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Franschhoek Travellers' Lodge & Group Accommodation

15 Akademie Street | corner Reservoir and Akademie Streets, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bristol, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Basic accommodation, rooms and bathrooms could do with a revamp but on the other hand the Traveller's Lodge offers a relatively cheap option in an expensive place like Franschhoek. Good location in the centre of town and friendly atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I'm not sure you'll get better value for money in Franschhoek if you're looking for cheap accommodation, allowing you to spend more on the fantastic food and wine on offer. The lodge is basic and offers little amenities, but it's clean and the staff were always helpful and courteous. A little bit noisy, but the location was very good and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Good location, close to the main street in Franschhoek. Our room and the shared bathrooms were very clean. Nice cheap traveller's lodge. The owner was very helpful. There were no safes in the rooms but Franschhoek seemed safe enough to us so we were happy leaving valuables in the locked rooms.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This accommodation is cheap and quiet, and close to the local restaurants. This place could benefit from some maintenance. Don't expect too much luxury here. This lodge feels like an old boarding house from a boarding school.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have stayed there a few times, and it wouldn't be my first choice. The rooms are not sufficiently ventilated for the hot weather experienced in Franschhoek, and I only saw one toilet in the Gent’s. My main gripe was that the showers are extremely compact and you end up having a disgusting, see-through shower curtain unavoidably stuck to you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

All the accommodation in Franschhoek is very expensive and it does not have a traditional back packers. We loved the lodge which was a hostel for a boarding school at the turn of the last century. They do have private rooms, but only a few. We booked late and were put in a 4 bed dorm on our own and... More 

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Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Franschhoek SPCA and The Humane Education Trust recently held a conference/education course for educationalists at 'The Travellers Lodge' in Franschhoek. Some of our delegates were local but some traveled quite long distances and required good, yet affordable, clean, safe, central to all amenities and of course comfortable accommodation and this we most certainly found with Errol and his team at... More 

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Clanwilliam, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you need a clean bed, warm showers and very friendly and helpful staff - this is the place to stay at an affordable rate. The old school hostel is as clean as a whistle and it is possible to book en suite rooms but because we were late in booking, we had a four bed room to ourselves with... More 

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed in double en-suite for about £34 per night (room only). This place is basic yes but it meant more money to splash out on the fancy restaurants! The room was clean and light, it had free wifi, a wardrobe, no tv but there is one in the communal lounge. There is a sliding door to the spacious airy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The Travellers Lodge is a great little place when staying on a budget. The staff are very friendly, helpful and assist with any queries you may have on the spot. The accommodation had on suite facilities and a nice kitchen that was shared between our little wing. Very close to the town centre too!

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