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iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers

56 Bird Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers
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Rating summary
  • 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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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
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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Wales
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The only positive about this place are the regular staff members (both guys behind bar and cleaners), who were both helpful and friendly. Then this place goes a bit down hill.... we booked a dorm and compared to the rest of the dorms we've stayed at in S.Africa this was terrible (for the same price). It consisted of a couple... More

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

Hi Mr. Rettie We thank you very much for taking the time to post such a honest and informative review. As we are currently undergoing some changes as a business, I personally value every response all be it positive or negative so that we can use this for fuel towards aiding our improvements. With regards to the room, we are... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Comparing to other backpackers this backpackers is not very friendly. There is no free wifi and no free baz bus shuttle. No one showed me where the room was or where the facilities were. The kitchen is in the same room as the dorm and the bathroom didnt look very clean to me.

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

Hi Amsterdam90 We are sorry to hear of your poor experience with us at iKhaya. We regret to hear that you felt we were unfriendly as we take pride in offering a warm welcome to all of our guests. With your help I hope that we can get to the bottom of the problem as quick as possible and to... More

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The place is clearly not what it used to be but the staff was very nice and helpful. When we booked Ikhaya they only could give us a double for 2 night although we wanted to stay for 3 nights. When we arrived we told the owner of the place that we were searching for something the 3th night. He... More

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Additional Information about iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers

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

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Prices are per person per night. As your hosts we know how important it is to choose the backpackers that is just right for YOU! Because backpackers are a special breed, iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers is not just a place to sleep under clean sheets and duvets, but is also a place where chatting into the night whilst quaffing a beer or three sees the start of new friendships. That is why we are called iKhaya - this means "my home" in the local language and it is this spirit that iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers functions – when you are with us, you are with friends. You are at your African Home! In our warm and friendly pub the roots of our African heritage are reflected in the decor. Like all homes our accommodation is clean, neat and caters to your needs from equipped kitchens to airy bathrooms at the best possible value for money. The above because we agree cash should be spent on "Jolling" (Partying and having a good time) and not on plastic wannabe accommodation! Welcome to our continent, our town, and our (yours and our) home - iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers. Why not escape the hustle and bustle of big city life and base yourself here with us at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers to explore the rest of Western Cape by day and chill with us at night? ... more   less 
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