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African Train Lodge

Monument Station, Old Marine Dr, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Private twin room looked & felt like a prison cell. Lots of undesirable people staying / lurking around!! Check out the photo's.. Are you really prepared to sleep on a pillow like that?! Window to the room didn't fully close which resulted in 31 mosquito bites for me alone!!! Wouldn't recommend for anyone but def not a female. Member of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Perhaps the cheapest single in Cape Town. That is what you will get there. Rooms are clean though small as they are the compartments of the old train cars. On the other hand the common bathrooms were rather dirty. Conveniently located for walking around the town but I was told it was not safe around the hotel at night. Staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011 via mobile

Good value and nicely unusual. Only downside was the very small rooms

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Me & my partner decided to stay in African Train Lodge due to its proximity from the Civic Centre (where you can get a shuttle bus to the airport for 53 Rand, one way) and its cheap rates. The lodge is just a 6-minute walk from Civic Centre, and is located by the rail lines from Cape Town's main train... More

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South Coast, Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

African Train Lodge does what it says on the tin! If you are looking for accommodation at the backpacker end of the price range this is for you. Reclaimed Rhodesian Railways carriages are parked up at the old Monument Station (which is adjacent to the main Cape Town station) and have been converted into dorms and single/double rooms. No en-suites... More

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Also Known As:
African Train Lodge Cape Town, South Africa
Address: Monument Station, Old Marine Dr, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #126 of 159 Specialty lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideal for tourists, backpackers, school & sports groups. Unique budget accommodation in 10 vintage railway coaches. The coaches are original and completed their service with the Rhodesian railway in 1950 and are now fully revamped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Central to the Cape Town's city centre and great views of the mountain with swimming pool, restaurant, bar, braai/barbecue area, television lounges, pool tables, a travel centre and internet cafe. ... more   less 
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