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Island Vibe Knysna

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   67 Main Street, Knysna 6750, South Africa
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Ranked #20 of 80 Specialty lodging in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
AliceandMek Fremantle, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Fremantle, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great staff, always up for a good laugh. We loved having the braai every night, great for if you want to self cater and the supermarket is very close by. Good location to walk into town and down to the marina. Clean rooms. Couldn't of asked for more! Thanks

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Seattle, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Our group of 3 stayed for one night and admittedly, we didn't take full advantage of the amenities. The room was reasonably priced and close to town so it was great for the exploring we wanted to do and the hostess was very helpful in making suggestions. The main entrance was closed so we had trouble figuring out how to... More

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Deutschland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I've been there for the third time now and Im sure it won't be last time I stayed at the Island Vibe! The hostel upvalues itself every time: New awesome wall paintings done by a domestic artist makes you feel the African spirit even more. The always friendly, caring and funny staff has got a new member, Moses. A very... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Good day, Sebastian!! We are so glad you always enjoy your stay with us! Israel has done great wall paintings at all 3 Island Vibes! He is very talented. Moses is a great addition to the team! See you again soon, Island Vibe More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Me and my friend stayed for 3 nights at island vibe. Nice kitchen, large area to hang out with pool table, soccer table and a pool! And a secure parking area. Staff was very friendly and interested. They told us a lot about the activities and gave us advice about nice places to eat. Stayed in dorm, which was clean.... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Good day, Emma! Thank you for your great review! We are glad you had a good time and found lots of activities to do. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Island Vibe More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights there and were happy to move on. Not the best intro as staff seemed very uninterested in servicing the guests and too busy minding their own party. Asking if we wanted to join them as they were going to the beach, and then only halfway on our way there asking us for (a lot of) money... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Good day, Louise! We have recently renovated to create an entertainment area that includes the bar, pool and reception. With reception being here, the staff may have been caught up with entertaining and neglected the niceties for arriving guests - we sincerely apologize. We also apologize for the miscommunication surrounding the "free" activities - we have recently introduced some activities... More

Vasteras, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We slept for 2 nights at the IV-Knysna and heard when we arrived that we would be sharing the hostel with 29 Brittish rugby players. But the nice thing about this hostel is the split location so everything hakuna matata. We slept in a twin double with shared bathroom in a separate house, which had a nice garden to sit... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for your great review! We are so glad you had a good time in the Villa - it is a good choice if you want a peaceful stay that is still close to the action! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I was looking forward to enjoying Knysna but the staff here was too lazy to tell us some of the activities available. I ended up spending a lot of time walking along Main St, the mall and waterfront. I read that there are a lot of things to do here but this guy running the place couldn't be bothered to... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Good day! We apologise deeply for this - it is part of the check-in procedure to be told about activities and we are really sorry that this was not done adequately. It is such a pity because there are some great activities- from hiking and canoeing, to township tours! We hope that you come and visit us again for an... More

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We arrived very late to check in to the island vibe hostel. We didnt even do a booking in advance. But the staff was so freindly and it was no problem to stay a night at the doorm. The room was tidy and clean, as well as the own bathroom. Especially the pool was a highlight for us because the... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for your fantastic review! We are so happy we could help you out with a great stay - we hope you return soon! Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My friend and I spent a lovely few days here - it was near the end of months of travel, so we were very glad for some comfort! The internet access could've been better, but the rooms and beds and the kitchen and pool table were great. The highlight of this place is the staff who were really lovely and... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Good day! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the township tour! We apologize for the swimming pool renovations, but please come and visit us again soon so you can test it out. See you soon, Island Vibe More

Alesund, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I have recommended Island Vibe Knysna to friends that are going to South Africa this year. Just because of the good atmosphere and the great staff that work there. This was my second time staying there, and I was not disappointed this time around either. The weather was warm and nice, and the staff made a braai every night. All... More

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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for your review and recommendations! We are so glad that we can have a great time with our guests! We hope you come and visit again soon. Kind regards, Island Vibe More

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Address: 67 Main Street, Knysna 6750, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Island Vibe Knysna 4*
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