Green Elephant is situated in Cape Town’s student area – Observatory. We are the closest Backpacker to Groote Schuur Hospital (and UCT Medical School) and a 5-minute bus ride from the University of Cape Town. Public transport, shops, bars and restaurants are all a short walk away.
Green Elephant offers budget accommodation to travelers, medical interns, volunteers, students and working folk.
We have been running since 1994 and have 3 houses. The main house has the 4-bed dorm rooms, a BBQ area and a swimming pool. The other two houses have the triple, twin and single private rooms. All the houses have unlimited Wi-Fi.
Rooms & rates
At Green Elephant we believe that quality of sleep is important and all beds have good mattresses.
Budget Room – Single R450
Budget Room – Double/Twin R550
Budget en-suite – Single R500
Budget en-suite – Double R550
Standard en-suite – Single R550
Standard en-suite – Double/Twin R650
|Single Bed in a Quad Room Sharing||R3 500|
|Double / Twin||R7 500|
Paperwork: Here below is the application form for monthly stays (only to be completed after we have corresponded to confirm that we have space) that will be required to be completed and the lease and house-rules. Please read them to be sure that this is the kind of residence that would suite you before making inquiry and application.
- Free unlimited Wi-Fi
- Linen supplied and changed fortnightly
- Plunge pool
- Communal kitchen
- Braai area
- Not a party residence, most of our guests are working or studying, so we enforce a quiet respectful environment.