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Santos Express Train Lodge - Hostel in Mossel Bay, South Africa

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Santos Express Train Lodge Hostel in Mossel Bay

Santos Express Train Lodge 

Category: Hostel

Address: Santos Beach - Mossel Bay, South Africa

Starting from: 12.16 EUR

(indicative price per person, per night)

Gay friendly


About the property

Santos Express Train Lodge is a real train parked on Santos beach in Mossel Bay!
Simply known as `The Train` by locals, all of its cabins face the sea. Enjoy the unique and romantic experience of staying on a real train only 30 metres from the sea on the Indian Ocean side of Cape Town.



16-bed mixed dorm
standard 1bed room with view & shared bathroom-Single
standard 2bed room with view & shared bathroom-Twin
standard double room with view & shared bathroom-Double
superior double room with view & private bathroom-Honeymoon Caboose
deluxe double room with private bathroom-Royal A MountainView
deluxe double room with view & private bathroom-Royal B SeaView
deluxe double room with terrace & private bathroom-Royal C MountainView
4bed family room with private bathroom-Royal D SeaView


Common areas, services and activities

At The Train there's also a full-on restaurant serving great seafood regular braai`s (South African for BBQ!)and traditional meals and a happening cosy bar with beer garden and sun deck offering a stunning view and an awesome atmosphere.
We now have a fabulous conference room ideal for weddings, birthday parties or business and team building meetings.



The Santos Express is a real train parked 30 metres from the sea on the Mossel Bay`s popular and safe Blue Flag Santos Beach, on the Indian Ocean side of Cape Town. It is in the heart of the famous Garden Route of South Africa and within walking distance of town centre, museums and shops.


Why you should stay here

Fall asleep to the sound of swaying palms and lapping waves. One of the most unique places you'll ever stay in.

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Check In

from 14:00 to 22:00

Check Out

before 10:00


No curfew

Room Lockout

No lockout


from 07:00 to 22:00

Included Facilities and Services
Breakfast (private rooms)52.00 ZAR (per guest, per night)
Breakfast (dorms)NO
Internet accessYES
Wi-Fi access (common areas)YES
Wi-Fi access (private rooms, dorms)NO
Security boxes / LockersYES
Laundry ServiceWith extra cost
Luggage storageYES
Towels50.00 ZAR (per guest)
TV (common areas)YES
Cable/Satellite TV (common areas)YES
Phone (common areas)With extra cost

Available Amenities
Private beachYES
Parking lotYES
Conference roomYES
Outdoor dining roomYES

Important To Know

No wheelchair access
Children accepted. Children can stay for free in parents' bed/s if younger than 2 years.Child rates are added by establishment after booking. Special rates apply for children aged between 2 and 12. Please specify the number of children and ages when making your reservation. There is a limit to the number of children per room allowed.
Private rooms age restriction: no restrictions
Dorms age restriction: at least 18 years old
Smoking policy: All rooms and the common areas are NON smoking
Animals NOT accepted

Terms and conditions

The property accepts the following credit card brands for balance payments: Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, Debit Cards.
The first night amount will be charged before the arrival otherwise the booking won't be guaranteed and the deposit will be lost. The charged amount is non-refundable.
The property reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
Taxes included.
Other charges: Refundable key deposit. R100 per key.

More than 30 days prior to check in date - 10% cancellation fee Less than 30 days but more than 7 days - 50% cancellation fee Less than 7 days - 100% cancellation fee
In the event of a no show the hostel charges the full amount of BALANCE on customer's credit card.

A complimentary light “continental” breakfast is already included in the rate.
If you want, you can option an upgrade to an ADDITIONAL hot breakfast simply flagging the BREAKFAST box below and you will pay an extra charge for it. ALL DELUXE BOOKINGS INCLUDE A COMPLIMENTARY HOT BREAKFAST.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED IN DORM RATES, BED ONLY. Continental breakfast can be requested at extra charge at CHECK IN.


This property accepts reservations for groups. Use the form on top of this page to check availability.

Customer rating

91% 91%
cleanliness: 88%
staff: 90%
location: 98%
value: 91%
recommended: 90%

Santos Express Train Lodge Reviewsrated by 217 customer/s

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