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Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Shared Dormitory, Women only | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only

Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only

2.0 star property
Adults-only hostel in Cape Town

7,2/10 Good

7 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is R567
Price available on 2022/12/04
Map
1 St Georges Mall, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Lockers available

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Table Mountain - 17 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 16 min drive
  • Robben Island - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 21 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 5 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 31 min drive
  • Airport shuttle

Restaurants

  • Obi Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • The Village Idiot - 5 min walk
  • Caffe Hausbrandt - 5 min walk
  • Loaves On Long - 5 min walk
  • Orinoco - 5 min walk

About this property

Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only

When visiting Cape Town, Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only is a great choice to consider.

Languages

Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 200 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 80 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hippo Pod
Hippo Pod Hostel Cape Town
Hippo Pod Hostel Adults Only
Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only Cape Town
Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
As of 01 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only on 04 December 2022 start from R567, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (22-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Obi Restaurant (3-min walk), The Village Idiot (5-min walk), and Caffe Hausbrandt (5-min walk).
What's the area around Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only like?
Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only is a short 5-minute walk from Cape Town Station and 3 minutes' walk from Long Street.

Overall score and ratings

7,2

Good

7,0/10

Cleanliness

7,3/10

Staff & service

6,7/10

Property conditions & facilities

6,0/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

Suzan, 5-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

SB, 5-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent
Excellent, well placed and brilliant concept in the design.
Peter, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Reservation not honoured
The staff are arrogant, ignorant and stupid. After having us wait for an hour to confirm our booking, we were told that although we had booked and paid for 3 people and had confirmation their pricing was incorrect and we would have to pay in triple of what we had already paid or get out. We were stranded without accommodation at 9 o’clock at night. Absolutely disgusting. I’ve never been treated like that as a guest anywhere, we were shouted at and told to get out and contact Hotels.com if we didn’t like it.
Eben, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Thumbs up.
Great place, good location, a great hostal
Juan, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

1st time experience of Pod-living with hubby
It was a good experience. A classical "don't judge a book by its cover" though because the place looks hideous on the outside but on the inside its exactly as advertised on the internet. I wasn't disappointed at all, what can be irritating is the lack of rules. My husband and I had a noisy neighbour and this made it difficult For us to sleep peacefully. Another downside would be sharing facilities i.e. toilets and showers, with untidy people. Overall we had no regrets and we enjoyed our stay!!! I would recommend it to anyone.
Kutlwano, 5-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Se veia mejor en fotos
Hicimos la reserva mediante hotels.com en un dorm para 3 personas y cuando llegamos la reserva solo estaba para una persona. Tuvimos que reservar de nuevo. El hostel se veia mejor en fotos, no tenía tan buen ambiente y nadie usaba las áreas comunes. Las camas eran comodas, pero era imposible abrir los lockers. Los baños estaban limpios pero faltaban bancas en la ducha para poder cambiarse.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review