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You can now book your stay at HomeBase Cape Town! Beds are filling up for the holiday season so hurry up and make sure you don't miss out!

About HomeBase Cape Town

HomeBase Cape Town, soon to be the newest addition to the HomeBase Group, but much more importantly, the new home to the famous Penthouse on Long Backpackers. We had a little vacation, but now we are back!


Situated once again in the beautiful, vibrant, amazing city of Cape Town (The Mother City), you can expect everything that made Penthouse on Long truly great, and so much more! From our famous rooftop bar and chill area, to our clean tastefully decorated rooms, to our fully fitted out kitchen, and to the helpful and knowledgeable staff eagerly waiting to make your Cape Town vacation, the experience of a life time. We can do it all! Cape Point Tour? No problem. Winelands Tour? Sure thing. Shark Cage Diving? Done! And that’s just the tip of the mountain!


We expect to be taking bookings for December shortly, so If you want to get in on the action, please add yourself to the mailing list, and we will keep in touch


Great communal areas

Here at HomeBase you will find a rooftop bar, tv lounge, internet cafe with computers and outside chill area for those hot sunny days that you want to get your tan on.

Fully fitted kitchen

Want to cook up a storm, then have no fear, we have everything that you need. Just want to store some leftovers for brunch tomorrow, then we have you covered there too.

24 hour reception

Late checkins, early checkouts, travel advice, or just someone to talk to, we are always open and always ready to help!

Assortment of room types

With dorms, pods (New to SA), private twins and doubles both with and without bathrooms, and a few family rooms for the larger groups, we have every budget and preference covered.

Free Wifi in all areas

Certainly the most important part! Free high speed wifi all over the hostel. Keep connected!

Tour desk and bookings

Ask for travel advice and tips from our knowledgeable and friendly staff, who are more than happy to make all your bookings for you.

Penthouse on Long rooftop bar

Penthouse on Long

This year marks the start of our new hostel, HomeBase Cape Town. But it didn’t start here. It all started some many years ago in 2008 when Noelline, Clinton, Jayson and Cathy started Penthouse on Long.


Once a dreary office space, we quickly converted it to be a place of joy, love and happiness, where people from all over the world come together to have life experiences that left a mark on their soul. With our now famous rooftop bar, funky rooms, and homely communal spaces, we built a community of friends and family all over the world. But alas, all things must come to an end. And in 2014, that end came in most abrupt and unfortunate way.


We were forced to close down our beautiful establishment and find a new home. Sadly this took us a very long time. But after 18 months of searching, the time for our re-birth is at hand, and trust me, we are going to be bigger and better than ever.


With years and years of experience, and few tricks up our sleeves, you can expect something truly great. So hit us up of some more info, or join our newsletter, and be the first to get updates on our progress!

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