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iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers

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Prices are per person per night. As your hosts we know how important it is to choose the backpackers that is just right for YOU! Because backpackers are a special breed, iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers is not just a place to sleep under clean sheets and duvets, but is also a place where chatting into the night whilst quaffing a beer or three sees the start of new friendships. That is why we are called iKhaya - this means "my home" in the local language and it is this spirit that iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers functions – when you are with us, you are with friends. You are at your African Home! In our warm and friendly pub the roots of our African heritage are reflected in the decor. Like all homes our accommodation is clean, neat and caters to your needs from equipped kitchens to airy bathrooms at the best possible value for money. The above because we agree cash should be spent on "Jolling" (Partying and having a good time) and not on plastic wannabe accommodation! Welcome to our continent, our town, and our (yours and our) home - iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers. Why not escape the hustle and bustle of big city life and base yourself here with us at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers to explore the rest of Western Cape by day and chill with us at night?
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Airport transportation
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Non-smoking hotel
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Wifi
Snack bar
Car hire
Shared kitchen
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Camper02123841802 wrote a review Mar 2019
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
the place was easy to be allocated and very clean and secure, however I think the management needs to look at the steel lockers they are not in a good condition I realized few of them where broken and I had to travel up and down with my backpack since I didn't want to loose my belongings.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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sadeeyor wrote a review Dec 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom859 contributions63 helpful votes
Arrived at what felt felt like a rowdy Glasgow bar, so homesick I was not, but not the most promising intro to a hostel perhaps. However, Hilary (my sister's name - he seemed quite chuffed) took me up a couple of flights, through three keyed gates - Hilary cheerfully pointing out the difference in the keys he handed me, with no outspread paw for tip - just happy to help - he even turned down my offer of a drink - good guy. Did feel a bit like Norman Stanley Fletcher at first, but I had only one night's porridge to do, with no hard labour. Seemed secure enough at least. A massive rather rundown self-catering dorm all to myself - comfy enough - a book exchange rack outside, that I took advantage of. Back at street level, drunken revelry was in full swing of local colour early on a Saturday evening in Downtown Stella - couldn't be more central on the square. Probably I did something wicked, for there was no peace to be had anywhere in Stella that night - the most inescapable BOOM BOOM BOOM I've had in Half of Af. The Decibel is King. (Eventually found a very pleasant oasis from the Stellar Din; unfortunately it shut execrably early - still, Douglas Wagtail the barman was also keen on birding, so a most pleasant wee soiree.) Although iKhaya bar was even more raucous on return, a Trappist monkastery compared with some (e.g. that Cuban place on the corner of the square - am I getting fogeyish?) - a couple or so nightcaps were enjoyed. Being a couple of storeys & locked gates up, the bangarang was muffled, and I whistled myself off to Nod like a jailbird with no guilted cage. Next morning, having slept like a hairy baby, was greeted by genial Jambo, who confirmed the Sunday train times to Cape Town - an easy saunter through what is an attractive (hungover-to-hell) town by light of day. Head was thumping, but all in all, a worthwhile fugitive stay.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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W3058GEdanielt wrote a review Oct 2018
Sandton, South Africa1 contribution
Although the place was clean, the fact that they don't give you a remote for the gate at the parking cause my children to nearly miss their items they had to participate in. They told us there will always be someone to open the gate, witch was not the case.Also people siting in the halls , drinking and swearing until what time in the morning is quite disturbing
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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mphosi s wrote a review Sept 2018
Lesotho1 contribution
The first time I stayed at the backpackers was in January and the reception has always been very good. The place is always kept clean and secure. Wifi access has let me keep up with my work updates while I am away from work
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Dominique C wrote a review Jun 2018
Sete, France3 contributions
Quite impossible to describe how bad this place is... leakage, loudness, cold water (or water being so hot that you cannot shower, destroyed carpets. Dirty sofa's you do not dare to sit on. Located above a bar, drunk crowd constantly screaming. Avoid avoid avoid !!!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jonah R wrote a review Feb 2018
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We stayed for one night in a private room and are very glad that we did not stay any longer. -Rude person at check-in. The person at the counter the next day was very pleasant and friendly. -Sheets and pillows had stains. Gross -Each room (private room, dorm, bathroom) has its own musty moldy smell -The room has just a bare bulb on the ceiling, no electrical outlets that we could find, and no fan on a very hot day (even if there was an outlet to plug into) Overall, there are many places to stay in the Stellenbosch area and I would advise staying elsewhere.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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henryn530 wrote a review Feb 2018
Mutare, Zimbabwe1 contribution
The room is well kept, clean and value for money. Management quick to respond to queries, e.g. repairing of the broken down fridge. Although there is currently water crisis in town, this facility had adequate water during my stay.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Leandri033 wrote a review Jan 2018
Pretoria, South Africa15 contributions7 helpful votes
Last year I was backpacking through South East Asia for three months, but this was without a doubt the worst hostel I’ve ever stayed at. There was one toilet to share between 10 people. The light didnt work. The room was incredibly hot and the fan made absolutely no difference. There was mold on the walls. Everytime someone showered the room would get flooded. But none of these things were as bad as the despicable treatment we received from the owner. He is possibly the rudest man I’ve ever met and shouted at us at least 3 times. People like that shouldnt be working in hospitality. Furthermore, because the hostel had an over-booking problem, I overpaid by R400. This was not given back to me. The owner just said he would email Hostelworld and ask them to reverse the transaction. After all this we tried to cancel our last night (with 24 hours notice) but were told that they dont do any cashbacks or refunds.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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O9449UDmichaelg wrote a review Dec 2017
Belgium, Wisconsin1 contribution
I stay here for two days and is was not good. You have just your room with an dirty bathroom, there is no living room to meet oder travelers. All they have is a small pup without WiFi. I can’t recommend this place. Michael
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Date of stay: November 2017
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maggsamper wrote a review Nov 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Terrible beds, rooms are located on 2nd floor, without elevator (not ok if you cary a suitcase..), definitely not a clean place, weird people around. Bar with an awkward reputation on the ground floor. Wifi not working. Shout out to nice staff and a private parking place.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden (0.2 km), The Stellenbosch Village Museum (0.4 km), and Dorp Street (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Helena's Restaurant, Fat Butcher, and Stellenbosch Kitchen.
Does iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers have airport transportation?
Yes, iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Stellenbosch.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (11.4 km) and Vergelegen Picnic (15.3 km).