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8.8

Excellent

17 reviews

17 reviews

Breakfast2
Housekeeping2
24-hour front desk1
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Metelerkamps
70 m
Knysna Fine Art
130 m
Platinum Golf Tours
200 m
Goldsmiths Knysna
240 m
Old Gaol and Art Gallery
260 m
Closest landmarks
Corpus Sana Fitness & Wellness Centre
40 m
Templeman Square Craft Market
430 m
The Anchorage
440 m
Springtide Sailing Charters
440 m
Eye Love
470 m

Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

Queen Street, Knysna Central, Knysna, South Africa, 6571 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Knysna Central part of Knysna, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Massage and spa are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

570 meters to public transportation

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Breakfast [free]

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
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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Shared Room
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    Standard Room (1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed)
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      Classic One Bedroom Room
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        Room Assigned on Arrival
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            Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (7 Twin Bunk Beds)
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              Family Room Private BathRoom (No Window)
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                Frequently asked questions

                Does Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers offer airport transfer?

                Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers provides airport transfer service upon request! Additional fees may apply. To request, check the box on the booking form just before the payment page.

                What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers?

                Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers's policy relating to children's bedding considers guests age 13 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional charge. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

                How many floors does Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers have?

                Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers has a total of 2 floors.

                How many rooms does Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers have?

                Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers has a total of 6 rooms.

                What do verified guests love most about Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers?

                Past guests that stayed at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers have given this property a rating of 9.412 for its outstanding service as the main highlight for their stay.

                What is the verified guest review consensus about Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers's breakfast?

                100.0% of our verified visitor reviews have given an optimistic review and comments about this property's breakfast. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers down in the review section.

                What is the typical rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers?

                Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers an average rating of 9.1. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

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

                The closest train, metro, or bus station is Brenton Train Station, 3330.81 m away from Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers.

                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 inquire about early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Customers checking in or out before or after the specified hours may be charged an additional fee.

                What is the closest airport to Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers?

                The nearest airport to Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is Plettenberg Bay Airport, 26.0 km away.

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

                Start your mornings right, with the buffet breakfast options featured at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers.

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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

                Property ranking|Compared to 440 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
                92
                %
                of Knysna properties
                Better than
                92
                %
                of Knysna properties
                Overall rating:

                8.8

                Excellent
                17 reviews
                Cleanliness
                8.8
                Facilities
                8.2
                Location
                8.8
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                More about Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

                More about Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

                Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

                At Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the lodge keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Knysna is made even more convenient with the shuttle services available at the lodge.
                For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the lodge's tours. Cold evenings are even better than warm ones, when you can cozy up at the lodge's fireplace.
                Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
                All rooms at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the lodge, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and blackout curtains. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the lodge you'll find towels available in some guest bathrooms.


                Dining and things to do

                Every day at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the lodge's BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
                Enjoy the countless activities offered at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage and spa. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports, surfing and wind surfing. Fun in the water is easy with aquatic activities available, like boats.
                Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the lodge's yoga room and hiking trails. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the lodge's shared lounge and TV area.


                Reasons to stay here

                Find rooms here that are cheaper than 95% of all other options in the city.
                According to guests who stayed here, this lodge's room comfort is rated higher than 93% of other accommodations in Knysna.
                Past guests love the staff and service here, rating it above 96% of the other accommodations in the city.

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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!
                • Internet
                • Wi-Fi in public areas
                Things to do, ways to relax
                • Boating
                • Fishing
                • Garden
                • Hiking
                • Massage
                • Spa
                • Spa/sauna
                • 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 [buffet]
                • 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
                • Ground floor available
                • 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
                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)

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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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