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Knysna Backpackers

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   42 Queen Street, Knysna 6571 , South Africa
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Ranked #31 of 79 Specialty lodging in Knysna
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
MartijnNLD Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
32 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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.
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Address: 42 Queen Street, Knysna 6571 , South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Backpackers 3*
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