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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on 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.

Additional Info:

We do GREAT beach weddings.

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Santos Express Train B&B

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome 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 9.0

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 7.0

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2021
    This was a lovely experience. As a local moving away and needing a comfortable place to relax, this was especially a wonderful place to stay. Friendly staff, from the night security to the restaurant waiters. Clean and safe with plenty of parking and the sound of the ocean through out. Definitely worth it!
    South Africa, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    26 Dec 2019
    Good day madam It has been an awesome experience staying over at your Lodge. The friendly welcome from the front desk and hospitality on our arrival was truly overwhelming and made our stay a pleasant one. I could however, recommend that you concentrate on the training of your catering/waiting staff, to improve on hospitable waiting skills, as the low etiquette of some waiters/waitresses caused us an unfortunate frowning at the breakfast table. Apart from that, time and money well spent. Yo
    South Africa, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    21 Feb 2022
    It was greatly located and it is a nice different accomodation, but the doublebed room we got is not the same as in the pictures. It was very tight and narrow.
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    05 Oct 2019
    Overall pretty good. Very close to the beach. The cabins are NOT soundproof AT ALL.
    Denmark, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    23 Dec 2021
    I loved the fact that it is right on the beach and has a restaurant. It is quite small but perfect if you’re not sharing the space. Didn’t like the fact that nobody shows you around, you are just given the key and expected to figure it out yourself. The breakfast is also not all that, a typical backpackers breakfast.
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 Jan 2020
    Bare-bones hostel, appeal is in its novelty of being a train. Bathrooms need soap. Private room was clean. Great location directly on beach.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.0


    29 Dec 2019
    Is definitely worth for the experience to stay in a train. Good breakfast too.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Aug 2019
    Good experience for staying in a train, but is more likely to a hotel than a hostel. It does not have a common area to integrate guests and since there are a lot of private rooms instead of dormitory, it is easier to find families staying there than other backpackers.
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    28 Sep 2019
    Internet didn’t work inside the rooms, you have to walk 150meters to get signal. Toilets are not clean. But is nice to be hosted in a train, great experience.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    15 Mar 2022
    Novel concept for a night but be mindful that its not the most comfortable set up. My room was probably 6 ft x 4 ft including the bed. No wifi in room either. Had to go to the bar/restaurant which allows smoking so is quite smokey.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi