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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 13 April 2013

great location on long street loud and noisy in the evenings, pick this place if you really wanna party every night light wasn't working in my single room but was fixed in five minutes great cafes and restaurants for meals across the street nothing exceptionally good, nothing exceptionally disappointing. good value for the price. just stayed a night, can't see...

Thank TanvirShah
Alcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2013

My boyfriend and I tried to find a reasonably priced double room in a hostel for 4 nights in Cape Town, but unfortunately didn't have much luck. In the end, we decided to 'rough it' on Long Street for 2 nights, and then splurge a little on a nicer room at Bohemian Lofts in Observatory (see separate review) for 2...

1Thank missylisa
Hasselt, Belgium
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Clean dormitory, stunning view from terrace. There is a dance café one floor under the rooms, also many pubs, disco's in the close surroundings around Carnival Court BP! They do nothing for convenience of guests. Cleaning personnel are not friendly for guests, because they used showers in the morning, while they are cleaning sanitations... Every visitor of dance café has...

1Thank Ceul_77
Reviewed 9 February 2013

If you want to sleep then don't stay here! The noise is unbelievable - music and voices from the bar and the street until 4 in the morning and then the clearing up begins with the sound of glass bottles followed by construction workers and the noise associated with that industry! Make sure you have headphones and your own music...

Thank BrownOwlUk
Reviewed 19 January 2013 via mobile

The location is great for partying!!! Directlt on long street and the bar with the balcony are definitely worth going to!!! But: it wasn't really clean (bathroom, dorm and kitchen) and the security issue mentioned before is definitely not so good... I actuallt found way better hostels in the same area that were sometimes even cheaper... I won't go there...

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Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 2 May 2012

If you stay here don't plan on getting much sleep, once the bar in it shut down, you could still hear the one across the street blaring music till the wee hours. Otherwise the bar was great with a good mix of international and locals. Great for travelers without a car. The place was pretty well kept, minus a few...

Thank littleroosk
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 April 2012

The first impression was that it was a nice staff and a OK place to stay for two days. But after we had left the hostel we found out someone had stolen money from us. 240 dollars were taken from me and 90 dollars were taken from my friend. We had the room all by ourself, so it must be...

1Thank marfod
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Stayed here twice on consecutive weekends so we definately knew what to expect! The location is great - right in the middle of the bars and restaurants on Long St. Pretty central for the daytime sightseeing and the nightlife. The rooms we had on both occasions were above the bar so it was very noisy but we didn't mind as...

Thank woobs75
Sanford, Maine
Reviewed 16 September 2011

The room we stayed in was super small and unclean with a leaky sink. The kitchen was disgustingly dirty. It was incredibly noisy with music blaring twell into the wee hours for all three nights I stayed there. The bar is open to the public and you had to cross through the bar/pool room to get to the bathroom. Two...

Thank naturbuf
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2011

- Great location! Right where all the fun is on long street. - Helpful and friendly reception staff :D all of them are great. - Very clean rooms, bathrooms and showers! well done! - Kitchen not well eqipped, only one stove works for tens of people to share. - Food repeatedly got stolen from the fridge = ( & they...

Thank Saba I

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Additional Information about Carnival Court Backpackers

Address: 255 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $28 - $80 (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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