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Ashanti Lodge Gardens

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   11 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently stayed at Ashanti & it was my first stop on a one month South Africa trip. The rooms were spotless, spacious & had lockers and digital safes. The bar was always inviting & good value. The staff are all great. The travel centre helped arrange my tours, even last minute bookings. I would have scored higher but some... More

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

Hello "Syl" Thanks so much for your review and your constructive criticism. We do have cleaners on duty from 7am until 9pm every day, but sometimes it is tricky staying on top of it when the lodge is really busy. The kitchen is being re-painted as we speak :-) Regards Lisa More

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ashanti Lodge Gardens is a cool place to stay one week, two weeks, or four months like me. Everybody's so friendly, reception, bar, office... The atmosphere is just chill and relax. You can cook your own food in the communal kitchen or just grab something from the bar (burgers, pizza, beers, alcohol, salads, wraps, nachos...). There's a swimming pool, and... More

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

Hi Caroline I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we will see you back here again one day :-) Regards Lisa More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place!! Staff were so nice and facilities amazing, couldn't have been in a better location. Will definitely return. If you want to have a good time, there is no better place to go! Glen was a legend as was Jenna I hope they are still working there when you get a chance to visit.

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

Thanks Christopher - am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Lisa More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have actually stayed here twice and would come back another time. The staff is so helpful. They have a travel center which coordinated all my tours. For the solo traveler the bar is always the place to be. I met people and my 60 year old mom met people that she had things in common with,

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Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad that there was something for both you AND your mom to enjoy at Ashanti. Regards Lisa More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great lodge in Cape Town with helpful staff and a great view from the loo!! Dorms are big with personal safes. Showers always hot and clean. There's a pool, looked great but too cold for me... The bar has great value for money food and drink. I would highly recommend this for a stay at 180 rand a night...

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

Thanks for your review - I am glad you found the loo! We don't shout about it too much because it is a pleasant surprise :-) Our dorms are R160, by the way! Regards Lisa More

Kigali, Rwanda
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I love this place. I stayed here for a week while doing solo travel through 5 African countries. I wanted somewhere clean, affordable, safe, and centrally located. I booked one of their tour packages via email, so for what I consider a reasonable fee, I got a room in a six-bed female dorm, and a Peninsula tour, a wine country... More

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

Thanks for your great review and I am glad you enjoyed the package - sometimes is great to have everything arranged for you. As far as the cleaners are concerned, their culture is quite social but I will remind them to be respectful of our guests - sorry about that. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards Lisa More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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 July 9, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ashanti Lodge Gardens 2*
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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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