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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Once in Cape Town... what do we need to say?! We definitly wanted to start our trip here. Just because we had the feeling we would meet nice people, get the right tips and immediatly would get that South Africa - Cape Townian vibe from the second that we'd arrive. And it was the good choice. Lovely crew, helpful, good...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The dorm I stayed in was tiny, with beds very close together. The location is fantastic and the vibe is good for those who want to party, unfortunately that didn't make up for the fact that our dorm (and quite a few others, I heard) was riddled with bed bugs. To be fair, one staff member did try to find...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a group of 15 students and 5 adults and Once in Cape Town was so flexible and accommodating for us. When our girls freaked out about small bugs in the room (NYC kids not used to nature), Justine, Charlotte, and Claudia were immensely helpful in getting new bedding and even switching their rooms. They even arranged for complementary...

1Thank Ashley G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd really recommend staying at Once if you're looking for a central hotel with a nice vibe and great bar & activities and want to meet people. We stayed here for 3 nights in total. Location was great, breakfast good, and especially the rooftop bar with weekend dj's & drinks is super nice. The bar closes at 11 so you...

1Thank npijnenburg
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love stay in OICT! The hostel is amazing! Is really younger and hapiness place! Everyday has some activites for socialize the guests. The restaurant and pub is open every day, it's a pity they close early - but you must try the avocado in a piece of pizza. Is so delicious! The breakfast is really good, there are some...

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Ko Chang, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a good size, well cleaned private room. The guided excursions led by Isabella were excellent. All the reception staff, especially Justine made us feel very welcome and looked after. Great place, buzzing bar, with tasty food. We would definitely stay there again.

2Thank Gemma H
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place if you want to meet other young people. Friendly staff. We stayed at the camp side which was expensive but a very nice location. There was no wifi and the bathrooms where rather ok than nice but we still enjoyed the time here as it was quite and with a great view

1Thank mareikeb85
Management response:

I am very happy you enjoyed your stay at our Happy Campers, Camping Village which we set up on the fields below Table Mountain, over news years eve. Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff. I hope you have been enjoying the rest of your travels. Regards Sean and the A Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location, great atmosphere and so friendly! The dorms were fab with plugs and lights by your bed including a lock box where you could charge your electronics and lock them away at the same time by your head! Free trips daily and free beer in the evenings - great bar, fab music. A must visit in Cape Town!

1Thank GeorginaBojarski
Management response:

Hi Georgina We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and especially all of our special activities we plan. Enjoy your travels further. See you next time you are in Cape Town Regards Sean and the A Team

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very noisy. Loud bar directly in front of the window. The reception didnt pay any attention to my complaints. Run down rooms. Air Conditioning is not working and the bathrooms are not very clean either.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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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: RM84 - RM364 (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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“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
“Good central spot if you want to party in CT”
 of 5 bubbles toddye2016, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you want a quieter room, check out the ones above first floor. The bar located outside on the fist floor closes at 11 pm.”
 of 5 bubbles sjurs2017, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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