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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I stayed here this summer for around 9-10 weeks whilst on placement at Groote Schuur hospital and I had an amazing experience from start to finish! Sorry for the looooooong review but I want to make sure I do it justice... Soooooo from the beginning...I felt welcome straight away and (as a lot of people have already mentioned) it is...

4Thank amymegan5571
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I had such an amazing experience at The Green Elephant. The staff was so amazing and always made sure that we were comfortable and happy. They kept our group well-fed and always made sure we were satisfied. We were there for nine days, and they were a wonderful nine days to be there. Thanks Green Elephant for a wonderful stay!

2Thank ValerieRaz
Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 14 August 2015

It is one thing to just go on a holiday, an internship, travel for work, or just get away....its another thing when you do it without a care in the world, in a home away from home...That's what Green Elephant Backpackers is. Right from the front desk at check in with either smiling Nyasha or Edwina, through the brisk brief...

6Thank Ola_Ekundayo
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We were a big group of 12 doing service in Cape Town. We all stayed at the Green Elephant for 3 weeks and it has been amazing. The staff members are very friendly and helpful. They help us get adjusted to Cape Town life really easily. They have a bar, a pizza night, a movie night, and sometimes organize little...

1Thank youngkwonhj513
Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 12 July 2015

loved my time there. Great clean and nice painted rooms, awesome frinedly staff who was very helpfull and became freinds soon, esp . Edwina. And a great bar ion the yard who attracted a great diversity of local and tourists every day, and had nice bar staff too and great music. No need to go out in the dark as...

2Thank retinafunk
Reviewed 11 July 2015

I spend 3 month in the Green Elephant during an internship in Capetown. 3 perfect month with a lovely staff who gonna do everything for you to spend a nice moment. Perfectly located in the vibrant student neighbourhood of Obs' half way from the City Centre and beaches of the Cape Penisula, you are only 2 min walk from Lower...

1Thank Methou P
Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We just stayed for one night and checked in after 10pm so we didn't really get to look around the place, especially because or room was in a different building. The night-guard was very friendly and the beds were good.

Thank Micah L
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Really nice staff and a cool accommodation. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Feels like they really love their job. The only one thing is, there wasn't enough warm water for all of us in the morning. So I had a refreshing ice cold shower almost everyday. But I love it and I'm still there every once in a while.

1Thank Indermaur S
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
Reviewed 5 May 2015

In internship in Cape Town I stayed in this backpacker 10 nights before find an accommodation. It was perfect, clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. You can met a lot of people and take a beer at the bar inside the backpack. I recommend this backpacker to everyone !

1Thank Fanny T
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Green elephant is an excellent backpackers, one of my favourite ones ever! The service is great, the rooms are clean, but most of all: the staff is brilliant!! You will feel like at home - don't miss one of their team meetings every Tuesday where every guest can take part. A great opportunity to get to know "the family". Keep...

1Thank alaixA

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
En-suite, private room, dormitories and camping. BazBus Stop. The Green Elephant is the closest hostel to Groote Schuur Hospital, in the heart of Observatory, where University of Cape Town (UCT) students from all around the world live and meet each other. The attractions are pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, a golf driving range, the original Observatory, Groote Schuur Hospital (where the world's first heart transplant took place), theatres and small art galleries. The annual Obs Festival is held on the first Saturday in December. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Green Elephant

Address: 57 Milton Road, Observatory, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Price Range: $20 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Green Elephant 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Six person bedrooms are fine, if you require more privacy there are two person rooms and singles”
 of 5 bubbles P9896TJjakem, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you're going to sleep in a dorm room, ask for the all girls dorm room - you'll feel a little safer.”
 of 5 bubbles kayleighandrew, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“Book early as very popular especially if you want a room”
 of 5 bubbles _jasonmcgrath50, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The private residence across the street (part of the hostel) is super quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles MattyPridham, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely!”
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 of 5 bubbles 51susiec, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
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