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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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Tilburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A very relaxed place in the middle of Knysna. The staff and owner are very hospitable and help you to have a great time in this place. Chill by the pool and braai your own meat or play some pool at the bar and go for the zanzibar club that is just a 2 minute walk. Definitely the best place... More 

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If you're going to stay in Knysna you have to stay in the island vibe hostel. This place has it all! Friendly staff, a nice and chilled bar and of course the famous swimmingpool. If you like to party the Zanzibar club in Knysna is the place to be and Island vibe Hostel is only 5 minutes walking away. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very pleased with the hostel! Nice people who really understand what backpackers need. If you go to Knysna just give them a call and chill at the pool, go out in Knysna or just hang out at the beach. Very friendly staff who help you out where needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An extremely chilled spot in knysna. The staff was fantastic and helpful and friendly throughout our entire stay. Guests are welcome to braai by the pool and we had fun cooking and making new friends! Would recommend to anyone traveling the garden route :) great people and great times

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place I got upgraded to a double bed room with an ensuite, the staff all had great sense of humours, I met some divine other backpackers from all over the world The pool is really small but If you like to just take a dip its perfect - it was too cold for me to test it... More 

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

Hi Krystal, Thank you for joining us at Island Vibe Knysna. We are all glad that you really enjoyed your stay. It does help to be centrally located, it makes it easy to get around and explore the town. Our staff work hard to make sure you feel at home and enjoy your stay. Regards Dallas More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend Island Vibe Backpackers in Knysna to anyone looking to spend some chilled time in a vibey, centrally located and secure space. The lovely ladies at reception are friendly and helpful. Fantastic staff all round and quick to provide maps and all info necessary. The backpackers really does have that chilled, easy vibe a traveller is looking for... More 

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

Dear Taryn, Thank you for your review. Our staff at Island vibe do their best to make sure the guests come first and feel relaxed and at home. We have worked hard to get Island vibe to the standard we are happy with. Cleanliness is a big factor for us and we work hard at keeping it clean. It does... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My special thanks goes out to Beverly, the manager of Island Vibe, she helped me until it hurted to get an excursion done what I really wanted to do! She's the best and I recommand every traveler to stay at Island Vibe Knysna! Great atmosphere, good and cleans rooms, toilet and showers. Perfect location and close to everything. Send my... More 

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

Hi Patrick, Thank you for your review. Our staff work hard at making sure the guests get what they need. The guests are always our number 1 priority. Thank you for recommending it to future travelers. Kind Regards Dallas More 

Uitenhage, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great, we are not backpackers and we still felt welcome. Best value for money and close to everything. The highlight of out stay here was the staff who will go out of their way to make your stay worth it. I wouldn't even think of going anywhere else if I come to knysna again

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

Hi Marius, Thank you for your review. Even though you are not backpackers we are glad we could accommodate you at the standards that you find acceptable. We are happy to see that we are attracting Non-Backpacker travellers. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a writer, I reviewed the Jeffrey's Bay Island Vibe during the JBay winter festival in 2013 and 2014. My visit and any of those I spoke to were over the moon about the high quality of the Jeffrey's Bay site. BUT the Knysna site needs a big shake up. Dirty, gas boilers not working, staff arriving late. Only when... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your email. With regards to your review. We do agree with you and that is why we have recently appointed a new manager to make sure that we get back to our best. We have also just completed renovations and a major spring clean of our establishment. With all of that said we hope that... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Island Vibe is in a great location just 5 minute walk from the waterfront, restaurants and bars. The staff were friendly and welcoming, especially Bev who is so passionate about the hostel! Bev will sort out any trips for you and give you great advice. Big thank you also to Anele and Marlon! I would definitely come back to this... More 

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

Dear Kathryn Thank you for your positive review. Our staff pride themselves it being friendly and helpful. We are glad you found us nice and central to all the tourist areas. Please tell your friends about us in case they need a place to stay when travelling the Garden Route. Kind Regards Dallas Land 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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