Your home on the Garden Route.

A comfortable, affordable stay in the centre of Knysna.

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.

We offer braai packs, laundry service, breakfast upgrades and much more. 

Our backpackers is within walking distance of all the shops, the waterfront and Thesen Island.

Take a ferry to the beach bar, hike along the railway tracks or simply find a cosy coffee shop and people watch! 

You can also reach all the art galleries and our small museum easily by foot.

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.

Customers reviews

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
Beautful home from home - the staff really care and want to make you feel totally welcome.
Mila
Germany
We had a great stay with our group - the staff even cooked us a meal for our arrival night and showed us the town. We would recommend this place for a budget stay!
Juan
South Africa