Once in Cape Town is an internationally recognized hostel in the backpacking community. We are a place for the adventurous and young at heart travellers, 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 on 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, 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 burger joint, Hudsons; a vinyl music only spot which has the best pizza and coffee, Today & Tomorrow and cafe deli: Yours Truly - our cafe where free 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.
Address 1: 73 Kloof Street
Address 2: Gardens
City: Cape Town - Western Cape
Postal Code: 8001
Contact Name: Kim Whitaker
- Automated teller (ATM)
- Baggage storage
- Concierge desk
- Gift shop
- Laundry service
- Meeting rooms
- Room service
- Safe deposit boxes at front desk
Check-In / Check-Out Policies
This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.
Check-In: 02:00 PM
Check-Out: 10:00 AM
Property and Cancellation Policies:
A 7% admin fee will be subtracted from the total refundable amount. The admin fee will be charged on top of the cancellation policy.
In the event of notification of cancellation, the following cancellation fee shall apply on the full booking:
Cancellations made 0-7 days prior to arrival date 100% of total tariff
Cancellations made 8-14 days prior to arrival date 50% of total tariff
Cancellations made 15-28 days prior to arrival date 25% of total tariff
Cancellations made 28 days prior to arrival date will not be charged
Bank charges will be deducted from funds returned
Terms and Conditions
Full payment may be deducted between day of booking and day of arrival.
~ Cancellation Policy
100% cancellation fee applies, for any reservation cancelled 0 – 7 days prior to arrival.
50 % cancellation fee applies, for any reservation cancelled 8 – 14 days prior to arrival.
25% cancellation fee applies, for any reservation cancelled more than 14 days prior to arrival.
0% cancellation fee applies, for any reservation cancelled more than 28 days prior to arrival.
During periods of high demand (e.g major sporting events, New Years eve) we may reserve the right to apply a 100% cancellation and any deposit paid would be non-refundable in the event of cancellation. In the event of a no-show, or should you not arrive on the stated arrival date, a full cancellation fee will be charged. These dates include: 28 December - 4 January; Argus cycle tour dates and 2 Oceans marathon dates.
Group bookings of more than 10 persons: we may reserve the right to apply a 100% cancellation and any deposit paid would be non-refundable in the event of cancellation. In the event of a no-show, or should you not arrive on the stated arrival date, a full cancellation fee will be charged.