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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This one of the best place ever! My friends and i had the best times of our lives here, made good memories. Staff so friendly and so helpful. Always willing to assist . Beautiful place to stay, you can chill by the pool bar and make new friends

Thank natefo K
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 24 December 2016

A friendly and helpful staff with clean, comfortable and affordable rooms. We found a quick and inexpensive breakfast right around the corner. It was very easy for us to catch public transportation to the city center and there were plenty of very good restaurants in the area.

Thank KiliKelly
Lichtenfels, Germany
Reviewed 22 December 2016

+Very clean rooms +Nice familiy/ double bed rooms in Wesley street +Helpfull and friendly staff +Security service for night acitivies in observatory (ask reception) -charged the deposit accidentaly twice from my credit card --> got money back after noticing -pool was not running

Thank neverathome2016
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We loved our stay at the Green Elephant! My husband and I stayed here for our first 3 nights in South Africa, it provided the perfect "home" to get acquainted with the area. The staff was so friendly and helpful in suggesting fun places to visit, plus the in-house bar made for a fun night in getting to know fellow...

Thank hollyconti
Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I had such a relaxed stay in a private space. I fell in love with the decor, the garden, etc. The hotel staff was amazing, we treated with so much respect and care. The surrounding was just perfect and a simply reach to standard needs since it is a self catering - walking distance to shops and short distance taxi...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

excellent service...friendly humble and hospitable staff. Rooms are excellent clean hygienically clean. The area where you located is very central to all centres. excellent view to table mountain cable way. Would definitely be telling my friends and family about the Green Elephant. Thank you to one and all.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 6 October 2016

During our visit in Capetown, we stayed in the Green Elephant Hostel twice. The separate rooms en suite are extremely modern, clean and beautiful – even better than a hotel. Can fully recommend the place!

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stumbled across this backpackers on booking.com, having just arrived in Cape Town with no place to stay. Fortunately, we were checked in within a couple of minutes, and everything was ready for our arrival. The staff were very friendly and eager to assist where possible. The room was comfortable and we always felt welcome. After being on the road...

Thank Guy D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The overall hostel atmopshere is perfect for any kind of traveller. My room was perfect, with everything I needed already there at my arrival. The hostel staff is very professionale and always present for any required assistance (day and night). The toilets are clean and well allocated. The position is also good, with a big supermarket next to the hostel....

Thank John W
Reviewed 10 September 2016

As a medical student doing an 8 week elective in Groote Schuur Hospital i was quite nervous to being staying in Cape Town. Staying at the Green Elephant was the best decision I could have made. The Hostel is safe, secure and the staff are so friendly. The staff all know you by name within the first few days of...

1Thank Jake M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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) 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Green Elephant

Address: 57 Milton Road, Observatory, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Price Range: £12 - £39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Green Elephant 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Green Elephant Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
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“Six person bedrooms are fine, if you require more privacy there are two person rooms and singles”
 of 5 bubbles P9896TJjakem, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you're going to sleep in a dorm room, ask for the all girls dorm room - you'll feel a little safer.”
 of 5 bubbles kayleighandrew, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“Book early as very popular especially if you want a room”
 of 5 bubbles _jasonmcgrath50, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The private residence across the street (part of the hostel) is super quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles MattyPridham, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely!”
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 of 5 bubbles 51susiec, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
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