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Essen, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at never@home for quite a long time (a few months), and experienced spring, summer, christmas, new years, rugby 7s and so many more events. Greenpoint is an awesome area to live, close to some of the most beautiful parts of cape town, that makes it possible to explore the city on your own. And if you need some...

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Colmar, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never@home was a wonderful place for our 10 days. All the crew was wonderful with us and life inside of this hostel was really really friendly. Room was really clean and was the same for bathroom. Good in the bar. As pretty nice. Thanks a lot for everything

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hostel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. The hostel is the perfect base for a Cape Town holiday!

Vancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

where do I begin!? As a solo female traveller I was a bit nervous to be in southa Africa, so having such a great accommodation to stay it made my week here much more enjoyable. Originally I was only booked to stay 4 nights but I quickly changed my mind and extended for the whole week. The staff were so...

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We have developed an amazing team who truly make the experience a special one. Look forward to your return!

Pretoria
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a pleasant stay. Friendly staff . I think the check in time can be made earlier. I was told i can only check in at 2pm when i got there at about 11:30 am. So i had to find something to do and i just wanted to take a nap ! Haha

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We do attempt to check guests in when they arrive even if before the official check in time which is 2pm unfortunately this depends on if the rooms/beds were occupied the night before. It is an industry norm which allows housekeeping to clean after previous guests who have to depart by 11am.

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall this place is great. Good location, lots of shops nearby, easy to get to town, near the waterfront, good facilities, clean rooms and a nice bar. It was slightly on the pricey side for my liking but I booked really late so that's probably my fault. The only issues were minor. It's a shame you can't rent towels instead...

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been there two years ago, that was great and today it still is. Good value for money and the food in the bar is delicious. We were able to put our car in the car parking and the staff even brought our luggage to the room.

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

It is great to hear that our return guests have enjoyed the hostel once again! Thank you and we hope to see you soon.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is of high standard with fantastic and friendly staff and very clean. The location is excellent and easy access to take-always, restaurants and bars. The Never at Home restaurant and bar has great food and value for money! I would definitely recommend Never at Home for affordable accommodation and a way of meeting great people!

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Quelimane, Mozambique
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall a wonderful trip, made all the better by the easy and relaxing stay at Never at Home. I would recommend this hostel/backpackers because of the location in Cape Town, the good reservation system (please email ahead for more than one person to be grouped together), the incredibly friendly staff, and the welcoming atmosphere put forth by said staff and...

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hostel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. For group bookings we do like to know that we must place guests in the same room so it is best to inform us via email before arrival.

Örebro Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location. Bit short bed. Clean room. Friendly staff, a bit slow sometimes :). Good price. Okey breakfast in the pub. A bit noisy from the pub at the evening but No big problem. Young guests. I would stay here again.

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We look forward to your return! Thank you for the lovely review.

Pretoria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go thee when on a very low budget with an open minded group of friends that wouldn't necessarily be particularly mindful! Just be There just for sleeping and a shower when you really have to, otherwise there is nothing much to do in the rooms

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Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review the hostel. Dormitories are set up for guests to have a good nights sleep and therefore we do not want guests socialising in the dorms.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the vibrant Green Point "strip", we are surrounded by trendy restaurants and bars, overlook the Cape Town Stadium and in walking distance of the famous V & A Waterfront, Cape Town CBD and the Seapoint Promenade. Easy access to public transport provides guests with rapid access to Long Street (South Africa's most famous party destination), Table Mountain (a new 7 wonder of the world) and some of the best beaches Cape Town has to offer. We provide a range of accommodation including shared dormitories and double/twin rooms for those looking for something a little more intimate. Separate sanctuary accommodation is also available for females only. The majority of our rooms are en-suite with additional communal bathrooms provided for extra convenience. Basics, necessities like lockers, bedding, heating and air conditioning are supplied in all rooms. Our reception is open 24 hours and safety and security is a key priority. The Randy Warthog, bar and restaurant overlooks the hostel waterhole (swimming pool and sundeck to those in the know). Randy hosts parties and events most days of the week, including traditional braai's (barbeque in South African language). A continental breakfast or a full cooked breakfast is available at the Randy for an inexpensive cost. Additional hostel facilities include a communal kitchen, inside and outside social areas, internet zone and bicycle hire for those with a little more energy. Fast wireless connectivity is available throughout property. Our travel desk guys just love Cape Town and can advise you on all the hot spots and best day trips! They can also advise you on what not to do. A hostel shuttle bus runs daily (for a surcharge) for in house guests, and safe car parking (on request) for those independent types. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Never at Home Cape Town

Address: 107 Main Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa (Formerly Hotel Graeme)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $23 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Never at Home Cape Town 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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“I stayed in a dorm room and a private.. both were great, just depends on the experience you're looking to have :)”
 of 5 bubbles jennipants, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“bring your own towel!!”
 of 5 bubbles szkendler, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms above the bar are spacious and are quiet around 11 when the bar closes.”
 of 5 bubbles P9770BZjonathand, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you're lucky enough the service staff will leave a bag of towels in the hallway, just grab one of those, but make sure you leave it when you go! I also considered using my blanket to dry off..”
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