Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

• All Cancellation of a booking must be made in writing (via email) and will only take effect once such cancellation has been received by Ashanti Lodge.
• A full refund will be provided if cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival
• 50% refund if cancelled 7 – 28 days prior to arrival
• 0% refund if cancelled within 7 days of arrival
• No-shows and reduction in stay will also be subject to a 100% cancellation fee

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located at the foot of Table Mountain, Ashanti Lodge and Travel Centre is your gateway to Cape Town. Well-known for our superb facilities, outstanding service and excellent security, Ashanti Lodge is the fun, friendly, effortless way to discover the Cape ... and more!
We strive to achieve a sustainable lifestyle and have energy-saving sensor lights, solar panels for water heating and a borehole for our thirsty garden.
Within walking distance of the city centre and close to Cape Town's magnificent beaches, we cater for all accommodation needs from various sized backpacker dorms to comfortable private rooms. The rooms in our gorgeous Victorian mansion also have handy innovations like individual reading lights, personal safes, charging points and international plug points. And the brand-new communal bathrooms are next-level!
Chill out next to our sparkling pool, in our landscaped gardens or on any of our spacious balconies and palm-fringed sundecks.
Things are not quite what they used to be with the bar open and closed all the time but we are still available to welcome you to clean, safe and secure accommodation ..... all Covid-19 protocols are in place. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jan 2022
    Such a brilliant hostel. I stay here every time I come to Cape Town and it never disappoints. Wonderful staff and I always felt safe. The bathrooms have been redone since my last visit and they look great!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    The most special place! Ashanti has a special energy about it. I cannot imagine spending my time in Cape Town anywhere else. The people, the location, the facilities, all of it!!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Feb 2022
    I had stayed here twice before and its always a great experience! Staff are incredibly helpful and friendly and I felt very safe. The pool area is lovely and its a really social hostel.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Jan 2022
    The location was excellent, right in the centre of the city but not to noisy. The staff were excellent, the room was very clean on arrival and tidy. The Showers and toilets were also very clean each day and I think the staff did a great in keeping these areas clean. I did think the kitchen area could have done with a little attention at times. ie, the tea towel was getting dirty (could of done with being replaced or washed).
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    24 Nov 2019
    The hostel was great. However if you have a car you might want to look for an alternative. There are parking spots on the road and there is a security guard but not for the whole night. Our four hubcaps got stolen.
    Greece, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    25 Jan 2020
    nice area with restaurants and grocery stores. Bus stop to mountains on Kloof st and bus stop to civic center to airport in front of Nelson hotel are very convenient.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    10 Feb 2020
    Pros> clean, chill out space, secure Cons> polite but not super friendly staff. “Breakfast” for dorms shouldn’t be called that, also why isn’t coffee just included? Distant from center
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    12 Dec 2019
    This place is very nice and could be awesome if you get lucky with the crowd. The down side I thought was that they had multiple big tour groups there while we stayed so there wasn’t much of a vibe because the other guests were already in their own big groups. It seemed like this was the norm as one group was there when we got there, and then they left and a different tour arrived. The staff is nice, but seem to be doing their own thing and not really setting the vibe like other hostels/lodges
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    27 Oct 2021
    Lovely building and garden, nice bathrooms and bar area. When I was there (10/22) many of the people staying there lived there permanently which didn’t really great a hostel-like atmosphere.l but might have changed in the meantime. Staff is super friendly.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    28 Nov 2021
    Second stay in this beautiful hostel. The facilities have been upgraded and are superb. Mo doubt due to the situation there were very few travellers and many long stays which changes the mix.
    England, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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    3rd, Continent Winners Africa

  • 2006

    3rd, Continent Winners Africa

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