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Mountain Manor Oak Lodge Residence
Scotland
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Spacious, clean, good location”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I stayed here for a few nights and enjoyed my stay - although it was nearly empty for most of our stay and didn't quite have the same social vibe of most backpackers, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a good location(close to long st) but a bit quieter than most hostels. Although the staff were not particularly friendly on arrival, and would crowd round the fire together when paying customers were left cold on the other side of the room, they did deal with a difficult situation with another guest very professionally and we were very grateful for that. It can be quite noisy in some of the rooms - it is a large, old house and one of the dorms is located under the stairs which is noisy with people going up and down during the nights. There are also only two showers (girls' at least) which wasn't a problem when we were there, but I imagine isn't enough when the hostel is full.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Ein Bokek, Israel
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

the oak lodge used to be very popular and occupied hostel until few years ago, when managment changed and it became dormitory only hostel (no more private rooms).
The new manager, an aggresive old lady from england , made every possible mistake and hence the place is usually empty and depressing. she changed all the african decoraions to ads of beers and alcohol , and hanged signs saying : "you will be deported immidiately if you bring in any beverage from the outside". The immidiate result is that the bar is allways empty, cause no guest wantS to feel as if he is there only to purchase BEVERAGE. another mistake was to choose the wrong receptionists, mostly african refugees / poor immigrants ( cause she could pay them less, or pay with accomodation), which migth result in wierd and dangerous attitudes, like the one receptionist who tells the guests that the big sofa in front of the t.v. is "her sofa", or the nigth shifter who likes to talk about religion and shouts at people - or at least at me - YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN JESUS !!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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This was a wicked place and one of the few places that offered secured parking. For the traveller on a budget, this place has all the kitchen facilities for a break from the 2 minute noodles on the burner, a cosy bunk bed and some steamy hot showers.. not to mention a funny receptionist and a friendly host - cheers Valentine!

Room Tip: 10 bed dorm room is great.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mountain Manor Oak Lodge Residence
Address: 21 Breda Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Mountain Manor Backpackers Lodge)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 128 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Manor Back Packers lodge is situated in a quiet, leafy area - a mere 10 minute walk away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Around the corner from the Gardens shopping centre - and the MyCiti bus - we are very close to the bus of Cape Town. All facilities in the Back Packers Lodge are SHARED - shared rooms / shared bathrooms / shared kitchens and entertainment areas. We offer 58 beds in total - rooms divided into either 12, 8, 6, 4 or private rooms of 2 beds. Make your choice. There is a roof top deck looking up to Table Mountain - a bar and an outdoor braai area for your convenience. ... more   less 
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