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Jembjos Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won't be disappointed. Friendly and very helpful Australian (think it's Karl). Best wifi in the whole of SA and really feels like a home. Karl offered to cook our meat for the Braai and generally was a legend

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New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful stay here with great facilities - free breakfast in morning is a bonus and the outdoor area is very beautifully set out with a braai area, picnic tables and within walking distance of main shops and malls. Very friendly service as well - thanks for the great stay. Will definitely venture back in the future

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Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jembjos is a really great place to spend a few days. We spent two nights in the family room, and would have stayed longer if we could. The room was light and the bed extremely comfortable. The self-service breakfast in the morning includes eggs which be can cooked whichever way you prefer them, we thought this was a really nice...

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Thank Ddraig_fawr
Drakensberg Region, South Africa
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I only stayed two nights but it was quite enjoyable. It was really clean, great kitchen to cook, free Wi-Fi, and hot showers. The staff was really friendly and talkative I would definitely recommend. I suggest renting a bike to The Head!

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Thank danieleC6367QV
Muenster, Germany
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We've stayed at Jembjos for one night and were very happy with our two double rooms, the beds were big and really comfortable. The communal kitchen is well equipped and they offer coffee and teas all day long and toast, fruits, eggs and preservatives for the included breakfast. The rooms appeared a bit dark and were rather small. The communal...

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend stayed here for 2 nights whilst traveling up the garden route, we were really glad we made a stop here. Mandy was really helpful and gave us loads of info of where to go & what to do. They also have bikes to rent of which we had for both days to go to the Knysna...

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Thank Sophie C
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Really loved our stay here. Stopped in Knysna for a few relaxing days during our trip and really enjoyed our time here. The staff is friendly, there is a great breakfast included, the location is close to stores, shops and restaurants, you can rent bikes, it's very clean, they offer laundry service and the wifi was great. When we arrived...

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Thank littlest-elephant
San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 October 2016

great location especially if you need to self cater-- walk to market , waterfront and Main st. Clean rooms, comfy beds, Carl & Mandy are super helpful. Good value for the money. Heater in room was very much appreciated. kind of noisy for the rooms off courtyard.

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Thank Lollylo25
Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed in the private rooms. Nice outdoor braai area and fully equipped kitchen. Our every need was met with friendly help from the owners, even seeing us off the next day and opening and closing the gate for us.

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Jembos Knysna Lodge is very well located. The place is very clean and comfortable, with a lot of good facilities available. they offered a very nice breakfast in the mornings. The staff are extremely friendly, pleasant and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay there.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away in the heart of the Garden Route, we warmly welcome you to relax & enjoy Jembjo's of Knysna. Our boutique backpackers/lodge, is a little bit of luxury that is kind on your pocket & we take pride in making sure you feel at 'home'. We have a range of accommodation to suit every budget, from Dorm beds to de-luxe family en-suite rooms. We are perfectly located in the heart of lower-central Knysna & are just a 2 minute walk away from both the 'Waterfront' & town. - Knysna is South Africa's best kept secret - so come check it out... Book directly with us - 3 nights or more for 10% discount. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jembjos Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

Address: 4 Queen Street | Lower Central, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $27 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jembjos Knysna Lodge & Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“rooms with a on suite bathroom would be your best option”
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“Avoid the room on the ground floor just beyond reception / entrance”
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“The downstairs room were pretty noisy. Not sure if it was because everywhere was wooden flooring including the stairs so it just echoed... But if your a heavy sleeper you should be fine.”
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