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Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers

11 Hof Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#18 of 160 Speciality lodging in Cape Town Central
Our backpackers lodge is situated in a converted Victorian mansion and boasts clean, comfortable rooms and handy innovations like individual reading lights, personal safes, international plug points and charging points. The sparkling pool, landscaped garden, spacious balconies and palm-fringed sundecks are great for chilling out - while our legendary Kumasi Bar is the place to party! We serve delicious meals in our bar and also have a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering. We offer all accommodation options, including private, en-suite rooms in our guesthouse around the corner. Breakfast is included.
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Jarrod L wrote a review Apr 2020
Terang, Victoria, Australia109 contributions75 helpful votes
We had a private room here, it was very clean and comfortable, the hostel had a nice bar and pool area and the staff were all very nice and helpful. The hostel was also in a good location, being fairly close to all of Cape Town's attractions.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Car0l-wanderlust wrote a review Feb 2020
Bern, Switzerland51 contributions9 helpful votes
Had a great stay at the Ashanti Lodge, kind and helpful staff. Nice and cosy atmosphere at the bar. The pool was very nice to hang arround. Breakfeast was correct. Rooms are ok, big space to lock your bags under the beds and small safe’s can be found in the room too. Bathroom were clean. Love the view on table moutain and the newspapiercut about it!😉 Close to grocery store and nice places to go out on kloofstreet. Warmly recommend this place
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Lisa Krohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers
Responded 20 Jan 2021
Sounds like we have everything you need in a hostel!
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Letravels wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Well placed hostel in Cape Town within easy walking distance to a few points of interest and a short Uber away from the waterfront. Clean amenities, good wifi. Staff are very helpful too. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Lisa Krohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers
Responded 19 Jan 2021
Wow Lee - I missed this review! Thanks for your kind words and hopefully we will see you back again one day??? Regards Lisa
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cherine2015 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions2 helpful votes
I found that budget travelers can enjoy the same level of consideration as a private accommodation travelers. The shared facilities, exceed the usual 'budget range' facilities. Stunning, clean communal bathrooms with air driers and eco efficient toilet paper dispensers♻️, rather than hand towels and toilet rolls. Lights go on as you enter, saving on electricity when vacant. Each dorm is fitted with ceiling fan, own basin, a wall safe for each occupant and coded door entry for extra piece of mind. Functional and comfortable communal spaces include; bar and lounge area, gorgeous balconies, swimming pool and front garden. Enough to let you imagine you are being hosted in a French Villa.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Thank you!
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eheyns wrote a review Nov 2019
Cape Town, South Africa19 contributions2 helpful votes
The room, although it appeared clean, had a damp and musty smell. Unfortunately there were only top bunk beds available. This did not concern me. Was greatful to see that bathrooms were clean and tidy. I attempted to get onto the bed...that's when the trouble started. I was unable to climb up the loose little ladder attached to the beds even with help. Unfortunately for someone like me it is not an easy/possible task. Asked Reception for alternative female dorm and was advised that all bottom bunk beds have been taken and one may only avail itself the next day.Not an option for me. I was given the option of booking into single room at additional cost - not affordable. I made suggestion that since I was booked for two nights to reduce it to one night's stay and use full amount already paid against what a single room would cost to reduce what I would have to pay and I make a plan for next evening. Unfortunately I could not be met half-way. Attempted again to get onto the bed - failed miserably. Two choices: stay and there's a real possibility I would not sleep on a bed or leave and find a relatively safe 24-hour place where you could stay awake regardless. I chose the latter because...what was the point. I would not be getting any refund due to type of booking and I would have to pay more than budgeted if I stayed and made use of alternative. So exhausted due to lack of sleep the previous night. Wish you had slight level of flexibility and understanding - just for one night.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers
Responded 06 Nov 2019
Hi there!! As per our private communication I am so sorry that you felt uncomfortable sleeping on a top bunk.... this is the first time we have had anyone mention this problem to us other than those that are elderly or disabled. It is only when we are REALLY busy that there are absolutely no bottom bunks available, but as you specifically asked for a female-only room and these were fully booked there WAS no alternative to move you to another dormitory room. You could maybe have asked one of the other guests if it was that much of an issue and possibly they would have moved for you? Also, as previously discussed the receptionist on duty DID offer you a single room as an option with a small upgrade free but you did not avail yourself of this offer. The rate you paid was a very special, very low rate on the understanding that it is non-refundable should you not stay = the staff were only following their orders and do not have the authority to arrange a refund for you. Often South Africans who stay with us have not travelled extensively and possibly not stayed in backpacker dorms before and maybe that is why your expectations were not met? Nevertheless, also as mentioned in our private correspondence I have offered to refund you for 1 night. I trust that next time you book accommodation, you make 100% sure what you are getting. Regards, Lisa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre (0.3 km), The Labia (0.4 km), and Great Synagogue (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Black Sheep Restaurant, Lord Nelson Restaurant, and Arnold's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (1.2 km), City Hall (0.6 km), and Irma Stern Museum (5.7 km).