Overall this place is great, it is slightly out of town, but only about 20 minutes walk so not too bad, na dis very clean and comfortable. It isn't a party place if that is what you are after, but the great staff make up for this.
There is one major downside, the booking can be quite hard, and as it is first impressions it isn't a good area to be letting Ashanti down. Basically my friend made my booking on my behalf while they were booking theirs. I was booked into a triple at a single rate with no one else there. A couple of days later we were advised that we had been booked, by Ashanti, into the wrong Ashanti, and that only dorms or ensuite rooms were available at Green Point. My friend agreed on the dorm, I reluctantly agreed for an ensuite for double the price (there was a reason I didn't want a dorm), but asked for a discount or free Internet because of the runaround as it was their mistake. The email came back asking "what runaround" and saying that they don't give discounts. Funnily enough I ended up in that triple, and more people I know managed to book single rooms later than we booked them. I still honestly believe they were calling our buff.
It would be nice to make the wifi free, but it isn't expected, but the wifi is throughout the rooms and lounge, and the free pancake mix makes up for it.
Other than that booking issue (which to be honest gave me a really bad first impression) it is amazing, and I would recommend it to anybody, even my luxury seeking father.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newer and super stylish, Ashanti Backpackers Green Point offers an elegant alternative for travellers looking for quieter, more private accommodation in Cape Town. All rates now include breakfast! Green Point is celebrated for its vibrant nightlife and is also within walking distance are the V&A Waterfront and iconic Cape Town Stadium, yet a short distance to the city centre itself. Building on the unrivalled reputation and experience of Ashanti Gardens, the Green Point hostel shows the same attention to detail with superb facilities, outstanding service and excellent security. A variety of accommodation options are available, from backpacker dorms to private en-suite bedrooms; and all are equipped with overhead fans, heaters, fluffy white duvets, individual reading lights and personal safes. All the private rooms also have towels and satellite televisions. An inviting swimming pool, comfortable lounge/ TV room and a drink at reception are some of the relaxing communal areas on offer. Breakfast can be ordered if you so desire, but a fully equipped kitchen is available for self-catering. You can even make use of the barbeque (braai) if you fancy cooking in a more South African style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ashanti Lodge Green Point Cape Town, South Africa