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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Awesome experience staying at never@home. Big fan of the bar and pool and was more than happy with the food. Rooms were always clean and there was clean linen every day which was a bonus. Best part of the experience was the people, both guests and staff, who were friendly, interesting and from all over the world.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated in an ideal location, great staff that are friendly and helpful. The hostel also contains a bar with an awesome atmosphere allowing guests to meet and become friends. In addition to this the bar also provides delicious food which comes at a surprisingly cheap price. The rooms are in very good condition with the staff cleaning the rooms daily....

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room, bed, atmosphere, staff, and common areas were super basic. Nothing special. The biggest reason for the rating is because this is the only hostel in all the hostels in all the countries I've stayed in that doesn't supply a towel. Not even with a deposit. If you want a towel, they sell them for 150 rand which, as...

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France
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice stay in this hostel... taste the breakfast and drinks but had no time for the pool. Good location and amazing team. I would recommend it to anyone. Only problem is the lack of sockets in the room.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago

good amazing experience perfect location friendly stuff Grocery and liquor store nearby short distance to v&a , good facilities and restaurant around the access card did not work properly all the time tho

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hostel. We are nothing without our amazing team of friendly crew! Your compliments will be shared with them.

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good, clean, but rather big hostel. That is a personal preference though to stay in smaller hostels which usuallly have more atmosphere. There were little things I missed like a shelf next to your bunk bed to place your glasses or a mobile phone (especially if you have the upper bunk bed) or that no towels could be hired. Rather...

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are one of the larger hostels in the country and offer an experience that bridges the backpacking and hotel experience.

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in a dorm which was small but clean. We forgot our kindle here when we left the city for a week. They found it while cleaning and gave it back to us. Nice and honest people, clean place, rooftop terrace with bar, food and pool. Would recommend it and stay here again.

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. I am glad that we managed to return your Kindle to you.

Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a comfortable hostel with good facilities for both catered and self catered. Beds are spacious and comfortable and the place is clean. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable and I would stay here again.

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. Cleanliness is a key priority for us. Look forward to seeing you again.

Recife
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location (a nice supermarket just across the street; close to va waterfront and a nice place to walk), staff (specially front desk) and aminities (bar, kitchen). Rooms are big and confortable, but not well isolated from noise and light.

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are a large property however do try to assist if guests experience noise from groups or louder backpackers.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never @ Home is located in a awesome spot, very easy to find and has everything around it that one will require! The staff are friendly and professional and the rooms clean and spacious - they have dorm style bunks or private rooms hotel style if need be! The bar and pool area is a great spot to relax and...

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the hostel. Our swimming pool and Randy Warthog Bar creates a great environment to socialise, eat, drink, sunbath and swim!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the vibrant Green Point "strip", we are surrounded by trendy restaurants and bars, overlook the Cape Town Stadium and in walking distance of the famous V & A Waterfront, Cape Town CBD and the Seapoint Promenade. Easy access to public transport provides guests with rapid access to Long Street (South Africa's most famous party destination), Table Mountain (a new 7 wonder of the world) and some of the best beaches Cape Town has to offer. We provide a range of accommodation including shared dormitories and double/twin rooms for those looking for something a little more intimate. Separate sanctuary accommodation is also available for females only. The majority of our rooms are en-suite with additional communal bathrooms provided for extra convenience. Basics, necessities like lockers, bedding, heating and air conditioning are supplied in all rooms. Our reception is open 24 hours and safety and security is a key priority. The Randy Warthog, bar and restaurant overlooks the hostel waterhole (swimming pool and sundeck to those in the know). Randy hosts parties and events most days of the week, including traditional braai's (barbeque in South African language). A continental breakfast or a full cooked breakfast is available at the Randy for an inexpensive cost. Additional hostel facilities include a communal kitchen, inside and outside social areas, internet zone and bicycle hire for those with a little more energy. Fast wireless connectivity is available throughout property. Our travel desk guys just love Cape Town and can advise you on all the hot spots and best day trips! They can also advise you on what not to do. A hostel shuttle bus runs daily (for a surcharge) for in house guests, and safe car parking (on request) for those independent types. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Never at Home Cape Town

Address: 107 Main Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa (Formerly Hotel Graeme)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $24 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Never at Home Cape Town 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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“Rooms above the bar are spacious and are quiet around 11 when the bar closes.”
 of 5 bubbles P9770BZjonathand, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you're lucky enough the service staff will leave a bag of towels in the hallway, just grab one of those, but make sure you leave it when you go! I also considered using my blanket to dry off..”
 of 5 bubbles 28katrinap, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 590shakerd, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The couple rooms were amazing!”
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“Go with friends and don't share with unknown guests!”
 of 5 bubbles jacoz402, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
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