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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Right in the middle of long street where the party never ends. Noisey as hell. If your looking for a party this may be for you. If your looking for sleep move on. Good location but long St is expensive

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Only go to Carnival Court when you really want to party every night! You're staying in the middle of all the bars, which makes it the perfect location! The rooms are very basic and a bit old, but it is OK. It's actually quite cheap for Capetown and the staff is friendly. Don't forget to bring your own padlock with... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Noisey, right in the heart of party central Capetown, Long street... Decent value... but you wont get any sleep... Decent kitchen, passable bathrooms... But nisey until 5 in the morning... Great location, but stray further up or down long street or away totally if you want to sleep

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Very very central location, perfect location! It's a nice place, good atmosphere nice place to meet people etc. Cool balcony for driving. A bar, but not that cheap for a hostel. Staff are very good and helpful Rooms are basics, but do the job!

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Brescia, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

I'm not much of a hostel-person, but I have to admit my experience at the Carnival Court wasn't that bad at all. The place is kinda of old, it might need some maintanance, but it's quite clean, expecially the bathroom and the showers. I noticed as soon as someone would use one of the bathrooms, some of the cleaners were... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Carnival Court was the first backpackers place in South Africa that we stayed in. We arrived in the morning and were pleasantly surprised by the colonial feel of the interiors. Little did we know that this almost classical wooden-floored building with high-ceilings and winding staircases will be transformed into a party hub after dark. This is an ideal place to... More 

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Thank Joel S
New York
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

I stayed here for a week during NYE. The staff was great! They were really helpful in helping us book tours and accommodating us. The place is really secure. There were door men for late nights who were really friendly and helpful. The hostel bar was pretty laid back and fun. The hostel is located on a party street near... More 

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Nice, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I'm surprised by all the reviews saying that this place is not clean, actually I have seen housekeeper cleaning the corridors and bathrooms all the day long. I found the place nice, quite charming in its old style, location is great and staff very friendly and helpful. You are just 20 minutes walking to Waterfront and 5 minutes walks to... More 

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Probably an okay place to stay when you're partying all week all night, but otherwise not, if you want a little bit of rest. You have to put in very good earplugs or be tired enough to fall asleep. Besides that the music was absolutely terrible and often I could feel the base banging through the floor when I was... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2013

great location on long street loud and noisy in the evenings, pick this place if you really wanna party every night light wasn't working in my single room but was fixed in five minutes great cafes and restaurants for meals across the street nothing exceptionally good, nothing exceptionally disappointing. good value for the price. just stayed a night, can't see... More 

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Address: 255 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM103 - RM183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Grab a top floor room or you wont sleep on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday”
 of 5 bubbles 929nathyb, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles Captain_Condor, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“Not for anyone seeking a quiet trip. Get a single room if you're traveling solo. Your stuff might get stolen in a dorm room.”
 of 5 bubbles Thabs_k, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
“You wontr get any sleep here...”
 of 5 bubbles James_KK9185AX, 7 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Away from Long Street! and on the second floor for the better bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles behappytravellers, 8 Jan 2014 | Read review
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