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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Location is Great on a very lively street but as a result its a very loud place to try and sleep at night! The rooms were secure and we had our own key to lock the room and they also had lockers. Bathrooms and kitchen were basic but did the job. Very Cheap and Great Location. The fact that free...

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Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Right in the middle of long street where the party never ends. Noisey as hell. If your looking for a party this may be for you. If your looking for sleep move on. Good location but long St is expensive

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Only go to Carnival Court when you really want to party every night! You're staying in the middle of all the bars, which makes it the perfect location! The rooms are very basic and a bit old, but it is OK. It's actually quite cheap for Capetown and the staff is friendly. Don't forget to bring your own padlock with...

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Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Noisey, right in the heart of party central Capetown, Long street... Decent value... but you wont get any sleep... Decent kitchen, passable bathrooms... But nisey until 5 in the morning... Great location, but stray further up or down long street or away totally if you want to sleep

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Very very central location, perfect location! It's a nice place, good atmosphere nice place to meet people etc. Cool balcony for driving. A bar, but not that cheap for a hostel. Staff are very good and helpful Rooms are basics, but do the job!

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Brescia, Italy
Reviewed 13 January 2014

I'm not much of a hostel-person, but I have to admit my experience at the Carnival Court wasn't that bad at all. The place is kinda of old, it might need some maintanance, but it's quite clean, expecially the bathroom and the showers. I noticed as soon as someone would use one of the bathrooms, some of the cleaners were...

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Thank Laura P
London
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Carnival Court was the first backpackers place in South Africa that we stayed in. We arrived in the morning and were pleasantly surprised by the colonial feel of the interiors. Little did we know that this almost classical wooden-floored building with high-ceilings and winding staircases will be transformed into a party hub after dark. This is an ideal place to...

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Thank Joel S
New York
Reviewed 2 January 2014

I stayed here for a week during NYE. The staff was great! They were really helpful in helping us book tours and accommodating us. The place is really secure. There were door men for late nights who were really friendly and helpful. The hostel bar was pretty laid back and fun. The hostel is located on a party street near...

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Nice, France
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I'm surprised by all the reviews saying that this place is not clean, actually I have seen housekeeper cleaning the corridors and bathrooms all the day long. I found the place nice, quite charming in its old style, location is great and staff very friendly and helpful. You are just 20 minutes walking to Waterfront and 5 minutes walks to...

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Probably an okay place to stay when you're partying all week all night, but otherwise not, if you want a little bit of rest. You have to put in very good earplugs or be tired enough to fall asleep. Besides that the music was absolutely terrible and often I could feel the base banging through the floor when I was...

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Address: 255 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Number of rooms: 5
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“Rooms that are 2 floors up and not facing long street will be a little quieter”
SophieABlackett, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Grab a top floor room or you wont sleep on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday”
929nathyb, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor”
Captain_Condor, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“Not for anyone seeking a quiet trip. Get a single room if you're traveling solo. Your stuff might get stolen in a dorm room.”
Thabs_k, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
“You wontr get any sleep here...”
James_KK9185AX, 7 Jun 2014 | Read review
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