Backpackers, Lodge and Guesthouse Accommodation

Welcome to Ashanti Lodge

Ashanti was one of the first backpacker hostels in South Africa more than 20 years ago and now is a well-known Cape Town establishment offering great budget accommodation options in 3 different properties.

Backpackers Ashanti Gardens & Ashanti Greenpoint; refurbished by local interior designers have single, double rooms and dormitories. Our two guest houses around the corner from the Gardens building have beautiful newly refurbished en-suite rooms suitable for young and old.

Our safe, secure premises are open 24 hours a day, offer free wi-fi, delicious breakfast options, amazing Table Mountain views (Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens ) or within walking distance to the Waterfront and Beaches (Ashanti Backpackers Green Point) and have the friendliest staff around.

You can visit our travel centre for great advice on getting around Southern Africa and also booking information on care hire, bus tickets, Cape Town adventure activities, Baz Bus, Kruger Park, Garden Route and general African overland safaris.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Ashanti and to Cape Town!

Why Choose Us?

Our hostels each have unique points of attraction, so you have a choice of where to stay – or spend a few days in each!

Free wi-fi, 24-hour reception, laundry and swimming pools

Excellent choice of food and drinks always to be had.

Individual digital safes for every single guest and lockers under each dorm bed.

There is always a traveller around for you to meet and swap stories with… or to make new ones with!

We are friendly and helpful and always willing to help out with some great travel tips.


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Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens

Ashanti Lodge Backpackers, Gardens

With an incredible Table Mountain view, Ashanti Gardens is one of the original Cape Town backpacker hostels that offer budget accommodation options in dormitories and private rooms.


Ashanti Lodge Guesthouses

Ashanti Guesthouses, Gardens

Victorian guesthouses with beautiful en-suite rooms each with satellite tv, free wi-fi and self-catering kitchen. Secure and quiet and just a few minutes walking into Cape Town city centre.


Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Greenpoint

Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Greenpoint

Within walking distance to Cape Town Stadium and the V&A Waterfront this is a newer, stylish, quieter private backpackers hostel which is also close to the city’s nightlife activities.


Ashanti Lodge Travel Centre

Ashanti Travel Centre

Our in-house travel desk can advise on climbing Table Mountain, visiting Robben Island as well as various Cape Town adventure activities, car hire, bus tickets and overland safaris.

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Recent Blog Posts

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    Why not Cape Town?
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  • Table Mountain and Mama Africa
    Table Mountain and Mama Africa
    I was driving to work today, grooving away, and then on the play list one of my random music downloads came on and I was transported to a sunny day atop that...
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Contact Us


Ashanti Backpackers Gardens
11 Hof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Phone: + 27 21 423 8721
Fax: + 27 21 423 879

Ashanti Guesthouses
7 + 9 Union Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (21) 423 8721

Ashanti Backpackers Greenpoint
23 Antrim Road, Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (21) 433 1619

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