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A Sunflower Stop
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Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

A good, well priced hostel in a good area of Cape Town. Quieter than long street and situated next to the World Cup stadium - a short walk from the seafront. The guys running it were great fun and there is an awesome bar and really good self catering kitchen and braii facilities. R6 via minibus taxis to the centre of town and train station.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights after a 25 day trip round Africa on an overlander. So we were very excited to have a bed and 4 walls as we had been staying in a tent. We were not disappointed the rooms & showers were clean & very comfortable. The staff were more than helpful & extremely friendly.. A special thanks goes to Ashley for sorting out our onward travel with Bazbus your a star :) xxx

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

I recommend this backpackers above most in Cape Town. Friendly staff and always going that extra mile.

Perfect setting- close to the stadium in Cape Town, Waterfront and beaches. Lovely private and dorm beds available. Perfect sunny days laze around the pool. They can arrange all your day tours eg. Abseiling, Shark cage diving and off course the wine routes.

A must stay when in Cape Town.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

I would highly recommend the Sunflower Stop. I stayed there for three days and really loved it. It's in a great location so I could easily walk to the beaches, Long Street, shops and cafes. Also the staff is wonderful. One of the front desk staff, Daniel, was so nice! He called at least 10 different places to get me a reservation to go shark diving and I really appreciated his help. The people here are cool, free wifi, and super cheap drinks at the bar. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

As a 26 year old married man, travelling with my Mum to Cape Town for 4 days after a family wedding in another part of South Africa, I was a little worried about staying here. I knew I’d enjoy it as I’ve spent the last 10 years staying at places like this, but I didn’t know what my 46 year old Mum would think. As it turned out, she absolutely loved it. To quote her, “…I’ve stayed in hotels worse than this!”. She couldn’t believe the quality of the place for the low price we paid. The staff were very helpful upon arrival, and our room was literally a few steps from the main reception. The room had its own bathroom, very comfy beds and I very much appreciated the excellent air conditioning system. The room felt very safe too with its own safety box, as well as another safety box behind reception too. The hostel bar and pool always seemed to be well used and the people that were staying there seemed to have been there for some time. Understandable considering the cost and quality. Just a short walk from Cape Town Stadium, the waterfront shopping complex and a taxi that cost less than £2 to get to Long Street, it really is in a great location. Another short walk away was a number or bars and restaurants that my Mother and I made certain to make the most of during our stay. If you’re planning on backpacking in Cape Town, this is the place to stay.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

I only have good things to say about A Sunflower Stop. The room was great, serviced every day, quiet and well insulated enough to sleep in at night, despite being above the bar and with a busy road outside. Andrew in particular was a fine and friendly host, thanks for all the local information and the late night bar conversations.

The pool was perfect for a hot afternoon dip after a day out exploring the city. Parking was easy outside the hostel and the waterfront for robben island trips and shopping was an easy stroll away. An interesting mix of fellow travellers staying there topped it off even better.

The hostel has a range of rooms for different budgets, good kitchen facilities, lounges and a comfortable outdoor space to relax in day or night. A great spot to relax, kick back and plan your trips around South Africa's most beautiful city.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Sunflower Stop in the beginning of 2013. The hostel was quite busy so there was a nice vibe. The rooms are nice and luxurious, once you lay on the bed you almost do not want to get out. The rooms are serviced daily what is very nice and very personal! The hostel is situated in a safe area. Not in the middle of the city but very safe. V&A waterfront is only a 15 minutes walk and the city centre is really good reachable by taxi! Really had a good stay at Sunflower Stop!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Additional Information about A Sunflower Stop

Address: 179 Main Rd | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 131 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £14 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — A Sunflower Stop 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Sunflower Stop backpackers offers relaxing and comfortable accommodation for budget travellers in Cape Town. Nestled between the mountains and sea, the backpackers hostel is in the perfect location to enjoy your time in Cape Town. With a self-catering kitchen, bar and T.V. lounge, our luxury backpackers offers affordable accommodation for every budget. So come and make yourself at home with our friendly staff, cool off in our refreshing sun filled swimming pool, relax at the cosy bar. ... more   less 
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Sunflower Stop Hotel Cape Town Central
Sunflower Stop Cape Town
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