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HomeBase Knysna Reviews

10 Hill Street West, Knysna, Knysna, South Africa

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16 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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Nice cosy hostel!!


Was disappointed that none of the staff at that moment knew much about Knysna & its surrounds. But they were very helpful. Having a dog running lose around the place is not everyones cup of tea. The whole place smells of dog. Dog hair all over the living room furniture. Dog was always hanging around the kitchen while people were eating. (Personally, felt it was unhygienic, dog lovers though may not have minded???)


such warm and lovely hosts - will hopefully come back again!


One of my favourite hostels I stayed at in SA. We had a clean, bright double room with a comfy bed. Breakfast was basic but did the job. My favourite bit about the hostel was the lovely balcony with hammocks and sofas - the view was amazing - and it was a very relaxing place to sit. There were always drinks to be had in the evening in the bar, and the owners were super friendly. The only downside was the the beach is really hard to get to if you're not driving - but we managed to grab a lift.


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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