Wish U Were Here

Wish U Were Here

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#42 of 81 guest houses in Cape Town Central
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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A creative new lodge and Backpackers situated in Woodstock, one of Cape Town oldest suburbs. Here you will experience an authentic cool urban stay over in a renovated old building with high ceilings and wonderful wooden floors. It has a central courtyards with a funky bar and fire pit. We offer a range of accommodation from ensuite private rooms to private rooms with shared bathrooms, triples and 4 sleeper dorms.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Trendy
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

445 Albert Road, Cape Town Central 7925 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 72 out of 100
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Cape Town Intl Airport
13.7 km
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dspies489437 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A place worth the price, next to Old Biscuit mill, not too far from all the fascinating cape adventures. Clean and easygoing, many nice Woodstock Restaurants. Don't miss the Moroccan and visit neighborgood market.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from louki62, General Manager at Wish U Were Here
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Hi dspies. Thank you for your reveiw. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Greetings Lourens
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noranora47 wrote a review Jan 2020
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
very nice and friendly hostel, super calm which is great as we don't like the party hostels. very clean and the staff was always helpful! we would always go back to this location. the district is nice. super cool things just around the corner! has safe parking which is perfect!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from louki62, General Manager at Wish U Were Here
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Hi nornora. Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Greetings Lourens
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rwaal349943 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When I'm in CT I stay at WYWH. I found them easy assess to airport and to Town. Staff are great and love the decor Might not look great from outside but great syrprise when I walk in..Feels like home.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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jbruyn257514 wrote a review Mar 2020
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely place, we did miss the muffins that were advertised for breakfast. Apparently they hadn't dropped them off or something along those lines. But it was a really great experience. Lovely aesthetic in the outside courtyard area etc. Kind staff. Lovely friendly cat :)
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Brian82T wrote a review Jun 2018
Cape Town, South Africa33 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for two nights. Very friendly and welcoming staff.

I stayed in the dorm room. Was nicely laid out.

Excellent bedding, slept so well :) Only thing is the noise from the road, One might need earplugs if you are a light sleeper.
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Date of stay: June 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from louki62, General Manager at Wish U Were Here
Responded 06 Sept 2018
Thaks Brian.
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Briavillasis wrote a review Aug 2017
Marikina, Philippines57 contributions73 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Wish U Were Here Cape Town Hotel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Cape Town. I would recommend Wish U Were Here as holiday accommodation. Rooms were neat and tidy. Bathrooms were clean. There was not that much noise from other guests. They also provided free breakfast which was a bonus.
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Date of stay: December 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from louki62, General Manager at Wish U Were Here
Responded 22 Aug 2017
Dear Briavillasis. Thank you for your reveiw. We want everyone to feel at home here at the lodge. Greetings Lourens
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stef438 wrote a review Jan 2018
2 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed with 6 people in WUWH. We had 2 droms with 4 beds. The dorms had not much space and it was not very comfortable to stay their for 5 days with 5 suitcases on the floor.

The kitchen was very dirty and not even fully equiped, so cooking was a no go for us.

We had breakfast included but it was really poor. Always eggs with something and brown bread. And if you want water instead of coffee and tea you must pay for it... so we bought our own breakfast for the days.

WUWH is located in Woodstock, 5-10 minutes driving from waterfront in Cape Town. That was very handy. But it is also a neighborhood where you don’t want to walk alone as a foreigner. Not even during the day. We had a few times that a homeless man or woman came to us to ask money and just followed us when we did not want to give her or him money. It’s also a very noisy around the hotel because of cars, people screaming and so on...

WUWH as his own parking, but be aware! If you have a big car like a 8-9 seater you will probably have problems to get in or out because the car will touch the ground by going and there is not much space to manouver in the parking. So be carefull!

The people of WUWH were very friendly, and helpfull at all times.
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Date of stay: December 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from louki62, General Manager at Wish U Were Here
Responded 04 Jan 2018
Thank you for your reveiw Stef. We will make work of the issues Greetings Lourens
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salehey2017 wrote a review May 2017
1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place should not be place for guest this place is shabeen no breakfast as promissed i only see staff and drinking and smoking no law and order is not nice place for family and children lot of noise
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Date of stay: April 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Emma O, Manager at Wish U Were Here
Responded 15 May 2017
We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us and I am very confused to hear that you did not receive your complimentary breakfast...Did you go down to our restaurant in the morning? That is where the breakfast is served and it is very tasty, so I am sorry you missed out on it.
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Krista D wrote a review Apr 2017
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa23 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A little urban gem if you want something unique and non-cookie cutter...only a few steps from the Biscuit Mill and Woodstock shops...and very affordable (+/- R700/night)...this is it. I was lured by the online photos of the "boat room' but unfortunately it was not available. Stayed in a double en suite instead, which was okay. Large, clean and private with entrance onto veranda with distant view of UCT campus and above the din of the busy street down below. There are bunk rooms with shared bath and spacious en suite rooms - each unique. I particularly love the rustic-artsy blend of stain-painted walls, raw wood headboards and concrete. If you are looking for 5-star pristine quiet haven with daily maid service and view of the sea or Table Mountain, this is not it. This is funky boutique meets backpacker. Carpets are faded and worn in the hallways and there a hum of traffic from the street below - but the rooms are very spacious and clean with crisp white linens. Staff is very friendly and relaxed. There is a bar-common area where you can get a cold beer. Don't expect a wide selection of wine. White or red, nothing fancy. Breakfast is simple and cooked fresh by a friendly staffer - cereal/milk, omelet/eggs and toast, hot coffee or tea. Parking is available for an additional R30/night in a secure locked lot below the office/rooms. There was construction materials making the lot more cramped than usual, as they are building a restaurant on the ground floor. Should be better/cleaner to park after they are done and the building things cleared out. Laundry service on site for R70/basket. I will definitely book here again, but ahead of time so I can get the turquoise walled "boat room" (Queen en suite).
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Date of stay: March 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Emma O, Manager at Wish U Were Here
Responded 11 Apr 2017
Thank you so much for your kind words about Wish U Were Here! Hope to see you again.
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Miriam wrote a review Feb 2016
Zurich, Switzerland107 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in one of the bungalows. There isn't much space, but it's alright. A bit cold at night, no heating. The shared bathroom is stylish and clean. The bar and breakfast are very good. The staff is amazing, very friendly and helpful. They call you taxis and stuff. The location in Woodstock is good, close to the Old Biscuit Mall, where you find exclusive boutiques and nice cafés. The wifi doesn't connect inthe bungalows, though.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Bryan K asked a question Feb 2017
New Jersey2 contributions1 helpful vote
how far from table mountain and lion head? I am going to capetown for hiking.
Answer from louki62
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Hi Bryan, It would take you about 20min to get to Lion's Head by car and about 15min to get to Kirstenbosch, from which you can hike Table Mountain. Regards, Emma
PEPETTE652013 asked a question Dec 2017
Lyon, France6 contributions3 helpful votes
Bonjour,Y a t il une navette depuis l aéroport à l auberge, merci
Answer from louki62
Cape Town Central, South Africa
we use a registered taxi service from the airport @ 180 per trip - you have to give us full flight details per email -
PEPETTE652013 asked a question Dec 2017
Lyon, France6 contributions3 helpful votes
Y a t il une navette depuis l aéroport?
Answer from louki62
Cape Town Central, South Africa
We use a registered taxi service from the airport @ 180 per trip
Answer from louki62
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Hi dear guest. Yes we do serve a complimentary light breakfast as part of stay per room bed and breakfast. We do have a rstaurant where you can do light meals in the evening. Greetings Lourens
Stelios G wrote a tip Sept 2018
Somerset West, South Africa28 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If noise is a problem ...ask for a quiet one..."
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warendse wrote a tip Dec 2016
Cape Town, South Africa22 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms closest to parking area seems convenient however very "away" from main part of hotel"
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Travelivor wrote a tip Nov 2016
Geneva, Switzerland64 contributions84 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"the red room is not all what is shown on the website!!!!!!! Except the walls maybe but it is seriously a nice room in hell!"
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GMM77 wrote a tip Oct 2016
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa111 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try the boat room!"
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TR15784 wrote a tip Nov 2015
Durban, South Africa98 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the double en suites are great and we loved the Lord Pickerby room with the massive balcony!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 399 - R 527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Wish U Were Here Lodge Back packers
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town CentralWoodstock
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wish U Were Here
Which popular attractions are close to Wish U Were Here?
Nearby attractions include The Old Biscuit Mill (0.3 km), Neighbourgoods Market (0.2 km), and Streetwires (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wish U Were Here?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Wish U Were Here?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Wish U Were Here?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wish U Were Here?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Pot Luck Club, The Test Kitchen, and Saucisse Boutique Deli.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wish U Were Here?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Wish U Were Here?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (3.7 km), City Hall (3.8 km), and Iziko Bo Kaap Museum (4.2 km).
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