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Once in Cape Town

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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“free activities”(13 reviews)
“fire pit”(5 reviews)
“long street”(41 reviews)
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4.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewsfree activitiesfire pitlong streetdorm roomkloof streetfree breakfastown bathroomclean roomscommunal kitchengreat vibetable mountainrooftop barbars and restaurantsnice breakfastnight lifethe location is perfecta great place to stay
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff are extremely accommodating and welcoming. The message board situated in the lobby provides a list of activities so you can never be bored. The rooms are well maintained and practical with personal safes for your belongings in each bunk. The location is great...More

Thank michaeldaree
Response from Eleni G, Front Office Manager at Once in Cape TownResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Once In Cape Town. We are absolulety thriled to hear that you loved your stay with us and were able to make the most of our activity board! We are always thinking of fun and exciting ideas...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff was very quick and helpful responding to emails throughout the booking process. In addition, the entire team was extremely attentive to our needs, friendly and hospitable. An enjoyable stay while visiting Cape Town.More

Thank dare_she_goes
Response from Eleni G, Front Office Manager at Once in Cape TownResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us in Cape Town and that you found the booking process to have been easy. It is lovely to hear that you were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you are a millenial or someone who wants to drink, flirt, or get laid, and doesn't mind the heat, this place is not for you. It was easily the loudest hostel I've ever stayed at, and after 6 months on the road in different...More

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Response from Eleni G, Front Office Manager at Once in Cape TownResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Once In Cape Town. We are sorry to hear that you were not entirely satisfied with your stay with us. We always strive to ensure our guests have the best stay possible. There are dorms located near...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are different kind of rooms. Half of them are really noisy and dificult to go sleep early. That is because there is a big bar in the hostel with big party everyday. I think is better to sleep somewhere else cheaper and if you...More

Thank alexvidal11
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 sorry to hear that you were not entirely happy with your stay with us and found the bar to be a little noisey. We do have strict closing policy with them....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend this place for young travelers. Friendly staff and good service. The breakfast was great, drinks at the bar good and pretty comfortable beds. A great vibe for young people, maybe not for old people.More

Thank Danielorri
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 beyond delighted to hear that you loved your stay with us and loved the staff that you interacted with us. All our staff work extremely hard at providing our guests with the best...More

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Breakfast included
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Airport Transportation
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US$29 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$29 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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martinmolloy72
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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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"Do not get a room on the first floor facing the street. You will be next to, literally, a bar. You can reach..."
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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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