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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the land of 333 days sunshine a year! Are you looking for helpful friendly staff that actually care about you getting the best of your South African trip, tailor made for you as you enjoy FREE WIFI with free tea/coffee whilst we advise you? Look no further! At Lodge 96 we can not only you offer you discounts on ALL local attractions but also direct you to wonderful waterfalls, magnificent mountain passes, luscious lakes and stunning scenic drives. Cook in our fully stocked kitchen, pre book with us for an amazing ostrich & venison braai (bbq) extravaganza or Asia meets Africa with kudu/ostrich Thai curries or even ostrich spaghetti bolognaise/chilli con carne wraps etc. Otherwise we have menus to the best restaurants around town that we will happily book for you. You can even do your laundry for only R50!

We cater for everybody from ensuite doubles and EVEN ensuite dorms to family rooms or cheaper doubles but with shared bathroom. 90% of our rooms are ensuite so chances are you'll have a private bathroom anyway!

Summer time have a cooling splash and a beer in our pool or wintertime chill in our heated tv lounge. We are the only place in town to get a 10% discount on an awesome Belgian chocolatier only 30 seconds walk away and just two minutes walk away we have FREE olive tasting and wonderful hot home made feta&olive or cheese & cherry tomato bread.

Experience completely different geography to the garden route, stroke a white tiger, baby/adult cheetahs, dive with a 4m crocodile, explore the magnificent cango caves, ride an ostrich, eat an ostrich (yum!), awesome mountain passes/scenic red hill drives (you can see 2 amazing mountain passes and do a circle so no backtracking), stunning waterfall picnic spots, 30 min drive from mouth watering vineyards (cheap yet excellent wines) & natural thermal baths (Hot Hot but nice!). Crystal clear star gazing. Free African drum lessons but far away from other guests as people either love it or hate it! Whatever your requirements we will do our very best to make sure you have the very best time in Oudtshoorn and give the best travel advice for your onwards travel and will happily recommend and book your next hostel for you. So if you want to try Oudtshoorn's newest friendliest hostel with staff that have traveled South Africa and many other countries extensively then come, pull up a chair and lets chat! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Apr 2019
    Matt is a great host, he doesn't mind a bit of swaffeling.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Sep 2018
    Everything were just excellent. And it was lucky to meet Matt. I am traveling alone he became amazing my friend not as hostel owner. Funny and honest. I really hope meet him again. Thank you for everything.
    South Korea, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    26 Feb 2019
    Very peaceful and comfortable stay. Went for the bike tour which was fun and tiring. Property has all good facilities- well maintained kitchen, pool, clean washrooms, comfortable dorms, spacious common areas. And owner is super chill and very helpful. Close to the caves and ostrich farms
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 Feb 2019
    I definitely recommend Lodge 96. The hostel is in a good location, and Matt was able to provide information & recommendations for food and activities in the area. He’s super friendly and when we got a flat tire as we arrived to his place, he went above and beyond helping us deal with it. The rooms are clean and comfortable with cubbies for your things. It was too cold to use the pool but it looked nice. Fortunately we were able to hang out with his adorable dogs instead. I’ll definitely be back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Dec 2018
    This hostel rocks! Matts is an amazing host. Really will come back someday!
    Argentina, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    07 Oct 2019
    I only stayed for 1 night while arriving pretty late, but it seemed like a nice place to spend the night.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    22 Apr 2019
    Fantastic owner and place
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    21 Sep 2018
    Matt was an amazing host! Not only did he upgrade our room, he also helped us out with awesome recommendations on dinner and activities in the area. Very friendly, helpful and funny.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Jul 2019
    This was a comfortable place to stay for the night. The owner cooked and shared dinner with me and the other guest staying there. I showed up a little later than expected though, and didn't have any credit on my SIM card to let the staff know and he wasn't super happy with me and made it kind of obvious.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    12 Jun 2018
    Really lovely place to stay, with the host being very knowledgeable about the area and with brilliant recommendations - we had the best sundowners at this amazing game reserve on recommendation from Matt! The rooms were spacious, clean, and comfy. I would definitely recommend to a friend! :)
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi