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Inexpensive Accommodation in Cape Town, South Africa

Updated Monday, 18 April 2022

Inexpensive accommodation in Cape Town is like hen’s teeth.

But you can still find it in Cape Town.

Truth is, it’s more about knowing where to look, and we’re rather good at that at – it’s what we do.

So, if you’re determined to have a holiday in Cape Town, but want an inexpensive place to stay – look no further.

Sure, the accommodation in Clifton is awesome (but, my goodness, the cost!). If you stay just around the corner in Sea Point or Green Point, you’ll hardly notice the difference…

And places like trendy Harfield Village or Vredehoek give you excellent alternatives for a shadow of the cost (we’ve even found somewhere in Kommetjie – but you’ll have to hurry, as there are only a couple of nights still available! – scroll to the end of the blog)

We’ve scoured our directory to find you inexpensive accommodation, Cape Town, South Africa for under R1000/night (some of it, admittedly, only just under the 1K mark, but we think you’ll agree, they’re worth it!).

Note: the list below of inexpensive accommodation in Cape Town works especially well for couples who are flexible about dates (just before Christmas or early/middle January are still up for grabs).

Accommodation in Sea Point

Berkeley Square 25 – from R950/night

There’s little you won’t like about this self-catering apartment literally a stone’s throw from the Sea Point promenade. There are great views of Lion’s Head and Table Mountain, a trendily furnished space, and huge windows to let in the light.

You’ll love: the views and art work.

Berkeley Square 25 - from R950/night

Accommodation in Green Point

… in Long Street

Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel – from R950/night

It’s a bit like living inside an art exhibition, your stay at Daddy Long Legs – the 13 air-conditioned rooms (Long Street can get noisy) are each uniquely decorated by either an artist, poet, photographer, designer or musician. And if that doesn’t excite you, then…

you’ll love the communal bar.

Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel - from R950/night

Accommodation in Harfield Village

 The John Bauer Pottery Studio Guest House – average R900/night

The combination of arty and comfortable is difficult to resist, particularly if a fully stocked ceramic studio makes you go weak at the knees.

You’re close to cafes and restaurants on the high street, and public transport for quick access into the city bowl up on Main Road.

 The John Bauer Pottery Studio Guest House - average R900/night

Accommodation in Kommetjie