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Island Lodge

11 Horne Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #47 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015
slummiesgirl East London, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I stay in A LOT of backpackers and have found a few that are exceptional. This one is. Based on location alone. Not ideal if you do not have a car. There are cabs you can call, provided their phones are even on. The location of Island Lodge is a fantasy. It is absolutely beautiful. That alone is reason enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great experience. Emil is amazing. Well - dubbing the near-by beach "private beach" is a joke - it isn't really a beach where you can swim in privacy.. and there are virtually no such in the area at all. I depended on the nonexistent transport between the remotish serene island and the town so getting my daily food was the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We tried to book a night in Knysna at the beginning of the year, but nothing was available, except the family room at the Island Lodge Backpackers. The lodge is conveniently situated on Leisure Isle in Knysna and one can walk to the beach from the lodge. We have never stayed at a backpackers before, so had no idea as... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had an excellent experience. It was very clean, organised, homely, and a great location. The location was a few meters from a great view of the Knysna Heads. The only downside was that it was not very spacious. Our hosts were very helpful.

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