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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night after a very busy few days, and it was just perfect for recharging energy levels and chilling out. It's a beautiful old Victorian house in a quiet suburban street, with a great porch in the front overlooking Knysna - perfect for reading and drinking coffee on the comfy couches in the morning! An added...

Thank mullermelissa77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a friend stayed at this well managed house. Niel the manager really made our stay a memorable one providing excellent hospitality, we will definitely recommend you stay here. Worth every penny, the rooms are great and big.

Thank Regenald Jacque... S
Norman, Oklahoma
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I stayed two nights at Knysna Backpackers. I thought that Knysna was a bit sleepy, but it was winter so I guess that's expected. This backpackers is a great value for the money and a great place to recharge or catch up before planning the next part of your Garden Route trip. Muriel and Neil helped me get my laundry...

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived to Knysna Backpackers at the low season, and paid 400 rand for double room with a shared bathroom. The staff welcomed us with a big smile and helped us. The kitchen is very equipped, everything was clean and comfortable. Really feels like home! Also placed in a safe area. Enjoy!

Thank DafnaEting
Zutphen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at the lodge in a double room (without bathroom). It's difficult to rate our stay when looking at the price vs quality, but here are the pro's and con's: Pro's: - Very friendly and helpful staff - Breakfast is sufficient (bread with several toppings, fruits and boiled eggs) - Located close to the center, it's safe...

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We only had one night in this cute hostel but we had a good time. The staff is so friendly. Someone broke into our car and they helped us a lot. Too bad that it happened but the staff was feeling sorry and gave us the opportunity to use their phones, etc. They also looked after our car when we...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The room was cold at night and the portable heat was constantly turning off during the night. Not too many options for breakfast. A little bit noisy when other people are in the room next to ours. Neil is very helpful. We arrived when the information desk was closed and he helped us to find our way. The B&B is...

Thank anaism945
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stayed two nights at Knysna Backpackers. The place really feels like coming home. It is very cosy and the welcome feeling was very high. we tried to plan our days in Knysna and Neil helped us where possible and he gave us good tips and recommendations. Therefore our stay at Knysna was fully booked and we did everything we...

Thank RachelandLaura
Dortmund, Germany
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Wonderful place to stay, the location was nice and the kitchen was well prepared. The Breakfast with toast, jam, eggs, fruits, muesli, yogurt and milk was perfect. Even tea and coffee all the time for free. Just the dormroom we stayed in was little bit to small for six people, but in our 2 nights we were maximum 4 people...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This hostel is very cute and very personal. The owner is such a lovely lady and very involved with her guests, and she has been for 19 years! The only downside to this hostel is that there are no lockers provided and that it's quite small (as in space) in general. We left after only one night because Knysna itself...

Thank Emma B

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Additional Information about Knysna Backpackers

Address: 42 Queen Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: £19 - £35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Ask Neil! he knows everything”
 of 5 bubbles RachelandLaura, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“double room with on suit”
 of 5 bubbles Silja1973, 15 Oct 2014 | Read review
“I like the rooms on the side away from the street because many people walk by early in the morning on this street. In the cooler weather when windows are closed, not an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles BarbaraS94, 23 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The double at the back is quiet and private, with lovely window over the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles anaR109, 10 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Just come and see for yourself And try some oysters!”
 of 5 bubbles GoneFishing81, 9 Jun 2013 | Read review
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