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“Don't Stay Here - Dirty, rude and disgusting”

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Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge
Edmonton, Canada
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“Don't Stay Here - Dirty, rude and disgusting”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

This was, without question, the most disgusting accommodation I have seen in years. First, the rooms themselves are basic - nothing wrong with that. But they cram too many beds into very small rooms. We stayed in a family room that had a small (very small) double bed and bunks for the kids. The common areas, however, are just filthy. The kitchen is coated in grime and one of the two ovens does not work. The other looked like it had never been cleaned. There are signs all over saying "no smoking" but the staff themselves regularly smoke throughout the common areas. Likewise, there are signs everywhere saying "do your own dishes" but the staff themselves just dump their dinner dishes in the sink for the cleaners to look after in the morning. So visitors can't do their own dishes because the sink is full of the owner's dirty dishes. Each night the owners occupied the common room, smoking and drinking and watching TV. This common room was just below our own room so the cigarette smoke wafted upstairs in the evening. The 'breakfast' was two slices of white bread and a slice of processed cheese. This place also insists that you pay for your stay in full, up front. Even though we'd paid, we considered leaving after one night. But we stayed and used the place only to sleep. Overall, this is one place where 'cheap accommodation' means disgusting accommodation.

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Reviewed 23 August 2012

When first seeing the lodge from the road I felt a little apprehensive about what our experience would be with a group of 44 teenage girls on an orchestra tour. But our hosts Helen and Stefan made the experience a very positive one. They bent over backwards to help us resolve issues that cropped up and Stefan blew me away when he took us in his own car to the Mediclinic hospital in the rain when one of the girls in our group wasn't feeling well. He came to check up on our progress and fetched us again once the girl had been discharged. That was above and beyond the level of assistance that I could have expected.

The rooms were clean and even though some waiting had to happen for shower facilities given the size of our group, it wasn't a significant problem and all o fthe girls had a good time.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge

Property: Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge
Address: No 8 Staedler Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 52 Speciality Lodging in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stellenbosch Traveller's Lodge is a clean and service orientated Hostel. Twelve bedrooms, all linen included, meals can be ordered free wifi, free coffee and tea. Six shared bathrooms, billiard/TV room with DSTV, Dining area for 24 seated at a time, court yard garden, laundry facility, Friday nights are braai nights, safe off street parking, close to everything in town. 24 hour reception and very friendly staff. ... more   less 
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