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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 2 restaurants, near Long Street
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here
Great location
Delicious food
Awesome vibe
Bar is awesome

Once in Cape Town

  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 people)
  • Standard Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 people)
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 people)
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 people)
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, Mountain View
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Mountain View (4 people)
  • Quadruple Room

What’s around Once in Cape Town


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Long Street - 6 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 44 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Camps Bay Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Table Mountain - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • University of Cape Town - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 50 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • 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
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Up Yours - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Hudsons - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

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


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 300 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.

FAQs for Once in Cape Town

  • Does Once in Cape Town offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Once in Cape Town does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Once in Cape Town?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Once in Cape Town?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Once in Cape Town?
    You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Once in Cape Town?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Once in Cape Town?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 300 per person one-way.
  • What is there to do near Once in Cape Town?
    Recommended spots to visit include Long Street (6-min walk) and Two Oceans Aquarium (2.3 mi), along with Cape Town Stadium (2.4 mi) and Camps Bay Beach (2.8 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,6 From 21 reviews

Very good 8,0
Overall it was good stay with cooperative staff
Muhammad, ie1 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Nice hostel in cool neighborhood
I really liked my stay here. Comfortable rooms, bedding and clean bathrooms. Really nice bar/resturant on the first floor with good food. Terrace bar closes at 10 and the first floor bar closes at 12 so things got quite for a good nights rest. It would be nice to have air conditioning but the ceiling fan worked ok. I would like there to be charging stations on the back patio. Overall a very good place to stay and I would absolutely stay here again.
John, us4 night trip
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

Once in Cape Town

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