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Prague, Czech Republic
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is right next to couple of restaurants and Spar grocery store. I can recommend going to Giovanny's or Butcher's steak house. There is a bar right inside called Warthog's. A busy place in the evening with young people from coming. The hostel has a free, good quality wifi. Small but clean rooms and parking place for about 12... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for reviewing the hostel​.​ We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been staying at never@home for an extended period of time, and coming from a hotel/hospitality industry, worked in some top local and international hotels, this particular backpackers far exceeds my expectations. It's very clean, well organised, super friendly staff, well layed out communal areas, and most important safe. If you looking for budget accommodation with 5star standards then... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that ​never@home​ far exceeded your expectations of a backpackers. We pride ourselves in offering facilities and services you would find in a hotel yet keeping the social backpackers vibe. Thank you for your kind review! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In December 2015, our Cape Town team had the privilege to have our year-end-festivities at Never at Home bar area called Randy Warthog. I must admit, we were a handful with our catering needs and specifications, but from the first phone call made to inquire about their availability to the day of the event, we experienced the utmost professionalism. The... More 

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1 Thank miasmit101
Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that your year end function was such a success at our bar and grill, the Randy Warthog. We hope to accommodate you​r team​ again in the future! More 

Potchefstroom, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far one of the best, if not the best backpackers you will ever get a chance to stay in. Friendly staff, a great restaurant/ bar with a great vibe!!!! Definitely check out the giant jenga and pool area! The rooms are clean and the whole hostel has this very warm and modern feeling to it.. The waterfront... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is such a pleasure to hear that you had such a great time at the hostel. The giant Jenga has recently been made for our guests and sounds like you had fun playing with it! More 

JHB
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never@home is the place to be when not at home. I am extremely fussy when it comes to clean accommodation, and this place was affordable and so very clean...... Love the pure white bedding. The staff is amazing (AMAZING CARE and SERVICE), the vibe is freaken fantastic. I see below is a review of rats.... I never saw one rat,... More 

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Thank D3619BZmike
Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the vibe at ​never@h​ome. We look forward to accommodat​ing​ you both again in the near future! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This time last year, (Nov/Dec 2015) first time traveling to Cape Town and I was looking for a place to stay; Never at Home was my choice. Fairly central to many places; V&A - Waterfront or Bo-kaap, simple bus ride to Camps Bay/Long Street, the best deli just steps away (Giovanni's - almond croissant & latte & more). Randy Warthog,... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for your review​.​ We are sorry to hear about the issue you had with the shower head and glad that it was fixed for you. We work hard at making sure every guest has a positive and comfortable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to ​never@home​ soon. We have made some positive changes to the hostel... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Hostel, really worth the price! Facility and rooms get cleaned daily (!), Staff is friendly and the atmosphere is really familiar and relaxed. Had a room with people I immediately connected and hung out with. Bar shows Sports and serves good and cheap Food and Drinks, also has an Outdoor Pool and Hangout-Area. Location is perfect, directly next to... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of ​never@home​. We ​have taken​ ​on board your​ feedback about the stoves in the communal kitchen​ and will have new ones installed early next week​. It is very important that our guests are comfortable throughout their stay. We look forward to your next stay at the hostel! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms are very clean, clean white linen ... staff friendly and location was perfect ... Best Value for money that I have been to in a very long time. The Randy Warthog bar serves really good food and very affordable, Outside pool area is an amazing little escape to relax and enjoy an ice cold beer.

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you had a positive experience at the hostel and our onsite bar and grill. Thank you for taking the time to review us! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed in a number of hostels in Cape Town (the party ones in Long street, quiet ones outside the City etc) this one had by far the best community spirit, chill factor and overall home like feel. The communal kitchen or large reception area are great places to chat to random travelers from all 4 corners of the Earth,... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for your review​.​ We are glad to hear that you had a positive experience at the hostel and enjoyed your time at our friendly bar and grill - where no two days will ever be the same! More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is the worst place I’ve ever been. Starting from the front desk. They are terrible and it’s a mess, the lack of organization there is amazing. I arrived on a Friday night, around 23:00, I said my reservation note that I would arrive late around that time but they weren’t expecting me at all and the reservation I... More 

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Nicole W, Manager at Never at Home Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Your comments relating to the hostel being a rats paradise and filthy are very upsetting. As you can see from the majority of our other guest reviews, the hostel has a reputation for being very clean and this is something we pride ourselves on. We very occasionally spots rats within our car park which is... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the vibrant Green Point "strip", we are surrounded by trendy restaurants and bars, overlook the Cape Town Stadium and in walking distance of the famous V & A Waterfront, Cape Town CBD and the Seapoint Promenade. Easy access to public transport provides guests with rapid access to Long Street (South Africa's most famous party destination), Table Mountain (a new 7 wonder of the world) and some of the best beaches Cape Town has to offer. We provide a range of accommodation including shared dormitories and double/twin rooms for those looking for something a little more intimate. Separate sanctuary accommodation is also available for females only. The majority of our rooms are en-suite with additional communal bathrooms provided for extra convenience. Basics, necessities like lockers, bedding, heating and air conditioning are supplied in all rooms. Our reception is open 24 hours and safety and security is a key priority. The Randy Warthog, bar and restaurant overlooks the hostel waterhole (swimming pool and sundeck to those in the know). Randy hosts parties and events most days of the week, including traditional braai's (barbeque in South African language). A continental breakfast or a full cooked breakfast is available at the Randy for an inexpensive cost. Additional hostel facilities include a communal kitchen, inside and outside social areas, internet zone and bicycle hire for those with a little more energy. Fast wireless connectivity is available throughout property. Our travel desk guys just love Cape Town and can advise you on all the hot spots and best day trips! They can also advise you on what not to do. A hostel shuttle bus runs daily (for a surcharge) for in house guests, and safe car parking (on request) for those independent types. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Never at Home Cape Town

Address: 107 Main Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa (Formerly Hotel Graeme)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $24 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Never at Home Cape Town 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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