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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Hostel in Cape Town! Clean rooms, nice food, great pizza's, friendly staff special shout out to Asanda!! Thanks for everything! And a good location with a great bar and always good music!! The best place to make new friends!

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Thank HoogendoornP
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We are really happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Can't wait to see you next time you are in town. Regards Sean and the A Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple. Great bar. Good value. I'd stay again. Love handing out in the bar with all the young people. Great at arranging excursions. I went on "African Stories" wine tour. This is a hostel. Great location perfect for solo traveler.

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Thank George T
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Dear George We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Once. Have safe further travels. Regards Sean and the A team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really really enjoyed my stay at Once In Cape Town! The staff was amazing and really helpful, I always felt that there was someone to attend to my every need. They are young yet very professional. I can commend the owners for being able to have such a motivated group of young people. The rooms are better than most...

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We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Once. Thank you for such a great review, we love happy travellers. Enjoy your further travels. Sean and the A team

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Cape town alone and I already made so many new friends and met nice people. The staff is also very nice and cool and helpful. Every day they organize a free activity and the location is great; 5min walk from longstreet and you can see table mountain. Only con; the rooms on the front, especially first floor,...

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Dear Sanne We are so glad you had a great time in Cape Town and made lots of friends. Hope to see you again at Once soon Regards Sean and the A team

Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying for 6 nights for which I changed room 4 times. I got bitten by bed bugs in two of the rooms I was sleeping in. At least the staff was very helpful and regretful, so they upgraded me for my last night and refunded the money for one night. The kitchen is not very well equipped, no...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to stay while visiting Cape Town. The staff (especially Björn & Isabella, guys who I was dealing with) are really nice and help as much as they can. Even though my group stayed only one night, it's obvious that the atmosphere is great. Room was in a good condition. Didn't here any noise in our room. The...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel is in a pretty decent location, near shops and restaurants. The staff are friendly (they are a bit sarcastic, I think that what upset some other reviewers). Rooms are decent and clean. However, I have stayed in better hostels. My only real issue was the noise of the bars. They are loud (your room will vibrate). There are...

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Thank Toddy E
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We arrived at Once in Cape Town around midnight, and straight away we were made to feel welcome. A free breakfast was part of the deal, as was free pick up from the airport. We soon found out that the hostel offers a range of free activities through the week including a guided hike up Table Mountain, something I've always...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Awesome atmosphere - really great way to meet fellow travelers. Staff were incredibly friendly and even went out at night with them once or twice. If you're traveling alone or like to meet people, this is the best location you could pick with the cafe/bar attached to the front. Not the best place if you're hoping for some peace and...

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Turrialba, Costa Rica
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Rude staff from check in, I get it's a hostel, but what a, useless idiot, no passion, would never have someone like that work for my company. 3 Times I had to ask for the Wifi whilst being dug out for my London accent.' Should. have. punched. the guy. aye.' 2100 rand I could have spent somewhere nearby but less...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the 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 including Kitchen Kink Boutique, Asoka, Yindees and our sister restaurant Hudsons Burger Joint. Once in Cape Town welcomes you with attentive staff that take pride in providing personalized service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Once in Cape Town

Address: 73 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Saasveld Lodge)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: €18 - €78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Once in Cape Town 4*
Number of rooms: 47
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Also Known As:
Saasveld Hotel Cape Town Central
Saasveld Lodge
Once In Cape Town South Africa
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“Rooms at the back are a lot quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles GemmaH141, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't take a dorm on the first floor!”
 of 5 bubbles grinsfisch, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Good central spot if you want to party in CT”
 of 5 bubbles toddye2016, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you want a quieter room, check out the ones above first floor. The bar located outside on the fist floor closes at 11 pm.”
 of 5 bubbles sjurs2017, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms at the back on the ground level near the kitchen can be loud in the mornings.”
 of 5 bubbles SmileyRN, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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