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Island Vibe Backpackers

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   10 Dageraad Street, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ended up here at Island Vibe quite unexpectedly! Our truck broke down as we were on our way out of town, we'd heard about the place, so stopped here looking for somewhere to spend the night. They set us up in a dorm, which was really nice, clean, and spacious and helped us get our truck sorted! They were so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed for 9 days, the second day bad enough for me I had a dislocation of my shoulder. But there was no other place I stayed you had such a great view on the ocean, everyone is very friendly. Every da y is something going on at the bar with beerpong or on the soccer/pool table. I would recommend... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped at the Island Vibe for 2 nights and were enough to realize how amazing is this place.. there is no better feeling than listening to the ocean waves before you sleep at your tent.. the location is super cool in front of the beach with an amazing view! Facilities are also very nice, with a self-catering kitchen, clean... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for your review. Our campsite is ideally situated so that you have a great view. Our staff work hard at keeping the establishment clean at all times. The bar does get a bit crazy sometimes but it is good to let your hair down once in a while. We hope to see you again. Regards Dallas More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed there for one night and half of the day during our Garden Route Tour last November 2013. It was a noisy and crowded place but I loved it. It was very much alive. There were kids performing a song and dance at the bar when we arrived. Friendly staff and we were allowed to change dorm rooms... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I see you stayed with us quite awhile ago. We have since then upgraded the outside lighting and paved area. It is looking amazing. We are glad that you enjoyed the children dancing. It is a highlight for many of our guests. Our staff work hard to be helpful and friendly so that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I find it hard to put into words just how impressive our stay was at island vibes in Jeffrey's bay. Truly the most local/surfery feel. The staff is so welcoming and friendly and all the guests feel right at home. I've never had so many people coming up and introducing themselves at a hostel. The atmosphere cannot be beat. Also... More 

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

Dear Reilly, I am so happy that you extended your stay with us. It show us that we must be doing something right. Our location is prime and makes it easy for surf and beach access. We are lucky that our guests always want to meet more travelers and exchange stories. Thank you for a great review. Regards Dallas More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

After five weeks the whole place felt a bit like home. Great location, nice view, very friendly stuff and nice food!:) Thanks as well to the great kitchen-crew😊 It's near the beach and town. I went two times horseriding and one time surfing, which was really cool. So i would definitly recommend to go there.

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

Hi Fabien, It was a pleasure having you stay with us for 5 weeks. We do try and make everyone feel at home. At least you tried 2 of our more popular activities. You cannot come to Jbay and not surf. We hope to see you again. Regards Dallas More 

Strand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Me and 7 of my mates were there for a week and it was spectacular! Only two words can describe the vibe we had and truly is Island Vibe. I would recommend this backpackers to anyone going through Jeffreys Bay. The staff is so friendly and always ready for conversation. Phil and Alexis the two current barmen keep your drinks... More 

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

Dear Guest, Its not very often we have 1 review from a group of 8. Even better is that it was a positive review all round. We appreciate the personal mention of all our staff and their position at Island Vibe. These roving power cuts don't help at all but we do our best to keep the guests entertained and... More 

Klundert, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We daughter/mother stayed for 1 night in a separate house With double bedroom and bathroom and jacuzzi with great view over Sea! Also balcony and everything was clean and nice! Also a kitchen for the 5-6 rooms in building. Place is next to township but no problems because if the fence. Never thought I would see such a room in... More 

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

Hi Ingrid, Thank you for your review. The great thing about Island Vibe Jbay is the variety of accommodation that we on offer. Our reception staff work hard to be friendly and helpful to all our guests. We hope you have a great trip further Regards Dallas More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at island vibe for one night and found the place a bit too busy and chaotic. This was mainly because of the constant party atmosphere and the amount of people that were staying in the hostel. The staff were friendly enough but always seemed a bit preoccupied and I never felt completely welcome -the young girl Sia was... More 

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

Hi Nick, We are sorry you found us a bit Chaotic and busy. We do work on making sure the vibe is good here and that there is a party atmosphere at night. We sorry that it was a bit too much for you. We do try and make sure that our staff are on hand to assist but if... More 

Lahore, Pakistan
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14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The best backpacker in JBAY for sure, the view is billion dollar no less then a 7 star hotel. the vibe to the place is young and amazing and they serve one of the best pizzas i had in a long time nay where. the view is amazing and if you love surfing you can just walk on the beach... More 

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

Hi Bilal, Thanks for the amazing review. It makes us all feel proud when we read a review like yours. We have worked hard on our pizzas and now seem to be reaping the rewards.. We hope the balance of your trip is as good as here. Regards Dallas More 

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Address: 10 Dageraad Street, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Island Vibe Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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