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Reviews of Carnival Court

Hostel | 255 Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa 8001

82.2% Overall Rating

70 out of 92 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/05/2014)

Sinem Ozkesici thinks…

"Location is very good and safety place, but during the night very noicey. Stuff is very helpfull and friendly. Good price but they dont accept credit cards."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note: No under 18's.

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82.2%

Overall Rating

70 out of 92 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Carnival Court'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
76.8%
Cleanliness
73.6%
Staff
90.4%
Value
77.6%
Safety
80.0%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Sinem Ozkesici

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2014 Sinem would recommend this property

Liked: Location is very good and safety place, but during the night very noicey. Stuff is very helpfull and friendly. Good price but they dont accept credit cards.

Disliked: In rooms very old bunks and fornitures, also old toilets and bathrooms, they should renew all. Shared kitchen very small , small table and have just 3 tabouret not enough... No Tv....Wi-fi only works in stairs area or in kitchen, not in rooms. Cocharachias r flying they r coming from windows and doors dont leave open them, they rush inside.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Ben Duff

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2014

Liked: Good location in the middle of town,

Disliked: It is as loud as everyone says, and there was no intro to the city or much help Deron staff for a newbie

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Apurv Mathur

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

11 February 2014 Apurv would recommend this property

Liked: Staff mainly. And the location.

Disliked: Nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Sian Thurtell

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

05 February 2014 Sian would recommend this property

Liked: It is clean and has a lot of character! Prime location and safe and secure.

Disliked: Extremely noisey, that is the only downfall of this place you will not get a good nights rest. Also the rooms need some fans because if you open those big windows you hear the hustle and bustle of long street.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break

13 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly people and nice

Disliked: A little bit too old

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Marina Neves

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

22 December 2013

Liked: .

Disliked: The place is on the top of a bar, and during the night they have really lound music so it's impossible to sleep.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 February 2013

Liked: It is located where the party takes place Nice live music almost every day

Disliked: Impossible to sleep, too loud, too hot People steel things from the kitchen Rooms are very dirty

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Moritz Heise

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 January 2013 Moritz would recommend this property

Liked: a brilliant place in the heart of cape town. it has a nice bar and is so a good option for solo-travellers. it can be loud at night, but well.. were young aren't we!!

Disliked: not much... noisy at times

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

09 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is super cool, middle of where the action is.

Disliked: The noise that comes along with the location. Excellent for a travel through, but not for long stays, especially when you value a good night's sleep.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Wendy Hulse

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

06 March 2012 Wendy would recommend this property

Liked: The location was the best thing - right in the middle of the bars on Long St. This makes it a noisier place but this was our 2nd stay so we were well aware of this

Disliked: Wendy left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 February 2012

Liked: very noisy area (but ear-plugs are available at reception); party hostel!!; old rooms (might need to be renovated)..

Disliked: very noisy road

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break

03 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was very good...staff (especially the girl in the reseption ) was was very kindly.good location..safety...hasan zenciroglu-marmaris-turkey

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Rebecca Shaw

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2012 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Cool vibe, right on one of the main streets of Cape Town with heaps of bars in short walking distance

Disliked: The window in our room didn't have a lock on it, although it was a couple of stories up, so I suppose it was moderately secure. The staff still reccommended that we kept valubles like passports and expensive cameras etc in their safe behind the counter, which we thought was quite safe

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

01 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place is very nice. An old and restored house in the middle of Long Street.

Disliked: Sleep over the Long Street can be noisy some times.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Jidde Schaeffers

With friends / other travellers

City break

17 October 2011 Jidde would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, nice building.

Disliked: Price

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location and nice, big dorms.

Disliked: Well at night the rooms are very loud, so if you're a light sleeper this may not be for you.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Florence Cole

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

18 August 2010 Florence would recommend this property

Liked: Everything about this place was good! The rooms were squeaky clean, the staff were really helpful when we had problems and were very knowledgeable about the area, and we had a great night at the bar. I would highly recommend it.

Disliked: Florence left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Alexander Bailey

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 July 2010 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: Very lively bar. great location on Long Street where all the bars/restaurants are. only 25min walk from V&A waterfront. bathrooms aren't too bad either.

Disliked: Rooms not painted/generally feel quite tired.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its a popular place with a bar that gets crowded most days (I was there just before the world cup started). Good place to meet other people

Disliked: Its a bit noisy in the rooms because of the bar but i guess thats the price to pay when you want to stay where the action is happening

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

08 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Pretty affordable too

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

03 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, very clean and very nice staff :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

04 April 2010

Liked: the location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

LISA KNOTT

18 February 2010

Liked: We expected noise becuase of the location, but the private twin rooms were like shoe boxes and the noise was too unbearable and went on until 5am on the Friday night

Disliked: LISA left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

29 January 2010

Liked: it is so load that you cannot sleep during the night... even if you like to party you need to sleep once in a while...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

06 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: V v v helpful staff!Be aware tho that is v rowdy hostel, bar plays incredibly loud music till late!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.