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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- St Paul's Guest House Cape Town, South Africa