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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice cozy place close to the stadium, port and watterfront. There is a patio, pool and bar. They can cook breakfast for you for like 30 R and burger for 50 R. Great value for money. There are also many restaurants right next to it. Same as grocery store and liquer shop:)!

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hostel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the friendly staff, super comfortable room and the awesome like minded travellers in the hostel I had the best stay. The Randy Warthog is such a great place for a quick drink or a long night chatting with travellers staying at the Hostel. The location is perfect! Walking distance to the V&A waterfront and a short and cheap Uber... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Our crew and location as two of our greatest assets! Thank you for the review. More 

Toronto
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where I stay and where I sleep are dependent on where I’m visiting. With destination travel I stay, when visiting I sleep. Cape Town I was visiting. Located at Green Point, what appeared to me to be an up and coming area, we were a welcome walk into the city centre and close to the V&A waterfront. Effectively a youth... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hostel. It is great to see that we are meeting the expectations of our guests. We look forward to having you stay with us in the future. More 

Fredericia, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and affordable hostel, situated close to everything, Camps bay, the V&A waterfront, the stadium, Long street, Table mountain and Lion’s head. Even though this hostel offers many beds, you should book in advance, cause it does get full – OFTEN!

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Nicole W, General Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at ​never@home​ and that you made the most of the hostel​'​s great location. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never@Home is an excellent hostel, easily the best I've been to in Cape Town. The friendly staff went out of their way to be welcoming and helpful, with a high level of service that I wasn't accustomed to from other hostels. The rooms are comfortable, well-maintained and very clean, with funky design touches like colour-coded walls that give them a... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to make such a detailed review of the hostel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your next stay​​! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never@Home is not only conveniently situated, a quick walk Cape Town water front and to Sea Point beach, but it is surrounded with numerous restaurants to suit everyone's taste. Never@home has its own pub which offers a delicious bar menu. The Manager and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Where else would you find a hostel that offers spotlessly clean... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is greatly appreciated! It is great to hear that you had a positive experience at the hostel and at our bar and grill, the Randy Warthog. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first stayed at Never @ Home last December 2015, and without hesitation, decided to come back while passing through Cape Town. This hostel is the best I've stayed at in South Africa. From reception, house keeping, to the service at the bar, the staff is extremely friendly and always very helpful. The rooms are spacious, clean and all have... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you recently returned to ​n​ever​@h​ome, we are glad to have had you stay again. Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. Who know​s​ who you might have cooking for you during your next stay! More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is right next to couple of restaurants and Spar grocery store. I can recommend going to Giovanny's or Butcher's steak house. There is a bar right inside called Warthog's. A busy place in the evening with young people from coming. The hostel has a free, good quality wifi. Small but clean rooms and parking place for about 12... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for reviewing the hostel​.​ We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been staying at never@home for an extended period of time, and coming from a hotel/hospitality industry, worked in some top local and international hotels, this particular backpackers far exceeds my expectations. It's very clean, well organised, super friendly staff, well layed out communal areas, and most important safe. If you looking for budget accommodation with 5star standards then... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that ​never@home​ far exceeded your expectations of a backpackers. We pride ourselves in offering facilities and services you would find in a hotel yet keeping the social backpackers vibe. Thank you for your kind review! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In December 2015, our Cape Town team had the privilege to have our year-end-festivities at Never at Home bar area called Randy Warthog. I must admit, we were a handful with our catering needs and specifications, but from the first phone call made to inquire about their availability to the day of the event, we experienced the utmost professionalism. The... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that your year end function was such a success at our bar and grill, the Randy Warthog. We hope to accommodate you​r team​ again in the future! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the vibrant Green Point "strip", we are surrounded by trendy restaurants and bars, overlook the Cape Town Stadium and in walking distance of the famous V & A Waterfront, Cape Town CBD and the Seapoint Promenade. Easy access to public transport provides guests with rapid access to Long Street (South Africa's most famous party destination), Table Mountain (a new 7 wonder of the world) and some of the best beaches Cape Town has to offer. We provide a range of accommodation including shared dormitories and double/twin rooms for those looking for something a little more intimate. Separate sanctuary accommodation is also available for females only. The majority of our rooms are en-suite with additional communal bathrooms provided for extra convenience. Basics, necessities like lockers, bedding, heating and air conditioning are supplied in all rooms. Our reception is open 24 hours and safety and security is a key priority. The Randy Warthog, bar and restaurant overlooks the hostel waterhole (swimming pool and sundeck to those in the know). Randy hosts parties and events most days of the week, including traditional braai's (barbeque in South African language). A continental breakfast or a full cooked breakfast is available at the Randy for an inexpensive cost. Additional hostel facilities include a communal kitchen, inside and outside social areas, internet zone and bicycle hire for those with a little more energy. Fast wireless connectivity is available throughout property. Our travel desk guys just love Cape Town and can advise you on all the hot spots and best day trips! They can also advise you on what not to do. A hostel shuttle bus runs daily (for a surcharge) for in house guests, and safe car parking (on request) for those independent types. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Never at Home Cape Town

Address: 107 Main Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa (Formerly Hotel Graeme)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM76 - RM393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Never at Home Cape Town 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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