October was a month for exceeding expectations! Usually known for one of the quieter months in Cape Town, we were pleasantly surprised by the busy stream of eager guests that we welcomed to the hostel. That combined with another month of great reviews about the hostels impeccable cleanliness and awesome service, we have every right to be proud of our never@home family!

However having incredible crew members also means that the decision making for crew of the month is always a tough one. But with a few scratches to the head and a whole lot of votes, we managed to decide on a few well deserved winners that stood out from our epic crowd.

So, join us in congratulating the below individuals for their outstanding work and dedication…

MANAGER OF THE MONTH – GILLROY STORM (THE MONEY MAN)

Gillroy was under pressure throughout October with heaps of work for him to get done (even more than usual) However, as expected he took everything on like a champ and impressed everyone with his hard work and commitment. Keep it up!

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH – CARL PAYNE (RECEPTIONIST)

Carl recently moved to reception from the bar and really surprised us all with his customer service and great attitude. Even when we’ve had to use him at the bar for a few shifts again he never once complained. He is still new-ish at reception so we’re expecting him to improve even more as time goes by.

Get to know Carl a bit better and read his response to a few questions we asked him about himself:

When did you start working at never@home? 07 June 2019

What did you want to be growing up? A lawyer till I realised my sarcasm is on steroids

Who was your first ever crush? Stacey… A lady from a KFC

What are your TOP 3 things to do in Cape Town? Going to the beach, crawling back home from long street at 4am and going on dates

What is your favourite dish at the Randy Warthog? ABC Chicken Burger

What has been your most embarrassing moment in your life? When I fell asleep in class and dreamt of urinating, woke up and found myself actually peeing on the floor!

If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be? Post Malone Candy Paint

If you were to get stuck on Table Mountain who would you want to be with and why? With my girlfriend because we are newly weds