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“Very cold and loud but really nice staff”

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Banghoek Place Hostel
Reviewed July 16, 2009

I must be getting too old for hostels... the blaring music in the common area, the large groups taking over the seating areas and yelling at all hours of the night and morning to each other outside our room, the communal cooking area where people don't clean up after themselves, it gets to be a bit much. Still, the Banghoek Place Hostel seemed a bit more grown up in that it had a lot more character than your run of the mill hostel. The staff was caring and even grabbed me an extra blanket and kept the fire going strong in the main room. If you're looking for a affordable (350-400R) double ensuite, then you can't beat it. It was clean but very cold in the room- there was no insulation.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2009

Since my boyfriend and I took the Bazbus through South Africa, we were limited in our choice of accommodation. After looking over all the hostels, we chose the Banghock because it seemed to have the best double en-suite rooms.

Our room was pretty nice, although the shower area could use a little bit of improvement. The communal kitchen area was convenient, and the staff was helpful with arranging the Bazbus and the wine tour (although I do not recommend using the “Easy Rider Wine Tour” company). You can receive discounts on the room and the wine tour if you stay two nights at Banghoek.

The only downfall to Banghoek is its location, which is quite a distance away to the restaurants and bars of Stellenbosch (about a 20 minute walk). I suppose if you want a real quiet environment then this would meet your needs!

Overall we were happy with our stay.. but if we ever go back to this beautiful wine region, we’d prefer to stay in the center of town.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2009

I stayed here with a friend for one night - it's a nice hostel, basic but clean and friendly. The rooms are ensuite and the whole place is nicely decorated, with cute little outdoor areas where people eat, chat, relax, etc. It's all very laid back and felt very safe. The only drawback is that it's a little way out of town. It would be walkable I think (though a bit hot in summer!) but the roads are very quiet and it's not a particularly scenic walk either really. So I think you'd need a car - which is fine, as there's parking available at the hostel, although parking in Stellenbosch town in the evening was a bit of a nightmare.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 20, 2008

We only stayed at this little cozy place for 12 hours- we arrived at 5pm, and had to leave at 3am to catch a flight in Cape Town. But the place is very cute- concrete floors with animal skins, big comfy beds, ensuite baths, and a big pool out front. The only drawback is that you need a car- it's too far to walk to all the restaurants and shops of Stellenbosch. But inexpensive and comfy.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2016
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  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Banghoek Place Hostel

Address: 193 Banghoek Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
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Ranked #24 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Stellenbosch
Price Range: $21 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16

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