Once in Cape Town

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Once in a lifetime!

When walking through the doors of Once in Cape Town, which is situated on the Mother City’s trendy Kloof Street, you quickly realise that this place is something special!

As a contemporary hostel, Once in Cape Town offers discerning budget travellers the best aspects of a lively backpackers lodge and a reliable 3-star hotel. Not to mention the good vibes and a supreme location that’s conveniently close to everything, but still a short walk away from the city's main buzz (such as Long Street, the city’s main party street, with numerous bars, clubs and eateries).

Unique amenities at Once include a private booth for Skype sessions and a chill room with movies available for viewing on lazy days. Visitors will find the one main ingredient that separates the good hostels from the great ones: a steady flow of people.

You can hang out with new acquaintances over coffee or local craft beers at the in-house café, Yours Truly, which is a partner of Once in Cape Town. The eatery offers great gourmet sandwiches, top-notch drinks and live music on the  sundowner terrace – giving guests the chance to meet the colourful characters of the Mother City ( it is a popular spot for the locals as well). And then, of course, there is Up Yours – Kloof Street's one and only rooftop bar situated above Yours Truly. The sundowner venue is the ideal hotspot to have a drink (or two) while watching breathtaking sunsets over Lion’s Head.

You’ll also likely make a buddy or two while joining in on one of the hostel’s free activities on offer, which are all organised by the Once in Cape Town staff (all really great and friendly people).There are also bicycles for hire to explore the city and surrounds in an eco-friendly and fun manner.

Stay at Once in Cape Town is one of those experiences which you know will create happy and fond memories for years to come, and you will most probably return more than just once to this awesome place.

Tip: If you’re wondering what to do on any given day, there is a board in the reception area with a daily ‘Things to Do’ list and a helpful weather forecast. Also, ask one of the friendly staff members for insider tips and local secrets.

Rooms Types Available:

  • Shared Dorm Rooms
  • Ladies Shared Dorm Rooms
  • Deluxe Shared Room
  • Twin Room
  • Double Room





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What a great stay!

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Excellent value for money. Great reception staff. The rooms are really spacious and clean. The vibe is excellent and I will definitely return again soon!

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