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Once in Cape Town

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Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This place is very central has a roofbar and a cafe with great coffee..it is a hotspot for travelers, wannabee models, cool kids and party animals.. so if you are between 20 and 30 and single the place to be. For over 30 it may get too loud at night, although the staff tries it best to keep the night...

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

What I did like was the location, there were restaurants and bars, all in walking distance. The bed was comfy and big! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The vibe was great. What I didn't like was the bathtub didn't have a plug, so washing was uncomfortable. The TV had no good watchable channels and the TV wasn't watchable...

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Good spot to stay in! The yours truly next to the backpacker is packed with the young, trendy people of Cape Town. Giving to the place a nice vibe. Because of all this activity the place can become noisy. not recommended for people who want to sleep early!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely clean rooms and amazing bathroom. A little noisy if you are looking for an early night as the bar doesn't close until 10pm which pumps out the music. The breakfast could be a little more varied after a 5 night stay it gets a little boring.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

If you want an awesome experience this is the place to go!!! You can meet people from all over the world who are looking for fun and you can rely on the EPIC staff. And a big thank you to Justine the queen and boss of Once in Cape Town, every need of ours was handled and always with a...

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Dear Arthur & Marco I am so glad you had a great time in Cape Town, enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards Sean and the A Team

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Best Hostel in Cape Town! Clean rooms, nice food, great pizza's, friendly staff special shout out to Asanda!! Thanks for everything! And a good location with a great bar and always good music!! The best place to make new friends!

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We are really happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Can't wait to see you next time you are in town. Regards Sean and the A Team

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Simple. Great bar. Good value. I'd stay again. Love handing out in the bar with all the young people. Great at arranging excursions. I went on "African Stories" wine tour. This is a hostel. Great location perfect for solo traveler.

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Dear George We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Once. Have safe further travels. Regards Sean and the A team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I really really enjoyed my stay at Once In Cape Town! The staff was amazing and really helpful, I always felt that there was someone to attend to my every need. They are young yet very professional. I can commend the owners for being able to have such a motivated group of young people. The rooms are better than most...

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We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Once. Thank you for such a great review, we love happy travellers. Enjoy your further travels. Sean and the A team

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I came to Cape town alone and I already made so many new friends and met nice people. The staff is also very nice and cool and helpful. Every day they organize a free activity and the location is great; 5min walk from longstreet and you can see table mountain. Only con; the rooms on the front, especially first floor,...

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Dear Sanne We are so glad you had a great time in Cape Town and made lots of friends. Hope to see you again at Once soon Regards Sean and the A team

Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I was staying for 6 nights for which I changed room 4 times. I got bitten by bed bugs in two of the rooms I was sleeping in. At least the staff was very helpful and regretful, so they upgraded me for my last night and refunded the money for one night. The kitchen is not very well equipped, no...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $25 - $112 (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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“With a view of the table mountain”
 of 5 bubbles Catherined855, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room with a view of the mountain and with less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles johnnyo521, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The night life scene is a big, loud party - upstairs bar closes at 10 and the downstairs bar closes at 12 = issues with noise.”
 of 5 bubbles , 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are a lot quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles GemmaH141, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't take a dorm on the first floor!”
 of 5 bubbles grinsfisch, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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