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Train Lodge

Hostel | Monument Station, Old Marine Drive, Cape Town, South Africa 8001

82.9% Overall Rating

5 out of 5 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/01/2015)

"Cheap! Functional and actually quiet which meant bathrooms were always readily available. Staff were polite"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 3.12
  • Towel USD 1.39

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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AFRICAN TRAIN LODGE is a budget accommodation and entertainment establishment, situated in the city centre of Cape Town, South Africa.

It consists of 10 vintage railway coaches that have been shunted into place, five on each side of a long platform the old Monument Station at Cape Town Station. The coaches are still on the tracks and the platform has not been altered, but an incredible lodge has been built around these coaches and platform. Read more

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About Train Lodge

Unique affordable accommodation in 10 vintage railway coaches. The coaches are original and completed their service with the Rhodesian Railways in 1950 and are now fully revamped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We are situated in Cape Town’s city centre with great views of Table Mountain. The Train Lodge is in close proximity to major transport nodes of Cape Town station, including the My Citi bus terminal and national touring bus terminal.

The accommodation is in 2-and 4-berth compartments where you can opt for a choice of single or single and double bed cabins. They have been designed to be easily accessible and private. The Locomotive bar and cocktail lounge areas are fitted with flat screen televisions with DSTV, a swimming pool and braai / bbq area. Our pride and joy is our restaurant situated in one of the coaches. Here you can experience our delicious food from our a la carte menu.

Accommodation Information

Rooms at African Train Lodge are situated in eight vintage railway coaches. Each coach has been given a name that symbolizes the majesty and beauty of South Africa.

Accommodation is in 2- and 4-berth compartments (single bed)
Brand new bathroom facilities have been built behind and separate from the coaches.

We have included necessities such as three television lounges, a swimming pool, bbq area, self-catering kitchen and a pool table.

Cafe & Bar

Our pride and joy is our X-pres Caf? & Bar ? a full restaurant in two coaches and on the platform, consisting of dining car, bar car and central coffee shop. The X-pres is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is a popular spot for sundowner drinks and business luncheons.

Other facilities at African Train Lodge include a Travel Centre and Internet Cafe..

What to Expect

What should you expect when walking into African Train Lodge?
A Train Station, complete with sounds, atmosphere and look of an original Railway Station expect a relaxed and warm environment where you are able to relax and let your senses do a little travelling of their own.

Hear the traditional sounds of the large Steam Engines as they depart and arrive next door. See the beauty of Cape Town's Table Mountain from the pool deck or the hustle and bustle of the railway junction at the main station. Feel the cool and refreshing waters of the pool or the warmth of the blankets in your compartment at night and smell the aromas of fresh coffee or cappuccino at the coffee shop in the mornings.

Location Information

The Train Lodge is conveniently situated in the Cape Town City Centre,
close to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the Green Point World Cup Stadium.