Ashanti Gardens Backpackers

  • Youth Hostel
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Located at the foot of Table Mountain, Ashanti Lodge and Travel Centre is your gateway to Cape Town. Well-known for our superb facilities, outstanding service and excellent security, Ashanti Lodge is the fun, friendly, effortless way to discover the Cape - and more!

Within walking distance of the city centre and close to Cape Town`s magnificent beaches, we cater for all accommodation needs from camping and backpacker dorms to private, en-suite rooms in our guesthouse around the corner. We`ve recently refurbished our gorgeous Victorian mansion, so as well as clean, comfortable rooms you`ll also find a number of handy innovations like individual reading lights, personal safes and international plug points.

Chill out next to our sparkling pool, in our landscaped gardens or on any of our spacious balconies and palm-fringed sundecks, or join the party in our legendary Kumasi Bar with its cool cocktails and fabulous mountain views. Our giant TV shows all the major sporting events, or set up your own match over our pool table. You can also get delicious meals in our bar, or you can cater for yourself in our well-equipped communal kitchen.

We`ll help you plan your next adventure; whether it`s overland, under water or beyond the border. From cross-country safaris to day tours, including hiring cars and booking accommodation, we have dedicated Travel Centre staff to ensure you get the best from your trip, no matter where you`re going in Southern Africa.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation of a booking must be made in writing (via email) and will only take effect once such cancellation has been received. The 1st night stay deposit paid will be non refundable, however we will refund any other monies paid provided that the reservation is cancelled/amended prior to 14 days before arrival. If cancelled within 14 days – no refunds will be given.

Facilities & Services:

Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Restaurant
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Garden
Library
Internet Access
Tourism Information Desk
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Other Language
Tennis Court
Directions:

When driving from the Cape Town airport or coming from the Garden Route, just continue along the N2 towards Cape Town city centre. Please make sure you follow directions to Cape Town as we have had newcomers go in the wrong direction.

Continue on the N2 for about 10 minutes and as you come up to the mountain keep right and continue towards the city - following the signs. Take the De Waal Drive turn-off to the left when the road forks and continue driving around the mountain.

Just off De Waal Drive you need to take the Mill Street turn-off. This will take you past a large shopping centre (Gardens Centre) on your left hand side and then you drive through two sets of traffic lights.

The next road left (after the second set of lights at Upper Orange Street) is Hof St. It is just before the Mount Nelson hotel, so if you see that you know you have gone too far. We are two blocks up on the left hand side – a large yellow building.

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Units and Rooms

We have 6 or 8-bed dormitories as well as private rooms with shared bathroom facilities. All our en-suite rooms are listed under Ashanti Gardens Guesthouses.

3 or 4 designer bunks sleeping 6 to 8 persons. All beds with lockers, fluffy white duvets, extra blankets and individual reading lights. Wash-basin and a digital safe per person complete these luxury dormitories.

Most of these rooms are around our swimming pool - perfect for an early morning wake up dip. All rooms have their own basins and there are sufficient nearby bathrooms for your use. A double is equipped with a double bed and a twin room has two single beds

Dormitory
3 designer bunks sleeping 6 persons. All beds with lockers, fluffy white duvets, extra blankets and individual reading lights. Wash-basin and a digital safe per person complete these luxury dormitories.
Count: 7
Max Persons: 2
Standard double or twin room
Most of these rooms are around our swimming pool - perfect for an early morning wake up dip. All rooms have their own basins and there are sufficient nearby bathrooms for your use. A double is equipped with a double bed and a twin room has two single beds
Count: 9
Max Persons: 2
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