Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel

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Overview of Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel

Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel

2.0 star property
Beachfront hostel in Mossel Bay with private beach and restaurant

8.0/10 Very good

105 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
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Mossel Bay, In the heart of The Garden Route, Mossel Bay, Western Cape, 6500
Main amenities
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Conference center
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • George (GRJ) - 35 min drive

About this property

Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel

Hostel by the ocean
A terrace, a garden, and a library are just a few of the amenities provided at Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel. This hostel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach and beachfront dining. The onsite international cuisine restaurant, Fork and Train, features ocean views and light fare. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a fireplace in the lobby.
Other perks at this hostel include:
  • Free self parking
  • English breakfast (surcharge), a front desk safe, and a computer station
  • Tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the beach locale and WiFi
Room features
All guestrooms at Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel offer amenities such as safes.

Languages

Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 34 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Private beach nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference center

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Toilet paper

More

  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Fork and Train - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: ZAR 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 52.00 for adults and ZAR 52.00 for children (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Santos Express Train Lodge Hostel Mossel Bay
Santos Express Train Lodge Hostel
Santos Express Train
Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel Mossel Bay

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel?
As of 27 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel on 6 Oct 2022 start from AU$40, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, scuba diving, and skydiving. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking. Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel?
Yes, Fork and Train offers beachfront dining, international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Pizza Express (2.6 mi), Takoda Spur Steak Ranch (5.5 mi), and Riviera Hotel (5.8 mi).
What's the area around Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel like?
Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel is located near Santos Beach, just a short 16-minute walk from Dias Museum and 16 minutes' walk from Cafe Gannet.

Overall score and ratings

8.0

Very good

8.0/10

Cleanliness

7.9/10

Staff & service

6.8/10

Amenities

7.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.6/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

Douglas, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Kenneth, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gert, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Pieter, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Belinda, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Juanita, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Rachel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Deslie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Happy train
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a unique compartment, right on the beach
Bidvest, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A room with a view.
We arrived early, about 1 o'clock. Instead of the reception lady just politely pointing it out, she made an issue about it. We went to town and upon our return, the new receptionist so the complete opposite. She was friendly, helpful and a real tonic. Hope she gets promotion over the sour person whom first attended to us. My friend who was travelling with me had never slept on a train before so this experience was for him. We each had a coupe and loved it. The view from the window was spectacular. Its cheap and was pleasant and an unusual experience and something I would only do once.
John, 1-night trip with friends
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