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Weenen, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Amy W
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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 30 October 2016

I would highly recommend staying far away from this establishment. I booked our double room some time in advance, perhaps a month before our trip. I made a phone call and explained that I needed a private double room as it would be two of us and our 11 month old child. I was advised that we could arrive on...

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

Dee V Whilst I can empathise with your frustrations, we find it very hard to believe that Ashley was unhelpful and unprofessional, our guests love Ash and we have had so many wonderful compliments about her and all our wonderful staff members. At your request, we have read through the email history and nowhere do we find any reference to...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A great little place, cheap, and clear dorms. There is a kitchen within the room which is interesting but luckily no one used it when we were there. Great location to the main centre which is beautiful. Definitely worth staying here for a night or 2.

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

Hi Olenka Thank you so much for your review! Your review says it all, there’s nothing left for me to say except, Thank you! Yours in backpacking Nico

Bloemfontein
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's a backpackers so you can't expect a 5 star experience but I've stayed in backpackers before.Ikhaya can do a bit better,people come and knock everytime,the whole building complex not very clean and lastly,the remote issue where you have to go ask for it everytime

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

Hi Jerome We thank you for your review, note has been taken of your comments. We do sleep 50 people within our backpackers and our dorms are quite large, so there may be guests who move between rooms, our staff also clean the rooms during 10am – 2pm so there may be a few instances where we will need to...

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great, central location. Within walking distance from shops & resturants. Really helpful & friendly staff. Thanks Ashley for all your help & for making our stay special. Second time staying here & will be back!

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

Hi CamperClimber Many thanks for your Awesome review! Your appreciation has been passed on to Ashley and we look forward to your next stay! Yours in backpacking Nico

Cape Town
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We are very grateful to the staff and owner, especially Ashely for being so wonderful. The only marr in our trip were these CRAZY English guys who managed to a) smash their own door, b) break the shower, c) Had poor personal hygiene which we could smell from down the hall and d) on the final day appeared to have...

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

Hi Ella-Kari We thank you for your review. Your gratitude has been passed on to Ashley and the staff. Unfortunately, our backpackers was visited by some rather interesting guests which co-incided with your stay and we thank you for your understanding of the situation. They caused a considerable amount of trouble and we are far more the wiser going forward....

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Ok for a night but in many ways not satisfying. Visited the lovely University town with friends for a day, luckily we spend more time discovering town than being at the backpacker. Large and quite dirty rooms with own kitchen and bathroom. Personal friendly. Overall just not convincing and negative atmosphere.

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

Hi Peer We’re sorry to hear that you weren’t satisfied with our accommodation and would appreciate you elaborating on what you found unsatisfactory so that we can look at rectifying such. My email address is nico@stellenboschbackpackers.co.za. Our rooms are cleaned on a daily basis between 10:00 and 14:00, so shouldn’t be dirty unless made so by others sharing with you....

Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for 2 nights, and there was no heating, no fire exits you need 3 keys to get in the place and out the place and as a group if for we was only given 1 set. We even found a meth pipe in the gutter.

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

Hi John B We unfortunately do not have heating in our backpackers, not many backpackers do, we make use of extra blankets which are available from reception. There are also 2 flights of stairs by which you are able to exit the building in case of emergencies. Regarding the 3 keys to enter the premises, these keys are for the...

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: €19 - €39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers 1.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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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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