Welcome to Ashanti Gardens Backpackers

Located at the foot of Table Mountain, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens is your gateway to Cape Town. Well-known for our superb facilities, outstanding service and excellent security this backpackers hostel is the fun, friendly, effortless way to discover the Cape….and more!

Within walking distance of the city centre we cater for accommodation needs from camping and backpacker dormitories to single, double and twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities.

We’ve refurbished our gorgeous Victorian mansion, so as well as clean, comfortable rooms you’ll also find a number of handy innovations like individual reading lights, personal safes and international plug points.

Chill next to our sparkling pool, in our landscaped garden or on any of our spacious balconies – or join the party in our legendary Kumasi Café/Bar with its cool cocktails and fabulous mountain views. Our giant TV shows all the major sporting events – or set up your own match over our pool table. You can also get delicious meals in our bar, or you can cater for yourself in our well-equipped communal kitchen.


  • Ashanti cooked buffet breakfast
  • Free backpacker breakfast at Ashanti Gardens

Gardens Backpacker Accommodation Options


This is the only double en-suite room we have at Ashanti Gardens Backpackers. The room is very quiet because it is the only room located in the front garden, so you will have a good night rest and you will wake up with a beautiful view of the garden. You have your own bathroom, a double bed and a television.




Most of these rooms are around our swimming pool – perfect for an early morning wake up dip. All rooms have their own basins and there are sufficient nearby bathrooms for your use. A double is equipped with a double bed and a twin room has two single beds. Boring we know, but necessary information for some! These are known as our standard double or twin rooms.



The single rooms are exactly the same as our doubles and twins talked about before, yet you pay the single room rate for being alone in the room.



As with all Cape Town Backpacker hostels, the dorm is where it is at offering you the perfect opportunity to meet that travel companion for a hike up Table Mountain together. Some of our rooms sleep 6 and some sleep 8 and we also have female-only rooms for the girls!



For those of you who just love the outdoors and carry your home on your back, no need to come in as we have a small campsite just for you. Obviously, you can make use of all the lodge facilities but please bear in mind that it is just a small piece of ground and space is limited. No reservations for the campsite permitted – first come, first served.