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Knysna Backpackers

42 Queen Street, Knysna 6571 , South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

In this hostel we met the friendliest young owners of a hostel ever. They explaines us everything we can do in knysna. Gave us recommendations where to eat. She let me use her computer because I had to do some work. The dorm was clean and big enough for us. Nice experience

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This backpackers was really nice and the staff were friendly and breakfast was great. However the decor was not very modern when I visited and looked like my grandmas house!!! Also wasn't very reassuring when we were told by our guide not to leave the hostel unless he took us as the area surrounding the hostel was/is not very safe.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It's a quiet place and nothing really happens there. If you travelling your own don't go there. We didn't felt welcome and everything we asked was sort of a problem or not available. Even if we asked for some pepper for an egg it was a problem. He said he did not have it and we actually saw it standing... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Just 2 blocks away from the main road but in a very quiet area, the Victorian house is a bit small and cramped especially the kitchen. Rooms are fairly spacious though. The Manager is quite helpful. You can add on breakfast for a small fee but their rooms rates are slighlty high. They have a night security for cars which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay here, the staff were very friendly, and the facilities were great - nice kitchen, comfy lounge and stoep. My one gripe would be that the two showers are in the same room as the toilets so you can sometimes have a bit of a wait. Other than that... Good location in the centre of town but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We found a lot of bed bugs in our beds. After telling the staff they were really friendly and gave us another room, but the bugs were also in those beds. We got another room again, but at the same time the staff insinuated that we brought the bed bugs into their hostel with our 'infected bags' after visiting other... More 

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KnysnaQueen, Manager at Knysna Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this review. We always appreciate constructive criticism. Firstly we would like to point out that, the reason why we continuously fumigate the hostel is simply because bedbugs travel through airplanes, trains, buses and luggage and as we get many international travelers traveling through these means we have to keep our hands on the problem (Travelers... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

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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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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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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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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