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Overview
57 Milton Road, Observatory South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Laundry Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
3 Star accommodation
Reviews (165)
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All reviews free wifi the main house the kitchen cape town other guests at home great area to stay rooms are clean love this place grocery store secure parking double bed self catering main street hostel bars backpackers
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

On arrival I was thinking of cancelling as the outside view of the place makes u think twice.Imagine my surprise when I saw the inside.Clean..neat and tidy....Especially considering its a low cost accomodation.Dont expect the world as you know its not 5 star.The night manager...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

I had a great experience the staff was very friendly and helpful, i would recommend Green Elephant Backpackers to anyone visiting Cape Town especially the UCT health sciences campus as its just a walking distance.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

I had a great experience staying at the green elephant. The owner is a fantastic guy (Howard Richman) and the staff are friendly and will help you a lot and look after you. The location is fantastic. Near the funky and somewhat alternative Lower Obs...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We were very much disappointed about the situation we came across. this is not about water, as we know the situation of water. the main problem is the cleanliness. the helping staff will come to the kitchen even wearing night dresses. in the rooms there...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I stayed in one of the en suite rooms. It was a beautiful room in a beautiful house. Lovely shared kitchen and peaceful and quiet... with the busier hostel over the street if you wanted to be sociable or grab a beer. Perfect!

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Description
En-suite, private room, dormitories and camping. BazBus Stop. The Green Elephant is the closest hostel to Groote Schuur Hospital, in the heart of Observatory, where University of Cape Town (UCT) More students from all around the world live and meet each other. The attractions are pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, a golf driving range, the original Observatory, Groote Schuur Hospital (where the world's first heart transplant took place), theatres and small art galleries. The annual Obs Festival is held on the first Saturday in December. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
13
Price range
USD 30 - USD 42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
13
Price range
USD 30 - USD 42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
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Room & Suite (4)
Family and Play Areas (5)
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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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jsl3494
19 September 2015|
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Response from Nyasha H |
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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"Ask for the larger rooms that are in the second house that faces the other street."
allanl912
21 May 2018
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"Give the dog some time to warm up to you, but then she's the sweetest. Take her on a walk for some..."
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8 Aug. 2017
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"En-suite rooms are great"
Mamodise
27 Mar. 2017
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