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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 yesterday NEW

Stayed in the Beach House which was really nice, however it was a bit quieter so would loved to have stayed in the Main House too (they're both great however so it doesn't really matter). The location is awesome as it's literally on the beach, & you can hire surfboards & skateboards from the hostel. The food is really good... More

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manchester, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great hostel to really help you live life the Jeffrey's bay way (even if just for a few days) The rooms are basic...but that's not what you come to island vibe for. Enjoy the views, the atmosphere and the home cooked meals every night. Sandboarding and surfing lessons are musts. And be prepared to lose games of beer pong... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is what I'd call a proper backpackers. Massive bar including Beer Pong Table, Pool Table, Fusball Table etc.. Cheap drinks and great pizza's make this ideal for a 1 night/week/month stay. Surf School on the premises is fantastic offering courses tailored to your needs, Daniel, the instructor is great. Daily activities/bar offers including Quad Biking & Sand boarding. Located... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, it doesn't start that way but the rules are if you or your team mate fail to sink a single cup in the game of beer pong you have to strip and run around the table! Seen a couple of nakies runnin around. All in good fun! Most of my memories at I.V.B are a huge blur and I... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for a couple of weeks while surfing up the coast of SA, and it was a brilliant place to stop. The partying is great, the staff are brilliant and there are always people on hand when needed. I brilliant place to chill out in the afternoons after a good surf (or close encounter with a shark like... More

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Living the dream for 5 months ! i stayed @ island vibe, jeffreys bay for 5 months while doing volunteering in the township. All i can say it was the best time i ever had. Island vibe is my second home and will always be an amazing memory. The hostel is the most beautiful located i have ever been, the... More

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

Noluntu!! We are missing you so much! You became a part of the Island Vibe family and thank you for all your time and help with volunteering. We know we will see you again soon!!!! Kind regards, Island Vibe More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I stayey at Island Vibe while doing volunteer work in J-bay and I have to say, it really was amazing! The people are awesome (and a little crazy), the food is delicious, the vibe is pulsing, the surfing is supposed to be great (didn't try it to be honest ;) ) and the beerpong rules are strange but you'll get... More

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

Hi Julia! We are missing you too! Thank you for all your help with volunteering - we hope you come back soon and try surfing! :) Kind regards, Island Vibe More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I went to J Bay to do volunteer work and found much more than I could expect. The work itself is amazing, with an impeccable organization and a unique experience in life. The Island Vibe completed all this with incomparable vibe, many games of beer pong, shots and friends. I highly recommend this place!

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

Hi Dani! Thank you for your great review and all you help with volunteering! We are glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Island Vibe More

Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I arrived in J Bay at 5 am exhausted from a overnight bus ride. The guard showed me to a room and a bed to sleep in until reception opened to check in, then I slept for a few hours, no problem. At 9 am I went to talk to reception, Charmaine and one other girl was working, both super... More

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

Good day, Pina! We are glad we could help you. Hope to see you soon for a longer stay! :) Kind regards, Island Vibe More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Hi Charmaine.... Told you I'd review! Sooo island vibe, great location, lovely staff, good size rooms, a really homely vibe.... this is the place I would choose to stay longer at of I had the chance. The hostel is right on the beach with direct access, it has it's own surf school where you can get lessons or rent boards... More

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

Good day! Charmaine says hi back! Thank you for your review - we will look into improving your suggestions. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Island Vibe 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*
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