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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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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4 hotel reviews
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 

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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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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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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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4 hotel reviews
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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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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 

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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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