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Ashanti Lodge Gardens

11 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed here for nearly a week just before I started a month long overland journey up to Kenya. I was required to move around a bit as it was busy and I didn't book for the right period initially. The location is great as it is a pleasant and quiet neighbourhood, but walking distance from both downtown and Elephant's... More

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Spike! Thanks for your review. I am sorry about you having to move around a bit, but this does sometimes happen if you don't pre-book. We had a good laugh at your "Elephants Head" - I am sure you mean Lions Head :-) And our wi-fi IS FREE!!! We do charge a little bit to use our computers as... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a business traveler who has stayed in a wide variety of Cape Town Backpackers. When I could not be accommodated at my usual backpackers I booked into Ashanti. I must say I am absolutely gobsmacked by the value for money. Beautiful old building, classy modern touches, wooden floors, high ceiling, balconies and sparkling blue pool. This place is... More

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks Charl - see you soon then? Regards Lisa More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great hostel to enjoy cape town from. The staff are great and were really helpful in helping us book the baz bus, tours and next hostel. The bar is good fun and if you buy 3 of a shot you get the 4th free. The promotions on during the world cup linking nations to drinks worked really well. Double... More

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Rhys Thanks for your review - glad you enjoyed the shots :-) Regards Lisa More

Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favorite hostel I have ever stayed in. I got a private room so that I would have some place quiet to sleep and privacy, and also because I did not know how comfortable the bunk beds would be in the dorms. In the end, it would have been fine to stay in the dorms. They were spacious... More

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for review of Ashanti and hopefully we will see you back again one day soon! Safe travels Regards Lisa More

Ezulwini, Swaziland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take nothing away from it, this appears to be a very well run backpackers lodge, but it left us feeling a little bit old. We stayed here for two reasons: (1) because we'd splurged a bit on other nights in Cape Town and (2) we we'd heard good things about Ashanti. Location was great, check-in was sweet, the quality of... More

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hi guys Sorry about the noise - we have been addressing this problem so I will definitely investigate. Regards Lisa More

Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ashant Lodge is in a great location with a beautiful view of Table Mountain (you have really nice view of Table Mountain also frm the toilet :)) The hostel is secure with a code to enter the compound, another code to enter the dorm, personal safes and a locker under the bed. We had a really nice stay. The staff... More

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hi there! I am glad that you discovered the "loo with a view" - a lot of our guests don't find it :-) I wonder why there was a bad smell in the kitchen,.... maybe someone was cooking something strange? Regards Lisa More

Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made a backpacker tour throuh southern africa and I started my trip in cape town and stayed in ashanti at the beginning and at the end of my tour! it was the cheapest accomodation i could find and it was the best compared to all other places. I want to thank dan from malawi and the guy from ireland(... More

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Mahir Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that my staff looked after you well! Regards Lisa More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in Ashanti for almost two weeks. Is was a pleasant experience and I met really cool people. Mr Mark Barr made the stay even better with super service and a warm attitude. I shall visit again.

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. That is the beauty of staying in a backpackers lodge - that you get to meet lots of other travellers. Regards Lisa More

Cape Town
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Lovely to stay in an old house that has been restored so well. We walked to the shop, at the Engen garage, they have everything, and had a Braai by the pool. The gas stove looks new and the oven worked. We made sweet potatoes in it. The mattresses were the best and the duvets wonderful. There are lots of... More

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Stephan Thank you so much for your email. It is so nice when guests notice those extra things that we have provided. The wooden floors do make a bit of noise, but as you say there is not much we can do about it. Thanks Lisa More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have stayed in several backpacker hostels around Cape Town but none of them come close to Ashanti. While talking to a few people, many call the lodge their 2nd home. The rooms, doorms and privates are in great condition and are very comfty. I have stayed at Ashanti for about 2 weeks, made some friends and connected to the... More

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Michael Thank you very much for your great review - I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us :-) Regards Lisa More

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Address: 11 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
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Our recently refurbished Victorian mansion boasts clean, comfortable rooms and handy innovations like individual reading lights, personal safes and international plug points. Our sparkling pool, landscaped gardens, spacious balconies and palm-fringed sundecks are great for chilling out – while our legendary Kumasi Bar is the place to party! We serve delicious meals in our bar and also have a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering. We offer all accommodation options, including private, en-suite rooms in our guesthouse around the corner. ... more   less 
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