Ashanti Lodge Gardens

11 Hof Street, GardensCape Town8001South Africa
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About Ashanti Lodge Gardens

Located in the Gardens district of Cape Town, Ashanti Lodge Gardens provides a mix of shared and private accommodation in a backpacker-style property with a lovely outdoor pool and terrace.

Dormitories range from six to eight beds and female-only options are available. Private singles, twins and doubles have a choice of private or shared bathrooms and typically overlook the garden.

Shared facilities include a lounge area with seating and a library, plus a computer area. Staff can assist with tour bookings, airport shuttles, and luggage storage. Lockers are also available on-site and there is a pool table for guest use.

A communal kitchen is available for self-catering, plus the on-site cafe offers meals from breakfast through to the evening. The bar also serves alcoholic drinks and includes a large TV showing regular international sporting events.

Table Mountain National Park is just a 15-minute drive away from Ashanti Lodge Gardens, whilst Long Street is around a five-minute cab ride away.


11 Hof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Telephone: +27 214238721 | Fax: +27 866697421 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Friendly and welcoming staff

Customer service at this hostel is rated as one of the best aspects of the property across hundreds of reviews. A multitude of guests praise the friendly and welcoming nature of the staff and state that they are very helpful organising trips and suggesting things to do in the city.

Very good location

The location of this hostel is consistently rated as very good by guests. Being within walking distance of the city centre and the many attractions, restaurants and bars it possesses, is greatly appreciated by guests.

Many shared facilities

Guests enjoy the shared facilities and communal areas that this hostel provides. The outdoor swimming pool in particular is felt to be a great aspect of the property, plus communal seating areas and the on-site bar are enjoyed by guests wishing to meet other travellers.

Negative Reviews

Noisy environment

Many reviews highlight the noisy atmosphere of this hostel t. Guests state that there is considerable noise from boisterous guests late into the evenings and as a result it can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep.

Wi-Fi does not reach rooms

Although this hostel provides free Wi-Fi for its guests, the service does not reach all areas of the property. Guests state that it is impossible to connect from the hostel bedrooms and therefore they must sit in the reception area to be able to connect.

Rooms lack space

Multiple reviews suggest that the rooms of this hostel are too small and lack space. This criticism is given to the dormitories as well as the private rooms. Those travelling with larger pieces of luggage find this to be a particular issue.

Rating Overview

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8.2 /10
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    8.2 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 673 reviews