There wasn’t any doubt in our minds when it came to choosing this months Crew Member of the Month as this new kid on the block has really overwhelmed us with his enthusiasm for the hostel. So please join us in congratulating never@home’s top man Gareth DaviesΒ Β for winning this months award!

Gareth only officially started working for us on 1 August 2017 and is the first ever employee to win crew member of the month in their first month – which is pretty damn AMAZING!!! We generally like to give employees a little more time in the role before handing them such an award, but Gareth has been such a favourite with guests that we could not ignore his efforts any longer.

To help understand why Gareth has been such a hit, please read a little bit about him below:

What encouraged you to travel to Cape Town for the first time?

Boredom with the Rat Race back in Pretoria and the need to escape my comfort zone, to have fun, meet people and create memories.

How did you find out about never@home?

Through a girl named Kelly at at Sunflower Stop Backpackers. I came here without a plan and was looking to work at a hostel here in Cape Town. She recommended that I email my resume to all the other backpackers. I did. Only one responded…. (And we are so glad Gareth!)

What are your top 3 things to do in Cape Town?

Walking through Green Point Park and alongside the promenade.

First Thursdays and going out with the never@home crew and guests.

Haven’t been here long so this list will change.

What is your favourite dish at the Randy?

Is a Black Label a special dish? Probably the ABC burger πŸ™‚

Aside from the Randy Warthog (of course), where else do you like to eat and/or drink in Cape Town?

I enjoy having a drink at Shwarma cafe. It reminds me of a Shebeen back in Pretoria. Despite the name I have never actually seen anyone order a shwarma!

If you were a cartoon character who would you be? And why?

Randy Marsh from South Park. He is the most ridiculous character but also the most hilarious.

If you could only take one item on holiday with you, what would it be?

I would name a dog an “item” and take it on holiday with me.

Besides Cape Town where is your next favourite place to visit in Africa?

The Golden Gate National Park. It’s impossible not to stare in awe at the beauty around you. After that it would probably be any KFC outlet.

….. And this is why we love him! To experience Gareth’s charm for yourself be sure to book your room today and have a chat to him on our friendly reception desk!