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Knysna Backpackers

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   42 Queen Street, Knysna 6571 , South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Please take care! That Backpackers/Hostel has no fences and no windowscreans/ grilles! We get robbed there! No security man is at night there, also cars often broken up, told us the ownerin (and some other guests ) of that hostel after the incursion! She is only very upset about it, but that doesn't help anyone who get robbed there! The room beyond the wintergarden... More

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KnysnaQueen, Owner at Knysna Backpackers, responded to this review

Understandably i am very upset and deeply regret this incident. I would like to respond to some statements made by Meike that is not true. We do have burglar bars in front of all windows and doors that can open up. The window in the room they slept in was one that could not open - therefore no burglar bar... More

Cape Town
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We spent 5 great nights in a double room at Knysna backpackers. From the minute I contacted them online to book, to arriving, to giving us info, etc...the staff and service where awesome. The place itself is clean and kept, definitely one of the nicest backpackers I've stayed in SA. The old Victorian house has a beautiful garden, with a... More

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Trier, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We just came back from South Africa and we stayed for 2 nights in the Knysna Backpackers. There is only one thing to say: absolutely great. It is a wonderful building and one of the best thing is to have a drink with the amazing view from the veranda over Knysna. The room and the bathroom are very spacious and... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stayed here for one night, found the staff to be very friendly and highly knowledgable on the local area. Stayed in a double room which was nice and very clean. The kitchen was fully functional and well equipped.

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Blackburn, England.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Visited here whilst travelling throughout South Africa as part of a gap year. Loved this hostel. Very homely feel to it and Knsyna itself was beautiful !! Would highliy recommend. Would probably say it was the best hostel we stayed in throughout the whole of our travels throughout South Africa.

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Kolda, Senegal
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The woman at the front desk was extremely friendly and answered all of our questions about things to do and where to eat. There was a kitchen with tea and coffee for us to use and all of the cooking materials you need to prepare your own food if you choose. The room was pretty cold though because it's winter... More

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Laarne, België
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Knysna Backpacker is situated in a beautiful house. The rooms and bathrooms are spacious and clean, in the kitchen you find everything you need for a perfect braai, and the owners are very friendly! We planned to stay 1 night in Knysna Backpackers, but when we arrived, we immediately decided to stay one more night because of the nice atmosphere.... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My partner and I spent a night at Knysna Backpackers in May this year. Their website boasts the following statement: "We offer the discerned traveller peace and tranquility in this beautiful town on the Garden Route." Peace and tranquility - the Knysna version of these terms is probably unlike what most of us would describe as a "peaceful" experience: A... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in march 2013 and just loved everything about our stay! Rooms were modern and clean. Bathrooms spacious and also very clean! Kitchen was very well equiped and breakfast super! Eggs which you can cook to yout liking, fruit, cereal, bread with different spreads and yoghurt. In the communal area there is also a computer with internet which... More

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Address: 42 Queen Street, Knysna 6571 , South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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Ranked #30 of 79 Specialty lodging in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Backpackers 3*
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