The Santos Express Garden Route Backpackers Accommodation in Mossel Bay
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  • Property TypeBackpackers Lodge
  • Guests102
  • Rooms/Units31
  • Wir SprechenDeutsch

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The Santos Express is one of the Mossel Bay guest houses and provides accommodation in 31 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Garden Route region.

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.

Accommodation

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.

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.

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

Meals

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

Activities

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.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Television (Smart TV)
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (separate)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

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

Food & Drink

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

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Xhosa

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Each unit comprises either a double bed or twin beds, and it can accommodate up to four guests. Guests make use of a communal shower and two toilets. There is Wi-Fi internet access and laundry facilities onsite.

  • Television (Smart TV)  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 20
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Each unit comprises one single bed, but can can accommodate two guests if required. Guests make use of a communal shower and two toilets. There is Wi-Fi internet access and laundry facilities onsite-

  • Television (Smart TV)  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 8
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Two vintage Royal suites with en-suite bathrooms, a King-size bed, coffee facilities and private sea view decks. For a bit of old world charm and comfort, try these recently renovated additions to our fleet. There is Wi-Fi access and laundry facilities on site.

  • Television (Smart TV)  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

The Caboose is our honeymoon suite comprising its own private bathroom with a shower and toilet. The room has a double bed and a private balcony with sea views. There is Wi-Fi access and laundry facilities on site.

  • Television (Smart TV)  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

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Guest Reviews

4 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewgood

Something different, right on the beach. When you arrive at the Santos Express it felt like your holiday started. The check in went well. They followed Covid 19 protocol. Our compartments were nice, overlook the beach. The Santos restaurant was also good. Their food was fabulous and tasty, we enjoyed our lunch here. Breakfast was included in our stay, and the whole experience was worthwhile. Thanks for an enjoyable experience.

December 2020

Elna L. (Allensnek)

Verified reviewexcellent

My wife and I stayed in a Royal suite. Very clean. Comfortable bed. Beautiful view of the beach and ocean. Breakfast good. Very friendly and helpful staff. Floor warm during cold weather outside.

September 2020

Francois J. (Bela Bela)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since March 2015

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