You can rest assured that by choos­ing to stay with us, you are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence as well.

  • The majority of our clean­ing prod­ucts are bio-degradable and septic tank safe; and the company collects and reuses their containers
  • Vegetable waste from the kitchen is used to feed our worm farms
  • Table scraps go into the bokashi and taken to the Woodstock Peace Garden
  • The com­post and worm tea from the worm farm is used in our gar­den
  • Through­out the build­ing you will find colour-coded recy­cling bins, we have a sep­a­rate com­pany that col­lects our recy­clable materials
  • The gar­den at the entrance is waterwise
  • We sup­port local artists by sell­ing their arts and crafts in our com­mu­nity shop
  • We make use of solar hot water geysers and heat pumps; and water-wise shower heads
  • Where possible we use LED light bulbs
  • We have battery containers on the premises and recycle batteries at a local store
  • Our old computer hardware is donated to a computer company, who rebuilds this into computers which are donated to disadvantaged schools
  • Printer cartridges are recycled at a primary school in the area
  • The napkins and take-away containers in the Cafe are all compostable and / or bio-degradable
  • Our juice supplier has been chosen due to the company collecting and reusing their containers
  • Tap water is available to our guests in reusable glass bottles; we do not stock plastic water bottles
  • Discarded beer bottle tops are saved and donated to a local artist who turns these into fridge magnets and other crafts, creating sustainable employment for himself
  • Monthly Recycling

    Our recy­cling com­pany, Recycle1St, mon­i­tors our monthly recy­cling and sends us a break­down of what we have recycled.

    Guest Feedback

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    A great place to be

    A great chance to meet other travellers and exchange experiences. The place itself is clean and smartly decorated, with great views and fantastic breakfast.

    Aviva - Unknown

    Wonderful!

    Good location (downtown and near the touristic sites). Very nice people and great service. The room was really beautiful and comfortable! Nice bar with a fire place. Good breakfast.

    Linerelisieux - South Africa

    Best Hostel in all my travels

    The whole place is adorable, clean, and well done. Pool, lounge area, garden. It's beautiful! Amazing breakfast included in price. Private rooms are super comfy!

    Andrea - Oregan

    Awards

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    2017

    Silver - Best African Responsible Tourism

    Social Inclusion

    2015

    Winner - Green Accommodation Initiative

    Global Youth Travel Awards

    2015

    2nd Place - Best Hostel in Africa

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