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iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 19 February 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 9 January 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 29 December 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 28 December 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

Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Starting with a few positives about Ikhaya, the owner Nico and Ashley were extremely polite and very knowledgeable about the area, they gave some great recommendations on things to do-thank you. The backpackers is also very central and you can literally walk everywhere you need to be, that was great. However, I would not recommend this place to anyone as...

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Weenen, South Africa
Reviewed 7 December 2016

In the centre of Stellenbosch, lovely view from the top of roof top and everything you need is in walking distances. Friendly and very helpful staff. There is bar downstairs with very reasonable prices

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

Hi Amy We thank you for your stunning review. We appreciate your positive feedback and will ensure that your comments are passed on to all our staff. We loved having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to iKhaya again soon! Yours in Backpacking Nico

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We enjoyed our stay, however we were kept awake from 1;30 till 04;00 because someone was trying to open the security gate downstairs. I think that you should have a guard 24/7 at the main entrance. Otherwise I thought the rooms were brilliant value for money and clean. Location was also excellent.

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

Hi “s smith” We are truly sorry to hear about your lack of sleep and completely empathise with you as everyone needs a good night’s rest! It is strange though as we do have a security guard who is on duty from 20:00 to 06:00 so I will have to investigate as to why he had not reported the incident,...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 November 2016

For just a Backpackers I found the rooms to be adequate, the staff incredibly friendly and helpful and the price was very reasonable! Unlike the previous complaint I found Ashley Stevens very generous and polite!

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

Hi Linziw124 Thank you so much for your honest appraisal of iKhaya. I’ll be sure to pass this on to the staff, especially Ashley! We hope to host you again soon! Yours in backpacking Nico

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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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
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: $27 - $63 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles linziw124, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay far away from this place, even by backpacking standards, it is shocking.”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choice of accomm: ostel rooms style (sharing bathroom,etc) /self catering units - private bathroom and kitchenette.”
 of 5 bubbles 908HeatherB, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“cheap and clean accommodation”
 of 5 bubbles Ashish0305, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms facing the front have access to the balcony with excellent views of Stellenbosch.”
 of 5 bubbles Edchris380, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
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