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    Green Elephant

    57 Milton Road, Observatory, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent66%
    • Very good21%
    • Average11%
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    “pizza” (12 reviews)
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    Reviewed 26 April 2017

    We stayed in a private twin room w bathroom. It was decorated to a high standard and looked like a much more expensive hotel room. The other guests were quiet and did their dishes and kept the kitchen clean. The desk staff were very friendly...More

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    Reviewed 7 April 2017

    I had a great time, everything was pefect, staff, location, facilities. I ha a great time with everybody there. I enjoyed watching foot ball at the bar, whenever I had a problem it wasa solved promptly and with a smile. I was happy to rurn...More

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    2  Thank mariodK2854PX
    Reviewed 27 March 2017

    We booked the en-suite double bed at the Green Elephant Backpackers. The shower and overall bathroom feel was great - clean, modern and well maintained. The linen was clean and so were the rooms and communal kitchen. The area is quite chilled and conveniently located....More

    2  Thank Mamodise M
    Reviewed 24 March 2017

    I stayed in the guest house. The room was comfortable. There was a well equipped kitchen. The location is within easy walking distance of shops and cafes. The reception was friendly and helpful in advance and on the spot.

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    2  Thank Anne B
    Reviewed 21 March 2017

    My room en suite was very comfortable and clean. I liked the simple decor. I was not in the main house so it was very quiet but I felt quite safe. It was conveniently situated near to shops restaurants and the bus route. I would...More

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    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • US$15 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
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    • Cape Town >
    • Observatory
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    Peejay2212
    6 June 2016|
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    Response from N3324KYmarios | Reviewed this property |
    To answer your first question yes it is safe, I just would not walk around the area at night. Would recommend either catching a taxi or Uber should you wish to go out at night. Regarding the air conditioner I don't remember... More
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    18 September 2015|
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    Hi, Please our cancellation policy bellow. Cancellation Policy Less than 7 days - 100% of deposit is forfeited. 7 to 21 days - 50% of deposit is forfeited. Over 21 days - 25% of deposit is forfeited.
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    "If you're going to sleep in a dorm room, ask for the all girls dorm room - you'll feel a little safer."
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