ONCE in Cape Town
Once in Cape Town is a hostel for adventurous and young at heart travelers, where you can tailor make your own experience. We believe that when travelling, the four most important elements of that “Once in a lifetime” experience include: Great Location, a great vibe, Safety and Good value for money.
Once in Cape Town is located in Kloofstreet a vibrant area in Cape Town with lots of nice restaurants, sites and activities. Down the Street you'll find the popular Longstreet famous for its bars and clubs, there you can find a bar for every taste, so perfect to party all night long, but far enough from the noise of the city. Not in the mood to venture out? Fear not! Our relaxing back area with self-catering kitchen, outdoor fire-pit and meditation garden gives you space to work and chill. We have 3 in-house restaurants - the gourmet burger joint, Hudsons; a restaurant called Today Tomorrow that plays tunes throughout the week with one Caveat - only vinyl DJ's and cafe deli: Yours Truly - our in-house cafe where breakfast is served. The deli transforms into a hip bar for day-time merriment, and is open until 11pm. Local Captonians love this place - perfect to meet local friends.
Reception and concierge are open 24 hours - book a surf lesson, a wine tasting trip, a visit to Cape Point, sky diving, shark cage diving and much more! Our staff love to travel and are city ambassadors who gladly answer all your questions and offer travel tips and advice. We invite you to join daily free activities like hiking Lions Head or watching the sunset at Signal Hill and make your stay unforgettable and meet new friends.
Every room is Ensuite with private bathroom (even dorms) so no awkward night meanders here! The dorm beds are custom-made extra length, with a safety locking box and charging space for your laptop etc. The private rooms offer hotel-like privacy along with DSTV.
We have 24 hour reception. Normal Hostel Terms and conditions apply. please see on the booking confirmation that will be send to you. Please make suggestions when you are at ONCE in Cape Town
Check in: after 14:00 (early check-ins by arrangement)
Please Note: We require your CVC code in order to guarantee your booking. We will be in touch with you shortly after booking online.
Check out: 10:00 (Late Check-outs by arrangement)
Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards.
Breakfast included in Private Rooms
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Air Conditioning
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Cable TV
- Card Phones
- Ceiling Fan
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Currency Exchange
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Meeting Rooms
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Postal Service
- Reading Light
- Reception (limited hours)
- Safe Deposit Box
- Shuttle Bus
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 7 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
*** NON REFUNDABLE BOOKINGS ***
Dear valued guest, kindly note that in order to confirm your non-refundable reservation we will require a security code. One of our friendly team members will be in contact with you via email. If we do not receive the code within 48 hours of your reservation, your booking will be cancelled from our system.
Please let us know if we can assist you in booking an airport shuttle!
Additional deposits may be required to confirm your booking over busy periods.
Check in: after 14:00PM (early check-ins by arrangement)
Check out: 10:00AM (Late Check-outs by arrangement)
Cancellation policy: Up to 7 days prior to arrival - free of charge, up to 3 days prior to arrival - 50% of the stipulated fee, less than 3 days prior to arrival - 75% of the stipulated fee, on the day of arrival - 100% of the stipulated fee.
Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 00:00 .
Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
Directions to Saasveld Lodge from the Airport (via N2) - Take the N2 towards Cape Town. The road splits into De Waal Drive and Eastern Boulevard.
Take the left fork, De Waal Drive (M3), into town. After the Vredehoek turn-off keep to the left, following the sign towards the Cable Car and the Table Mountain.
Follow the road across three intersections. At the fourth intersection Long Street will be on your right, Kloof Street on your left. Turn left into Kloof Street. Saasveld is number 69, on your left just before the Ocean Basket.
Gardens Cape Town is smack bang in the middle of Cape Town city center. Surrounded by many of the best hang out places of young Capetonians.
The EXPLORE section of the hotel is our lively travel area – our staff are most knowledgeable and will help you with any planning – from which festivals to go to, to hopping on the Bazbus (which departs from our front door!) surfing, abseiling off Table Mountain, Garden route trips or going on a wine tour.