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Knysna Backpackers

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   42 Queen Street, Knysna 6571 , South Africa
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Ranked #32 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful staff with comfortable, neat and clean dorms. Loads of dvds available to chill and watch in the communal lounge. Free coffee and tea in the kitchen- however no milk / creamer provided. Decent bathroom and facilities, but bunk beds in the dorms do not have proper ladders so it's a bit difficult to get up and down.

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Pisa, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We love coming back to Knysna Backpacker. The double room with on suit is looking great, with big bed. The new mattress is very comfortable. Tea and coffee making facility in room, nice bedding, towels, and a TV. As every were in SA when parking outside, you empty the car, the staff and signs tell you to do this for... More 

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The hostel was very quaint and clean and about a 15 minute walk from the waterfront. Good hostel if you're looking for a quiet night to yourself, for it seemed like hostel guests didn't really interact much.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Knysna BPs gives off a cozy cottage feel. It is great for families and people looking for a quiet night (no bar or lounge area). There's a good DVD collection to choose from and you can watch them in the main living room.  The staff are very friendly and keep the place very clean. There is a nice kitchen for... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was the 3rd time we have stayed here in the last 9 years and we always plan on coming back. The house is not fancy by any means but it is convenient, clean and the staff are always very friendly and helpful. Beds are comfortable, towels aren't scratchy, nice windows for air flow and with 3 bathrooms you never... More 

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KnysnaQueen, Front Office Manager at Knysna Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Barbara, Thank you very much to hear from you that you had a nice stay at Knysna Backpackers Lodge. I do hope also that you had a nice adventure in South Africa. We do appreciate for your compliments. We hope you will visit us again in future. Stay blessed! Kind regards, Fischer. More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed in backpackers a few days in June and had a great time! Our host, Muriel, was the best, thank you so much for everything Muriel! Location is great, near the city, but not in the busy city centre. Very nice, comfy, and friendly atmosphere. If you're looking for a homy stay away from home, the backpackers is the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Service:The woman working at the reception was a little impatient with us. She did show us around but was not very friendly, we had to figure the activities on our own. Maybe it was a bad day~ Value: Good~ Environment: The kitchen is well-equipped. The old Victorian house is absolutely beautiful, has a "vintage" charm to it, and they have... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This backpackers has seen better days, methinks. We only found out that they're no longer serving breakfast and that the laundry is not working after we paid to stay. The folks here are reasonably nice, but its a big haggard. I would look for a nice B&B in town for a similar priice.

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KnysnaQueen, Owner at Knysna Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Jen I regret that your experience here with us was a disappointment. This time of year we( owner and staff ) really do need to take a break as we had a hectic busy season and with me ( Muriel -owner ) not being there for a short while there was nobody to shop for the fantastic breakfast we... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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131 reviews 131 reviews
32 hotel reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Enjoy the warm welcome by manager Fischer in this backpackers which feels like a home away from home. The dorms are not too spacious, beds are okay and bathrooms are clean. There is a well-equipped kitchen and a nice fireplace.

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KnysnaQueen, Manager at Knysna Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Giant J, Thank you for your compliments. We are so happy to hear from you that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are always welcome to Knysna Backpackers. Wishing you all the best!! Kind regards, Fischer. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night whilst driving the Garden route, two of us in a private room. The guy in reception was really friendly upon arrival. Showed us around and made us feel very at home. Beds were comfy, bathrooms were clean. Lots if info about the local area and activities. Good value for money. Short walk from centre of town,... More 

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Address: 42 Queen Street, Knysna 6571 , South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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