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iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers

06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please make sure everything in the room works before new guests arrive. Toilet light in the room was not working, the manager said that he could only attend to it the following day. The corridor next to the bar was dirty and smelt like old beer and vomit. I will stay over again as i enjoyed the atmosphere and hospitality...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing too special, but a low cost, pretty clean and comfy setup. Beds and linens were fine (no towels), bathrooms were okay as well, but minor issues (shower sprayed wide across the spacious bathroom to sink & toilet, etc.). Kitchen was fine as well with basics of cooking gear and dining ware. Would stay again! (Service got a low score...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed April 16, 2017

The location of the iKhaya Hostel is very good. Nearby are restaurants and supermarkets and a shopping mall, all walking distance. There is a secured car park in the yard (50 R). The rooms are simple but clean and spacious.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Most certainly enjoyed the stay. Place is quite secure and clean. Just wish I booked earlier to have a room with the balcony but still had a comfortable stay. I would certainly be back again. The fact that it is LGBTI+ friendly scores this place some brownie points.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We had a comfortable stay at IKhaya, my only problem was the parking issue. We were not told that we would have to book parking with the backpackers and so when we got there we were told because we had not booked there was none available (keeping in mind the Town was very busy as the festival was on). We...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed March 4, 2017

The room was clean but didn't like the idea of sharing a communal bathroom where you we had to invade other people's space/ privacy to get to. We decided to use the bar's toilets and used wet wipes to "wash"ourselves. The blind at the window was broken, so we couldn't open it and this made the room extremely hot. Even...

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International Falls, Minnesota
Reviewed February 18, 2017

If you look for a place right in the center , reasonable pricest and helpful staff , this will be it ! Big thx to Ashley for helping me , you made my travel ! Shout out to you and your Family . Thank you

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Cape Town
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We reserved single accommodation in 2 rooms and a further reservation for 4 beds in 1 room and paid a deposit R315. We also received our confirmations. On arrival 31 December 2016, your system showed no reservation on all three accounts. We were in complete despair as the entire western cape were fully booked for any kind of accommodation. Despite...

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed December 28, 2016

The stay was great, it was actually better then what i thought it would be pity the WiFi didn't work upstairs though its a of issue having to go all the way downstairs to check your mails etc , but if you stuck in Stellies and need a affordable place to sleep for the night, its your safe bet.

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NicoiKhaya, Manager at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thabon828 I’m glad you enjoyed being “stuck in Stellies” from your lovely review it now seems that you’re “stuck ON Stellies and iKhaya!” Hopefully we’ll have the WiFi reception sorted by your next stay. Yours in backpacking

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Really good lodge with spacious rooms with own kitchen and terrace. Staffs were really friendly and very helpful. Also situated near to all the shops and shopping centre. They can propose good vineyard to see by your own if the tours are full.

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NicoiKhaya, Manager at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review, we will pass your great feedback onto our staff and look forward to welcoming you back upon your next visit to Stellenbosch. Yours in backpacking

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Prices are per person per night. As your hosts we know how important it is to choose the backpackers that is just right for YOU! Because backpackers are a special breed, iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers is not just a place to sleep under clean sheets and duvets, but is also a place where chatting into the night whilst quaffing a beer or three sees the start of new friendships. That is why we are called iKhaya - this means "my home" in the local language and it is this spirit that iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers functions – when you are with us, you are with friends. You are at your African Home! In our warm and friendly pub the roots of our African heritage are reflected in the decor. Like all homes our accommodation is clean, neat and caters to your needs from equipped kitchens to airy bathrooms at the best possible value for money. The above because we agree cash should be spent on "Jolling" (Partying and having a good time) and not on plastic wannabe accommodation! Welcome to our continent, our town, and our (yours and our) home - iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers. Why not escape the hustle and bustle of big city life and base yourself here with us at iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers to explore the rest of Western Cape by day and chill with us at night? ... more   less 

Additional Information about iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers

Address: 56 Bird Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: $25 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers 1.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Remember it is a backpackers not a hotel!”
linziw124, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Stay far away from this place, even by backpacking standards, it is shocking.”
, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
“Choice of accomm: ostel rooms style (sharing bathroom,etc) /self catering units - private bathroom and kitchenette.”
908HeatherB, Jun 22, 2016 | Read review
“cheap and clean accommodation”
Ashish0305, Oct 31, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms facing the front have access to the balcony with excellent views of Stellenbosch.”
Edchris380, Jul 23, 2015 | Read review
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