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Once in Cape Town

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

We had a group of 15 students and 5 adults and Once in Cape Town was so flexible and accommodating for us. When our girls freaked out about small bugs in the room (NYC kids not used to nature), Justine, Charlotte, and Claudia were immensely helpful in getting new bedding and even switching their rooms. They even arranged for complementary...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I'd really recommend staying at Once if you're looking for a central hotel with a nice vibe and great bar & activities and want to meet people. We stayed here for 3 nights in total. Location was great, breakfast good, and especially the rooftop bar with weekend dj's & drinks is super nice. The bar closes at 11 so you...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We love stay in OICT! The hostel is amazing! Is really younger and hapiness place! Everyday has some activites for socialize the guests. The restaurant and pub is open every day, it's a pity they close early - but you must try the avocado in a piece of pizza. Is so delicious! The breakfast is really good, there are some...

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Ko Chang, Thailand
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We stayed in a good size, well cleaned private room. The guided excursions led by Isabella were excellent. All the reception staff, especially Justine made us feel very welcome and looked after. Great place, buzzing bar, with tasty food. We would definitely stay there again.

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Good place if you want to meet other young people. Friendly staff. We stayed at the camp side which was expensive but a very nice location. There was no wifi and the bathrooms where rather ok than nice but we still enjoyed the time here as it was quite and with a great view

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Management response:

I am very happy you enjoyed your stay at our Happy Campers, Camping Village which we set up on the fields below Table Mountain, over news years eve. Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff. I hope you have been enjoying the rest of your travels. Regards Sean and the A Team

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Perfect location, great atmosphere and so friendly! The dorms were fab with plugs and lights by your bed including a lock box where you could charge your electronics and lock them away at the same time by your head! Free trips daily and free beer in the evenings - great bar, fab music. A must visit in Cape Town!

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Hi Georgina We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and especially all of our special activities we plan. Enjoy your travels further. See you next time you are in Cape Town Regards Sean and the A Team

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Very noisy. Loud bar directly in front of the window. The reception didnt pay any attention to my complaints. Run down rooms. Air Conditioning is not working and the bathrooms are not very clean either.

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OnceinCapeT0wn, Owner at Once in Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte We are sorry you experienced such at Once in Cape Town, we really appreciate your comments. We have shown this review to our whole team, and are working through your points, so we might eliminate this discomfort for any future visits. We wish you safe and happy travels for the remainder of your holiday, Warm Regards Kim and...

Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This place is very central has a roofbar and a cafe with great coffee..it is a hotspot for travelers, wannabee models, cool kids and party animals.. so if you are between 20 and 30 and single the place to be. For over 30 it may get too loud at night, although the staff tries it best to keep the night...

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

What I did like was the location, there were restaurants and bars, all in walking distance. The bed was comfy and big! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The vibe was great. What I didn't like was the bathtub didn't have a plug, so washing was uncomfortable. The TV had no good watchable channels and the TV wasn't watchable...

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Good spot to stay in! The yours truly next to the backpacker is packed with the young, trendy people of Cape Town. Giving to the place a nice vibe. Because of all this activity the place can become noisy. not recommended for people who want to sleep early!

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  • 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: €19 - €85 (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 on the Parking area of the Hotel is quieter than rooms facing the street. I stayed on 3rd floor, which I would recommend.”
Wilddogsafaris, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the bar at all costs!”
J2853XRalih, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“choose a room that is far away from the bar”
AndiTime, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“3rd floor if you want to be away from the bar noise”
iopo, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“With a view of the table mountain”
Catherined855, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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