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Santos Express Train B&B Reviews

Private Bax X5, # 254, Mossel Bay, South Africa

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82%

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148 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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94%

Will definitely stay there again, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

Very affordable and you get a lot of value. I like the location and the concept of the hostel. It ties in well with the city.


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89%

Really liked this hostel due to its uniqueness. Great location right on the beach front with a bar serving nice food on the balcony looking over the beach.


77%

Good spot but sleep in small trains room and oldie place : quiet bingo at night ^^


60%

Good location but let down by the accommodation, booked a Deluxe Room with En Suite, ended up with the Caboose Holiday Suite which was definately not Deluxe.

  • 21st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

To stay this way in a train was really a good experience. We had a very nice decorated train room, but very little space to put anything somewhere. But for two days no problem. The breakfast was ok. I was very disappointed from the reception. No smile, no communication. They were not very friendly. But this spot is so extraordinary, maybe they don't have to be friendly.

  • 14th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

This hostel is a very neat concept: taking an old train and turning the compartments into rooms. I love the fact that it is right on the beach. The rooms are small but that is to be expected.


71%

This is a novelty place but we wouldn't recommend staying for more than a night. The rooms are small but comfortable. We asked to move room for a better beach view and the staff had no problem with this. It was nice to wake up to the sound of the ocean waves. Parking is available right next to the train and there is a security guard there all night. The shower was huge and had really good pressure. We had to leave early so can't comment on the breakfast.


100%

They upgrade me to a single room! Thank you. It was a bit empty but i met people in the bar.


94%

Very cool concept! Waking up to the sound of the waves - cant beat that! Staff is very friendly


100%

I loved this accomodation. Probably one of the best I've stayed at. Lockers in the room, staff are amazing. Beach front. Hot water not warm hot! I met people who didn't stay here because they thought the train would be too cold. It's not! Well no colder then any other non heated accomodation. You can't get wifi in your room but the wifi does work good in the lobby and resturant!


83%

Cute concept and right on the beach so quite nice during summer. Nice spacious and hot shower despite being on a train...the taps are a bit difficult to use though. It's definitely a novelty accommodation. Don't expect to sleep past 7am though as there are no sound barriers, especially when you have inconsiderate neighbours and cleaning ladies. Also, no heating during winter and I'm guessing no AC during summer. Nice personnel. Would be nice if there was a common room with sofas and a TV.


74%

Hostel was lovely. Definitely what I expected and enjoyed the setting in a train. The only thing they could improve would be the sinks in the bathrooms. The taps make it absolutely impossible to wash your face without spraying water all over the place.


74%

Great idea, lots of potential, needs some renovation work in places. Worth the money we paid.


77%

We stayed here for one night and was clean and cosy, though cramped as expected. Nice position by the beach and good restaurant attached to train. Wifi available in restaurant and town within walking distance.


77%

Great location and enjoyed the sunrise in bed

  • 4th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

Overall, I enjoyed my stay here as it was during the quite season but I don't think the dorms would be comfortable if it were busy as the walking space in the train is very narrow. The staff were very helpful and reasonably friendly . Wifi is available in the reception and dinning area for free. For people staying in the dorms there is nowhere to dry clothes which I find very annoying as a long term backpacker. Free breakfest is advertised for everyone but this is not for people in dorms, beware

  • 22nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Food at restaurant was delicious.


31%

I had booked Santos Express because of the good location Our holiday in SA was for 2 weeks and we stayed at various hostels. This was the worst one we stayed in It was so bad that instead of staying 2 nights that we had booked we stayed for 1. The staff were rude and unhelpful. When I mentioned at reception that I thought the shower and toilet facilities were dirty (there was mould everywhere) the receptionist seemed very stroppy about my observation.


80%

The location, right at the beach, was perfect. the experience of sleeping in a train as well. the cabins are quite small and bathrooms are well ok; pillows not that comfy, but its too be expected by that price range and when sleeping in a train.staff was nice, there is a nice restaurant allocated to it. you can hear the waves crashing. so, GREAT:

  • 19th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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