This trade mark is awarded to businesses that adhere to fair trade criteria, fair wages and work­ing con­di­tions, fair oper­a­tions, pur­chas­ing and dis­tri­b­u­tion of ben­e­fits, eth­i­cal busi­ness prac­tices and respect for human rights, cul­ture and the environment).

Through empow­er­ing staff with life chang­ing skills, they become stake­hold­ers, to share in the prof­its and to actively play a wider role in the run­ning and account­abil­ity of our busi­ness.

By being a mem­ber of Fair Trade, we actively pro­mote the ideals and prin­ci­ples of this organ­i­sa­tion. These prin­ci­pals are:

  • FAIR SHARE
  • DEMOC­RACY
  • RESPECT
  • RELI­A­BIL­ITY
  • TRANS­PARENCY
  • SUS­TAIN­ABIL­ITY

In 2007 we hired a com­pany called Clear Insight, which is run by Val Toledo, who intro­duced a value sys­tem together with our staff. The 8 val­ues which all of us adhere to are:

Trust, Honest, Integrity, Respect, Ser­vice, Health, Respon­si­bil­ity, Uplift­ment and Recog­ni­tion.

Through var­i­ous work­shops and in a fun way we have worked through these val­ues. Tak­ing us out of our com­fort zones we tried: salsa danc­ing (such fun and loved by all) med­i­tat­ing, yoga and sound jour­neys.  We learnt about belief sys­tems through art and drama. For many it has changed their lives not only in the work place but also at home.  Please feel free to talk to our staff about this pro­gram. We are happy to share our expe­ri­ences with you.

Guest Feedback

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A great place to be

A great chance to meet other travellers and exchange experiences. The place itself is clean and smartly decorated, with great views and fantastic breakfast.

Aviva - Unknown

Love it

Environmental sustainability is embraced and awareness raised in all common areas of the hostel, which makes it stand out and setting an example.

Beatrice - Unknown

Perfect Spot in Cape Town

Nice hostel with bar area, an excellent comprehensive breakfast and really friendly and helpful staff. They helped me book and arrange all of my activities in Cape Town.

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Awards

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2017

Silver - Best African Responsible Tourism

Social Inclusion

2015

Winner - Green Accommodation Initiative

Global Youth Travel Awards

2015

2nd Place - Best Hostel in Africa

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