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Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers

11 Hof Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#18 of 165 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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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor pool
Kid-friendly buffet
Car hire
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Russell A wrote a review Jun 2021
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I had to stay a night in capetown and Ashanti was recommend by a friend and rightfully so , the booking process was effortless, there is nothing better than being greeted by your name when walking into and establishment, they where ready and waiting to welcome me on arrival, the property is well kept and very safe, the big house has a very warm atmosphere, my single ensuite room was perfect, very clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend this establishment everything from booking to arrival to check in was extremely professional and friendly, the location offeres a perfect base for exploring capetown. A peaceful sleep and wonderful experience. Thank you ! Please support the locals that support the locals.....local is very lekka , Well done Ashanti two thumbs up from me , I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Lisa Krohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers
Responded 29 Jun 2021
Thanks so much for your kind words. We depend on you and others like you for our survival right now, so we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Safe travels!
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Jarrod L wrote a review Apr 2020
Terang, Victoria, Australia108 contributions93 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
2 Helpful votes
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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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 Nelson's Eye.
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).