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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a fantastic hostel right in the centre of Cape Town with a fantastic atmosphere and amazing staff. Positioned in the heart of the nightlife on Long Street this is a perfect location if you are looking to party while in Cape Town. It's location allows safe and easy access to all bars and clubs on the street and...

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1Thank SophieABlackett
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

I found this place month ago, where was the trance party on thursday. So I decided to stay here for this time. Rooms are bit old but clean, washrooms and showers are shared and there are no more trance parties, bar was empthy. There are probably better places for same price or less.

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at Sea
Reviewed 10 February 2016

An ideal place to go if you intend to get fully involved in the party spirit of Long Street. It’s located right in the heart of the lively end of Long Street next door to the Dubliner - a very popular bar that quite often has live music and the small little dancefloor is always packed out - and across...

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Santa Cruz do Sul, RS
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

The hostel is different compering to the others... The staff is the best, they have a nice bar inside, the rooms are good and also the price. The problem is the location, long street is very dangerous and people that come around sometimes are hard to keep close. Try!!

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Its hard to give this place two stars since the staff are so good but it really is a bad place. Its falling apart and has cockroaches. The walls are paperthin and windows don't keep out any noise at all. The location is awesome but be warned that there is constant car honking outside around 5 am from taxis looking...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2015

The building is one of the grand old ladies of Cape Town, glad to see it still accessible to everyone. Inside it is wood and bricks, full of character, although the rooms could do with some work. The bar offered a different type of entertainment every night, and all the main places you want to visit in town are within...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Everybody else has already pointed out the loud music aspect so that doesn't need to be touched on. Though, I would like to add that granted you are tired enough and have the courtesy earplugs you can pick up from reception properly inserted into your ears, you will be able to get some decent rest. You have to be yearning...

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 9 April 2015

It's easy to spend a lot of money in Cape Town, so staying somewhere cheap like this is great, it's in a great location for bars and restaurants and the staff are a lot of fun and helpful, not the cleanest or most modern place ever, but the cheap price really makes it worth it for all your backpacking needs....

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Reviewed 4 February 2015

At first I was a little worried how the stay would end up due to so many reviews saying that its all party and noicy but i ended up being happily surpriced. Sure the music was a bit loud some evenings but nothing to worry about. The single room was basic with a bed and a sink, all I really...

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Washington
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Right in the heart of long street... this place offers a morning headache to anyone who attempts to go to bed before 3am. I stayed there one night before moving down the street 2 blocks to one of the many other equally priced hostel options on the block. Book hostels in cape Town by night. It's quite easy with options...

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Address: 255 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $15 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Rooms that are 2 floors up and not facing long street will be a little quieter”
 of 5 bubbles SophieABlackett, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Grab a top floor room or you wont sleep on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday”
 of 5 bubbles 929nathyb, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles Captain_Condor, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“Not for anyone seeking a quiet trip. Get a single room if you're traveling solo. Your stuff might get stolen in a dorm room.”
 of 5 bubbles Thabs_k, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
“You wontr get any sleep here...”
 of 5 bubbles James_KK9185AX, 7 Jun 2014 | Read review
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