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“Dorms refurbished” 4 of 5 stars
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Banghoek Place Hostel
193 Banghoek Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Dorms refurbished”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I only slept one night at Banghoek Place Hostel, in one of the dorms, and spent very little time inside the hostel, so my comment might lack a bit of indepth. The room where I slept in had just been refurbished and everything was brand new, from the beds to the shower. The place is very clean but I have mixed feelings about the staff: I met one person very friendly and the other much less polite. If you don't have your own car, the location is not ideal, but the place is modern and it's good value for the price.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I like the layout of the table out side for people to chat. and also staff was very kind to help us for our trip

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Nice house with pool in front garden. Large kitchen, living room with tv, fireplace, several couches. In the back another garden, where you can also sit and relax. We had a double room upstairs, where there is another place to sit. The room was nice. It had a mosquito net and a private bathroom. Clean and enough space. At the hostel they arrange a wine tour (Easy Ride Wine Tour), which was very nice. Close to a big supermarket and in a safe neighbourhood. Easy and safe walk to the center (about 20 minutes), also at night. Safe parking behind gate.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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55 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Stayed here two nights. The staff here is phenomenal. (when we called from the train station asking how to get there, the gal who answered the phone, Ingrid, offered to come get us in her own car since she was just finishing her shift).

They also went out of their way to make sure we got on a vineyard tour for the next day and, when a private room opened up for our 2nd night there, they made sure to tell us about it so we could, have our own room. (our 1st night we had booked a private room, but initially, we were told we'd have to move to the dorms the 2nd night - until that other room opened up)

The place is really cute, clean, free wifi, decent kitchen for meal prep and plenty of space to hang out in the commons areas. Money wise, it's not the cheapest place we've stayed and it WAS a hike from town (20 mins or so). Our 1st room had a special stink to it (like smelly feet) and the dorm rooms (we did spend a few hours in them before the other room opened up) were incredibly hot with not enough fans/outlets to put the fan in sensible spots). The private rooms have mosquito nets but the dorm rooms don't (yet, you need to keep the dorm room windows open all night to keep the room temp tolerable).

So yeah, nice place, nice staff and an average value for the money.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about Banghoek Place Hostel

Address: 193 Banghoek Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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