Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers
Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers
Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers
Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers
Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers
Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers
Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers
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8.8

Excellent

17 reviews

17 reviews

Breakfast2
Housekeeping2
24-hour front desk1

The lady who checked us in gave us a lot of useful tips about places to visit.

Aya
- Jan 5, 2021
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Corpus Sana Fitness & Wellness Centre 40 m
Metelerkamps 70 m
Knysna Fine Art 130 m
Platinum Golf Tours 200 m
Goldsmiths Knysna 240 m
Old Gaol and Art Gallery 260 m
Molo Africa 260 m
Knysna Quays Waterfront 320 m
Holy Trinity Church 420 m
Knysna Art Gallery 420 m
Newly renovated
Free Wi-Fi

Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

Queen Street, Knysna Central, Knysna, South Africa, 6571 - See map
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
  • 570 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Spa

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Value for money8.7
Distance to city center0.5km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportPlettenberg Bay Airport (PBZ)
Distance to airport26.0 km

Rooms available at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

Standard Rooms
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Double/Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Quadruple Room
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    Shared Room
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      Quadruple room - Superior
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        Classic One Bedroom Room
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          DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM 1 BEDROOM
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            Room Assigned on Arrival
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              Run of House
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                Frequently asked questions

                What time is check-in and check-out at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers?

                Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

                How do I get to Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers?

                Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel.

                Is breakfast offered at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers?

                Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers.

                What is the smoking policy at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers?

                Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

                What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers?

                Knysna Train Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 560 m away from Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers.

                What restaurants are nearby Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers?

                Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is located in Knysna Central, famous for good restaurants such as The Drydock Food Co, Wu's Chinese Restaurant and Sushi Express and Gran Mill Organic Bistro.

                What popular shopping places are close to Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers?

                Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is located in Knysna Central area which features shopping places such as Metelerkamps, Knysna Fine Art and Goldsmiths Knysna.

                What are popular attractions near Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers?

                Guests at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers can easily visit Holy Trinity Church located in the Knysna Central area.

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                What people love about Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

                • 7.6

                  Very good

                  "The lady who checked us in gave us a lot of useful tips about places to visit."

                  Aya

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                  January 5, 2021

                • 9.6

                  Exceptional

                  "Wow, great people, lovely town, some nice walks."

                  Colin

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                  June 16, 2019

                • 8.0

                  Very good

                  "The front desk person was very friendly and helpful."

                  Neal

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                  March 30, 2019

                Property ranking|Compared to 345 Knysna properties
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                Service score
                9.4/10
                Value for money score
                8.7/10
                Location score
                8.8/10
                Cleanliness score
                8.8/10
                Better than
                96
                %
                of Knysna properties
                Better than
                92
                %
                of Knysna properties
                Better than
                90
                %
                of Knysna properties
                Better than
                90
                %
                of Knysna properties
                Overall rating:

                8.8

                Excellent
                17 reviews
                Cleanliness
                8.8
                Facilities
                8.2
                Location
                8.8
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                What travelers say they love:
                Really liked the open yard with tables.
                Nina from Myanmar
                Group
                More about Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

                More about Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

                Situated in the Knysna Central area, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers is the perfect place to experience Knysna and its surroundings. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

                Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Knysna. Top features of the property include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, fireplace, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

                All guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many even provide linens, locker, mirror, sofa, towels to please the most discerning guest. The property offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including boats, hiking trails, surfing lessons, wind surfing, golf course (within 3 km). Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort, and convenience in Knysna.

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                Amenities and facilities
                Excellent
                Facilities

                8.2

                Most talked about facilities

                Breakfast

                2 mentions

                Housekeeping

                1 mention

                Languages spoken

                • English

                Internet access

                • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
                • Wi-Fi in public areas

                Things to do, ways to relax

                • Boating
                • Fishing
                • Garden
                • Hiking
                • Massage
                • Spa
                • Surfing lessons
                • Tours
                • Water sports (motorized)
                • Water sports (non-motorized)
                • Wind surfing
                • Yoga room

                Cleanliness and safety

                • Body thermometer
                • Daily disinfection in common areas
                • Face coverings on staff
                • Hand sanitizer
                • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
                • Protective screens in common areas
                • Safe dining setup
                • Staff trained in safety protocol
                • Temperature check for guests and staff

                Dining, drinking, and snacking

                • BBQ facilities
                • Breakfast [free]
                • Kitchen
                • Shared kitchen

                Services and conveniences

                • Daily housekeeping
                • Elevator
                • Fireplace
                • Luggage storage
                • Smoking area

                For the kids

                • Family room

                Land sports

                • Golf course (within 3 km)

                Access

                • Pets allowed

                Getting around

                • Airport transfer
                • Car park [free of charge]
                • Car park [on-site]
                • Shuttle service

                Sports equipment rental

                • Bicycle rental

                Available in all rooms

                • Fan
                • Free bottled water
                • Linens
                • Locker
                • Mirror
                • Towels
                Food and dining
                Breakfast options
                • Vegetarian
                Location
                Queen Street, Knysna Central, Knysna, South Africa, 6571
                Excellent
                Location

                8.8

                Airports

                • Plettenberg Bay Airport (PBZ)
                  26.0 km
                • George Airport (GRJ)
                  61.8 km

                Public transportation

                • Knysna Train Station
                  560 m
                • Brenton Train Station
                  3.3 km

                Hospital or clinic

                • Knysna Provincial Hospital
                  860 m

                Convenience store

                • Bonjour
                  960 m

                Cash withdrawal

                • ATM
                  280 m
                Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
                Property policies
                Children and extra beds

                Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

                All children are welcome.

                Infant 0-2 year(s)
                Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
                Children 3-12 year(s)
                Must use an extra bed
                If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
                Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
                Others
                • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
                Some helpful facts

                Check-in/Check-out

                • Check-in from14:00
                • Check-in until21:00
                • Check-out until10:30
                • Reception open until21:00

                Getting around

                • Distance from city center0.5km
                • Travel time to airport (minutes)75

                The property

                • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
                • Number of floors2
                • Number of rooms 6
                • Most recent renovation2020

                Reviews of Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers from real guests

                Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                8.8
                /
                10
                Excellent
                Cleanliness8.8
                Facilities8.2
                Location8.8
                Service9.4
                Value for money8.7
                High score for Knysna
                Rating
                9+ Exceptional (4)
                8-9 Excellent (2)
                7-8 Very Good (3)
                6-7 Good (0)
                <6 Below Expectation (0)
                Time of the year
                Mar - May (2)
                Jun - Aug (1)
                Sep - Nov (3)
                Dec - Feb (3)
                All guests (17)
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                Showing 9 verified guest comments
                7.6
                Very good
                Aya from Czech Republic
                Couple
                Standard Rooms
                Stayed 1 night in December 2020

                Very knowledgeable and helpful staff at the reception”

                The place seemed to take the covid measure seriously, together with the cleanliness. The slight upside was the thin wall between our room and the next one, where there was a heavy snorer. But that's not the property's fault of course. The breakfast was just a bag of chips and biscuits, but apparently that's just due to covid. The lady who checked us in gave us a lot of useful tips about places to visit.

                Reviewed January 06, 2021

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                9.6
                Exceptional
                Colin from United Kingdom
                Solo traveler
                Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

                Great place”

                Wow, great people, lovely town, some nice walks. Knysna is a must stop.

                Reviewed June 16, 2019

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                8.0
                Excellent
                Neal from United States
                Family with young children
                Stayed 1 night in March 2019

                Family Room ”

                The front desk person was very friendly and helpful. He provided great advice on restaurants and activities. We had the family room which is sufficient space for a family of four. The bedding was clean but the bathroom felt tired. My major complaint was how bright the room was through the night. There are two windows in the room and the window coverings do not cover the light from security lights on the patio. It did feel very safe and it was nice that the car could be parked inside and locked gate. Overall good for the price.

                Reviewed March 30, 2019

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Kunhee from South Korea
                Solo traveler
                Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

                Good location and nice staff”

                Nice atmosphere and braai area outdoor. I loved interacting with other fellow travelers. Thanks for your hospitality!

                Reviewed November 21, 2018

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                8.8
                Excellent
                Oskar from Sweden
                Couple
                Standard Rooms
                Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

                Great for the price!”

                We were really satisfied here! The people at the front desk was really helpful. You get what you pay for but it's clean enough, you get a good enough breakfast and the bed was totally fine! Minus for share bathrooms and plus for being able to park the car inside the gates! Definitely recommend if you want to save some cash on accomodation!

                Reviewed October 24, 2018

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                8.8
                Excellent
                Mei from Taiwan
                Solo traveler
                Double/Twin Room
                Stayed 1 night in October 2018

                highly recomand”

                good breakfast , enthusiastic hostess, clean guest house

                Reviewed October 18, 2018

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Nina from Myanmar
                Group
                Standard Rooms
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

                A cool place to stay in Knysna”

                Could park inside the property. Really liked the open yard with tables. Great owners. A walking distance to 3 top places to eat - Ile de Pain Cafe, Freshline Fisheries and Marco Cafe.

                Reviewed February 09, 2018

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Alexandra from Germany
                Family with young children
                Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

                Super Aufenthalt! Mandy und Karl sind hervorragende Gastgeber”

                Danke für unseren tollen Aufenthalt bei euch im Hostel! Unseren kleinen Jungs hat es super gefallen. Mandy und Karl wissen einfach alles über Knysna und dir Umgebung! Sogar bis oudtshoorn wusste Karl Bescheid! Super Tip für die Giraffe!!

                Reviewed February 26, 2019

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                8.0
                Excellent
                HyungJun from South Korea
                Couple
                Standard Rooms
                Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

                대체로 모두 만족 했던 곳”

                모든것이 무난하게 만족 스러웠습니다. 아침도 다양하진 않지만 만족스러웠고, 뜨거운 샤워도 만족스럽게 했습니다. 부엌도 편하게 사용하였습니다. 빨래금지가 조금 아쉬운부분입니다.

                Reviewed April 05, 2018

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