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Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers Reviews

4 Queen Street, Lower Central, Knysna, South Africa

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46 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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The shower really sucks when there's is more then 1 person showering. But next to that is was a good backpacker.


This was a wonderful hostel, the owners took great care of the place, and you have your own locker under your bed to lock up valuables. Also has a security gate to get in. The breakfast is included in the morning, which was great and you are really close to shopping, restaurants and a nice walk away from the Knysna Heads, which have a great view especially on a sunny day. The owners are all really nice, and make you really feel at home.


Very hot and not enought fances to keep the air cool enough so that you could sleep. Plastic covers in the beds which make it even hotter. A lot of mosquitos and the wall socket aids did not help we were full of bites and left a day earlier.

  • 4th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Welcoming and very helpful owners.


Traveled with a group of 6 others and we all had a splendid time at Jembjo's. The couple who own the lodge were absolutely lovely, approachable and more than willing to answer any queries we had! All our trips were organised by them for very decent prices too.

  • 11th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Breakfast could be a bit more opulent! Maybe a bit better presentation of breakfast would work wonders....


Wonderfull staf that will help you with anything. Thanks Jamie for taking care of my laundry! They treat you like family.


Nice clean hostel with an private parking space. Verruiming frandly people.

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