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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Lets start from the positives : - youthful , helpful staff , - lively atmosphere , great place for socializing, - comfy beds - great location - lots of bars restaurants etc Negatives: - Rooms have no aircon (only inefficient ceiling fan ) so the sleep quality for those sensitive or sober can be poor , - Our room 116...

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Dear Icek Thank you for taking the time to review Once in Cape Town , your honest feedback is vital for us to produce a good quality product. I apologise for the quality of the room, we are constantly upgrading and artwork in the room is something we need to look into. We spray systematically for Bugs and other hygiene,...

Curitiba, Brazil
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great atmosphere, staff is amazing, good infrastructure and services. Just wifi signal is poor in the bedrooms, so you have to step downstairs to reception to use it. Once in Cape Town is definitely what backpacking is all about!

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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Shocking service from staff... unprofessional and not helpful.. have to ask for assistance more than 3times and people drag their feet to help. Breakfast was a shocker, ate it once throughout our stay. Carol did try to help and be helpful, but overall experience was disappointing. Will definitely not come back or recommend this establishment.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The staff and my stay were absolutely amazing! The rooms were clean, you have your own little "safe" which makes it easy for you to lock away valuable items (just make sure to bring a lock). Will definitely recommend this to anyone going to cape Town! Too bad I couldn't stay longer... Thanks Once!! I'll be back ;)

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Once: The staff was very accommodating and helpful. The place was also very cheerful and i would definitely recommend anyone visiting Cape Town to stay there! Yours truly: The connected bar/cafe has a chill vibe and a great atmosphere and is worth a visit even if you aren't staying at Once.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Staying at Once was amazing. The people are very friendly and make you feel welcome from the first moment. The internet speed was a bit poor in the rooms, but except for that I would highly recommend staying there. There are loads of activities you can participate in as well. I had such a great time there! Thank you for...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 January 2017

One of the best hostel in Cape Town. Many free activities. Super Good for solo travelers. Amazing restaurant. Really helpful staff. I Would definitely recommend this place. I'll be back as soon as I can.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The hostel is nice and it is in a good location. But there is a bar that works like a point to people to meet and drink a lot. The light in the bedroom is dark. The staff is friendly and attentive. I recomend it.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The bar with upper terrace makes this a noisy place to stay, especially in the front rooms. Also the sitting area to the communal kitchen, where food is eaten, is a smoking area with some people thinking it is OK to sit on the tables and put their dirty feet on the seats There are other quieter hostels in the...

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

We checked in to the hostel for a few days in early December. I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the rooms and the vibe of the place. My gripes were with the noise (but I guess that comes with the overall vibe). Upon check-in and check-out, the staff were extremely rude and unaccommodating - not really in the...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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: $25 - $106 (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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