A hub for young travellers looking for affordable accommodation combined with authentic and inclusive South African experiences.
Enjoy our design led rooms with ensuite bathroom, hand-made room amenities, and crisp white linen. We are Fair Trade! Join our community and help us make a difference.
One of the creative capitals of the world, Cape Town has been voted by Lonely Planet as the second best travel city in 2017. This vibrant city hums with life day and night and sits at the foot of one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the magnificent Table Mountain. Stunning white sandy beaches line the coast while the mountain meets the ocean to create some of the most gorgeous scenery.
Cape Town is truly a melting pot with large European influence combined with a plethora of other local cultures. Learn about our dark history, respect our lifestyle, and find out why we’re called the Rainbow nation.
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Centrally located on the vibrant Kloof Street, Once in Cape Town is within walking distance of a variety of parks, restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques, grocery stores, and the famous Long Street.
Unfortunately, Once in Cape Town is not wheelchair accessible.
Our on-site restaurant and bar is one of Cape Town’s local institutions. “Same time tomorrow!” A suitable slogan for this neighbourhood fav. Think Jacaranda trees and greenery hanging down from every angle, delicious craft beer on tap and fresh local beats daily until 12am. The sundowner deck, Up Yours, plays chilled electronic and funk music, and vinyl DJ sets. Whether you’re in need of a coffee, meal, drink, conversation or just a good dance, Yours Truly, is where you’ll find it.
Monday to Sunday
7am to 12am
Monday - Friday:
8am - 9pm
8am - 10pm
10am - 5pm
Hudsons the Burger Joint, as the name implies is an America inspired diner with a contemporary twist in its design, with the inclusion of Tom Dixon Beat lights, genuine leather booths, hand crafted dining chairs, mounted animal horns and New York city street maps. Their rock and roll beats, attentive eye-catching staff all set the fast paced tone for the urban consumer on the hunt for casual gourmet.
We can tailor make a group package to suit your needs including transport, food, accommodation and experiences.Book a Group
From a free neighbourhood walking tour, dancing and a braai in the townships, a visit to an organic farmers market, or salsa dancing on the promenade – these daily happenings are free to join at Once, and a great way to meet fellow travelers and make the most of your time here in Cape Town. Keep a look out for our activities board, as activities change daily, and be sure to sign up at reception for a great time!
The “Once” ethos has grown into a travel lifestyle brand and is a truly authentic way to immerse yourself in African culture and have a "Once in a lifetime" experience.
We recognise the importance of animal welfare, human rights and the respect of indigenous cultures and communities. As an official Fair Trade Tourism accredited business, we engage in only responsible and sustainable practices. Educating is at the forefront of our values and we strive to provide our guests with the necessary information to ensure their impact is positive on the cities in which they travel.
Due to this, we are particular about the tour companies we support and partner with. Tour companies that exploit animals in captivity and enable human interaction will not be available through us.
Supporting local entrepreneurs and ethical businesses strengthens communities, raises the overall quality of life and ensures that the places you love will last for generations to come.