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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in this backpackers for 3 nights with a friend, we are two 19 year old girls and we experienced seriously unprofessional behaviour from the staff. One of them repeatedly harassed us, flirting and getting offended when we rejected him. This is unacceptable. A warning to any young girls travelling on their own. Although there is a nice family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and i had a great time. Beverly and Moses are the Heart of this place! Everything was clean. The new braii (bbq) Arena is beautifull. Everything is in walking distance and there is a Little mall right around the corner. All in all it was a great stay in a great hostel!

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

Hi Florian, We are glad that you and your girlfriend had such a great time. We hope to see you again. Kind Regards Dallas More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel looks cool, the staff is very funny, sweet and helpful. This creates a good atmosphere in the hostel. Also because they put on the Braai every evening! Fine for couples and single travellers! Safe area around. Only thing: Double rooms a bit too expensive.

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

Hi Merel, Thanks for the review. The Braai at night is popular and definitely helps bring all the guests/travelers together. Kind regards Dallas More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Hi Simon, Our team work hard to create a friendly atmosphere as well as a clean establishment. Please do tell your friends about us. Kind Regards Dallas More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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

Hi there, Good to see that you appreciate good art work. You should stop in at Jbay and Knysna, there is more art work for you to see. Hope to see you again someday. Kind Regards Dallas More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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 March 2, 2015

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 February 26, 2015

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 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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