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Knysna Backpackers

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was cold at night and the portable heat was constantly turning off during the night. Not too many options for breakfast. A little bit noisy when other people are in the room next to ours. Neil is very helpful. We arrived when the information desk was closed and he helped us to find our way. The B&B is... More 

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Mosselbay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at Knysna Backpackers. The place really feels like coming home. It is very cosy and the welcome feeling was very high. we tried to plan our days in Knysna and Neil helped us where possible and he gave us good tips and recommendations. Therefore our stay at Knysna was fully booked and we did everything we... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Wonderful place to stay, the location was nice and the kitchen was well prepared. The Breakfast with toast, jam, eggs, fruits, muesli, yogurt and milk was perfect. Even tea and coffee all the time for free. Just the dormroom we stayed in was little bit to small for six people, but in our 2 nights we were maximum 4 people... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is very cute and very personal. The owner is such a lovely lady and very involved with her guests, and she has been for 19 years! The only downside to this hostel is that there are no lockers provided and that it's quite small (as in space) in general. We left after only one night because Knysna itself... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

If you are travelling on the Garden Route, do not miss to spend a night at this place. Super cool people are hosting you in this female touched hostel. Beautifully designed by mother and daugther, this place is cute and comfortable. A warm and truly personal service without any unnecessary pampering. Niel gives you the best advices on restaurants or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

The Knysna backpackers was a really good accommodation during my trip on the garden route. It was cosy and clean, had the feeling of a mansion - especially the front porch- and really helpful staff. The recommendations according to the activities were great. I would have missed out on a lot. The 24h attendance at the reception made it feel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We found the hostel OK but it wasn't particularly welcoming. Location of use it was on 20 min walk from the waterfront which was handy. We found that the staffs weren't particularly welcoming. Also as a baz bus stop we expected them to have a check out that would accommodate for us. However it was a 10am check out, which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and had no complaints. The room we had was gigantic, the beds were really comfortable and there was plenty of hot water. The terrace out front is a nice place to sit with a good view. It would have been a 5 if there were more spaces to eat breakfast/dinner as it could get... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

After visiting Oudtshoorn, Knysna was our next destination. We drove to Knysna via "George" (Hilly Terrain). Since we were 10 of us (including children), we were given a Large Hall type Room with Bunker Beds. Kids always loved climbing-up those Beds. Attached Kitchen was very useful and we could cook as per the ration available with us. Hostel was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

In this hostel we met the friendliest young owners of a hostel ever. They explaines us everything we can do in knysna. Gave us recommendations where to eat. She let me use her computer because I had to do some work. The dorm was clean and big enough for us. Nice experience

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Knysna Backpackers

Address: 42 Queen Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $22 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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