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1 room, 2 adults

Once in Cape Town, 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
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great location
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Bar is awesome

Once in Cape Town, Cape Town

from $68 CAD
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 people)
  • Standard Room, 1 Double or 2 Single 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, Cape Town


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Kloof Street - 1 min walk
  • Long Street - 6 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
  • South African Museum and Planetarium - 7 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)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 50 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
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 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
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 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
  • 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.

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, Cape Town’s small print

Also known as

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

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 50 for adults and ZAR 50 for children (approximately)

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.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 25 reviews

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
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.
gbTrip 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
usRomance 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, usOther trip

Once in Cape Town, Cape Town

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