It looks like this place is part of an old farm - and a lot of the dorms are old stables, which was actually sorta charming. Linens were clean, common areas were clean. Lots of bad reviews, but our stay wasn't bad - maybe because we didn't try to use the kitchen. Certainly not the worst place I slept in on my trip. The setting is super peaceful and the fireplace is exceptionally cosy if the weather is bad. The decor has some nice character and the big table in the common room was fun to sit around. The bathrooms weren't amazing but were sufficiently clean, it does seem like they have a bit of a problem with (ladies) toilets working correctly but I didn't see any actual overflow when I was there. I don't recall much of a staff presence but it didn't seem overly necessary given the low key feeing of the place. It's probably better if you have a vehicle so you can hop into Knysna if necessary, and to schedule this place for when you need a beach day.
- Also Known As:
- Buffalo Bay Backpackers Hotel Knysna