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1 room, 2 adults

Once in Cape Town

2-star2 stars
73 Kloof Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

Hostel with safari, near Kloof Street
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 729 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Awesome vibe
Fantastic service
Bar is awesome

Once in Cape Town

from ZAR 1,018
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 person)
  • Standard Room, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 person)
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (4 Person)
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, Mountain View
  • Basic Shared Dormitory

What’s around Once in Cape Town


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • South African National Gallery - 12 min walk
  • Greenmarket Square - 16 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 26 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 26 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 44 min walk
  • Kloof Street - 1 min walk
  • Long Street - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 23 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About Once in Cape Town

Putting you in a great location within just a 10-minute walk of Kloof Street and Long Street, Once in Cape Town offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 250 per person one way. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Yours Truly, one of 2 restaurants, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 2 bars/lounges and a terrace are other highlights, and rooms offer rainfall showerheads and free WiFi. The bar and nice bathrooms get good marks from fellow travelers.

At a glance

Key facts


  • 50 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Yours Truly - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Fair Trade Tourism, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Once in Cape Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Saasveld Cape Town
  • Once in Cape Town Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Once in Cape Town Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cape Town
  • Saasveld Lodge
  • Saasveld Lodge Cape Town
  • Once Cape Town Hostel
  • Once Hostel
  • Once Cape Town
  • Saasveld Hotel Cape Town Central
  • Once In Cape Town South Africa
  • Once in Cape Town Cape Town


This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: ZAR 140 per stay

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 250 per person (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 18 reviews

Very good 8,0
Fun times
Great place to stay! The staff is great and the rooms on the lower floors seemed better updated. Very loud on weekends nights. This is the place everyone seems to go to hang out!
us3 night trip
Very good 8,0
The hostel is in a great location in Cape Town and has a thriving bar downstairs,especially on Saturday and Sunday. The service on arrival was great and the reception team were mostly very friendly (the occasional staff member who seemed to think serving customers was above them) and helpful, booking a few excursions for us. The hostel wasn't the cleanest that I have stayed in, in Cape Town which definitely let it down a bit.A bit more attention to detail on the cleaning front would make a real difference. Overall though a great location, especially for the younger crowd and a great place to meet people whilst in Cape Town.
gb5 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Great atmosphere
Great vibe, room was a little noisy as it was right next to the bar and super hot in the evening. But staff were amazing and super friendly
us4 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
The attached restaurant is very noisy and crowded from late afternoon till closing. Full of young travellers drinking- seems a bit of a pick up joint. Typical hostel atmosphere. Seemed expensive for value received. All in all I enjoyed my stay, the friendly staff at the reception make up of other shortcomings
Eva, us1 night trip

Once in Cape Town

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