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Island Vibe Knysna

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Island Vibes was great! The staff were super friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The facilities were also great and even after we checked out they allowed us to stay and feel at home until we left that evening. Would highly recommend!

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a quick breakfast at Island Vibe. The interior is really special and innovative and our waitress Yolisa was friendly and effective however our food was not good. I ordered the salmon with potato and feta cakes which could have been fantastic but the scrambled eggs were dry and the salmon very little in comparison. My husband had the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

What can I say about island vibe, we loved it sooo much that we went back. All the staff are lovely we got on well with Moses and Megan who made us feel so welcome. We even went out one night with them. Moses fired up the bbq twice when we were there and we did the Rastafarian tour with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

our room was closer to the road....it was just not a nice too at all! there was a double bed and a double bunk whereas we book a room for a couple. linen did not look good at all...curtain not looking at all....and it was cold and there were no plugs!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Love staying at Island Vibe, the feeling you have at the backpackers is one of anything could happen if you want to expand your horizons, the people who are there are like minded and interesting. I look forward to going back and visiting the other backpackers in Jeffreys and PE

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

Hi Charl, Thanks for your positive and informative review. We look forward to seeing you in Jbay and PE someday. Kind Regards Dallas and The island Vibe team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Great hostel with awesome spontaneous staff! Good location and a great place to have some drinks and play games together with the other visitors. Did a township tour with Amandla and visited the rasta village. Impressive tour and recommendable!

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

Hi Julia, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and of course the Famous Township tour. It is always a hit with our guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards Dallas and the Island Vibe team. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We had a one night stay. Really cool location next to the ocean and close to a grocery store, restaurant and bus stop. They don't have secure parking which is a bit of a bummer and the toilet stalls are place along a walkway (only two of them) which is a bit awkward privacy wise. You should probably bring an... More 

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

Dear Tamzyn, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you found us to be well situated and and a cool place to stay. I will make sure I look into the duvet being thin. We are continuously upgrading and replacing what we need to so that the guest is comfortable during their stay at Island... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This was my second stay at Island Vibe Knysna attending the cycling tour of the Oyster Festival with a group of my colleagues. My only recommendation is that they should seriously look at the cleanliness of the kitchen areas especially in the top kitchen. There were also not enough utensils to use to cook food with, or to eat with,... More 

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

Dear Chantel, Thank you for taking time out to review Island Vibe. We are glad you chose us for a second time. Sorry that you were not happy with the kitchen set up. I have made a note of that to make sure that this will not happen in the future. We do hope as a team that you will... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Excellent accommodation. Friendly and helpful staff. Save place to stay. The place is nearby all the activities such as the Waterfront. Shoping centers. All in walking distance. Near public transport. Brouchers for activities in and around Knysna is at all times available. Lovely clean pool for summer. Not recommend to use in winter. Maybe to heat the pool can do... More 

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

Dear Bailey, Thank you for taking time out to review our place. What a positive one it is. Our staff pride themselves in the work they do and the helpfulness they show towards our guests. Security is a priority for us and that is why we take it so seriously. We are centrally located to pretty much all the activities... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Sue and Gabby along with Mike deserve a lot of credit for making my stay as comfortable as possible. June is the depth of the low season in South Africa so there were not so many guests staying. The being said over a few beers in the evening the staff were kind enough to keep us guests both entertained and... More 

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

Dear Brian, Thank you for your positive review. I am glad our team managed to keep you entertained and also made you feel comfortable during your stay at Island Vibe. I will mention it to Sue, Gabby and Mike. We hope to see you again someday. Kind Regards Dallas and the Island Vibe Team More 

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Additional Information about Island Vibe Knysna

Address: 67 Main Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $18 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Island Vibe Knysna 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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