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“Great Value, Nice Staff, Clean & Comfortable” 5 of 5 stars
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Banghoek Place Hostel
193 Banghoek Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa   |  
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London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great Value, Nice Staff, Clean & Comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed here a single night and left early, so had only a brief visit. Our view in the short time was that the staff were very friendly, the other guests were helpful and open, and the accommodations were inviting and well designed. We had a lovely four poster bed with a mosquito net that gave it a very African flavour and we used more for fun than anything. Importantly it was very clean, the en-suite shower and toilet were in good order, and the kitchen was well equipped and clean. We had a large supply of complimentary roiboos tea, which I think I overdosed on and love as a contrast to the standard black teas. Lastly they had a separate social and eating area, which was great.

The one downside is the location, which is a bit outside of walking distance to the center and the gate was having issues while we were there making it a bit frustrating as we tried to leave and kept getting shut in (a bit too much hotel California for my liking!)

Pros: comfortable, clean, friendly staff and the kitchen

Cons; location and the gate.

Room Tip: The double room in the back with an ensuite and bay doors opening into the garden was quite nice
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here a couple nights. The staff are lovely and friendly and while we had some issues with little things, all were quickly resolved. The main area for improvement is cosmetic - the place badly needs a proper deep clean (communal fridge especially) and a fresh coat of paint throughout.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights in this hostel and were very happy throughout our stay. We had a private room with private bathroom. The rooms were very clean, modern and nicely decorated and the place proved to be excellent value for money. Staff at the hostel were very pleasant and helpful. The hostel is situated about a 15-20 minute walk from the main part of town which was the only downside, though it was very peaceful. The kitchen and all appliances were also very clean. A nice little hostel for people interested in visiting Stellenbosch and wine tasting.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stayed here as part of a package with the Easy Rider wine tour.

Our private room was basic but nice with a chair, side tables, reading lamps (rare in hostels!), clean towels, and soap in the ensuite bathroom.

The kitchen is well equipped and never felt cramped even though there isn't a ton of seating. There's a sitting area, a pool table, and a tv area (somewhat open concept so it could get noisey if all areas are being used). There's a small pool which I didn't use but seemed fairly clean. Secure parking beside the hostel.

We chose this hostel over their other property, Stumble Inn, based on the reviews and we made the right decision! We stopped in at the Inn to pick up people for the wine tours and it was much more of a typical hostel with lots of people wandering around, tired looking furniture, etc. The Banghoek hostel seemed a bit more upscale, but not necessarily where you want to be if you want to party.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back, away from the common areas, are quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NYC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We loved the honey feel of this hostel. The clientele is generally slightly older folks who spend the day wine tasting and the evening in the common room eating cheese and drinking wine by the roaring fire (in the winter), while the 22 year olds party hard at stumble inn. It's a great place to spend low key evenings. We got to know the evening staff well; very friendly and helpful. The private rooms are above average for hostels and included fresh towels every day. It's alongside lots of student housing so the neighbors can get a bit noisy during the weekends, but the upside is that it's very safe to walk around at night. The tour they run from there is pretty budget--we found that the extra 100 rand for an upmarket tour was well worth it. Finally, although we had no security concerns at all, we did see that their "safe" where we had them store our passports was just an unlocked door behind the desk.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

The hostelowners are great friendly people who give a very warm welcome. The employee Lloyd is the sweetest person ever:) had great conversations about SA with him. The rooms are very basic, as is the bathroom, but perfectly fine. The door of the bathroom in de dorm is a little see through, but hey, just let the others know you are there. The shower was nice and warm! Kitchen, livigroom, everything you need is there. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This was a great stay due to all the vineyards we visited over the 3 days we were here. It isin quite a good location, just 15mins walk into the centre.
The rooms were very basic with no home comforts and no soap in the toilets etc.
They provide tea and coffee but no communal milk. Breakfast is not included either.
The bar had run out of any sort of alcohol and the shops don't sell any alcohol after 6pm or on Sundays so stock up if you want a drink!
Everyone was very friendly.
Also one other point I would make is that the ensuit bathrooms have pretty much see through doors which is not so pleasant and I was lucky enough to be sharing with people I know who could leave the room or look the other way when we showered or used the loo, could imagine it being quite weird if you didn't know the people in the dorm with you.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 193 Banghoek Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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