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36 bedroom Backpacker in Mossel Bay from R250 per person sharing
Unique Experience in a Perfect Location

Santos Express, better known as ‘The Train’ is a unique Backpackers establishment situated on the popular Santos Beach, Mossel Bay.

With the beach literally on your doorstep, its one-of-a-kind accommodation offering as well as central location within walking distance to all of this charming town’s attractions, a stay on the Santos Express is an experience within itself, well worth the visit.

Accommodation varies from Double, Twin & Single Compartment Rooms to a large Dorm Coach. A cosy ‘Honeymoon’ Caboose is ideal for couples still wanting this unique experience but with a bit more privacy and luxury. All rooms have beautiful sea views.

In addition to accommodation, Santos Express also offers a sea-facing restaurant with a bar/pub, all opening onto a deck with magnificent views of the bay and Outeniqua Mountains.

Ideal for backpackers, large groups as well as couples.


  • Value-for-money
  • Prime Location


There are 5 sleeper coaches, also a private and self contained caboose, all offering various accommodation options.

Coaches: Double, Twin & Single compartments. Twin has an option of two extra fold-out top bunks; the Single has an option of one extra fold-out top bunk. Each coach has a shower and 2 separate toilets.

Dorm Coach: Sleeps 16 people max in 8 bunk beds. En-suite with shower.

Caboose: Private, at the end of the train. With a double bed, en-suite with shower, also a private balcony with direct access to the beach 30 meters away.

Accommodation includes a continental breakfast. Al la carte available at an extra charge.

COMMUNAL AREAS: (In the main, adjoining building)

Dining Area – Indoor ‘The Fork and Train’ Restaurant where breakfast and other meals are served. Pub/Bar with flat-screen TV’s.

Outside Deck – With seating and views. BBQ/Braai facilities available.


Restaurant. Bar. Wifi. BBQ/Braai facilities. Direct access to the beach. Ample parking.


Ample off-street parking.


Included. Laundry service available, at additional charge.


Please bring own beach & bath towels.


Santos Beach, Mossel Bay

Beach – 1 minute walk

Restaurants – 1 min walk

Shops – 10 min walk

Mossel Bay center – 10 minute walk


Santos Express, Mossel Bay, Backpackers.

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