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Knysna Backpackers

42 Queen Street, Knysna 6571 , South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Otto F
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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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Thank Ami S
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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Thank Laura W
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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Thank Dalbir_S_Virdi
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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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Thank foxmarian
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

This backpackers was really nice and the staff were friendly and breakfast was great. However the decor was not very modern when I visited and looked like my grandmas house!!! Also wasn't very reassuring when we were told by our guide not to leave the hostel unless he took us as the area surrounding the hostel was/is not very safe.

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Thank cg2792
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It's a quiet place and nothing really happens there. If you travelling your own don't go there. We didn't felt welcome and everything we asked was sort of a problem or not available. Even if we asked for some pepper for an egg it was a problem. He said he did not have it and we actually saw it standing... More 

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Thank Jannes88
Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Just 2 blocks away from the main road but in a very quiet area, the Victorian house is a bit small and cramped especially the kitchen. Rooms are fairly spacious though. The Manager is quite helpful. You can add on breakfast for a small fee but their rooms rates are slighlty high. They have a night security for cars which... More 

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Thank Khalid B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay here, the staff were very friendly, and the facilities were great - nice kitchen, comfy lounge and stoep. My one gripe would be that the two showers are in the same room as the toilets so you can sometimes have a bit of a wait. Other than that... Good location in the centre of town but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We found a lot of bed bugs in our beds. After telling the staff they were really friendly and gave us another room, but the bugs were also in those beds. We got another room again, but at the same time the staff insinuated that we brought the bed bugs into their hostel with our 'infected bags' after visiting other... More 

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KnysnaQueen, Manager at Knysna Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this review. We always appreciate constructive criticism. Firstly we would like to point out that, the reason why we continuously fumigate the hostel is simply because bedbugs travel through airplanes, trains, buses and luggage and as we get many international travelers traveling through these means we have to keep our hands on the problem (Travelers... More 

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