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Reviews of Green Elephant Cape Town Hostel

57 Milton Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 90%

Location 93%

Safety 93%

Staff 95%

Value 95%

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines

Important Information

Please be advised the credit card will be pre-authorized before arrival. If the card is not valid, the customer will be contacted by email to provide the details of another credit card, in order to guarantee their booking. Failure to provide it might result in the cancellation of the booking.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 13:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 90%

Location 93%

Safety 93%

Staff 95%

Value 95%

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66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Close to great cafes.

Disliked: Note that this hostel caters to workers as well as travellers. In our dorm, we had people getting up at 5am every morning to get to work. On our last night, the guy getting up turned on the light and made lots of noise - such a pain. If you value your sleep, perhaps best to get a private room.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: My third stay et the Green Ele. It is still well-run, friendly, and a good choice for social backpackers wanting to stay in Obz.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: We felt at home from the first day on. Observatory has all you need:bars,supermarkets,restaurants. This hostel makes you want to stay longer!minibuses transport you easy enough into the city centre. Staff is always knowledgable, helpful, in a good mood and happy to chat. Long term residents give good advice, too. Security also satisfies, there are private lockers etc. Good wi-fi, laid-back common rooms and sea-view from the terrace. Enjoy :)

Disliked: The 'green room' dorm needs more windows, but all other rooms have plenty of fresh air!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Family Holiday, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: As first time backpackers we were not really sure what to expect from a hostel, the Green Elephent was a pleasant surprise. The staff there are friendly and cannot do enough for you. Howard the owner helped me change a tyre on the rental car and Edwina was always there to rescue me at the drinks machine. She had the knack or maybe it just liked the pretty girls ;-). The cleanliness of our room and cleaning service was on par with any hotel I've stayed at, the security too. The all you can eat pizza night on a Thursday is a bargain and must for all that stay there. It was a very pleasant base for us to stay at, the staff made us very welcome, thank you.

Disliked: Nothing worth mentioning

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Business / conference, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: Amazing staff and a social hostel to meet other travelers, students, and locals. Plenty of common space - internet lounge, large communal kitchen, tv room, balcony braai, front pool and bar. Great place to visit and hangout, even if not staying at the Green Elephant.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jan 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife

Liked: GREAT STAFF, CLOSE TO TRANSPORTATION AND FOOD. SOME LOCAL BARS 6 BLOCKS AWAY.

Disliked: NOTHING

Customer would recommend this property

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