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Island Vibe Knysna

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   67 Main Street, Knysna 6750, South Africa
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Ranked #22 of 80 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed there for 5 nights, had the best time with orin and the crew, great trips, great gide, orin really helped us find our way thru town, did the township tour, went cannooing, took us to the heads, even helped us planning our trip further thru south africa, braai every night, great atmosphere, met alot of nice people, we and... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As usual in South Africa, it's a very relaxed place - a typical backpacker with kind and funny staff members, a kitchen to share with all the other guests. Located at the end of Knysna but still close enough to restaurants and shops of all kind. Good value for the price one has to pay!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay here. There is a nice communal area for braaing with a deck and a little pool and the private room was nice and spacious with an en-suite bathroom. The staff are very relaxed and our intro was a little confusing but we managed to get on a good tour with Southern Cape Tours which made our... More

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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

Hi Alice and Mek! Glad to hear you had a good stay! Come back for a braai with us soon. Kind regards, Island Vibe More

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

Good day, Andrea! Thank you for your review! We hope you come back and stay with us again - we also have the "villa" next door, which has quieter, more private rooms available. Maybe this will be better for the noise. We have recently completed some exciting renovations, so we hope this improved the image of our place. Hope to... More

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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
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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
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11 helpful votes 11 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

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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

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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*
Number of rooms: 38
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