Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town
Once in Cape Town, Cape Town

Once in Cape Town, Cape Town

Gardens
9.2
500 Reviews
Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
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How is Once in Cape Town rated on booking websites?

94%
Overall
92%
Cleanliness
92%
Staff
98%
Location
94%
Atmosphere
94%
Security

Once in Cape Town Reviews

Once in Cape Town is a fun and functional place to stay that works for travelers stopping by Cape Town for a night, tourists coming for a few days, and longer-term visitors. With excellent facilities and colorful, hip decor, Once in Cape Town has the feel of a trendy boutique hotel that is more expensive than it actually is. Staff are available at all times and are friendly, knowledgeable about the city, and can help with booking day trips and longer tours. Breakfast is free, delicious, and provided at the gourmet casual cafe-restaurant-bar right below the hostel, a local favorite that is also an excellent go-to food and hangout option. Wi-Fi is free and fast in common spaces (and also depending on where your room is). Laundry services and airport transfers are available for a fee. Luggage storage is free.

The Location

Once in Cape Town is located on Kloof Street, a bustling street packed with stylish shops, great restaurants, and other local businesses. It is also a short walk to Long Street, full of bars and known as the going-out area. The hostel is a short bus or taxi ride (bus stops are close by, and taxis are always to be found out front) from attractions like Table Mountain and the Waterfront. The Company Gardens and museums are within walking distance. Street parking is available and easy to find. While you must always be careful of crime in Cape Town, the hostel is in a relatively safe area.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Facilities are in overall top condition and cleaned daily. Dorms are relatively spacious and have bathrooms en suite, and hot water is readily available. Beds are provided with generous bedding and are quite comfortable. Rooms all have small storage lockers, and dorms have convenient lockable storage built into the beds. Dorms have codes to enter; rooms have keys. Rooms have closets and desks.

Common Spaces

There are several functional and social common spaces at Once in Cape Town. In the bright main lobby, you will find plenty of guidebooks and brochures for activities and tours. A big weekly calendar with the weather, suggestions for activities, and the hostel's free daily activity (including a weekly braai, South African barbecue) is also there. There is a TV room with a projector, beanbags, and a stash of DVDs. There are two computers for guests to use. The hostel has its own backyard area with an herb garden, fire pit, and picnic tables. There is a well-stocked kitchen for guests who want to cook or just partake in free tea. The cafe below is also a default hangout space for hostel guests. Together, these common spaces help create a friendly atmosphere where you're likely to meet other travelers and people to party with. The clientele range in attitude and age, but tend to be adventurous and younger.

Summary

Once in Cape Town makes for a truly enjoyable trip to Cape Town. Because of its location, it is a great base from which to explore the city and its nightlife, but it is also a comfortable, fun place to be in itself. This place is an excellent value!

Lisa
2014-07-04
Outside front entrance Dorm bathroom Four person dorm Inside the cafe under the hostel Hallway Kitchen Lobby Backyard Computers

Description

Location and Contact

Location

Map

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Address: 73 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Once in Cape Town is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Once in Cape Town Cape Town www.stayatonce.com
Phone Number: +27214246169
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Female Solo Traveller

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Parking

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Towels

24 Hour Security

ATM

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Cable TV

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment

Food/Restaurant

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Karaoke

Laundry

Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Nightclub

Walking Tours

Yoga Classes

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

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