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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best hostel I've stayed at. Staff was extremely sociable and helpful. They were happy to take us out a few nights, and knew exactly where was good to go. Location is perfect, and the facilities were clean. Would recommend it to anyone, especially if you're there with a few friends.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stayed here for 2 weeks and the staff were very very helpful and informative. I found the facilities very clean and neat. Good quality food and kitted kitchen. And you can see that a lot of money has gone into making the place look nice. They could do a little bit better with the cleaning and the changing of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After staying here for two weeks the only thing wrong with this backpackers is the noise which doesn't ever seem to end. Its supposed to end at 11:00 pm but that does not happen. Having had a bedroom right by the smokers balcony outside the bar area it truly was a good thing that I had sleeping tablets and ear... More 

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Thank Bronwyn F
LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Bronwn Thanks for your review - all constructive criticism is always welcome. It is very difficult to manage lots of guests in the evenings as far as noise is concerned, but you are completely correct in saying that it is unacceptable. The bar does close early but I think that often people just hang out afterwards chatting. As summer... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful hostel. We spent two nights in a hostel on Long street and looked again at another two additional hostels on Long street to find a suitable alternative and found nothing to our standards. For just a mere R 5 more than what we were paying on Long street, we found the oasis that is Ashanti. The vibe... More 

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LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Carina Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I hope that we will see you again soon one day :-) Regards Lisa More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms aren't all that special and they can get quite noisy actually. We had a dorm room and people come in late at night just newly arrived which is annoying. The showers are ok but not the cleanest. The bar is good and you can hang out and get some nice food and cheap drinks. Wifi is ok not... More 

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Thank Sherrie M
LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Sherrie Thank you for your feedback. I am afraid that it one of the negatives of dorm living in a backpackers hostel that your fellow room-mates come and go at all hours - some of the flights DO arrive late at night. We have arranged personal lights over beds so that you are not disturbed but other than that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not recommended. Weeks prior to arrival, I requested a ‘lower bunk’ in a ‘quiet room’ with ‘good WiFi’. I received no response to my request, just an invoice. Was assigned a room with an ‘upper bunk’, ‘NO WiFi signal’ and Very NOISY. (WiFi advertised as ‘free and available in all areas.’ NO, NOT all Areas). An inhospitable, noisy environment. By... More 

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Thank James S
LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello James. I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at Ashanti. I would, however, like to address all your concerns. In terms of not being assigned a room with an upper bunk: Our lady in Reservations answers all emails every day and I am sure that should she have seen your request she could have actioned... More 

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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

If you're like me, and love to meet other people while you're traveling, then you definitely visit this hostel, it has great staff and comfortable beds. The bar upstairs may be a bit noisey if you're getting up early, but they're closing at 12.

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LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Bart Thanks for your review. We try to cater for everyone here at Ashanti and love it when our guests enjoy their stay. Safe travels Regards Lisa More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

fun vibes and a good locations. lots of blankets are given so it's nice and cozy at night. the rooms are spacious and the bathrooms are really clean. they also have a pool and activities planned which is nice. very short walk to kloof street. and it's very safe with the gate they have! overall I definitely recommend staying here

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Thank Emily M
LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hey Emily Thanks for your review! Regards Lisa More 

County Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Such a great place to stay if you want to see Cape Town. Excellent value for money and plenty of shops, restaurants etc very nearby which makes it an easy and relaxed stay. Beautiful on the inside and out!

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LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for your review - hopefully we'll see you again one day? Regards Lisa More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

The Ashanti lodge was very good, nice rooms, a helpful travel desk, good laundry service, the outside pool, a breakfast area ($65 R) and a bar along with free wifi and piping hot water all contributing to our stay. Just up the road from Long street and the number 15 stop of the hop on hop off city tour and... More 

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LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Gary and Lesley Thanks for your review... it seems that you enjoyed your stay with us. Great stuff! Regards Lisa More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our recently refurbished Victorian mansion boasts clean, comfortable rooms and handy innovations like individual reading lights, personal safes and international plug points. Our sparkling pool, landscaped gardens, spacious balconies and palm-fringed sundecks are great for chilling out – while our legendary Kumasi Bar is the place to party! We serve delicious meals in our bar and also have a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering. We offer all accommodation options, including private, en-suite rooms in our guesthouse around the corner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ashanti Lodge Gardens

Address: 11 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $17 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ashanti Lodge Gardens 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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Ashanti Lodge Gardens Cape Town, South Africa
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