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Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens, Cape Town

2-star2 stars
11 Hof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

Hostel with outdoor pool, near South African National Gallery
  • Free WiFi
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From 603 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Bar is awesome
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Great room

Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens, Cape Town

from $49 CAD
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (6 people)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 people)
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only (8 people)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 people)
  • Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

What’s around Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens, Cape Town


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • South African National Gallery - 11 min walk
  • Greenmarket Square - 19 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 25 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 31 min walk
  • Kloof Street - 5 min walk
  • Long Street - 9 min walk
  • Cape Town Medi Clinic - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 23 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details. Due to drought conditions, water restrictions may apply at this property until further notice. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 8
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1866
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Kumasi Cafe - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Happy hour is offered.

Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens, Cape Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Ashanti Backpackers Gardens
  • Ashanti Backpackers Gardens Cape Town
  • Ashanti Backpackers Lodge
  • Ashanti Gardens Backpackers
  • Ashanti Lodge Backpackers
  • Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens
  • Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens Cape Town
  • Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens Cape Town


This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: ZAR 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 250 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 21 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
my experience was very good, Ashanti lodge was very comfortable. very nice service was rendered. The place was very clean and wifi was good
EMMANUEL, za3 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Ashanti Lodge Review
Owen and the girl behind the counter were great and John the security guard. They were very helpful. The place itself is very nice, although it comes with the expected 'discomfort' of sharing a room. There was also a duck quacking continuously and really loudly in the morning which woke me. Beyond that, shower facilities and breakfast was awesome. I would recommend the stay.
Muattham, zaOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Good value
Breakfast was fantastic. People in the corridor talking till late was disturbing. To use wifi I had to come out into the lobby area, which was not convenient.
ASHWIN, inOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice, but pick your room carefully.
Everything good about Ashanti, but make sure if you don't like noise or cigarette smoke, don't get a room that adjoins the big balcony overlooking the city - people sit out there until late each night and both noise and smoke come through the windows.
us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Very nice n comfertable
za2 night romance trip

Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens, Cape Town

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