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Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Very affordable food and breakfast buffet.
The dorm was very clean and so were the bathrooms and showers.
Only get 1 hour of free internet a day.
The bar area has a lot of atmosphere but they are also very strict about closing time, which means you have peace and quite after a certain time.
Safes and lockers in the dorms.
Overall a great place to stay!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Amixtika
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

I stayed here with friends and it met all our needs. The main hostel is very secure and the location is pretty good. Staff were really friendly and helped us to plan trips out to see the sights. Rooms were reasonably clean and the bathrooms were OK, clean enough for a few nights. There was good bar food available but plenty of restaurants etc nearby. You can book day trips with the lodge, we did a couple but found they were a bit overpriced, could probably get cheaper elsewhere. The accommodation itself though was spot on, would definitely stay again if I was in Cape Town! :)

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank HEm88
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Helpful staff, very clean and comfortable, very good bar and breakfast, 1 hr. free WIFI per day, beautiful patio and yard, 2 Ashanti "houses" 2 blks away, 2 blks from Company Gardens, museums, 3/4 mile from central Cape Town and an African market (be sure to bargain!), 2 blks from restaurants, stores (food, liquor - no sale on Sunday, ice-cream.

Room Tip: Check out the 2 houses - Ashanti 1 and 2.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank roberts885
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

The old house is very nice with beautiful stairs. We didn't get a chance to use many of the amenities so we can't speak for them.

We rented a double with ensuite. The room was not the cleanest, they forgot pillowcases, the bathroom smelly with a bad door.

We thought we might stay longer but checked out after one night. It is expensive we found and not a great location. Stay in Greenpoint if you can it has more to offer in the area and is still a short walk to Long street.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

I stayed here after a few months on the road in west Africa, is a good place to meet fellow travellers, free wifi, the bar is ok with pool table, dorm rooms clean and the location good.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Thank Neil W
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