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Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge

No 8 Staedler Street, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.


#71 of 96 in Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge is a clean and service orientated Hostel. Twelve bedrooms, all linen included, meals can be ordered free wifi, free coffee and tea. Six shared bathrooms, billiard/TV room with DSTV, Dining area for 24 seated at a time, court yard garden, laundry facility, Friday nights are braai nights, safe off street parking, close to everything in town. 24 hour reception and very friendly staff.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Special diet menus
Golf course
Horseback riding
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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g0ttschalk wrote a review Jul 2018
Zastron, South Africa6 contributions1 helpful vote
Almost everything on their website is a joke. Recreational Lounge Our cozy recreational lounge has a pool table, comfy couches and DSTV. There are vending machines for your convenienceCourtyard Our courtyard is used for summer night braais and summer morning breakfasts. We have recently built an undercover dining area in the courtyard with a buffet area to ensure that we have enough seating for our larger groups during the winter period. We now seat 50 guests outside and 24 guests in our inside dining lounge. and continental breakfasts are served until 11am. THIS FACILITIES DOES NOT EXIST. 1. There is no TV as advertised. 2. Cremora, milk and teaspoons are not available or finished at times. 3. The supervisor sleeps on the couch at 8 in the evening if you want to enquire something. 4. We tried to enter at 10 o'clock in the morning after we were out for coffee and nobody answered the bell, or heard our hooting. We had to turn back without the things we wanted. 5.The bathrooms are filthy. The only new one's bulb fused. 6. The doors of the toilet and showers cannot lock. 7. Cockroaches all over the place. The webpage ought to be removed from Trip Advisor as well as the advertisement. These premises ought to be removed from any acommodation webpage in S.A.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Do not sleep hear. Period.
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KathmanduMazza wrote a review Dec 2017
Nice, France476 contributions131 helpful votes
This hostel is positioned right in the center of Stellenbosch, minutes from the tourist information, restaurants and shops, right in the middle of the historic district. The proprietor was very helpful and the hostel felt very secure.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled
YSAlcott wrote a review Sep 2017
Port Elizabeth, South Africa5 contributions
In all I was not impressed with my stay. I understand that it's affordable accommodation, however the room that I had stayed in was over crowed. There were 7 of us in a small room with barely any space to walk let alone space for our baggage. The bathroom, I have no issue with it being communal, but the ladies shower was missing a shower door. More specifically I am upset about the fact that they did not cater for my dietary requirements even after they were reminded repeatedly over the two night stay.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Travelled
Response from Helen S, Owner at Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge
Responded 10 Sep 2017
Are you sure you are at the correct establishment. We never caterd for anyone this weekend. Nor did we have a room of 7 guests. The maximum we had was 5 guests who catered for themselves.
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doseofwanderlust wrote a review Feb 2017
Cape Town, South Africa7 contributions1 helpful vote
We were overwhelming disappointed with our stay and with the facilities at the lodge. Although budget accommodation, there are some things which we expect from all safe places. A few examples below of things to be mindful of when considering your accommodation options. There are no locks on the doors for upstairs female bathrooms (toilet cubicles or main door which doesn't actually close properly). The shower doesn't have a full door (there is one of two glass panels) which means there is absolutely nothing (no see-through glass, no shower curtain) between you and the toilet/sink area people walk into - therefore nothing to stop someone from walking in from the corridor to see you showering. It also causes water to go everywhere. Hopefully you have a buddy who will stand watch for a few minutes to make you feel safe enough to have a quick shower. Whilst other rooms did, our room did not have a fan (it was very hot) or a lock on the door. In a lodge full of people including a big sports team, we would have felt comfortable if we had been able to lock our room when sleeping. I am sure the rooms with these would have had a more enjoyable stay than we did- perhaps something to ask about when/if booking. There is also an odd lack of bins, including in the bathroom where other guests had left the cubicles and basins in a rather filthy state. Whilst not so much the fault of the lodge, bins would surely help. Most disappointingly, our feedback was poorly received.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Trip type: Travelled
StellaJ09 wrote a review May 2016
Mossel Bay, South Africa842 contributions99 helpful votes
We had a great stay, and the best nights rest I have ever had in a Backpackers. They are situated in a quiet street and nothing disturbs your peace and quiet. Lourens was very friendly and accomodating to all our requests. The only thing lacking is a bit of a vibe, but I understand from Lourens that they are working on that 😀 Can definately reccomend them!!!
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled
Response from Piet261180, Owner at Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge
Responded 09 May 2016
Hi Stella, thank you so much for your positive review. Lourens is part of our new staff and we are also pleased that you found him to be kind and helpful.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Rupert Museum (0.2 km), Kreef Tours (0.06 km), and Rembrandt Van Rijn Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include De Volkskombuis, Pane E Vino Food&Wine Bar, and Ya-Ya Cafe.
Does Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (12.4 km) and Vergelegen Picnic (15.1 km).
Is Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.