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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.

Green Elephant Backpackers hostel - observatory, cape townGreen Elephant Backpackers hostel - observatory, cape town

Rooms & rates

At Green Elephant we believe that quality of sleep is important and all beds have good mattresses. 

Daily Rates:

Dorm-bed R220

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

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Monthly Rates:  
   
Sharing Rooms
Single Bed in a Quad Room Sharing R3 500
   
   
   
   
   
Private Rooms
Single R6 500
Double / Twin R7 500
   
   
   

For monthly stays, please complete Green Elephant Inquiry Form or e-mail us here.

Please complete this Form for Group Inquiries

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.

  1. Application Form
  2. Sample Lease Agreement
  3. House-Rules

Facilities

  • 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.