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Once in Cape Town

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  • Excellent58%
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“free activities”(13 reviews)
“fire pit”(5 reviews)
“long street”(41 reviews)
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All reviewsfree activitiesfire pitlong streetdorm roomkloof streetfree breakfastown bathroomclean roomscommunal kitchenbars and clubsgreat vibetable mountainnice breakfastrooftop barnight lifethe location is perfecta great place to stay
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once is ideally located and has a great vibe. Loved the free breakfast on the plant filled patio of the bar downstairs. The staff were friendly. And the parking was secure. Our private room was small, but with views of Devils Peak and Table Mountain....More

Thank Rachel O
Response from Eleni G, Front Office Manager at Once in Cape TownResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are happy to hear that you were happy with the location of the property within in the City. It is unfortunate that you were not happy with your room. We are extremely sorry to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to stay for my first stop in South Africa. The staff were extremely friendly and helped me book various excursions like cage diving and Robben Island. The rooms were small and very clean but there is so much to do...More

Thank 303nicole
Response from Eleni G, Front Office Manager at Once in Cape TownResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Once In Cape Town. We are absolutely delighted that you loved your stay with us in Cape Town and that this was the start of a great holiday for you in South Africa. It is lovely to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my stay at Once in Cape Town! Very friendly and helpful staff! There are daily activities which are great for meeting people. I like the kitchen set up, one long table which is good for meeting people as well. I stayed in a...More

Thank Shannon P
Response from Eleni G, Front Office Manager at Once in Cape TownResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are so glad that you loved your stay with us and were able to take part in the free activities that we have on offer from the hostel. It is lovely to hear that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Once for 2 nights at the end of our trip around South Africa. Due to the venue being on top of a bar it is obviously very noisy in the evenings, we did not mind this as we knew this would be...More

Thank Charlie G
Response from Eleni G, Front Office Manager at Once in Cape TownResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Once In Cape Town. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay with us. We are extremely to hear that you had issues in the evening being able to access your room, and we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in once in cape town for two weeks, because we had language lessons with our union at Kurus english. It was a great time that was over too fast. We felt very comfortable there. The rooms have everything you need, you can immediately...More

Thank Patricia W
Response from Eleni G, Front Office Manager at Once in Cape TownResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are absolutely delighted that you and your entire group enjoyed their time with us in Cape Town. It is awesome when we hear that our guests felt like part of the family, and our...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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US$28 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$28 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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martinmolloy72
28 August 2016|
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Response from Peter A | Reviewed this property |
I'm no expert but I'm sure in the popular areas its as safe as anywhere else. We just walked around and didn't give it a thought.Had a few beers, a meal, was great. However, the next day I was strolling along and suddenly... More
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"Keep bags zipped shut to avoid bedbugs in your suitcase!"
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"Private on the rear is quieter"
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"Quiet rooms are are the end of the corridor away from the bar!"
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"Take a room on one of the upper floors, with a view to the mountain (those are more quiet)."
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