Comfortable, budget accommodation in Knysna.

Your Home on the Garden Route

Knysna Backpackers offers you a comfortable and affordable stay in Knysna – South Africa’s favorite holiday town!

From 200pp


Keeping it Local: Knysna Tours and Day Trips.

Knysna has it all from culinary delights, white expansive beaches, thick magical forests and magnificent views. We love sharing the secrets of Knysna with our guests and will go above and beyond to take you off the beaten track!

Personal Touch.

Our Backpackers is different. We offer a home from home, a small team will welcome you and take care of you, as well as help you make the most of your stay. We may even take you along to some best kept secrets, like the local distillery, hidden forest streams or tidal pools.

Make a difference.

Knysna Backpackers is striving to become an eco-hostel. We are conscious of our impact and take recycling, re-purposing and conserving our resources seriously. You will see that we encourage our guests to do the same.

The hostel is also home to the EDGE of AFRICA volunteer program in South Africa and we welcome you to spend some time on our community or eco-volunteer projects.

What People Say

The building is old and charming, the staff are very nice, familiar and helpful. We got breakfast in a beautiful old kitchen and the house is situated in a peaceful, calm, green area, walking distance to town.

Adam & Chloe – UK