Welcome to Ashanti Gardens Backpackers and Hostel


As we have a hospital up the road, we have not had load shedding this whole year!!  Lets hope it remains that way.

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!

We strive to achieve a sustainable lifestyle and have energy-saving sensor lights, solar panels for water heating, plastic water bottles made from plants and a borehole for our thirsty garden.

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 in this central Cape Town backpackers.

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, international plug points and charging stations for devices.

Chill next to our sparkling pool, in our landscaped garden or on any of our spacious balconies or cuddle up on the couch to watch a movie or challenge your mate to a game of pool.



  • Swimming Pool at Ashanti Gardens Backpackers in Cape Town
  • Reception at Ashanti Backpackers in Cape Town
  • Communal kitchen at Ashanti Backpackers in Cape Town

Gardens Backpacker Accommodation Options

  • En-suite room at Ashanti Lodge Backpackers in Cape Town
  • En-suite room at Ashanti Lodge Backpackers in Cape Town
  • En-suite room at Ashanti Lodge Backpackers in Cape Town


This is the only en-suite room we have in the main building and it is nestled away in our tranquil garden under the palm trees. It has a king size bed, full-service satellite TV, a digital safe, block-out floor-length curtains, strong wifi and tea/coffee making facilities in the room and, of course, an en-suite shower room. It has its own little private outside area to have your morning coffee – and watch the city wildlife of squirrels and birds drink from water feature in the garden.




Converted from dormitory rooms these massive deluxe rooms are spacious and comfortable. The rooms have high ceilings which increase the sense of space and consist of a king size bed with a single bunk on top so they are suitable for couples, friends, or families. Each room also has a desk and chair, so they lend themselves to digital nomads who have work to do. With a digital safe, cupboard, reading light and a basin in the room these are now our most popular rooms

  • Twin room at Ashanti Backpackers in Cape Town


Most of these rooms are situated in the courtyard around the pool– perfect for an early morning wake up dip. The bathrooms are down the passage, but there are basins in the room for brushing of teeth and hair. A double room has a standard double bed and a twin room has two single beds… best suited for those not cuddling up at night😊. Great backpacker prices on these rooms to be part of the action.

  • Twin room at Ashanti Backpackers in Cape Town


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! A new addition is our 3-bedded dorm – no bunks!



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.