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HomeBase Knysna Reviews

10 Hill Street West, Knysna, Knysna, South Africa

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9 Total Reviews
  • 98%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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Very nice hostel in quiet area. You can easily walk to the center of Knysna and the waterfront. The kitchen can be used. Only disadvantage is that cars have to be parked outside.


Well located in Knysna, the most beautiful city we visited at the garden route. Friendly staff and big, clean rooms


We stayed 3 nights there in July. It is adjacent to the nice (but small) Pledge Nature Reserve and within walking distance to the waterfront. Our car alarm went off one night and within minutes a security guard was there. The staff was helpful in suggesting activities to do. Although I would have wished they were more knowledgeable about the various hiking trails and such in the surrounding area. I would still recommend the place and stay there again.


Such a great place at such a great price. We were pleasantly surprised and will definitely be back next year.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The HomeBase Knysna was spectacular - except for the security. Over the night, thieves came by around the area and broke into a series of vehicles. This is the only reason why the rating for "security" is listed as "very poor" above. I would highly recommend simply installing a few floodlights and a small webcam - which can easily capture what is going on in the lot outside. It would be inexpensive, easy to install, and is used all over South Africa.

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