Jembjos is a homey, awesome, owner-operated hostel; they do have lovely private rooms or dorm rooms--one is a 14 bed dorm (really more like a 10 bed with a 4 bed connected, which we stayed in) with lockers for your backpack. Not much privacy but good way to save money. They have a nice free self-cater breakfast, nice kitchen, outdoor braii area, free wifi, lovely communal area with tv and couches, quiet, great location 2 blocks from waterfront and a 7 minute walk to Thesen Islands. The bathroom in the 14 bed dorm was a bit odd--they really need doors on there. They tried to make the bathrooms roomier by having bead curtains instead of doors, but doors are really necessary when toilets are only 6 feet from people's beds. The dorm room was completely full but people were fairly respectful of quiet hours. The owners live there and are there all day, so you get the idea immediately that is is not a super loud place to party, but is a very nice place to stay for a couple of nights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away in the heart of the Garden Route, we warmly welcome you to relax & enjoy Jembjo's of Knysna. Our boutique backpackers/lodge, is a little bit of luxury that is kind on your pocket & we take pride in making sure you feel at 'home'. We have a range of accommodation to suit every budget, from Dorm beds to de-luxe family en-suite rooms. We are perfectly located in the heart of lower-central Knysna & are just a 2 minute walk away from both the ‘Waterfront’ & town. – Knysna is South Africa's best kept secret - so come check it out! ... more less
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