud...contending with a rooftop bar & traffic. Didn't sleep a wink.”
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 of 5 bubbles BrennaSmith15, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Third floor is quietest, ask for one that is as far away from the bar as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles 803ahmedd, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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