The Santos Express Garden Route Backpackers Accommodation in Mossel Bay

The Santos Express

Guest House / Bed & Breakfast at 1 George Road, Mossel Bay, 6500, Garden Route, South Africa. Show on Map

About The Santos Express

Located overlooking Santos Beach in Mossel Bay, The Santos Express is a genuine train lodge offering accommodation with a difference! All cabins face the sea and boast spectacular sea views. Known as ‘The Train’ by Mossel Bay locals, guests can enjoy the unique and romantic experience of staying on a real train only 30m from the sea.


We offer a choice of either double, single and budget units all with clean showers. A compartment comprises four beds and a coupè comprises two beds. Each coach comprises two coupès, five compartments, a communal shower and two toilets. For those celebrating that special day, we have a Caboose offering private bathroom facilities and a private balcony. For the more budget conscious, we have a dormitory which comprises 16 beds.

Two vintage Royal coaches built in 1919 provide four luxury suites with en-suite bathrooms, coffee facilities and private sea view decks. For a bit of old world charm and comfort, try these recently renovated additions to our fleet.

• Laundry facilities
• Fireplace
• Wi-Fi Internet access
• Braai
• Credit card facilities


Our restaurant and bar serves breakfast and other delicious meals. The restaurant is open from 07h30.


We are a short walk from the Dias Museum, the harbour and the town centre. Other activities include shark cage diving, whale watching, sky diving, deep sea fishing, game drives or a boat trip to Seal Island. Our staff are available to assist with arrangements.


We also have a conference room available which is ideal for functions or business meetings.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Tour assistance

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GPS location
Latitude: -34.180181
Longitude: 22.136901

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

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