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Scalabrini Guest House
Reviewed 8 January 2013

The price is right, in the center of things. Excellent staff !!! Not a great neighborhood after nightfall, but what big city is? We would come back. Easy to talk to folks in the communal kitchen. Laundry was easy. Got some extra pillows.
Bob Klass, Sacramento California, 60 years old.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

It is in a good location in town, close to the castle, parlament, company gardens and long street, the nightlife area. It is very clean and comfortable, I warmly suggest it. Very useful the laundry service and the well organized and tidy common kitchen.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Scalabrini is an excellent choice in Cape Town's City Bowl. It is conveniently located, clean and safe. The real bonus is getting to meet the staff and other travelers who choose to work and stay here. Sort of like a grown up hostel. I really enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

We stayed briefly at Scalabrini, and really really liked it. Friendly staff, spotlessly clean, close to lots of things to do in the city, and very ethical: all their profits go to support their community development work. One of the best places we stayed in SA. All in all, very recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

I loved staying at Scalabrini. I valued the opportunity to "give back" to the city by staying at the Scalabrini (the profit from your room rental goes to support the center's mission.) The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the location is within safe walking distance of the Company Gardens, the Iziko museum of art, and all the Long St. attractions.

Room Tip: I chose a private room with en-suite and it was perfect.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

We stayed at Scalabrini Guest House in Cape Town for five nights in July 2012. We usually stay in budget to mid-range hotels, but thought that Scalabrini sounded like a good deal, which it was. The room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Laundry service was cheap and fast. The shared kitchen/common room was clean and well appointed. A staff member was always on duty, and slept there overnight. We were a bit taken aback when we were given six keys to get to the room, including a key to the elevator, but that was all part of the interesting experience. It was not in the most picturesque part of Cape Town, but being in City Bowl it was only a ten minute walk to the best restaurants, shops and attractions. It was interesting to read about Scalabrini's work with the poor of Cape Town, and with refugees, although we did not come into contact with any of the clientele. This was the only place in South Africa or Tanzania where we got free biscuits in the room! A good option for Flashpackers.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

Comfortable, clean, cheap, perfect location and very friendly staff.
There is a big communal kitchen with tv and the laundry service was perfect.
You can go walking everywhere, but we got a cab back from the waterfront at the end of the day.
What else is needed? Would stay there again and will recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Emma_StCugat
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Additional Information about Scalabrini Guest House

Address: 47 Commercial Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
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Ranked #55 of 130 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Number of rooms: 9
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Scalabrini Guest House Cape Town, South Africa

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