Ashanti Green Point has a very nice location, close to the beach, waterfront and several grocery stores, restaurants and main transportation routes.
The rooms are simple - literally, a bed, two night stands, a mounted TV, a safe and a bathroom. And they are very clean with new fixtures and a modern feel. The staff is friendly enough, although maybe a bit limited. (Didn't get a remote when we checked in and still didn't get one when we asked again that night. Who really cares, because you don't go on vacation to watch TV, but it would have been nice to get a response and I'm just passing along the facts).
It was 18 rand for a medium bottle of water at the restaurant, which is way too pricy but the breakfast prices were reasonable.
Wifi was fast but the one-hour chits generally expired after 10-20 minutes and constantly had to be replaced.
The only big complaint was the cigarette smoke. Maybe it's the layout of the place, maybe just everyone but us smoked while we were staying there, but there was too much smoke for a non-smoker. It's a small urban lodge, so there are limited areas outside to begin with, so there's usually some measure of smoke in the air when you're trying to eat or get some fresh air on the balcony. The worst part was at night when your room starts to reek from the smoking outside.
Again, maybe it was an unusual wind direction or smoky crowd, but this fact turned a very good backpackers lodge into one that I probably wouldn't choose again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newer and super stylish, Ashanti Backpackers Green Point offers an elegant alternative for travellers looking for quieter, more private accommodation in Cape Town. All rates now include breakfast! Green Point is celebrated for its vibrant nightlife and is also within walking distance are the V&A Waterfront and iconic Cape Town Stadium, yet a short distance to the city centre itself. Building on the unrivalled reputation and experience of Ashanti Gardens, the Green Point hostel shows the same attention to detail with superb facilities, outstanding service and excellent security. A variety of accommodation options are available, from backpacker dorms to private en-suite bedrooms; and all are equipped with overhead fans, heaters, fluffy white duvets, individual reading lights and personal safes. All the private rooms also have towels and satellite televisions. An inviting swimming pool, comfortable lounge/ TV room and a drink at reception are some of the relaxing communal areas on offer. Breakfast can be ordered if you so desire, but a fully equipped kitchen is available for self-catering. You can even make use of the barbeque (braai) if you fancy cooking in a more South African style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ashanti Lodge Green Point Cape Town, South Africa