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“Be prepared to extend your stay.”
Review of Penthouse on Long

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Penthouse on Long
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My first experience of South Africa was shared with the Penthouse family, I'd been booked to stay 3 days and ended up spending 3 months in the company of the fantastically friendly and overly helpful staff of Penthouse On Long. The hostel provides a great blend of a warm welcome, easy and great nightlife almost always going on collective nights out after a night and day spent on the rooftop bar.
Penthouse provided me with not only a great base from which to explore, but also actively engages in sharing aspects of local culture (not to mention the Friday Braai's).Ultimately it's one of very few hostels I've stayed in that i still wish I was at, daily.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Thank tom e
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Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

It's the little things that make this the best backpackers I've stayed in.

All the rooms are individually themed. We stayed in a double room- the aptly decorated Boudoir Room, complete with pink feather boa- which was clean, good value and even had chocolates and soaps on the towels, a nice touch for a hostel.

Showers were clean with good water pressure- there was even a bath.

The rooftop garden was great for meeting people and chilling after a day of exploring.

Staff were friendly and helpful, great location on Long St, but being on 6th floor means that you're away from the noise of the city.

Minor downsides- the walls are pretty thin so not great if you're a light sleeper. Also the entrance is a little sketchy but there are security guards for the building.

Overall a great choice for staying on Long Street.

Thank HelenStonehouse
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

I went here without any expectations. Thought: how can a hostel in South Africa look like?
But I was surprised!
Everybody is so friendly, the rooms and bathrooms clean and you get the best view over Cape Town from the rooftop bar with the best drinks :)
Everything is right in the middle of long street, so: go out if the hostel into the best clubs and bars :)

Room Tip: Africa room is great!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

I only had a few days in Cape Town and the Penthouse made my stay much more memorable thanks to it's excellent facilities, helpful and friendly staff and the influx of interesting and amiable travelers who chose to call the place home during their own stay. A roomy, fully functional kitchen, comfy rooms and clean and well equipped bathrooms only added to the charm. Not to mention a rooftop bar with a view!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Thank stonesamurai
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

I had been traveling up the Garden route for a couple of months, ended in CPT and stayed in various places on 'LONG'.

PENTHOUSE ON LONG was by far my favorite. I was very sad to leave my last backpackers/hostel; as soon as I arrived people were inviting me out 'flamenco dancing' and to go out out 'now,now' with them! ( you will understand on arrival what NOWNOW means ).
It has a warm vibe, everyone is extremely friendly, especially BOBO aka, Boris (GERMAN) on the front desk or Steven & Franco on the roof bar.

As a lone traveller, you will never be short of people to explore Table mountain, Cycle to chapman's peak or go Skydiving with. I met a group of friend who I will remain friends with for life and I now plan on returning as soon as I can to SA.

Oh yes and the beds are comfortable, Kitchen kept clean and have a loverly laundry service!

There is beautiful viewpoint from the back roof ( smokers heaven ), where the lights illuminate the skyscrapers silhouettes against a rose light polluted night sky. 8:30 every night.

DEAR PENTHOUSE, THANK YOU :)

see you now
xx

Room Tip: Go in the 18 room you will have fun
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Thank tessaharwood
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Clintoncvl, Owner at Penthouse on Long, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Hi Tessa. Thanks for the lovely review. It was great meeting you. You were such a lovely guest. Always ready to take part in anything that was on offer. I miss you and so does all the other staff. Come back and visit us soon. Good luck with university!

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

The place was clean, very friendly and had a fantastic tour desk aswell. Excellent location in the middle of the action and not far from the Irish bar. The staff were very friendly and so was everyone staying there. Its had a fab roof terrace with a bar and cause it was January it was the perfect place to perch yourself after a hard day of sightseeing.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Niamh O
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

I stayed in Cape Town for a month, changing backpackers every few days or so and Penthouse was by far my favourite. Great location right on long st (but high up enough that it's quiet!), friendly and helpful staff, spacious, clean, plenty of showers.. and best, a rooftop bar! Can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank RLivs
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Address: 112 Long Street | 6th Floor Twinnel Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 131 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £9 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and stay with us in our new, family run backpackers on viby Long Street. Right in the middle of all the fun - but a good nights sleep guaranteed.We offer a full range of accommodation from dorms to ensuite doubles and family rooms. All our rooms are individually decorated. We are very women friendly with some girls only dorms with full length mirrors and hair dryers. Fully equipped kitchen, tv lounge, fantastic indoor entertainment area and our own secret garden and bar on the roof. Friendliest welcome in Cape Town. An added bonus is our in-house tour bus offering day tours of Cape Town. ... more   less 
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Penthouse On Long Cape Town, South Africa

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