Overview of Hostel
The Green Elephant - friendly, personal and experienced in travel - is in the student and academic area of Observatory.
Closest Hostel to Groote Schuur Hospital and near the University of Cape Town.
We consistently have the friendliest staff around to help you experience Cape T
Directions from Cape Town International Airport : N2, take Exit 7, Main Rd. Turn right to Observatory, drive through 3 sets of traffic lights ( after 1 km ) turn right at Chippies TakeAway into Milton Road to number 57.
Directions from N1 : Take M5 Muizenberg turnoff towards N2. Go along Black River Parkway until you reach N2, Cape Town turnoff. Then on N2 towards town take Exit 7, Main Rd. Turn right to Observatory, drive through 3 sets of traffic lights ( after 1 km ) turn right at Chippies TakeAway into Milton Road to number 57.
Airport Shuttle: We offer airport shuttles at a special rate of R180 per 1, 2 or 3 guests..
University of Cape Town(3 km) , Legendary Student part of Cape Town; all forms of public transport; close to the airport (15 minutes drive); Groote Schuur Hospital ( where many of our student guests do electives); Red Cross Children's Hospital (where many of our student guests do electives); the Observatory ( open to visitors); supermarkets; nightlife; sports fields 10 Minutes from Cape Town and Long Street via minibus taxi - the informal transport system used by locals at a cost of only R8
Conditions & Policy
Credit Cards Accepted
Be considerate. Recycle your waste and help us to make it better for you with suggestions. We are part of the Tourism Grading Council and have a 3 *** stars grading for our facilities. We hope for a 5***** grading for our friendliness and efficiency in helping you get the most from your holiday with us! Please be advised the credit card will be pre-authorized before arrival. If the card is not valid, the customer will be contacted by email to provide the details of another credit card, in order to guarantee their booking. Failure to provide it might result in the cancellation of the booking. Please note that the following conditions apply for the Christmas/New Year bookings(23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019): The bookings made for this period are non-refundable, and no refunds will be given in case of cancellation or no-show. The payment will be taken from the credit card in advance, after the booking is made. If the credit card is not valid, the customer will be asked to provide a new valid card. Failure to provide it might result in the cancellation of the booking.