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1 room, 2 adults

Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers, Knysna, South Africa

2-star2 stars
4 Queen Street, Lower Central, Knysna, Western Cape, 6571, South Africa

City-center hostel within easy reach of Knysna Lagoon
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
Fantastic service
Great location
Great amenities
Breakfast is average

Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers, Knysna, South Africa

from NZ$47
  • Classic Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Room
  • Classic Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom, Garden View

What’s around Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers, Knysna, South Africa


  • In Knysna Central
  • Knysna Lagoon - 5 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 9 min walk
  • Thesen Island - 10 min walk
  • Knysna Elephant Park - 25 min walk
  • Knysna Golf Club - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Leisure Isle - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Brenton Beach - 9.7 mi / 15.6 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 55 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers, Knysna, South Africa’s small print

Also known as

  • Jembjo's Knysna Lodge
  • Jembjo's Lodge
  • Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers Knysna
  • Jembjo's Knysna Lodge Backpackers
  • Jembjo's Lodge Backpackers
  • Jembjo's Knysna Backpackers
  • Jembjo's Backpackers


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers, Knysna, South Africa

  • Are pets allowed at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • What is there to do near Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers?
    Recommended spots to visit include Knysna Lagoon (5-min walk) and Knysna Quays (9-min walk), along with Thesen Island (10-min walk) and Knysna Elephant Park (1.3 mi).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 14 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Awesome Stay
Amazing stay... would recommend to many more people. Hosts are very friendly... :)
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Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers, Knysna, South Africa

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