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iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers

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“dorm room”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
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1.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

The reception area on the ground floor is the only common place for guests. However it also serves as a regular bar for people on the street and offers little peace and quiet for guests. The roof terrace could have been nice but is run-down...More

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Response from NicoiKhaya, Manager at iKhaya Stellenbosch BackpackersResponded 21 July 2017

Hi Olef We thank you for your feedback. We cannot by law ban outsiders from our reception / bar area, as we are on street level. We have however found that most guests enjoy the interaction with the locals. Our IT company found that the...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Please make sure everything in the room works before new guests arrive. Toilet light in the room was not working, the manager said that he could only attend to it the following day. The corridor next to the bar was dirty and smelt like old...More

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Response from NicoiKhaya, Owner at iKhaya Stellenbosch BackpackersResponded 21 July 2017

Hi dintc Thank you for your review, note has been taken of all your constructive criticism and will ensure that your comments are passed on to the staff. I’ve ensured that there is additional stock of light bulbs and apologise for this oversight Based on...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Nothing too special, but a low cost, pretty clean and comfy setup. Beds and linens were fine (no towels), bathrooms were okay as well, but minor issues (shower sprayed wide across the spacious bathroom to sink & toilet, etc.). Kitchen was fine as well with...More

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Response from NicoiKhaya, Manager at iKhaya Stellenbosch BackpackersResponded 21 July 2017

Hi Hbonwit Thank you for your feedback! We are very concerned to hear that you had no access to towels, these are kept at reception to ensure that they are clean. We have also found that guests love our towels so much that they take...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

The location of the iKhaya Hostel is very good. Nearby are restaurants and supermarkets and a shopping mall, all walking distance. There is a secured car park in the yard (50 R). The rooms are simple but clean and spacious.

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Response from NicoiKhaya, Manager at iKhaya Stellenbosch BackpackersResponded 21 July 2017

Hi FWmarie Many thanks for your positive comments! We look forward to your next visit! Yours in backpacking Nico

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Most certainly enjoyed the stay. Place is quite secure and clean. Just wish I booked earlier to have a room with the balcony but still had a comfortable stay. I would certainly be back again. The fact that it is LGBTI+ friendly scores this place...More

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Response from NicoiKhaya, Manager at iKhaya Stellenbosch BackpackersResponded 21 July 2017

Hi Shane L We thank you for your positive comments and feedback. We enjoyed having you stay with us! Please join us again, a handy tip is that the two front units 211 & 217, are the ones with the balconies so be sure to...More

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Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Shuttle Bus Service
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Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Bar/Lounge
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USD 15 - USD 66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 15 - USD 66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Nicole L
14 September 2017|
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Response from NicoiKhaya | Property representative |
Hi Nicole L We have a studio apartment thaat sleeps 3 @ R 600.00 plus a refundable key deposit of R 100.00 or a bed in a shared dorm @ R 165.00 per person plus the key deposit. You can also book on-line from our... More
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Mrs BERTINA L C
29 July 2016|
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Response from NicoiKhaya | Property representative |
Hi Mrs Bertina We do have private units available from R 550.00 per night. yes you may pay on arrival as long as you promise to amend your reservation should your dates change. Stellenbosch is a student town and we are... More
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AidanE2A
2 October 2015|
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Response from NicoiKhaya | Property representative |
Hi Aidan, I thank you for your enquiry. Please check with the academy regarding transport? We've had a number of their students doing the photography course stay with us in the past, and transport was provided by them. If... More
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"Remember it is a backpackers not a hotel!"
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"Stay far away from this place, even by backpacking standards, it is shocking."
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"Choice of accomm: ostel rooms style (sharing bathroom,etc) /self catering units - private bathroom and..."
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"cheap and clean accommodation"
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