Widely known as the mother city Cape Town has a lot to offer visitors. This beachside city offers beautiful Atlantic beaches to enjoy, alongside all of the attractions at the famous V&A Waterfront. Alternatively, you could dive into the city’s rich culture and history with museums, art galleries, or historic wine farms in the surrounding Winelands. There is also the iconic Table Mountain which is the centrepiece of this beautiful city. These are our picks for the best accommodation in Cape Town

With so much to offer you will need at least a week-long stay to enjoy all of it. For a stay that long you will want to find the perfect accommodation in Cape Town to suit your needs. While the cheapest form of accommodation will always be a friend’s hospitality, that isn’t always an option. That is why we decided to write this list of our favourite accommodations in Cape Town. To help you find the ideal base camp for your perfect Cape Town vacation.

O’Two Hotel

If you are looking for luxury hotel accommodation in Cape Town, look no further than the O’Two Hotel. This hotel is located in Mouille Point, right alongside the V&A Waterfront and the Oranjezicht City Farm market. The biggest draw of this hotel is the stunning heated rooftop pool with a full bar and sun loungers. This is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the Atlantic with views of Table Mountain, Lions Head, and the city around you. Additionally, the hotel has a spa and gym to ensure you can keep up with your wellness goals.

The hotel has a variety of room options ranging from their standard queen room up to their penthouse suites, all with a luxurious contemporary aesthetic. All of their rooms have a balcony to enjoy the stunning views of Cape Town and the ocean. The rooms also have air conditioning, Wifi, a TV with cable, and a Nespresso machine ensuring you have all of the modern comforts you could want. A stay at the O’Two Hotel will cost between R6 090 per night for the standard queen room and R14 260 per night for the penthouse suite. This hotel even won the Tripadvisor “Travellers’ Choice” award in 2022 so you know it’s a worthwhile experience. The stunning views from this hotel combined with its central location, and modern luxurious amenities. Earned this accommodation in Cape Town, the number one spot on our list.

Greenfire Lodge

If you are looking for more homely accommodation in Cape Town, look no further than the Greenfire Lodge. This bed and breakfast is located right by Milton Beach in the vibrant suburb of Seapoint. This gives it easy access to the Seapoint Pavillion as well as many great restaurants and shops located in Seapoint. There is also a nearby bus service that goes to the V&A Waterfront, meaning this accommodation gives you access to all that Cape Town has to offer.

Greenfire Lodge has 12 twin en-suite rooms that are homely and very comfortable. These rooms all have Wifi, access to a communal lounge with a TV, and a well-lit breakfast area. Alternatively, they have a more private penthouse room which has a king-size bed, a private lounge area with TV and a fully equipped kitchenette. The penthouse also has a private patio ideal for lounging away on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The standard twin rooms will cost R495 per person per night, and the Penthouse room costs R2 000 per night. These prices include breakfast in the morning, giving you the energy needed for a day of sightseeing. This is a great accommodation for those looking for a comfortable nest with a bit of community amongst the guests.

Long Street Backpackers

The cheapest form of accommodation in Cape Town, aside from a friend’s place, is a hostel and our pick for the best hostel is Long Street Backpackers. This hostel is located in the Cape Town City Centre, giving it an ideal central location with easy access to all the sights. It also has one of the most welcoming communal atmospheres around even hosting daily group activities for its guests. They also have a lively traveller’s bar, braai area, TV room with DSTV and 2 large balconies. Additionally, the property provides access to free fibre-speed Wifi, ensuring you stay connected at all times.

The Long Street Backpackers hostel has a number of room options available, some shared and some private. For shared rooms, they have 4-bed, 6-bed and 10-bed rooms each of these has ensuite bathrooms and access to communal bathrooms in the hallway. For private rooms, they have single rooms, twin rooms, and double rooms all with access to shared bathrooms. They also have ensuite rooms with private bathrooms, including single beds, double or twin, and the family room with 2 single beds and 1 double. The price for a shared room starts at R260 per night and goes up to R1400 for ensuite rooms. This is the ideal accommodation for those looking for a strong sense of community and travelling on a small budget. This hostel has it all and will be a memorable experience with new friends made along the way.

These are our picks for the best accommodation in Cape Town. While they aren’t necessarily the same as living in Camp’s Bay which is the best area to live in Cape Town. These accommodations will provide you with everything you need to enjoy all that the mother city has to offer. So the next time you are looking for a place to stay in Cape Town be sure to try one of these depending on which suits your preferences and budget. To ensure you have a fantastic holiday with the best accommodation as a home away from home.

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