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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]

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Spa

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

8.8Excellent

17 reviews

17 reviews

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8.8Excellent

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
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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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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Experience Comfort and Convenience at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

Welcome to Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers, a charming 2-star hotel located in the heart of Knysna, South Africa. With its prime location just 0.5km from the city center, this hotel offers both comfort and convenience for travelers seeking a memorable stay. At Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers, you will find a total of 6 well-appointed rooms, each designed to provide a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, you'll find the perfect accommodation to suit your needs. Check-in at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is available from 02:00 PM, allowing you to settle in and start exploring the beautiful surroundings. The hotel's recent renovation in 2020 ensures that you'll enjoy modern amenities and a fresh ambiance throughout your stay. If you're arriving by air, the hotel is conveniently located just 75 minutes away from the airport, making your journey hassle-free. When it's time to bid farewell to Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers, check-out is until 10:30 AM. Please note that this hotel does not allow children to stay free of charge. However, extra charges may apply, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests. Book your stay at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers today and experience the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and affordability.

Relax and Unwind at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

At Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers, your relaxation and entertainment are our top priorities. Indulge in ultimate pampering at our on-site massage and spa facilities, where skilled therapists will melt away your stress and tension with a range of rejuvenating treatments. Whether you opt for a deep tissue massage, a soothing facial, or a blissful body wrap, our experienced staff will ensure you leave feeling refreshed and revitalized. Step outside into our beautifully landscaped garden, a tranquil oasis where you can unwind amidst nature's beauty. Take a leisurely stroll along the winding paths, breathe in the fragrant flowers, or find a cozy spot to read a book or enjoy a picnic. Our garden provides the perfect setting for relaxation and quiet contemplation. For those seeking a more social atmosphere, our shared lounge/TV area is the ideal place to connect with fellow travelers. Sink into plush sofas as you catch up on your favorite shows or engage in lively conversations with new friends. With a wide selection of channels and comfortable seating, our lounge area is the perfect space to unwind and enjoy some downtime after a day of exploring Knysna's stunning surroundings.

Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

At Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers, we believe that an active lifestyle is the key to a fulfilling travel experience. Our hotel boasts a wide range of sports facilities that cater to all adventure seekers. Whether you're a water sports enthusiast, a fishing aficionado, a hiking lover, or a yoga enthusiast, we have something for everyone. For those who love the thrill of water sports, we offer both motorized and non-motorized options. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Knysna and try your hand at windsurfing or take a leisurely kayak ride to explore the picturesque surroundings. If fishing is your passion, we have boats available for hire, allowing you to embark on an unforgettable fishing expedition. If you prefer to stay on land, our hotel is surrounded by scenic hiking trails that will take you through lush forests and breathtaking viewpoints. Immerse yourself in nature's beauty and experience the serenity of the Knysna landscape. For those seeking inner peace and relaxation, our yoga room provides the perfect sanctuary to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. To top it off, we also offer surfing lessons for those who want to ride the waves and experience the thrill of catching the perfect wave. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the basics and help you master the art of surfing. At Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers, adventure awaits at every turn. Unleash your adventurous spirit and make unforgettable memories with our exceptional sports facilities.

Convenience Facilities at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

Experience a seamless stay at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers with its array of convenient facilities. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi available in all rooms and public areas, allowing you to easily browse the web or catch up on work. For those who enjoy a smoke, there is a designated smoking area where you can indulge without any inconvenience to others. To ensure a hassle-free stay, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers offers luggage storage facilities, allowing you to securely store your belongings while you explore the beautiful surroundings. The friendly and attentive staff also provide daily housekeeping services, ensuring that your room is always clean and comfortable. Additionally, during the chilly evenings, you can cozy up next to the fireplace, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. With these convenient facilities, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers aims to provide you with a comfortable and enjoyable stay, whether you are a backpacker or a traveler seeking a relaxing getaway.

Convenient Transport Facilities at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

At Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers, we understand the importance of convenient transport options for our guests. Whether you are arriving from the airport or exploring the beautiful surroundings of Knysna, we have got you covered. Our hotel offers airport transfer services, ensuring a hassle-free journey to and from the airport. For those looking to explore the area, we provide tours that allow you to discover the hidden gems of Knysna. Whether you want to visit the stunning Knysna Heads or embark on a thrilling safari adventure, our knowledgeable staff can help you plan the perfect itinerary. Additionally, we offer a car park onsite, providing a safe and convenient place for guests to park their vehicles. Whether you are traveling with your own car or renting one, you can rest assured knowing that your vehicle is secure. Best of all, our car park is free of charge, allowing you to save on parking fees. If you prefer not to drive, our shuttle service is available to transport you to nearby attractions and popular destinations. Whether you want to explore the vibrant town center or visit the picturesque Knysna Lagoon, our shuttle service ensures a comfortable and stress-free journey. At Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers, we strive to provide our guests with seamless transport facilities, making your stay in Knysna as convenient and enjoyable as possible.

Cozy Rooms with a Fireplace at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

At Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers, we understand the importance of creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for our guests. That's why each of our rooms is equipped with a cozy fireplace, perfect for those chilly evenings in Knysna. Whether you're looking to curl up with a good book or enjoy a romantic evening with your loved one, our fireplaces provide the perfect ambiance. Step into your room and feel the warmth envelop you as the crackling fire dances in the hearth. The flickering flames create a soothing and relaxing environment, making it easy to unwind after a day of exploring the beautiful surroundings. Imagine sipping a glass of wine by the fire, or simply basking in its comforting glow. Our fireplaces add an extra touch of luxury and comfort to your stay, ensuring that you feel right at home during your time with us. In addition to the fireplace, our rooms at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers also feature all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Each room is tastefully decorated and furnished with comfortable beds, ensuring a restful night's sleep. You'll also find a private en-suite bathroom with hot water showers, allowing you to refresh and rejuvenate after a long day. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi access, and make use of the in-room tea and coffee making facilities for a quick pick-me-up. Our rooms are designed to provide you with everything you need for a memorable stay in Knysna.

Delicious Dining Options at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

At Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers, guests are in for a treat when it comes to dining. The lodge offers a range of fantastic dining facilities to cater to every traveler's needs. Whether you're looking to cook your own meals or indulge in a delicious breakfast buffet, Jembjo's has got you covered. One of the highlights of the dining facilities at Jembjo's is the BBQ facilities. Perfect for those who enjoy the smoky flavors of grilled food, the BBQ facilities provide a great opportunity to bond with fellow travelers while savoring mouthwatering dishes. Imagine spending a warm evening under the stars, flipping juicy steaks and savoring the aroma of sizzling sausages - it's an experience that will surely create lasting memories. For those who prefer to prepare their own meals, Jembjo's offers a shared kitchen equipped with modern appliances and utensils. This communal space allows guests to showcase their culinary skills and create their favorite dishes. Whether you're a seasoned chef or just looking to whip up a quick meal, the shared kitchen provides a convenient and social cooking experience. To kickstart your day, Jembjo's also offers a delightful breakfast buffet. Wake up to a spread of freshly baked bread, pastries, cereals, fruits, and a variety of hot and cold dishes. Indulge in a hearty breakfast while enjoying the cozy ambiance of the lodge, getting ready for a day of exploration and adventure in Knysna. With BBQ facilities, a shared kitchen, and a delicious breakfast buffet, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers ensures that guests have a delightful dining experience throughout their stay. Whether you prefer to cook your own meals or enjoy a scrumptious buffet, Jembjo's has everything you need to satisfy your taste buds.

Comfortable and Affordable Rooms at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

At Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers, you can find a range of comfortable and affordable rooms to suit your needs. Whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, or with friends, there is a room type that will cater to your preferences. For a cozy and intimate stay, the Double Room offers a compact space of 11 square meters with a comfortable Queen Bed. If you are looking for more flexibility, the Double/Twin Room provides 20 square meters of space with either 2 Single Beds or 1 King Bed, allowing you to choose the arrangement that suits you best. For those on a budget or traveling in a group, the Standard Rooms offer 22 square meters of space with either a Double Bed or a Bunk Bed. By booking your stay at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers through Agoda, you can enjoy the best prices available. Agoda offers competitive rates and special deals, ensuring that you get the most value for your money. Additionally, booking through Agoda is a hassle-free experience, with a user-friendly interface and secure payment options. So, why wait? Book your room now on Agoda and experience a comfortable and affordable stay at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers.

Discover the Vibrant Knysna Central in South Africa

Nestled in the heart of Knysna, South Africa, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers offers the perfect base for exploring the vibrant Knysna Central. This charming town is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage. Knysna Central is a bustling hub filled with a myriad of attractions and activities to suit every traveler's taste. Start your day by strolling along the picturesque Knysna Waterfront, where you can indulge in delicious seafood at one of the waterfront restaurants or browse through the boutique shops for unique souvenirs. For adventure enthusiasts, a visit to the Knysna Heads is a must. These dramatic sandstone cliffs offer stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the Knysna Lagoon. Nature lovers will be captivated by the nearby Knysna Forest, a lush paradise filled with ancient trees, tranquil streams, and a variety of bird species. Embark on a scenic hike or take a leisurely drive through the forest to discover hidden waterfalls and enjoy a picnic amidst nature's beauty. If you're seeking a cultural experience, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Knysna Museum, which showcases the town's history and showcases local art and crafts. With its prime location in Knysna Central, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers offers easy access to all these attractions and more. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a cultural experience, Knysna Central has something for everyone, and Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is the ideal place to call home during your stay.

Convenient Transportation from Nearby Airports to Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

Located in the heart of Knysna, South Africa, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers offers a vibrant and comfortable accommodation option for travelers. Getting to this lively backpackers is a breeze, thanks to the convenient transportation options available from the nearby airports. If you are flying into George Airport, the closest airport to Knysna, you have several options to reach Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers. The most convenient way is to hire a private taxi or shuttle service, which can be pre-booked or arranged upon arrival. The journey from George Airport to Knysna takes around 1 hour, offering picturesque views of the Garden Route along the way. Another option is to rent a car from the airport, allowing you the freedom to explore the surrounding areas at your own pace. The drive from George Airport to Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is straightforward, with well-maintained roads and signage. It takes approximately 70 kilometers to reach your destination, offering an opportunity to soak in the scenic beauty of the region. If you prefer public transportation, you can take a bus or a shared shuttle from George Airport to Knysna. Several reputable companies operate regular services between the two destinations, providing a cost-effective and convenient way to reach Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers. No matter which mode of transportation you choose, the journey from the nearby airports to Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is an enjoyable experience, offering glimpses of the natural beauty that makes Knysna such a sought-after destination for travelers.

Discover the Vibrant Surroundings of Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

Nestled in the heart of Knysna, South Africa, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers offers a convenient base to explore the vibrant surroundings. With a range of landmarks and attractions nearby, guests will have plenty to see and do during their stay. Just a stone's throw away from the lodge, visitors can discover the historical charm of Knysna Provincial Hospital and Millwood Museum. Immerse yourself in the fascinating local history and learn about the area's gold mining past. For art enthusiasts, the Knysna Art Gallery is a must-visit, showcasing a diverse collection of contemporary and traditional artworks. Nature lovers will be delighted to find themselves close to the enchanting Petrus-se-Brand Mountain Bike Trail, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. For those interested in angling, the Angling Museum is a treasure trove of knowledge, displaying a wide range of fishing memorabilia. Nearby, The Anchorage provides a picturesque spot to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Knysna Lagoon. For golf enthusiasts, Platinum Golf Tours offers the opportunity to tee off at some of the region's finest courses. Art lovers can explore the Katherine Wood Fine Art gallery, which showcases stunning works by local and international artists. And after a day of exploring, guests can unwind and rejuvenate at the Corpus Sana Fitness & Wellness Centre, located just a short distance from the lodge. With its prime location and a wealth of nearby attractions, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is the perfect choice for travelers seeking a memorable and immersive experience in Knysna, South Africa.

Convenient Public Transport Options near Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

Located just a short distance from the Knysna Train Station, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers offers easy access to a variety of public transport options. Whether you're arriving by train or looking to explore the surrounding area, this charming lodge provides a convenient starting point for your adventures. The Knysna Train Station is a bustling hub for both locals and tourists, making it a convenient transportation option for guests staying at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers. From here, you can catch a train to various destinations in South Africa, allowing you to easily explore the country's diverse landscapes and vibrant cities. In addition to the train station, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is also situated near several bus stops and taxi stands. This means that getting around the town and its surrounding areas is a breeze. Whether you want to visit the iconic Knysna Heads or explore the nearby Garden Route, you can rely on the efficient public transport network to take you there. With its strategic location near the Knysna Train Station and other public transport options, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers provides guests with the convenience and flexibility to explore everything that Knysna and its surroundings have to offer.

A Gastronomic Adventure Awaits

When it comes to dining options, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is surrounded by a plethora of enticing restaurants. Just a short stroll away, you'll find Mon Petit Pain, a charming bakery that serves freshly baked pastries and artisan bread. If you're in the mood for a waterfront dining experience, Cruise Cafe offers stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon along with a delectable menu of seafood and international cuisine. Tuccatu Restaurant is a hidden gem that specializes in fusion dishes, combining local flavors with international influences. For meat lovers, Rib & Rump is a must-visit, offering succulent steaks and ribs cooked to perfection. Anchorage Restaurant is another popular choice, known for its extensive seafood menu and warm, inviting atmosphere. The Tin House Cafe is a cozy spot that serves up delicious breakfast and lunch options, while JJ's Restaurant is a local favorite for its mouthwatering burgers and pizzas. If you're looking for a taste of fine dining, Chaplin's Bistro is the place to be, with its elegant ambiance and gourmet dishes. Fiela's offers a unique dining experience, showcasing traditional South African cuisine with a modern twist. And for those seeking a relaxed atmosphere, Savanna Cafe Knysna is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee or a light meal. With such a diverse range of dining options just steps away, your taste buds are in for a treat during your stay at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers.

Shop till you drop at Knysna's vibrant retail scene

Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is conveniently located near a plethora of shopping landmarks, ensuring that guests can indulge in some retail therapy during their stay. Just a short distance away, visitors will find Garden Route Export House, a treasure trove of unique local crafts and souvenirs. For those looking for a more upscale shopping experience, Knysna Quays Waterfront is the place to be, with its stylish boutiques and waterfront views. Art enthusiasts will appreciate a visit to the Old Gaol and Art Gallery, where they can browse through a collection of stunning artworks. Goldsmiths Knysna is a must-visit for jewelry lovers, offering exquisite pieces crafted with precision and artistry. Metelerkamps is a haven for home decor enthusiasts, showcasing a wide range of stylish and unique items. Eye Love is a boutique eyewear store that offers fashionable frames and sunglasses. Templeman Square Craft Market is perfect for those seeking handmade crafts and artisanal products. Molo Africa is a delightful shop that specializes in African-inspired clothing and accessories. For art connoisseurs, Knysna Fine Art is a must-visit, featuring a curated collection of contemporary art. Woodmill Lane is a shopping center that offers a mix of local and international brands, making it a one-stop destination for all your shopping needs. With such a diverse range of shopping landmarks nearby, guests at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers will have no shortage of options to explore and indulge in a memorable shopping experience.





Wonderful Stay at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers offers a delightful and affordable stay in the charming town of Knysna, South Africa. With its friendly and helpful staff, clean guest house, and inviting atmosphere, this lodge is the perfect choice for budget-conscious travelers. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by the front desk person who went above and beyond to ensure our stay was enjoyable. The open yard with tables provided a lovely setting for us to relax and unwind, while the braai area outdoor added to the overall inviting atmosphere of the lodge. One of the standout features of Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is the emphasis on safety. We felt secure knowing that our car could be parked inside the locked gate, allowing us to explore the town with peace of mind. Additionally, the lodge's convenient location makes it easy to access the various attractions and enjoy some of the beautiful walks in the area. With its good breakfast, enthusiastic hostess, and reasonable pricing, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend this accommodation for travelers looking for a comfortable and affordable stay in Knysna.

A Memorable Stay at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers

Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers has garnered impressive customer ratings that speak volumes about the quality of their service and facilities. With an overall rating of 8.8, it is clear that guests have had a truly memorable experience at this charming accommodation in Knysna, South Africa. One aspect that stands out in the customer reviews is the exceptional value offered by Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers. With a rating of 8.7 for value, guests have consistently praised the affordability of this establishment without compromising on comfort and quality. Whether you are a budget traveler or simply looking for great value for money, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers is the perfect choice. Another highlight mentioned by satisfied guests is the excellent staff performance, earning a remarkable rating of 9.4. The dedicated and friendly staff at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers go above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and well taken care of. From providing helpful local tips to assisting with any requests, the staff's warm and professional service adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the overall stay. Furthermore, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers has received high ratings for cleanliness, facilities, and location, all above 8.0. Guests appreciate the well-maintained and spotless rooms, common areas, and facilities. The convenient location of the lodge allows easy access to popular attractions in Knysna, making it an ideal base for exploring the beauty of the surrounding area. Overall, Jembjo's Knysna Lodge and Backpackers has consistently received positive customer ratings, reflecting the exceptional value, excellent staff performance, and the overall enjoyable experience it offers. Whether you are a backpacker or a traveler on a budget, this accommodation is sure to provide a memorable stay in Knysna, South Africa.

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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
  • Lockers
  • 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

8.8
Service9.4
Cleanliness8.8
Location8.8
Value for money8.7
Facilities8.2
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)
Guest Type
Room Type
Language

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Showing 9 verified guest comments
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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
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
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
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
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
12
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