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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“free activities”(14 reviews)
“long street”(43 reviews)
“dorm room”(11 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Airport Transportation
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Free Parking
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4 Star 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...
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Location and contact
73 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
18,1 km to Cape Town Intl Airport
102 restaurants are within a 0,5 km radius
1.6 km from Lion's Head
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All reviewsfree activitieslong streetdorm roomfree breakfastkloof streetown bathroomcommunal kitchenclean roomstable mountainlocation is greatplace to staybars and restaurantsnice breakfastrooftop barenjoyed my staycentral locationyogurt
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once has such amazing staff. They were actually the people who I hung out with the most while in Cape Town. Freddie invited me to his house warming party and was super nice the whole time, I hung out a lot with Matt after we...More

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very secure facility. The location is quite excellent, near many good restaurants and shopping. It includes a secure car lock up area. Good breakfast and kind staff. The rates seem high considering we were there on the off season. Our room was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had an awesome time at OICT. The staff was super friendly and made you feel comfortable instantly. The rooms were okay, not too awesome but comfortable. The bar and the bonfire place provide an awesome ambiance to hangout and meet new people. The bar...More

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Thank Ayesha Q
Response from Eleni G, Manager at Once in Cape TownResponded yesterday

Hi Ayesha Thank you for taking time to review our property. Our apologies for the plumbing issue, any such problems that are brought to our attention are always dealt with swiftly. We're really glad that you enjoyed your time with us at Once in Cape...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This the best place to stay if you are traveling with friends, and looking for a fun place to hang out. Or, if you are traveling alone, you will definitely get to know someone! Clean, great staff, fun activities and a great vibe all around!

Thank Tilda C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I did an Africa group trip and it ended in cape town, I stayed in the Once in Capetown hostel for a few nights. It has a good, very central location, is very modern and hip. The breakfast (choice between cereals or croissant, +fruit+hot beverage+juice)...More

Thank Neele B
Response from Eleni G, Manager at Once in Cape TownResponded 4 days ago

Hi Neele Thank you very much for taking your time to review our property. We take pride in going the extra mile in providing more than just value for money as our main aim is to create lasting impressions. In order we have invested a...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$27 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$27 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
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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