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iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers

56 Bird Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the past six months whenever I went to Stellenbosch I made sure to stay at iKhaya. It was definitely more than worth it. The staff - Ashley, Gift, Ernest and the others- were all very helpful, eager to help and very friendly. The rooms and bathrooms were neat and clean and the security is good. The price is good... More 

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Klerksdorp, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

iKhaya far surpassed my expectations. I stayed there for three weeks, the room was quite pleasant and safe. The service was absolutely excellent from Gift and Ernest but especially Ashley. Thank you very much Ashley for always being so kind and going out of your way to ensure we had a good time in Stellenbosch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The place is quite accommodating. Enjoy each day spent there, the service is great thanks to Gifts dedication to the place. Ikhaya really does mean home! Twas my first time in stellies and i will definitely be coming back. Thanks a million Ikhaya

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Beautiful little backpackers in the centre of Stellenbosch town. Walking distance to all restuarants,pubs and night clubs within Stellenbosch. iKhaya also has a cute little bar with very very reasonable prices.

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Klapmuts, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I decided to book one night for my husband and myself at Ikhaya Backpackers. We got very good service from the gentleman at the reception area and our room was very beautifully decorated and clean. Would recommend it to anybody that doesn't want to spend a lot on accommodation. Thanks Ikhaya

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The service was great. Ernest and Gift made booking in quick and easy. The accommodation was very clean and the price fantastic. What was cool is the location. We were maybe lucky that it was not that full but it look like this Backpackers know its business.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Besides the mosquitos this was worth it for student as cheap accomodation. Bunker beds were safe and we had a fan and they ensured we had mosquito reppelant the next day. Bedding was clean and bathrooms cleaned everyday! It was safe locked in by 2 gates

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Hostel doesn't has a common area. We were in a 8 Bed Dorm and we had to share the only Bathroom with a double room. So in the morning you have to wait for thirty minutes to go to the toilet or take a shower. The bathroom and the dorm weren't clean at all. So we decided to cancel... More 

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NicoiKhaya, Manager at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Gabriel K We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your stay. iKhaya’s location is the most central in beautiful Stellenbosch and another unique selling point is that our units are all converted flats with their own bathroom and kitchen. We have found that this appeals to most guests as this decreases the amount of people sharing, instead... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am not usually a 'backpacker' type traveller, being of an age where I prefer a higher level of comfort. However, due to a car breakdown I was stranded in Stellenbosch and spent a night at iKhaya and I found it rather enjoyable. It has a friendly and authentic local atmosphere, is right in the middle of the beautiful town... More 

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NicoiKhaya, Manager at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers, responded to this review

We, at iKhaya, thank you for your review. Hopefully your car problems are a thing of the past, although it did give us the opportunity to meet you and share our beautiful region with you. We hope that we’re able to host you again in the near future, this time though, not because of car problems. Having had a look... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

What a horrible place! The lady who helped me initially with the booking, Ashley was very kind and helpful. I booked two nights. On arrival the room seemed adequate. On the second night some drunk, loud men that were very high had shared the room. The manager's behavior was despicable and he was himself stone drunk. Even more unacceptable was... More 

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robyndaneel2015, Manager at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear GretsM We take all reviews in a very serious light at iKhaya as we like to constantly improve our backpackers, providing the best possible service to our guests. I was incredibly disappointed when I received this review. We have established that you actually did you not physically stay at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers so could not have experienced our property... More 

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