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 2 houses. The main house has the 6-bed dorm rooms, a BBQ area and a swimming pool. The other house has the triple, twin and single private rooms. Both 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 R550
Budget Room – Double/Twin R550
Budget en-suite – Single R600
Budget en-suite – Double R600
Family Room – R750 for 3 and R1 000 for 4
Sharing: Bed in a 6-bed dorm room – R4 000
Private Room (shared bathroom): Single or Double/Twin – R12 000 for the room. R15 000 over peak times (Dec and Jan).
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.