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Santos Express Train B&B

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  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Santos Express Train Lodge is a genuine train situated on the Santos Beach in Mossel Bay with all cabins facing the sea. With the ocean so close, you can't really beat its unbelievable position and exquisite views. An invigorating sea breeze keeps everything cool even on really hot days.

We offer you a unique stay in a double compartment or single coupe similar to the Trans Karoo. We are 5-10 min walk from the Dias Museum Complex, Harbour and Town Centre.

We have 5 coaches, of which 4 are identical, with 5 compartments (2-4 sleeper), 2 coupe's (1-2 sleeper), 2 toilets and 1 shower. The 5th coach is divided into a 16 bed Dorm with lounge and the Caboose - an on-suite room with balcony.

Double and single rates include a free continental breakfast. An additional hot breakfast upgrade is available on request at a small extra cost.

All Royal suite bookings include a complimentary hot breakfast as well.

We can accommodate a max of 114 pax and have special STO rates for groups of 30 pax and more (Low season). Seasonal rates apply. Menus can be customized to suit your budget and requirements.

Our happening restaurant and bar serves all day breakfast, and other delicious meals such as steaks, seafood and our most famous traditional meals, that can be served inside or on the sundeck. The restaurant is open from 7:30 am.

Our staff is on the ball and can help with all travel and adventure arrangements such as shark cage diving, boat-based whale watching, sky diving, game drives, quad biking, deep-sea fishing, pleasure boat trips to Seal Island etc. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 7.9

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    07 Jun 2019
    Very nice , friendly reception , breakfast good , enjoyed our stay,will see you again Thank you
    South Africa, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    15 Jan 2019
    a little gem in front of the sea. is a proper train coach so space are quite small and you hear when people is around you! but the travel feeling and the view in the morning is what you want coming here! clean and cosy and good atmosfera the staff is very friendly and helpful the restaurant is good, nice food and service definitely recommended
    Italy, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    23 Jan 2019
    This place is hard to imagine, train carriages in front of a calm ocean beach. The structure is great,with a restaurant and bar attached and the rooms are comfortable and cozy. It has a very calm atmosphere, quiet and relaxing.
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    23 Jan 2019
    Really cool idea and falling asleep with the sound of waves crashing? Bliss. As was waking up to it. Staff were nice, showers were lovely, location excellent if you have a car (a little far out from the city and restaurants if not). Not much to complain about. The rooms are very small though so if you have a lot of luggage you will struggle! We were in a double room and the bed was lovely, super comfy and spacious, but there was almost no space for luggage. We kept ours in the car.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Feb 2019
    No wifi on train
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    28 Feb 2019
    The place could have been much much more better as far as a hostel goes, while definitely a plus on the ambience and location, it severely lacks on basic facilities(cooking, laundry, refrigerator, etc) which every hostel generally has leading to additional expenses on a daily basis who could have been avoided. Great place to stay at if not on a budget and not a longer stay.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Feb 2019
    3 older gentlemen (60+) were constantly on the steps leading into our train car smoking. They had to move every time someone wanted to enter/exit. The rooms are compact, just a bed and a tiny table. Hardly room to turn around let alone get dressed. Beautiful view tho! Included breakfast was toast, yogurt and fruit, or cereal, pretty basic.
    Canada, Couple, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Jan 2019
    Cool place for a night or two but no backpacker vibe to it. Great location.
    Norway, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.9


    27 Jan 2019
    This hostel/hotel was just okay. The staff wasn’t overly helpful or friendly, other than one nice lady who let me shower after checking out/before my bus came. The rooms were a little smaller than expected but it makes sense due to the type of accommodation. The restaurant served good food at a reasonable price and the beach was a stone’s throw away. If I came back to Mossel Bay I would probably choose different accommodations.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    09 Feb 2019
    Not really the place for backpackers from our experience! We were the only ones in the dorm train carriage - we found it rather creepy with the dripping tap and no one else about! Also a much older clientele at the bar/restaurant. The staff were helpful though.
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Towels Not Included
  • Fax Service
  • Laundry Facilities
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant