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iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers

56 Bird Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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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Klapmuts, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Great hostel. Good location, staff are so friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and tidy with a nice balcony. Bar down stairs, great location in Stellenbosch, near shops, bars and restaurants. Good location to explore local wine region. Great value for money.

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

Hi Laura Thank you for this stunning review. Reviews are extremely important to us. They provide us with the necessary feedback to offer our staff the recognition they deserve for the wonderful job they are doing. We have been in the process of slowly upgrading our backpackers, so the positive feedback is incredibly encouraging. We trust that you will enjoy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Stellenbosch is such a beautiful little city but Ikhaya is very disappointing. The staff is more or less focused on their own business during working hours, no answers could have been answered and the recommendations for restaurants etc. are poor. The room was okay but a little dirty and very loud. There exists no equipment in the kitchen of the... More 

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

Hi Stan I’m sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience at iKhaya, but thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have since established a list of restaurants and activities that we as management have tried and approved and have made available to all staff on duty to refer clients to. Stellenbosch is well known for the... More 

East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We booked into Ikhaya for 6 days and I can honestly say that we had a good stay. Gift the barman was absolutely awesome, going out of his way for us. The rooms where cleaned every day and our washing done every day. We did have a huge problem with mosquito's but we bought candles and mosquito bands, but we... More 

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

Hi Mercia, We thank you for your review and loved reading your positive comments, particularly, those about Gift. I showed them to him after receiving the notification and I couldn’t stop him from beaming for days. You will be pleased to know that we are currently busy with a major revamp, unit by unit, and the roof has been included... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

In a mosquito nest so could not sleep, blood on the walls from the squished insects. Dirty in the bedrooms on the walls and the carpets were filthy. Stove didn't work and there were limited utensils, with 1 glass for example.

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

Dear Mariahey We regret to hear about your bad experience at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers and can empathise with your irritation at your lack of sleep caused by the mosquitoes. Unfortunately during the Summer season, mosquitoes are quite prevalent in the Stellenbosch area and there is little that we can do to prevent it. We have however now taken extra steps... More 

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