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iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers

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56 Bird Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stayed there for one night and had to leave very early the following morning. The staff and manager went out of their way to give me their only remote for their gate so that I could leave the next morning before they started work. Really pleased with the service. The room was also very comfortable.

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

We at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers thank you for your positive review! I must also thank you for highlighting our shortcoming in not having additional remotes available for just this sort of circumstance, where you needed to leave before opening! We're pleased to say that, thanks to you, we have taken remedial action and ordered extra remotes to ensure that none... More 

Ontario, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I had quite a pleasant stay, the rooms are clean and you have a kitchen and bathroom in your dorm room, which is cool. I got some free wifi when I checked in, you just had to pay if you needed more. I really enjoyed the bar downstairs, great vibe with friendly barmen. On the downside the manger is really... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Not the best beds i've ever slept in but i didn't expect much from a hostel anyway. Its not like i paid top dollar to stay here but i thought it was worth it to adventure such a beautiful part of South Africa.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had heard about Ikhaya and decided to stay there for 5 nights. Every thing looked great at website: free wifi; clean rooms; blankets etc. But when I arrived there, they were just cleaning the untidy room, no blanket even when I asked for it in return of extra money. 50 ZAR for every 500 MB. No curtain at rooms... More 

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Nick D, Manager at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Az Z, We regret to hear of your stay at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers. As we take pride in our rooms being very clean it is most unsettling to hear that you arrived to a dirty room, but given your description of events we think that you must have arrived before the 2pm check-in time. Check-out time is at 10am... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Despite being slightly weary of the pervious reviews I had a great stay with ikhaya. The friendly staff were very welcoming upon my arrival and gave me one of the newly renovated dorm rooms which was very nice. It is located in the middle of Stellenbosch so everything is of walking distance.Despite it being a bit loud due to the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

iKhaya Backpackers is a warm and friendly place, with a fantastic vibe! Service is of a very good standard, and being in the industry myself I am very critical with regards to these types of situations. So yes, I would go there again and I would definately bring guests there - will continue to promote iKhaya and their team!

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Aalborg, Denmark
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4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I stayed at iKhaya with my girlfriend 6 months ago and now that I have started reviewing on TA, I felt the urge to review this place, because I haven't forgotten about our miserable stay, and back then I promised myself to review this place - the only negative experience from traveling 3 weeks in South Africa. Hopefully, iKhaya have... More 

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Nick D, Manager at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear LauStarcke, Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative review. We are extremely sorry to hear of your negative experience with us at iKhaya. As we are currently in the process of renovating each room one-by-one, we assure you that we are dealing with the issues mentioned above. We have since put in a lot of... More 

Cape Town
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Impressed by the warmhearted service provided by the staff, especially Ashely's. Whatever we needed, Ashely would sort it out for us. Rooms are neat and comfy, and the breakfast is a steal. Great view from the terrace too. All-round great experience. And got to love the drinks prices downstairs at the bar.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at ikhaya, the staff were super friendly expecially Ashley who went out of her way to help in anyway she could, booking tours and phoning around to get me into accomodation on my next stop. Great breakfast, clean but basic rooms, what else do you need. Will definitly be back!

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

If you want to meet the local people of Stellenbosch go and sit on the couch of Ikhaya. You will have a very nice time, great conversations and even a nice dance with barmen. Cheap place with priceless people. You will meet the world just on the corner of Bird Street.

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Address: 56 Bird Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8

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