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St Paul's Guest House
Ranked #106 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 March 2014

I can't praise this place enough. A room of your own -- with bathroom, way tall ceilings (wooden, so they creak, but lots of character), hearty breakfast, and, most important of all, family-level hospitality, in the center of the city for... 550 rand. And -- the mark of a true winner -- they're keen on details. The showers are sizable and have great water pressure. If the wi-fi is out, the entire team gets on it and it's fixed in a minute. Want a towel for the beach? Here you go. Need laundry done ASAP? We'll do it for $2.50. The beds are soft. Everything is spic 'n span. The breakfasts will leave you sagging. Etc. Not every detail is perfect -- the coffee's weak, the wi-fi works best in the common area -- but this is nothing when you're staying in the heart of the city, with some of its greatest food and leisure (Jason Bakery is just down the road), for less than $50/night. (Less if you're sharing.) And, in a disproportionately white city, it was really nice to stay in a place that draws as many Africans, South and otherwise, as visitors from Australia, Europe, and the US. So, a huge thumbs up. Discount places in the center are often a gamble, but this one gives a good name to the lot. It's supported by St. Paul's Church next door, so that travelers of lesser means can have a good time, too, and what a noble mission, and executed so much better than it has to be.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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6  Thank Boris F
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AnnaG1029102, Public Relations Manager at St Paul's Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2015

Even though this was written almost a year ago, it still is one of the best reviews to read. Thank you for your honest response, shedding light on some of the best parts of St. Paul's Guest House. We truly appreciate it and hope to see you back here soon!

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Perfect accommodation in terms of good quality-price balance. Very close to Long Street, its perfect to spend some days in the Cape. The room is very clean, quite and nice and all the staff is very kind and helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Maya C
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

yes its awesome and great accommodation in bree street cape town,,

very good service and its for great people who love to stay alone in room with ensuite bath n toilet

rate - R350 include breakfast

and very neat n clean


lets stay n c

Room Tip: downs stairs room
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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5  Thank OmMamoon
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

6 of us stayed at this Guest House for 4 nights. The Guest House is immaculate, the breakfast ample, and the location terrific - so close to "downtown," and very safe.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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7  Thank Bostonkiwi17
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Additional Information about St Paul's Guest House

Address: 182 186 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #106 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an affordable b&b in the heart of Cape Town. Minutes away from the most popular streets and attractions, you really can't do better than St. Paul's Guest House. We are located on the hip Bree Street, seconds away from Long Street, but in a more quiet and safer area. R 500/night shared bathroom. R 600/per night en suite for single. Family rates and group rates are available. ... more   less 
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