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1 room, 2 adults

Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

2-star2 stars
4 Queen Street, Lower Central, Knysna, Western Cape, 6571, South Africa

City-center hostel within easy reach of Knysna Lagoon
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • Friendly welcome to a well situated bnb. Good value and although smallish (normal in SA)…Jan 23, 2020
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Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

from ZAR 515
  • Classic Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Room
  • Classic Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom, Garden View

What’s around Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers


  • In Knysna Central
  • Knysna Lagoon - 5 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 9 min walk
  • Thesen Island - 10 min walk
  • Knysna Elephant Park - 25 min walk
  • Knysna Golf Club - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Leisure Isle - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Brenton Beach - 9.7 mi / 15.6 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 48 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking on site (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • Jembjo's Knysna Lodge
  • Jembjo's Lodge
  • Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers Knysna
  • Jembjo's Knysna Lodge Backpackers
  • Jembjo's Lodge Backpackers
  • Jembjo's Knysna Backpackers
  • Jembjo's Backpackers


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do near Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers?
    Recommended spots to visit include Knysna Lagoon (5-min walk) and Knysna Quays (9-min walk), along with Thesen Island (10-min walk) and Knysna Elephant Park (1.3 mi).

Recent reviews

Good 7,8 From 10 reviews

Very good 8,0
Buen recibimiento, muy acogedor en un ambiente familiar, libertad para usar las instalaciones de la casa. El punto negativo son los desayunos, que son caóticos, no hay ningún orden ni lugar establecido para ello, cada uno se sirve como puede llevando y trayendo las cosas de un lado para otro, de manera que no distingues qué es de uso común, sería ideal si estuviera organizado tipo buffet, no hay nadie que controle y reponga el material.
VICTOR MANUEL, es1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Good staff, good bed and shower. Good place to park the car. Simple breakfast. Easy to find, near Waterfront. Clean.
br1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Bom custo beneficio
Staff incrível, sem dúvidas o diferencial do hostel. Estrutura simples porem organizada. WiFi fraco. Bem localizado.
Fernando, brRomance trip
Very good 8,0
Lilian, br2 night trip with friends

Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

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