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Ashanti Lodge Gardens Reviews

11 Hof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

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502 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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Great facilities, with clean dorms and bathrooms and comfortable beds. Walking distance from Long Street, which is a tourist hub for dinner, etc. Travel agency and bar located inside the hostel. Lockers and safes in the dorms. I definitely recommend!


Really nice hostel to stay, pick up some good tips from the tour booking desk and/or just relax by the pool. Highly recommend Juma's woodstock street art and township tours.


A good place to stay in Cape Town. Location cannot be beaten, it's close to Table mountain and Long Street is in walking distance. The area is safe. Good atmosphere at the bar. The staff at the reception and the travel centre is very friendly and helpful, those at the bar sometimes a little bit unmotivated. Rooms and facilities were clean and well maintained . Can definitely recommend it :-)

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Thanks Jeremy!


Staff was amazing, always willing to help. The hostel offered many facilities and the place was very clean and everything looked new. Great vibe ! Just wish it was closer to Long Street...

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Hi Bruna Thank you for your comment. Most of our guests actually find that our location is perfect, because it is close enough to the city yet away from the noise with a garden and swimming pool Regards Lisa


The hostel was perfectm amazing staff, always willing to help. I wish it was closer to long street.

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Hi Bruna Thanks for your review. Most folk find our location perfect as we are just a 10 minute walk to Long Street so you can still go and party yet can come home to some quiet and even chill in the hammock in our garden and stare at our palm trees. Regards Lisa


Nice place, comfortable rooms, good central location and helpful staff. Not many people around, although it might have been because we visited in the winter or just during a time that they were not as full. I heard it was very popular though, so it probably is much more full in warmer months. Definitely recommended!

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HI Jeff Thanks for your review. Yes, winter is definitely a little quieter than in summer but at least you get to be first in line for use of all the facilities :-) Safe travels Regards Lisa


Pretty good hostel. Not the best I've been to but I would still recommend. Always lots of staff on hand to help cater to the large hostel maintenance. Not too vibey in social terms though.

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Hi Kessia Thanks for your review. I am surprised that you didn't find us very vibey - most guests seem to enjoy the events in the bar/cafe and seem to always find someone to hang out with. Thanks for the recommend though :-) Safe travels Regards Lisa


My stay at Ashanti was definitely good. The staff was very nice and helpful and the other travelers were incredibly awesome as well. Only down side was, that the music got louder and louder the later it got, but if you kindly ask them to turn it down, they will. Maybe the security pin for the doors should be changed on a regular basis.

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HI Hannah Thanks for your review - we always appreciate constructive criticism and your comments have been duly noted! Regards Lisa

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