Your Home on the Garden Route

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

Room Options & Specials

Knysna Backpackers is a Victorian home located within walking distance to Knysna’s shops and restaurants. It is a national heritage site full of old world charm and character. This Garden Route hostel gives you a break from the hustle and bustle of traveling and a place to put your feet up, take in the view of the town and lagoon, and enjoy comfortable, budget accommodation in the heart of Knysna.

Book now to get the best rates and room options, as well as weekly specials.

Dorm Rooms

Budget friendly, comfortable dorm-style accommodation.

Private Rooms

Private Double, Twin or 4-sleeper rooms at an affordable rate.

Family En-suite

We welcome families traveling on a budget. Cots can be arranged.

Knysna Backpackers @ Edge Of Africa won a Certificate of Excellence Award for Knysna Accommodation.

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