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Island Vibe Knysna

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   67 Main Street, Knysna 6750, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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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

Durban, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We booked a double private ensuite room. We wanted a good nights rest and were lucky to be placed in a separate house, around the corner from the hostel. The room and house was clean, peaceful and spacious. Good location just off the main road. Had difficulty checking out at 7am as no one was at reception even though I... More

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

Good day, Sharnay! Thank you for your valuable review! The Flashpackers building is great for a peaceful stay. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Our stay at Island Vibe was very enjoyable. The staff were very helpful and the facilities great. The private room was spacious and well priced. Very convenient and secure with a hire car too. Small pool and BBQ/bar form a lively hub. Easy walk to town/waterfront.

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Good day! Thank you for your great review! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Island Vibe More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

1st we booked a room for a family and was promised a big room. On arrival, staff were unfriendly, place was not neat. It was not the type of place I would advise any family to live in. Rooms are small, people sit right outside your room. No privacy. Dont even ask for a refund if you're satisfied with the... More

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

Good day! We are so sorry for you not-up-to-standard stay at Island Vibe. We are a Backpackers, and therefore not every family will be comfortable in our environment. We have been graded 4 stars for the last 3 years, which means that in the backpacking market the room size is more than acceptable. We do also have our more private... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

SA is wonderful - and our stay at the Island Vibe was the best part. A place to have an entertaining braai until late in the evening, relax during the day and, most of all, a place to make friends. We'll truly never forget what we experienced here. The staff is really helpful and the best company to make a... More

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Good day! Thank you for your great review. We are so glad we made your stay in South Africa memorable. Look forward to seeing you next time! Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for the second time now (first stay was in 2012) and I really love this place! They have done a lot of renovations since then and now the place is even better. You can clearly see that the staff and owner look after the place and try to improve it more and more. Even after all the... More

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

Hi Sebastian! We are so glad you keep enjoying your stays with us! We have just done some big renovations, and are delighted that the improvements are enjoyable. See you next year! Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Amstelveen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We had a great stay at Island vibe. Great and friendly staff and clean rooms. We did asked for a room that was not at road side due to traffic noise what was not a problem, they were very helpfull to give us another more quite room. Wifi was good and we watched some soccer on the teli and relaxed... More

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

Hi Rianne&Robbert! Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay - Orin is a fantastic tour guide! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Island Vibe More

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Address: 67 Main Street, Knysna 6750, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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Ranked #20 of 79 Specialty lodging in Knysna
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Hotel Class:4 star — Island Vibe Knysna 4*
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