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“Run-down building at a dark end of long street”
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Penthouse on Long
Reviewed 23 May 2014

You´re welcomed by a sleeping receptionist on the ground floor. The elevator was full of trash. The hostel itself was clean, staff friendly. I did not see the rooftop terrace, nobody showed me around. I did not try the breakfast as it is not served before 7.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We spent few days in the 20 bed room and payed 120 Rand each - breakfast included!
Helpful staff and good facilities. Great location and great roof bar located on the top of the building with a great view over the city
However, the only issued we had was the cleaning of the kitchen due the lack of people cleaning after themselves...

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This hostel was in the middle of everything: shops, restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, transportation,etc. The staff was excellent & very helpful with booking day trips and providing information about the area's attractions. The hostel was clean,secure, and beautifully decorated with local artwork. A great rooftop bar!!! You could cook your own meals or a nightly special was offered for purchase. This is one of the louder hostels, so bring your earphones/earplugs.The only negative thing i experienced, were people leaving the door unlocked, and strangers entering the room.(not the hostel's fault) Consider a electronic room card and get rid of those keys. Lockers were provided(bring a lock), so no worries about theft. Overall, i enjoyed the atmosphere at Penthouse, and meeting all the people. A GREAT EXPERIENCE! PS, clean out that fridge in the kitchen.....it was scary.

Room Tip: The Zebra Room was the best!!!!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Penthouse on long. It is a wonderful location with good services and awesome decorated rooms. Also a good opportunity to meet other travellers :) The rooms were nice and clean and I slept very good in the beds (especially after a night in Longstreet!). Don't forget to check out the rooftopbar! They often organize a nice evening with entertainment.
I loved it!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

I stayed in the 20 bed dorm. It was surprisingly quiet in the room, and in the hostel overall. The beds decent, my ladder was a bit broken. Not a lot if space for bags and it was quite messy. But the hostel has got an amazing rooftop bar! Furthermore, the staff was great! The hostel is located on long, which is number one party street in ctown. However, the party is further up the street and you can't hear it during nights. Overall a decent hostel, great value for the money!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Looking for an affordable place without any frills? This is it. Perfect to crash in for a night or two on a budget, but don't expect too much. We were disappointed in its cleanliness (hair all over the bed sheets and pillows, mould in the shower, dirty mats and carpets) and it was pretty noisy. However it's in a very convenient spot and for what we paid it was a pretty decent stay all round.

Room Tip: For just a little extra you can get a private room with en suite bathroom. Do it. Totally worth the...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

I think overall this was a really nice hostel to stay in. I stayed in the 22 bed dorm for 6 days. They helped me book day trips and I liked the idea to have a whiteboard for the guest to put up there own activites (we climbed mountains one day for an instance). The lockers in the door was big and I felt secure leaving all my stuffs there when doing day trips. The WIFI was good. The only negative I can think of was the opening hours of the pub on the roof. Could have been open longer :).

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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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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