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Once in Cape Town

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't know what else I expected. Booked a private room in a back packers lodge. We ended up being taken to the wrong room. Its hard to get someone to open the automated gate once the sun sets. Quite a lot of rats in the parking lot too. The room is very smart and the bathroom looks brand new.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once in CT has a beautiful property that attracts fun nightlife. Great location, right next to Long Street. All of the staff are extremely fun and friendly. That being said, there is no A/C in the rooms, making it almost unbearable to sleep at night due to the temperature. Without A/C, we had to keep our windows open all week,...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you get your room above the bar it will be super noisy. location was always full of people (March), staff was helpful, although we had a confirmation to get a quiet room, we first got a room that must have been the noisiest of all. after almost unfriendly discussions at the beginning we finally got rearranged and the other...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the quick booking online system Every time I needed a bed, there was availability Please review you policy, if one can't book in to shift the date to another date on the same booking reference.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean rooms, friendly staff, and heaps of activities on offer - a great base to explore Cape Town. Well located very close to Long Street, and not too far from Table Mountain cable car, Once is an easy place to start your Cape Town adventure. It has a great bar and noise thankfully didn't carry up to the 3rd floor...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hostel with friendly people! Got helped by cojea. Told me about his study and plans for graduating in Germany. Also had a little talk about soccer, in the meantime he told me about the hostel and the room. Nice warm welcome here!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once is a great hostel, has by far the coolest bar scene on kloof street and the staff are really friendly. Special mention to Coja who was warm, welcoming & helpful in getting us settled in & helping us organise things to do around beautiful Cape Town. Much love!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived here at the end of a 3 week trip with disappointment. It was incredibly loud! My room was on the second floor directly above the restaurant/bar and was terribly loud inside. Even the hallway was quieter. Some of the people I was travelling with had pre-booked longer stays and were very disappointed. Luckily it was full when I...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our stay at once cape town! Very friendly people, clean rooms (also quite), they have the best rooftop bar for sundowners, good music, perfect location, healthy breakfast.. definetly come back when in cape town!

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can highly recommend this place. Great service. Best location. True Cape Town vibe. I stayed in a double en suite. It was clean and comfortable room with perfect view of Table mountain! You wont regret it.

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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM92 - RM401 (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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“Avoid the bar at all costs!”
J2853XRalih, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“choose a room that is far away from the bar”
AndiTime, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“3rd floor if you want to be away from the bar noise”
iopo, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“With a view of the table mountain”
Catherined855, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room with a view of the mountain and with less noise.”
johnnyo521, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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