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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 Kloof Street
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • I really enjoyed my stay. Clean facilities next to a great restaurant.Feb 3, 2020
  • Set up and location is amazingAug 29, 2019

Once in Cape Town

from ZAR 783
  • 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
  • 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 - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Bloubergstrand Beach - 11.1 mi / 17.9 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 2 PM-anytime
  • 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 on site

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.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Once in Cape Town?
    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 wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site 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 from 2 PM to anytime. 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 Two Oceans Aquarium (2.3 mi) and Cape Town Stadium (2.4 mi), along with Camps Bay Beach (2.8 mi) and Table Mountain (2.7 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 19 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
Fair 4,0
Infelizmente nao vale a pena, apesar de ser um hotel barato, com muutos jovens e clima de hostel, o tratamento que tivemos na nossa estadia nao foi legal, a falta de organizacao, o pouco caso dos funcionarios e o estado do quarto, deixaram muito a desejar.
Guilherme, br5 night trip
Very good 8,0
Einfach und Günstig aber super Lage
Das für Backpacker ausgelegte Hotel liegt an super Lage. Leider hatte ich noch Schuhe unter dem Bett vergessen. Bei zweimaligen telefonischen nachfragen ob sie diese suchen könnten, wurde ich mit "wir werden zurückrufen" hingehalten. Zurückgerufen wurde aber nie.
felix, ch2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Muito bom!
Ótima escolha para Capetown e para conhecer pessoas. A localização é ótima, tem comércio e ótimos bares/pubs na rua e próximo a tudo. O hostel tem um bar no térreo e outro no último andar, facilitando a interação dos hóspedes. O café da manhã apesar de simples é bem gostoso e a equipe muito simpática. A única coisa que senti falta foi de um cofre no quarto compartilhado. O hostel não oferece toalhas, mas você pode comprá-las, por um preço não muito barato. Me hospedaria lá novamente.
Tatiana, br4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Good to meet people
The place is very exciting!
Luana, br6 night trip
Very good 8,0
Backpackerställe med aktiviteter och god frukost!
Stannade i 6 nätter i girls doorm room som hade fantastisk utsikt över Table Mountain. Det va ett härligt backpackerställe, med lyxig frukost, gott kaffe, billigt vin, god mat och många aktiviteter. Majoriteten i personalen var även väldigt trevliga och professionella, men ett fåtal (några av grabbarna i personalen) rökte marijuana mitt på dagen i hotellets anläggning och hade ett otrevligt språkbruk genom att de talade illa om och till de kvinnliga gästerna, vilket kändes väldigt opassande. Jag var själv inte drabbad men såg hur de betedde sig.
seOther trip
Very good 8,0
Melanie, de3 night trip
Very good 8,0
Jesus, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Mutombo, za5 night business trip

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