It's like you check in, but can never leave, or don't want to. The location is perfect. It's a brisk 30 minute walk to the V&A harbor, short cab ride of 30R to Table Mountain or Lions Head, and walking distance to Long Street without having to put up with the craziness. Park has some great little bars and restaurants, and a grocery store is just nearby with another one about 10 minutes further up the hill.
There were a few regulars there when I visited, and after coming "home" from a long day's sightseeing, it was great to see a few familiar faces chatting or eating around the kitchen table. With a few days, you get to know each other and they ask about your plans, what is going on, help with suggestions on how to get to places, etc. The atmosphere created around the table is such that I look forward to coming back, and it really did feel like "home" for the few days I was there.
The staff are great. Stacey and Susan are wonderful, helping with planning, making phone calls for reservations or cabs, advice on how to get places, etc.
I stayed in one of the dorms. I can see that it could be a bit loud if someone was watching TV, but typically people observed the 11 PM quiet time. All you had to do was say something if it was a problem, which I didn't have. No coffee, tea, or breakfast but again that is easily rectified with the grocery store. The unlimited free wifi is what i would much rather have. No problems while I was there on the bandwidth either.
Overall, absolutely loved this place. I didn't want to leave - hoping to come back soon.
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