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You can rest assured that by choos­ing to stay with us, you are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence as well.

  • The majority of our clean­ing prod­ucts are bio-degradable and septic tank safe; and the company collects and reuses their containers
  • Vegetable waste from the kitchen is used to feed our worm farms
  • Table scraps go into the bokashi and taken to the Woodstock Peace Garden
  • The com­post and worm tea from the worm farm is used in our gar­den
  • Through­out the build­ing you will find colour-coded recy­cling bins, we have a sep­a­rate com­pany that col­lects our recy­clable materials
  • The gar­den at the entrance is waterwise
  • We sup­port local artists by sell­ing their arts and crafts in our com­mu­nity shop
  • We make use of solar hot water geysers and heat pumps; and water-wise shower heads
  • Where possible we use LED light bulbs
  • We have battery containers on the premises and recycle batteries at a local store
  • Our old computer hardware is donated to a computer company, who rebuilds this into computers which are donated to disadvantaged schools
  • Printer cartridges are recycled at a primary school in the area
  • The napkins and take-away containers in the Cafe are all compostable and / or bio-degradable
  • Our juice supplier has been chosen due to the company collecting and reusing their containers
  • Tap water is available to our guests in reusable glass bottles; we do not stock plastic water bottles
  • Discarded beer bottle tops are saved and donated to a local artist who turns these into fridge magnets and other crafts, creating sustainable employment for himself
  • Monthly Recycling

    Our recy­cling com­pany, Recycle1St, mon­i­tors our monthly recy­cling and sends us a break­down of what we have recycled.

    Guest Feedback

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    Best Place in Town

    There's always a story to tell and be heard at this place. The owner is really lovely and the business is connected with lots of social community projects.

    Billy - Unknown

    Great Value, Great Hostel

    Hostel is central, safe, and great value for money. Breakfast is decent in a buffet style. There is a bar which isn't too busy but cheap. They offer safes, excursions, and a kitchen.

    Scoot - United Kingdom

    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.

    Joel - Unknown

    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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