I just got back from staying at never@home, Cape Town for 5 weeks. I can honestly say that staying at this hostel was the best choice I made. It was only 3 minutes away from the school I was studying at, next to a mini supermarket and a liquor store as well as being only 10 minutes away from the V&A Waterfront (on foot). The neighborhood and location was excellent.
I felt at home as soon as I arrived at the hostel as the employees are so receptive and cheerful. As I was there for so long, I practically got to chat with everyone on the team. I loved my chats with the housekeeping girls, they were always smiling. The guys at reception were helpful and lots of fun. They helped me put together ideas for my day including different walks, bar and restaurant ideas. The team really made me want to stay at the hostel forever!
In terms of the hostel structure. What can I say! It is brilliant!!! I stayed inside the 4 bed female only dorm. I found the room bed super comfy and the room felt really spacious. They made my bed and tidied the room every day. I found the communal kitchen amazing with huge fridges to store your own food. I also enjoyed the hostel bar, the Randy Warthog. Cheap drinks and the meal portions are very generous.
Staying at never@home is amazing. I was able to meet heaps of people from various countries all so very different. Some single, couples, students, workers, volunteers, young and old. Being able to meet such a variety of people from different cultures was a once in a lifetime experience. I learnt so much from the people I met at the hostel and made some very good friends. Now I am home, I still look back on my experience with a huge smile. never@home and the team provided me with great, unforgettable moments. I am sure I will stay friends with some of the guests and crew members for the rest of my life.
I have travelled a lot in and out of Brazil, and for me never@home has been the best hostel I have ever stayed at. The structure of the hostel and the team are just the best. Congratulations to all involved.
I look forward to visiting again in the future…