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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I arrived here at the end of a 3 week trip with disappointment. It was incredibly loud! My room was on the second floor directly above the restaurant/bar and was terribly loud inside. Even the hallway was quieter. Some of the people I was travelling with had pre-booked longer stays and were very disappointed. Luckily it was full when I...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at once cape town! Very friendly people, clean rooms (also quite), they have the best rooftop bar for sundowners, good music, perfect location, healthy breakfast.. definetly come back when in cape town!

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Can highly recommend this place. Great service. Best location. True Cape Town vibe. I stayed in a double en suite. It was clean and comfortable room with perfect view of Table mountain! You wont regret it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at Once in Cape Town for a week and thought it was a great hostel. Had my own room and bathroom which were quite nice. I was there for work and honestly while a fun hostel with a bar, the noise level was never too loud. It is a clean place with a decent small breakfast too. Would...

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Sicily, Italy
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Room are really good, very clean and the place has a good restaurant and bar right below the rooms. The staff is very friendly and the place is in the middle of the night life. Definitely a place to come back once in Cape Town.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was really excited to stay at Once after a friend recommended it. The atmosphere and social side of the hostel is great, but the organisation and details, not so much. The 4 bed dorm was very basic, my plug didn't work, the loo seat was falling off and the wifi was terrible. There was a big error made when...

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good hostel in a good location with amazing staff (thanks Justine, Mirana, Asanda and all the others for the best times in Cape Town) and awesome activities. Breakfast is included at the adjacent cafe, where in the evening you can also go for drinks. If you're looking for a place to stay, choose Once!

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Florianopolis, SC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in a amazing city, with amazing people, Once in Cape Town is the best hostel, beginning to the staff and finishing in the bar, when you are there you dont wanna go out, only to go the beach. Amazing experience!!!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place. Nice location, cool bar Yours Truly with a nice breakfast. Staff is enthusiastic, helpfull and friendly. Double rooms are great, clean, comfy bed and a nice view. Nice activities for lonely backpackers. And nice location close to longstreet, only the beaches are a bit further away.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly and smily staff, pillows are the best you can find. Lots of Activities and ideas for your trip. Safety and service are amazing.. Nothing to complain about! The bar is really cool if you want to chill or meet people

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“With a view of the table mountain”
 of 5 bubbles Catherined855, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room with a view of the mountain and with less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles johnnyo521, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The night life scene is a big, loud party - upstairs bar closes at 10 and the downstairs bar closes at 12 = issues with noise.”
 of 5 bubbles , 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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