HomeBase Knysna



The Hostelz.com Review

Home Base Knysna is a new hostel that has just opened up and is quickly making itself out to be a great hostel. The hostel is part of a newly formed chain (associated with Penthouse on Long Street in Cape Town). At the time of this article there was no Wi-Fi, since the hostel was less than two weeks old, but they were working to get it installed. There is also a good-sized self-catering kitchen, and the hostel offers a simple breakfast in the morning for all of their guests.

The Location

The hostel is perfectly located, with a wonderful view of the Knysna Bay from the porch, and only a short, five-minute walk into the center of town. There are ample restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and many other places to which you can easily walk from the hostel. While the Baz Bus doesn't currently go to the hostel, they can easily arrange for it to pick you up, and it'd be a short five- or ten-minute walk to the pick-up point. The hostel is also located at the end of a cul-de-sac, so they offer a bit of parking for their guests as well.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are all very clean, and fairly spacious depending on the room. They have two different dorm rooms; one of them is a big room that can be a bit noisy since it is capable of sleeping sixteen guests, while the other one is much smaller (it's capable of sleeping eight) with its own bathroom. As for the bathrooms, there are a number of them of varying sizes scattered throughout the house. There are cleaning ladies that come every day to clean the house, so everything is kept in good shape.

Common Spaces

There are a number of good common spaces throughout the house, with a living room/bar area where a number of guests can lounge around. The living room opens up to a swimming pool/braii (barbecue) area with a number of extra chairs. There is also a nice big porch on the upstairs with seating, as well as a bit of seating outside of the large dorm room.


In short, Homebase Knysna is a great hostel. It is well located, it has a great feel to it, and the hostel can help you plan or do whatever you want to do around Knysna.
by Richard Ballentine
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "HomeBase Knysna" at 10 Hill Street West.)


10 Hill Street West, Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
-34.032950, 23.045310 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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+27 83 79 27 989
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