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About Elalini Backpackers

Elalini Backpackers is set in the beautiful Knysna located on the Garden Route. Guests are central to various restaurants, the harbour, and the beach.

There are five houses on the property. Two of the houses are used for the backpackers. Each of these houses has three rooms which can accommodate 12 guests each. There is also a communal lounge, a dining room, and a braai area. The other three houses are available on a bed and breakfast meal basis and have double rooms with shared bathrooms. These guests also share a lounge area.

During their stay guests should drive out to the well-known Knysna Elephant Park, visit the Garden Route National Park, and spend some time at the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market.

  • Response Rate: 99%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 42
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English

Important Information

All our rates includes breakfast.

Dorms and tents: Cereal and standard coffee, or toast with jam and butter and standard coffee.

Double Rooms: Cooked breakfast, options are available on our menu.

We do not have any rooms with its own private en-suit. Our dorm rooms are also not private. The rooms as well as the living...
All our rates includes breakfast.

Dorms and tents: Cereal and standard coffee, or toast with jam and butter and standard coffee.

Double Rooms: Cooked breakfast, options are available on our menu.

We do not have any rooms with its own private en-suit. Our dorm rooms are also not private. The rooms as well as the living space and bathroom facilities are shared.

Our double rooms are private but the living space and the bathroom facilities are shared, should there be anyone else booked in the other rooms.

We provide clean linen on all our beds for the duration of your stay.

Kindly bring your own towels as we do not provide this.

We are not a camping site but can accommodate a few tents should we not be busy.
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Reviews for Elalini Backpackers

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Rodolfo Salemi
01 April 2018

I loved the breakfast, the dogs and the atmosphere. I didn’t like the dirty and intermittent shower. The room was too small for 5 people, I really didn’t know where to put my backpack

Lee-Ann Whitehead
18 July 2017

Thank you very much for a great stay!

Angelique Luabeya
16 July 2017

Staff was great and very friendly

Cyril Laveder
11 March 2017

Sad I didn't stay one extra night.The spot is peaceful, beautiful, hosts are full of kindness, propose original services and food, while advising you the best to do in the region.I recommend

Kevin Fisher
02 March 2017

Fantastic location with better than expected facilities for the price.Very much home away from home.

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Elalini Backpackers Map

Elalini Backpackers is 0.1km from the centre of Knysna , the nearest airport 74km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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