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Santos Express Train B&B

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.2
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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 8.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 6.7


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Jun 2019
    Very nice , friendly reception , breakfast good , enjoyed our stay,will see you again Thank you
    South Africa, Male, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    17 Feb 2019
    No wifi on train
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    05 Oct 2019
    Overall pretty good. Very close to the beach. The cabins are NOT soundproof AT ALL.
    Denmark, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    21 Jun 2019
    The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I got stuck in Mossel Bay on a Sunday in winter (due to an irregular Baz Bus schedule) and basically everything was closed and it was too cold for the beach. They did everything they could to help me make the most of my unplanned extra day there. Sleeping with the sound of the ocean was fantastic! They recommend taxiing everywhere, because there is a bit of a dead zone between beach where the location and the town, but I had no safety concerns.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    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
  • 7.7

    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
  • 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+
  • 6.9

    Good

    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

    Good

    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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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Towels Not Included
Services
  • Fax Service
  • Laundry Facilities
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant


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