Jembjos Knysna Lodge

4 Queen StreetKnysna6571South Africa
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About Jembjos Knysna Lodge

Conveniently set in the heart of Knysna, Jembjos Knysna Lodge is just 250 metres from the waterfront and only 850 metres from the town centre. A warm welcome and a friendly vibe are the chief attributes of this laid-back hostel-cum-guesthouse.

Simple dormitory rooms with exposed wooden floorboards feature bunk beds and communal bathroom facilities. Upgraded private rooms — including family rooms — offer tile floors and private bathrooms. All towels and linens are provided.

Guests can relax and watch television in a casual communal lounge. Additional amenities include laundry services and bicycle rentals. Secure parking and Wi-Fi are both free.

A basic self-serve complimentary breakfast is served each day, plus tea and coffee are on hand throughout the day. There's also a shared kitchen and a barbecue area for guests who like to cook.

Knysna Fine Art gallery and Mitchell's Knysna Brewery are both within 250 metres of Jembjos Knysna Lodge. Knysna Central train station is a ten-minute walk away.


4 Queen Street, Knysna, 6571, South Africa
Telephone: +27(44)3822658 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Outstanding service all-round

Reviewers are uniformly wowed with the exceptional levels of service provided by this property's ever-friendly owners and operatives. They are, impressed visitors note, exceedingly hospitable people who know just what it takes to keep budget-minded travellers happy. Guests say this consistently positive approach helps to give the hostel a welcoming and homely vibe.

Tip-top location

Reviews are packed full of comments referencing the hostel's highly convenient location. Being so close to the waterfront (less than five minutes' walk) and town centre (less than ten) gets a big thumbs-up from travellers. Having the local brewery literally a stone's throw away tends to go down very well too.

Generally excellent value

The vast majority of people who stay here believe that this property, generally speaking, really does afford very good value for money.

Negative Reviews

Some privacy issues in communal bathrooms

It has been noted that the walls and doors in the communal bathrooms are very thin. Concerned reviewers say this can compromise privacy.

Free breakfast is a token gesture

Whilst most guests are happy to discover a free breakfast is offered here, many reviewers are somewhat underwhelmed by what is actually made available. Evidently, the self-serve options on hand are very basic indeed.

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Rating Overview

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8.6 /10
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8.6 out of 10 based on 166 reviews