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Penthouse on Long
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Reviewed 6 April 2011

This place is amazing, its in a great loctation and Kathy was like our second Mum/Sister friend! We stayed for two weeks, we walked and checked out all the other hostels on long and for the money and the company this place was best!

Not just the people and location, but the amazing big kitchen filled with everything you need, the very clean and well kept showers/tv area and up stairs bar serving cheap drinks and good music! The people who run this place will go out of there way to make sure you have a good stay, dont just take my word for it, stay and im certain you will agree! After 8 months of traveling around the world, this is certainly one hostel we will always dream of coming back to!

Thanks again, you were all amazing,

Love Tamar and Andrew

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank tamarashaffer
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

Couldn't have been better. Twin ensuite with aircon (v rare but necessary), great people, amazing rooftop bar, quiet at night, comfortable, right on Long St so easy to find bars, restaurants, and all the things the guide books tell you to see and do. Would def stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Thank AldoWanKenobi
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Reviewed 25 January 2011

Had a great stay,helpful staff,clean,good food and a great bar.Great venue,close to bars,restaurants and shops.
Nothing like laying on the roof top looking at the moon and stars in the middle of a city. Can't believe it's so tucked away.
Would recommend it to every1. Will be back.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Kimbolene
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Reviewed 25 January 2011

If you want to get into the heart of Cape Town, the only place to be is The Penthouse on Long. The amenities are fantastic, clean comfortable dorms and private rooms, all air conditioned and cleaned daily. The kitchen is a dream for the self catering,and they offer wholesome cooked meals for a pittance. Of course what really makes the Penthouse is the fabulous staff. Cathy, the manager, is like a breath of fresh air, always available, and full of local knowledge, and the rest of the team is just as dedicated. I would recommend, that if you come to Cape Town, your trip wouldn't be complete without a couple of nites stay at the Penthouse. In one word "awesome"

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled solo
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Thank Angel1000CapeTown
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Reviewed 9 January 2011

I want to say that the staff at Penthouse was AWESOME! They help with whatever need you might have, which is great especially if you're not from Cape Town. I still miss their breakfasts, which had a very "home" cooked feeling (though I'm not even from South Africa). The newer bathrooms/showers were great. The old ones...not really, to be honest (Sorry Cathy - LOVE you still!). But no problem with hot water! A few friends in the large group did not like sharing a room with 10 people so they asked if they could switch to a double, which the staff had no problem doing.

If you're looking for a Trump Plaza quality, with a hostel price - forget it - that won't happen ANYWHERE. BUT if you want a friendly, fun, and a caring staff, in a great location, with Internet access, breakfast, and laundry service for an AWESOME price - I highly recommend Penthouse for you!

This last bit is just me, but if you're by yourself (for the extra cautious), you may want to get a a single or double room - because Cape Town, overall, isn't the safest. But if you have a friend or 2 you'll be with, the bigger rooms should be no problem. You should bring a lock to lock your valuables. If you don't bring a lock (like me), then you can pay a deposit and borrow one, and get the deposit back later - awesome. Enjoy!

PS. I REALLY REALLY recommend the Ethiopian restaurant around the corner!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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Thank steward2010
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