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Island Vibe Knysna

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67 Main Street, Knysna 6750, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent two nights at Island Vibes in Knysna. the friendly staff and the nice athmosphere made our stay really enjoyable. the rooms were clean and the beds confortable. definitely a place to recommend. -Simon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my university and we had a smash. It was cheap drinks all through, funny and caring people at bar/reception. Rooms were decent and good location. With sweet god damn artwork by a good man called isreal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoying my stay at island vibe in knysna, funny reception girls and the tour with "Orin" the guy who's doing the township and knysna tour is to be reommented! You go in an area where you can learn a lot about Culture & Livingstones conditions in the townships! We fehlt absolutely safe.

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Dallas L, Manager at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Hi Antuan, We glad to see you enjoyed your stay and the township tour that we offer in Knysna. We hope you will visit us again sometime. Kind Regards Dallas More 

Borne, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Island Vibe had a top location in Knysna. It is just a short walk to the waterfront and lagoon. You are really close to shops en bars. The backpackers itself is also great. It was clean, they had friendly staff and a kitchen with every thing you can possibly need. I can recommend to do the Townshiptour they offer. Orin... More 

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Dallas L, Manager at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Dear Marijke, Thank you for your positive review. We like it when our guests give other travelers tips. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that Orin could take you on the Township tour. Our backpackers is ideally situated for easy access to the shops and the waterfront. We hope to see you again if you travel through... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I slept in Island Vibe Knysna just 1 night. The overall experience was positive, the food, the car park and the staff were great. We stayed in a private room, the room was big enough for the 4 of us, en-suited and clean. We arrived during the load shedding hours, so there was no electricity anywhere, we... More 

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Dallas L, Manager at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thanks for your great review. Loadshedding definitely has its challenges but we seem to be managing. Luckily it does not happen that often. We are looking into signage for the pool area. Kind Regards Dallas More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there for one night with three other friends in the downstairs mixed dorm. The dorm was clean, but it had a strange smell. Also, the breakfast in the morning (cereals, toast, spreads) is not free. That wasn't clear, so we ended up paying for something we didn't know cost extra.

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Dallas L, Manager at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you for your review. We apologise for any misunderstanding about the breakfast. We have just launched breakfasts in Knysna so we need to make sure that we do tell the guests that it is not included in their room/bed price. We are attending to the smell that you mentioned. We do hope to see you again. Kind... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I spent only one night in this tiny place but I must say that I really enjoyed it. I had a room which was quite big and really comfortable. People from the staff where open to discussion. You have everything you need in Island Vibe. Also, the breakfast was great. Besides, if you have some time you should definitely do... More 

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Dallas L, Manager at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Hi Victor, We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay. We might be one of the smaller backpackers but we do offer great variety. Our staff are always on hand to assist with anything. The breakfast is something new and we really hope will do well. There is loads to do in Knysna so travelers need to stay for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Stayed there for 3 nights and loved it!! Rooms are really clean, friendly staff and a real backpacking vibe!! Kitchen is fully equipped, organised and clean!! Didn't have any problem during my staying!! Will definitely recommend it!!

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Dallas L, Manager at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Hi Cinara, Thank you for your review. Our team really work hard to make sure our guests have an all round amazing experience. We look forward to seeing again sometime. Kind Regards Dallas More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Island Vibe hostel provides everything you need for a sleepover in Knysna - and more! We arrived late at night and were welcomed by Orin, who introduced himself as the tourguide. The next morning we cancelled everything we had "planned" in advance and decided to spend the day with him and let him show and tell us everything he... More 

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Dallas L, Manager at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Hi Kat, You are one of many that have mentioned how good Orin's tours are. We are proud to have him on our team. He is a wealth of knowledge. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Kind Regards Dallas More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This was a phenomenal place to be when visiting Knysna. On our first evening we went on 2 of the quality, personal tours around Knysna, one to the heads and the other to the township which gave us a whole new perspective on life in South Africa and opened up that side of Knysna with someone who knew the people... More 

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Dallas L, Manager at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, Thanks for that positive review. Knysna does have a lot to offer. Ranging from Nature to cultural and even shopping. Our in house tours are designed to do exactly what you said " give us a whole new perspective on life in South Africa" Orin is a wealth of knowledge of the area. We do hope to see... More 

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