Ryan and Christine have created a world class hostel where because of their expert friendly quality service people apparently often stay longer than planned . Alice, Joel, and the rest of the staff do an awesome job answering questions and getting things done as well. Great rooms, toilets, security, common room, outdoor balcony, garden, foosball-- you name it they have it! Great meeting you, and we wish you all the best . We will be your ambassadors from now on!
Night security, excellent value, good food, great service and the staff is more than willing to provide any assistance/info for travelers. Bar has good mix of travelers, expats, peace corp volunteers, younger and older. Surprisingly quiet at night for such a large busy city. We stayed in the double with private bath and it was great. The dorms looked clean and there seemed to be plenty of toilets. Nice outdoor balcony, garden area, and lots of couches to relax and check email on in the bar.
Nice upstairs terrace! Friendly helpful staff! Good clean private room with nice decor. Very reasonably priced shuttle but needed to call so glad we had a cell this trip. Walking distance to supermarkets and beautiful historical churches nearby. Only drawback was the persistent sewer gas smell in the Love's Suite's bath and the mildly stuffy but roomy bedroom with fan upstairs from the ensuite bath and private kitchen. Very nice otherwise!!! Very grateful for the 5 am shuttle !
We found out while there that Shoestrings is used by university groups, overlanders, airline pilots, independent travelers young and old. Its easy to see why-- because the family that runs this place is so helpful ! Got advice on routes to take to Kruger, shopping assistance, and priceless advice for our travels. After long flights its really great to have them meet you and bring you the Lodge, and back again after your safari or other touring is over. We will be back !
No place is perfect, but Alonso's goal is excellence and that's what he often delivers! New location has added third room, very nice walled patio with tropical plants and parrots that
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