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EC Cape Town: Comfort New Church Street Residence

Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Features

Room Facilities

Building Facilities

  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Cleaning Service Provided
  • Communal Dining Room
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Free-Wifi
  • Laundry Facilities


  • Daily cleaning service (tidying up and refreshing the rooms and bathrooms) provided from Monday to Friday of common areas and rooms. Free of charge. Bed-linen changed weekly, towels are changed when needed
  • Laundry facility onsite (coin-operated – one free wash per week, approx. €2 per extra wash).There is 1 washing machine
  • Luggage drop-of is allowed but it must just be pre-arranged with the house monitor
  • Utility bills are included
  • There is no security on site. There are armed responses and electric fences
  • Students should bring their own beach towel
  • Kitchen utensils are provided
  • Central heating is not provided but portable heaters is available on demand, as well as extra blankets, free of charge
  • Study room
Room Type
Single and Couples Travelling together (sharing a bed), Twin, Triple. Room size: from +/- 11 metres squared to +/- 20 metres squared
Bathroom Type
En suite and shared (maximum of 5 people sharing 2 private toilets and 2 private showers)
Board Status

Description of Local Area

The residence is situated in a vibrant residential area at the foot of Lion's Head. From the balcony there are stunning views of Table Mountain and the "city bowl area", as it is known. New Church Street Residence is exactly 2km from the EC Cape Town school, which takes 25-30 minutes to walk, or less than 10 minutes on the MyCiti bus route. It is only a 10-minute walk to the famous Long Street, which is home to a huge variety of trendy restaurants, bars, cafes and shops.  It is also close to the city centre, public transport and supermarkets, all with an easy 5 minutes walk.

Description of Accommodation

The residence is a large, double storey Victorian house that has been redesigned for student accommodation. The rooms are bright and airy and all have ensuite bathroom, except for 3 of them which share a bathroom. In each room there are a desk, a chair, wardrobe and bedside lamp. There is a fully-equipped shared kitchen, which includes 2 gas cookers, fridges, freezer, kettle, toaster and microwave. The downstairs dining/lounge area is the perfect place to relax, watch TV, and socialise with the other students in the house. There is a breath-taking view of Table Mountain from the upstairs balcony, which is the ideal setting for a long, slow drink after a hard day of studying.


102 New Church Street, Cape Town

Phone Number


Emergency Number


Arrival and departure

  • Arrival day: Saturday (Sunday arrival is possible but flights times of arrival to be stipulated).
    Check in: from 9AM
    Early and Late check in is allowed but prior arrangements must be made. There is someone from school to welcome students but the school needs the time of the students arrival in order to be arranged it.

  • Departure day: Saturday 
    Check out: from 9AM
    Late check out is allowed, but should the room be required for another student arriving earlier, then the room would just need to be vacated. The departing student can still stay in the residence till the time of their departure.

Journey to school

25 - 30 minutes’ walk or less than 10 minutes on the MyCiti bus route. The MyCiti bus fare is approx. €1 per ride.


Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling or postponing 14 days or less prior to their accommodation dates will be charged a two-week accommodation fee at the rate quoted in the price list for the accommodation booked and the accommodation placement fee.




Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. If the 4-week notice period is not provided a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply.  After deducting the price of accommodation used at the rate quoted in the price list, including the required notice period charged at the same rate, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs. 




Airport Pickup

Arrival at Airport
I want an EC airport transfer, can I arrive at any time? If you have booked accommodation with EC you must arrive at the airport between 08:00 and 20:00. Late/early arrivals may be asked to book alternative accommodation What information do I need to give to book an airport transfer? Please provide your flight number, arrival time, terminal and airport of origin – minimum 2 weeks in advance Who will I meet at the airport? You will meet an EC transportation representative holding an EC Cape Town sign at the arrivals terminal information desk

What should I do if I cannot find the EC representative?
If after 10 minutes you cannot see the EC representative, just call 084 8866342 (from the information desk or a mobile phone). (Useful phrase to use: Hi, My name is (Maria Angeli). I am from (Italy). My student number is (123456). I cannot find my EC representative. I am at the information desk.)

What should I do if I have missed my flight or my flight is delayed? 
You should notify EC by calling +27 (0) 84 8866342 (from the information desk or a mobile phone) to rearrange your transfer time and avoid additional cost.(Useful phrase to use: My name is (Maria Angeli). I am from (Italy). My student number is (123456) and my flight has been changed. My new flight number is (1234) arriving at (time).

Other ways to get to your residence

Uber or various taxi companies are available at the airport.

Arrival Procedures

Someone will be at the residence when you arrive. They will go through the house rules and procedures with you.

House Rules

  • Students must be 18+ to choose this accommodation
  • Mixed gender (sharing room are single gender)
  • A refundable damage deposit of €100 will be collected at the school upon arrival in cash or credit card
  • Students must pay the full cost of any damage they cause to property. EC is not liable for loss, damage or injury to persons or property
  • Guest are allowed only if they are EC students, no overnight. Guests need to leave by 11 PM
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the residence, only outside and on the balcony
  • While we promote and support diversity, we cannot guarantee language mix. However, we always encourage students to use English to communicate, be respectful and inclusive of others
  • EC provides a clean living space for all students and expects a basic level of respect from all students. For example, if something is dropped, pick it up; do not leave clothes and belongings on the floor; place rubbish and leftovers in a garbage bag

 For more accommodation terms please refer here

  • Residence is currently under renovation