update (17 July 2014): Sad, super sad news... Penthouse on Long will be closing at the end of July 2014! [more]
Its been a while since we last featured a backpackers, or hostel, on our blog. Well, today's hostel is truly one of the great backpacker spots in Cape Town. Penthouse on Long has been around for years and has build up a reputation of being one of the top hostels in the city. Located right on Longstreet, actually six floors above Longstreet, the hostels offers mixed dorms, a girl only dorm, private rooms, double & twin rooms, a triple room, a family room and, of course, a roof top bar, from which you have 360 degree views of Cape Town, both day and night. WiFi is available at Penthouse on Long, as well as a 24-Hour reception, a safe-deposit box, a laundry service, bicycle rental and much more.