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    Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers and Pub

    135 Lower Main Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
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    May 14
    May 15
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview

    • Excellent30%
    • Very good38%
    • Average7%
    • Poor23%
    • Terrible0%
    1 Jun 2016
    “Comedy nights rock”
    3 Jul 2015
    “Great location if you want to party”
    Free Parking
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Bar/Lounge
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    Observatory Backpackers
    53 reviews
    #3 of 10 Speciality lodging in Observatory
     
    33 South Boutique Backpackers
    185 reviews
    #1 of 10 Speciality lodging in Observatory
     
    African Heart Backpackers
    109 reviews
    #4 of 10 Speciality lodging in Observatory
     
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    145 reviews
    #2 of 10 Speciality lodging in Observatory
     
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    Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

    Great place good staff and dam comedy nights are the best ever really hilarious worth every cent spent !! Must do when in obs !! Made some good friends here hanging with couple of drinks at bar! Place might need some TLC but can work...More

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    Reviewed 3 July 2015

    Obs is a really happening area in Cape Town, a very young vibe. I stayed here for a few nights, the place is decent and good value for money. Stay here if you want to stay in a cool area with good pubs and a...More

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    Reviewed 10 June 2015

    this is a top place to stay, nice and clean and the right price. great African Indian restaurant near by---staff very helpful when i was booking my excursions--i did the great white cage diving---went diving in simons town and that was one of the best...More

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    Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

    The Sunday night comedy show was definitely worth the 15R to get in. The host is hilarious, and a couple of the comics were really good! Great vibes. Felt like a real community of artists working together. Warning: don't come late ;)

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    Reviewed 20 January 2014

    Stayed here for 2 nights last year, don't think I will be coming back in a hurry. Don't get me wrong it's in a good location (obs) wise and the lady on reception was nice to us. If your after a quiet night, look somewhere...More

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    53 reviews
    #3 of 10 Speciality lodging in Observatory
     
    33 South Boutique Backpackers
    185 reviews
    #1 of 10 Speciality lodging in Observatory
     
    African Heart Backpackers
    109 reviews
    #4 of 10 Speciality lodging in Observatory
     
    Green Elephant
    145 reviews
    #2 of 10 Speciality lodging in Observatory
     
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    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
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    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 5
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    "Rooms on the left are right above the bar, so...ask if you can get one towards the back. But don't worry..."
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