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Ashanti Lodge Gardens Reviews

11 Hof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

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87%

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453 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Great hostel...beautiful building, friendly helpful staff; massive buffet breakfast; close to downtown Cape Town; all in all A1 & highly recommended for your Cape Town stay

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Hi Janet Thanks for your review - hopefully we will see you again soon. Regards Lisa

100%

Great location near Kloof and Long street. Staff was really nice and helpful planning activities. Mark at the travel desk did a great job. Security guard walks around the grounds at night so I felt very safe.

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Hi Kacey I hope that you wen ton some nice tours whilst you were in Cape Town Regards Lisa

54%

Don' t go there, if you actually want to sleep in your room. It is a party hostel for people at the age of 20. We stayed in a double next to the pool. In the evening you hear loud music from the bar until 10 pm and afterwards from party people next door or worst at 4:30 am from people jumping into the pool. At 7 am the cleaning staff starts its work in the communal kitchen, which is next to the rooms around the pool, so even in the morning, you can't sleep. Staff was ignorant of the problem.

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Hi Juliane I am sorry that you had a problem with noise. We do try to make an effort to curb all noise and as you say the bar is quiet from 10pm. If people make a noise when they come home at night the night staff do try and tell them to sshhh but it can be difficult to control. Sorry about that! Regards, Lisa

86%

Good place to meet people. Good bar areas.

  • 10th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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You are right Joseph - Ashanti IS very much a good place to meet people. Regards Lisa

94%

I stayed 2 nights. Comfortable beds and rooms, lovely views and atmosphere, free wifi, close to everything. I had a double private room near the pool. The room was very comfortable, however make sure you have good ear plugs. This is a place for people who party all night. They have rules against noise at night but young people who have been out partying don't understand rules or shooshers. If not for the noise I would return again and again.

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Hi Jennifer Thanks for your review. I am sorry about the noise - it is sometimes difficult to manage people when they come home late at night. Thanks Lisa

97%

The place to stay at when in Cape Town. The staff will make you feel welcome to a large group of friends. The facilities are fab and the place is full of charm and character.

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Hello Juan Thanks for your review - hopefully we will see you soon again one day! Regards, Lisa

97%

Brilliant hostel! A short walk to town but otherwise faultless!

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Thanks Andy :-)

83%

Even though the beds are average and the noise in the rooms are too, the atmosphere and location is great. The kitchen is ok and also the pool, but you can chat easily and always find people to speak with. the bar was right next to my room but I could sleep very well. the tour desk allows to book spontaneous. I enjoyed the stay!!!

  • 5th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Hi Nina - thanks for your review. I am surprised that you found our beds average... we designed them ourselves and they are certainly better than most other dorms beds you will come across :-) Nevertheless, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Regards Lisa

83%

i recommend this place! very nice hostel!

  • 29th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you Franziska!

66%

This is a party hostel, in case you're someone like me looking to avoid party hostels. If this is your thing, go for it -- there's a (loud) bar and people really seemed to be enjoying themselves. If you want a quiet place to rest at night while you explore Cape Town during the day, maybe look elsewhere. Also, two women in the 6-bed dorm had been living there for 8 weeks and it showed -- I couldn't tell which bed was even available because stuff was everywhere.

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Hi Erica I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us - the bar can be a bit of a party sometimes, but it does close early these days :-) We have a couple of volunteers staying for some time but I was not aware that they had taken over the room... I will follow up, so thanks for that. Regards Lisa

97%

Ashanti was a great place to stay, highly recommended.

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Thanks Elizabeth :-)

83%

Very helpful people. Thanks

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Glad you enjoyed your stay!

86%

Great hostel, can't complain at all and very very good value, had everything needed, including good showers! hopefully will be back one day! As a single female I felt comfortable and safe there.

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

We felt us very cool at Ashanti. Thank you

  • 13th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Great - I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! Regards Lisa

83%

Pros: Dorm was clean and well equipped - each bunk had two secure storage spaces under the bottom bed large enough to fit an entire pack and a passcode safe was available for each bed. Beds were comfortable and clean with extra warm blankets available (a must for cold July nights). Excellent bar/restaurant. Beautiful space. Close to Long Street (bars etc) Cons: Rooms and hostel proper were quite cold due to open layout. Can get very noisy at nights. A bit of a walk to other tourist areas

  • 2nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)




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