We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bamboo the Guesthouse

Certificate of Excellence
No 9 Bolton Street | Hunter's Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Bamboo the Guesthouse
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

377 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    271
    85
    8
    8
    5
See reviews for
92
196
9
12
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (33)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (377)
  • Mar-May only
    (106)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (70)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (76)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (125)
All months
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great. Each and every corner of the Guesthouse has a surprice. The breakfastroom is cozy and the breakfast great. The kids loved the garden, with all the decoration, woodenfloor paths and Bamboo trees. The accomodation had a homey/cozy feel to it. The staff was very helpfull and friendly by assisting with bookings and even a birthday cake... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hoeilaart
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit Knysna, you really must stay at Bamboo Guesthouse. What a beautiful place. The rooms are in a fantastic garden, it's like you are staying in a little jungle. and the rooms are very spacious and very nicely done. everybody was so welcoming and so friendly. Breakfast is perfect and you must take the pancakes, PERFECT!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My partner and I came for a day perhaps two en route to a long road trip. It's now day 5 and we basically haven't left the room ,it's just been that cozy ! Super friendly family run business with a great breakfast every morning . Really couldn't find fault ! Will DEFINATLEY return !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Discovered while looking for a new alternative during the Knysna festival I booked Bamboo in a rush without any special expectations. I was completely blown away by its uniqueness, the caring attitude of everyone working there and what a pleasure our entire stay was. Good for any reason any time of year at reasonable rates with great amenities.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

What a breath of fresh air. This bnb is absolutely amazing and head and shoulders above the rest. The service and helpfulness and overall cleanliness of this bnb is unparalleled! From the garden oasis where you trek through a jungle adventure till you reach your homestead for the evening to the warm and welcoming greeting when you arrive, this bnb... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Katonah, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Loved the friendly, artistic, and eclectic vibe of this hideaway in a quiet neighborhood of Knysna. Terrific lounge with roaring fire (seasonal), bar, and generous breakfast are all part of the charm, as are the many various suites, guest rooms set along winding bamboo-lined paths.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Beautiful garden setting, with very private rooms. Friendly staff. Enjoyed the fireplace in our room. We stayed in the African themed room and enjoyed the beautiful handmade bath. The gardens are beautiful and you could almost think you were in the Knysna forest.

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very warm and welcoming. Wonderful people and atmosphere. Lovely little secluded paradise. Will definitely return and recommend to all our friends and colleagues. Thank you Bamboo team for an excellent experience. From the Morgado family. Greetings to granny Bamboo

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Our Fabulous Morgado family We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, Granny sends all her love and she says she hopes to see you again soon. Warmest regards The Bamboo Family More 

Plattekloof, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Beautiful private forest and the most amazing time you will remember for the rest of your life. I travel a lot for business and was only going to stay for one night and stayed for three. It is so lovely, I didn't want to leave. 'Will sing their praises for the excellent service and experience to everyone out there! Bamboo... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Phillipa We are so pleased you decided to stay longer with us and we are happy to have you back soon. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Warmest regards The Bamboo family More 

Swellendam, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great place to relax ,Friendly and efficient staff. good interaction between staff and guests. food was great. The rooms were full of arty things and opened up to an interesting garden. the staff introduced other guests and created a friendly atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Good day Arthur Many thanks for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay here with us and we do so like a comfy and friendly environment. Hope to see you again soon. Warmest regards The Bamboo Family More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

174 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (161)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Room/suite (43)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (35)
Viewed
View from room (7)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (7)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (46)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Knysna hotels
0.3 mi away
Knysna Country House
Knysna Country House
#11 of 30 in Knysna
4.5 of 5 stars 271 reviews
1.7 mi away
Knysna Stays
Knysna Stays
#14 of 110 in Knysna
5.0 of 5 stars 259 reviews
0.6 mi away
Panorama Lodge
Panorama Lodge
#9 of 110 in Knysna
5.0 of 5 stars 118 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Pumula Lodge
Pumula Lodge
#33 of 110 in Knysna
4.5 of 5 stars 123 reviews
1.9 mi away
Candlewood Lodge
Candlewood Lodge
#7 of 110 in Knysna
5.0 of 5 stars 362 reviews
1.5 mi away
Under Milkwood
Under Milkwood
#6 of 84 in Knysna
4.5 of 5 stars 161 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay