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1 room, 2 adults

Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only

2-star2 stars
1 St Georges Mall, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000, South Africa

Adults-only hostel within walking distance of Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Excellent, well placed and brilliant concept in the design.Oct 26, 2020
  • The staff are arrogant, ignorant and stupid. After having us wait for an hour to confirm…Oct 9, 2020

Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only

from €30
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory Mixed Private

What’s around Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only

Landmarks

  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Long Street - 3 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 7 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 11 min walk
  • Kloof Street - 18 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 25 min walk
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 27 min walk
  • V&A Waterfront - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 21 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 5 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 17 min drive
  • Airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 200 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Designated smoking areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only’s small print

Also known as

  • Hippo Pod
  • Hippo Pod Hostel Cape Town
  • Hippo Pod Hostel Adults Only
  • Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only Cape Town
  • Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 80 for adults and ZAR 80 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only.
  • Are pets allowed at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Obi Restaurant (3-min walk), Brownies and Downies (4-min walk), and Giulio's (4-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (13-min drive) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 5 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Thumbs up.
Great place, good location, a great hostal
Juan, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
1st time experience of Pod-living with hubby
It was a good experience. A classical "don't judge a book by its cover" though because the place looks hideous on the outside but on the inside its exactly as advertised on the internet. I wasn't disappointed at all, what can be irritating is the lack of rules. My husband and I had a noisy neighbour and this made it difficult For us to sleep peacefully. Another downside would be sharing facilities i.e. toilets and showers, with untidy people. Overall we had no regrets and we enjoyed our stay!!! I would recommend it to anyone.
Kutlwano, za5 night trip
Good 6.0
Se veia mejor en fotos
Hicimos la reserva mediante hotels.com en un dorm para 3 personas y cuando llegamos la reserva solo estaba para una persona. Tuvimos que reservar de nuevo. El hostel se veia mejor en fotos, no tenía tan buen ambiente y nadie usaba las áreas comunes. Las camas eran comodas, pero era imposible abrir los lockers. Los baños estaban limpios pero faltaban bancas en la ducha para poder cambiarse.
es1 night trip with friends

Hippo Pod Hostel - Adults Only