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HomeBase Knysna
Ranked #22 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Stupava, Slovakia
2 reviews
“Homebase is cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

We've stayed only over one night, but it was very good, nice and clean place, generous braii dinner was served. Rooms were clean and tidy. Nice and quiet location, very friendly staff and helpfull management. Even though we've been there very short, they made our stay very special.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank ZuzanaKrhlova
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Jaysoncvl, Public Relations Manager at HomeBase Knysna, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Hi there ZuzanaKrhlova!

Thank you very much for your review!

We appreciate your comments on all of our staff, Friendliness is one of the main things we work towards, and every time we get a review it makes us proud to be part of the HomeBase Team!

We hope you enjoy your many travels around the world, and we look forward to welcoming you back to HomeBase Knysna sometime in the future!

Kind Regards
The HomeBase Knysna Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Staying at Homebase Knysna exactly fulfilled my expectations. I experienced a really friendly environment, with high quality facilities and many additional services such as good tour recommendations. The location in Knysna is very convenient as well.
First I stayed at Penthouse on Long which is one of the amazing Homebase hostels as well.
Overall I enjoyed my Homebase experience in South Africa every second. Thank you very much guys will be back soon :)

Room Tip: I really liked the 16 bed sleeper, sounds like a huge room, but the view and space is surprisingly g...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Borisbass88
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Jaysoncvl, General Manager at HomeBase Knysna, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Hi Borisbass88!

Thank you very much for the amazing review!

Our extra services, like the tour recommendations are something we pride ourselves in. By helping our guests have the best time in Knysna, we can go to bed well every night knowing travelers are getting the best out of our beautiful city of Knysna.

Our 16 Sleeper dorm. Quite often the sheer size of sharing a room with 16 other people scares guests slightly, but the huge size of the room, coupled with the large space in-between each bed, the very high ceilings, the custom-made extra tall bunkbeds and the private balcony overlooking the lagoon make that a very special room indeed! The social energy we experience from this room is something else, and is often the place where future travels are imagined and planned with people having met for the first time - the epitome of backpacking!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Clean, very secure, friendly helpful staff, good location- close to Main Street. Rian and his family were an absolute pleasure! Would highly recommend this backpackers that feels like a guesthouse. Loved the wraparound deck, view, hammock and complimentary light breakfast of toast, cold cereal and coffee or tea.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Wallyhow
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Jaysoncvl, General Manager at HomeBase Knysna, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Hi there Wallyhow!

Often have we had the argument with guests about whether we are a backpackers, or a guest house! We are indeed a backpackers, with a big dose of class!

"Friendliness, Cleanliness and a Good bed" - The HomeBase Motto. It would seem we lived up to our motto, and we over delighted to see that appreciated our input.

Our "chill" facilities are quite amazing, the deck, where I have my coffee every morning, the hammock and the amazing view is indeed something special.

We wish you well for your future travels, and you are always welcome back at HomeBase Knysna!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at homebase backpackers and enjoyed it!!! Nice rooms, nice employees, nice braais - we can recommend this backpackers without any restrictions!!! We stayed in a double room, but also the dormitories looked good.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank djudisz
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Jaysoncvl, General Manager at HomeBase Knysna, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Hi djudisz!

Thank you very much for your amazing review.

The employees and quality of our rooms stands at the top of our focus, and we are over-joyed you enjoyed both. Braai's are an almost daily event during summer here at HomeBase Knysna, and the conversations, experiences and memories at our braais help us to remember each and every special guest who stays with us.

We wish you well in your future travels, and you are always welcome back at HomeBase Knysna :)
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

Staying 4 days at Homebase was an amazing experience, it felt like home. Very friendly and helpful staff. I will definitely visit them again :) Room that we stayed was big and comfortable, very cosy and nicely decorated. I just loved it... I really recommend Homebase if you visit Kynsna.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Sinem1301
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Jaysoncvl, General Manager at HomeBase Knysna, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Hi there Sinem!

We are glad that you enjoyed HomeBase Knysna so much!

One of the key aspects we focus on here is not having people leave having just enjoyed our place, but definitely as bringing them into our extended family of travelers!

We look forward to welcoming you back to HomeBase Knysna in the future! We will have the braai warm, and the pool cool for when you return!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Staying at HomeBase Knysna was one of the highlights in our Garden route journey. Only when we got there that we found out that they were not open until 5 days later. However, Clifton had kindly let us in and stayed with them, to be their first guests YAY! Even though there was still some construction going on, they made us feel at home and comfortable at once! The room that we stayed in was very spacious and very nicely decorated. When Daniel showed me around, I was really amased at how big and beautiful the house actually is! If you are lucky, you might get a room with balcony where you can watch the amazing sunset (at that moment,it was not ready yet but I am sure we will go back again and stay in that room!). Besides all that, Noelline, Daniel and Clinton were so helpful and gave us a lot of information we needed for our trip! We could not have found any better place to stay than Staying with them! I highly recommend HomeBase Kynsna if you ever visit there. We send our best wishes from Malaysia!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MsiaTraveller2013
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Jaysoncvl, General Manager at HomeBase Knysna, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Hi There Msia!

Thank you very much for the amazing review.

As our first official travelers at HomeBase Knysna, you were the begging of our amazing journey here in Knysna.

We are glad to report that all the construction is now finished, and our hostel is looking beautiful!

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hostel, and wish you many travels and amazing experiences for the future!
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Additional Information about HomeBase Knysna

Property: HomeBase Knysna
Address: 10 Hill Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Knysna's newest hostel. We offer a range of accommodation from dorms to en suite rooms. All rooms are individually decorated and every dorm bed has a large private locker. Free tea & coffee, basic breakfast and WiFi. You can relax next to the pool, have a drink in the bar or wander off into town to explore the sights. Our friendly staff can advise you on all the activities in the area. ... more   less 
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