Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer Londonroad
Address: Munro Road, Santos Beach, Mossel Bay (Mosselbaai), Western Cape, South Africa
Santos Express Train Lodge is listed on the following booking sites:Santos Express Train Lodge at Hostelworld Santos Express Train Lodge at Booking.com Santos Express Train Lodge at HostelsClub
All in all very good
Very friendly staff and a very cool place to stay. No bad things to say except for the wifi not reaching the room.
BAD BAD BAD
Advertises as safe-with a guard and cameras, yet our car was robbed and the camera is not functional and did not capture anything. When discussing the issue, staff was extremely aggressive, rude, and condescending. Worst customer service I have ever experienced, felt extremely attacked and belittled by staff following being robbed on their property! Beyond this our train compartment held 16 people that had to share a single bathroom, step on sleeping strangers to get into their bed, no hallway space to get through, and with one outlet in the entire room. Restaurant food very poor. I am extremely regretful to have stayed here and do not recommend it to anyone under any circumstances.
Not what I expected
Very old. Really could do with a slight revamp -- like the duvets need replacing and it wouldn't take much to improve the toilet and shower areas. It's not dirty -- just old. Cheap. Expect this to be more comfy and convenient than camping. I'd say it's below a hostel and way below a B&B. They don't even have plug sockets in the cabins. I'd recommend it to those that really want to save their pennies -- but then they should take their own bedding and minimal luggage -- nowhere to unpack it.
A great place to stay for a couple of nights. Beds are comfy, staff are friendly and it is RIGHT on the beach.
I'm surprised this is listed as a B&B I'd call it a backpackers any day. Go there expecting a B&B and you may be disappointed. Go there expecting a backpackers and you'll probably enjoy it we did!
The cabins are tiny and the beds are a bit on the short side, but the views are lovely, the atmosphere is casual and the food available in the dining car is a good value. A fun place for a short stay.
Go to Santos Express Backpackers!!! It is a real train that is "parked" right at the beach! The cabins are tiny tiny tiny so be sure there are just two people in a room. All cabins are facing the sea and it's fun for one or two nights.
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Safe Deposit Box
Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons
Credit Card Payments
Power Point/Sockets in Rooms
Lockers in Rooms
Wi-Fi in Rooms
Genders: Males & Females
Max. Age: All Ages
Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 16
Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages
Min. Age without Parent: 18
Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)
Curfew: No Curfew
Maximum Stay: Unlimited
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Open Dates: All Year
Reception Hours: 07:00 - 22:00
Size: Very Large (100+ beds)