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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

All group bookings will be accommodated in the Dorm Room - subject to availability.
All group bookings of 8 or more will be entitled to 10% discount

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Tucked away in the heart of the Garden Route - Here at Jembjo's we take pride in making you feel at home. As owner/operators we have a wealth of knowledge in travel & tourism in Africa, so we know how important a friendly face & a comfortable atmosphere are...

In our opinion, there is no better place to experience this than in Knysna.... Simply a little bit of paradise that is South Africa's best kept secret & is listed in the 'top 100 places in the world to visit'...

Jembjo's has a range of accommodation to suit all budgets from Dorm beds & std. twin/double rooms to en-suite rooms. Complimentary breakfasts consisting of eggs, fruits, breads, jams & tea/coffee are available throughout your stay. We offer free Wi-fi, & DSTV. All clients have access to a communal kitchen & 'braai' area & we offer a laundry service & secure parking.

We want you to enjoy Knysna, so our activity booking desk is perfect for helping to book a host of activities & trips during your stay with us.

So, what are you waiting for - book now & come check us out!

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice
Check in time = 14.00pm to 21.00pm (Jembjo's has no provision for late check-ins)
Check out time = 10.30am
Our reception is open between the hours of 7.00am & 21.00pm
Breakfast Included
Payment upon arrival
Tax is included in our room rates
Jembjo's warmly welcomes everyone.
Any breakages or wilful damage to our property, will result in a charge for replacement or repairs.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any pets, but you are more than welcome to temporarily adopt our pooch during your stay! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2019
    Excellent location. Staff were incredibly helpful and enjoyable to talk to. Very clean! Lovely courtyard. Delicious breakfast. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Jun 2019
    Great little place to stay! Free breakfast, staff was welcoming and friendly, and was able to even park my car inside the gate. Beds were comfortable and a nice place to lay our heads along the garden route.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Mar 2019
    The two owners were so lovely and so helpful, and the whole place was really cute. Breakfast was great and the common areas were perfect, and the little dog was the best little addition. Would definitely recommend!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Mar 2019
    My favourite hostel during my South Africa trip! The owners were lovely and nothing was too much, they were very helpful showing me things I could do and suggested a bike tour which was amazing! The whole vibe of the hostel is so chilled and feels like somebody’s home, it’s very relaxing. Also no bunk beds in the dorm! Everything was always immaculate, would highly recommend
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Jan 2019
    This is the place to stay in Knysna! Very comfortable, great atmosphere and super friendly staff!
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Jul 2019
    Everything great. I would just label kitchen cabinets so that we know where tu find plates, cups, and stuff. Thanks
    Mexico, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 Jun 2019
    Perfect! We got the dorm for ourselves which was awesome. Just a 10 min walk from the waterfront area as well as the bus stop where we arrived with intercape! Very friendly staff, free breakfast and nice yard.
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Apr 2019
    Very nice hostel, super helpful staff. Walking distance from the harbor, a bike rental, grocery store, and Knysna Museum. Note that Knysna is a chill place, if you are looking to be adventurous Knysna is not ideal, especially if you don’t have a car. There’s about one hike in the area that very beautiful but takes about half a day.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    08 Jan 2020
    Solid spot to put your head down at night - good facilities and centrally located in Knysna
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Feb 2019
    Everything you could need and expect from a cheap hostel. The staff were especially great - very helpful and informative. There’s parking, good WiFi and a basic but free breakfast. The hostel is also a short walk to the waterfront for bars and restaurants.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi