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Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

First off, it's a minimalist hostel, and that part is definitely fine and lives up to it's name. However, the service and staff gave us bad vibes, not island vibes.... I emailed Island Vibe a few days ahead to get some more info about surfboard rentals and even got a confirmation from booking.com that my request went though, yet I...

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Came here on our honeymoon for a couple of nights after staying here 10 years previous when I was 21. The place is epic, still has roots, still hasn't changed, the staff know your name, big big love for this place. Peace and love from England x

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you want to party this is the spot with Resteraunt and bar on site. However if you book into the cottages on the outskirts of the hostel away from the bar you feel like you have the place all to yourself. There are also daily excursions to local sights and surfing and SUP school at the backpackers . Friendly...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were welcomed by a grumpy receptionist, who obviously dislikes talking to people. Also the 1st impression of the room was rather poor; clean but kind of dysfunctional (windows, door, water tab, no key for safe...) and smelly. However, the location itself is great - close to the beach (which is beautiful in this area!), room with balcony & beach...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hostel for surfing however expect to have music blasted from the 4pm to 4am. It wasn't pleasant to sit in the bar for food because the music was that loud it was piercing my ear drums. Surfing here is great and if you're looking for a party this is the place to go for sure.

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Ntsiko, Manager at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this review

Dear Jen Thank you for choosing us and for your valued feedback,we are pleased to hear you found us to be a great hostel for surfing especially with the surf breaks within walking distance. I wish to apologise for any discomfort caused by the noise from the music our bar staff should've been more vigillant to the noise levels as...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is right on the beach with amazing views. It is definitely a party hostel but also don't stress about not getting a good sleep if you need one. Offers surfing lessons and the food is good too. Within walking distance of shops and the main town centre isn't far either. It is a baz bus stop.

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Ntsiko, Manager at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking time to write this review, wow thank you for your encouraging words. We are very pleased to hear you had a good stay and you thoroughly enjoyed the views and the locations, the activities in the form of surfing, the food but overall we are very happy...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is awesome, beachfront, nice environment, fun place, young people, fantastic view of the ocean, good location. Only Complains are about the staff, that was very unfriendly, we got there later then our check in time, and our room was still not ready yet and the internet has very very poor connection.

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Ntsiko, Manager at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this review

Dear Carolina Thank you for choosing Island Vibe Jbay and for your valued feedback, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the location,the view and the vibe. I must profusely apologise for our staff's unfriendliness towards you and for you late check inn, staff friendliness is usually one of our most complimented qualities therefore after receiving this feedback we conducted...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was really amazing staying at island vibe backpackers, and was a great way to spend Christmas. Great party and met great people. the private rooms are very nice with great views and a great location right on the beach.

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Ntsiko, Manager at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this review

Hi Ashleigh Thank you for staying with us and for your valued review, AMAZING stay is the best feedback an establishment can have, we are very pleased to hear that we have exceeded your expactations, we are further pleased to hear that you managed to meet great people in the process! Thank you again for sharing your experience with other...

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good view, Very friendly stuff , meeting new people, making friends everyday. I felt safe it almost feels like home. I enjoyed the food, the bar the atmosphere is very warm and the people makes you feel right at home. I am sure I will be back for more!

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Ntsiko, Manager at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this review

Hi Melissa Thank you for choosing us as your preffered hostel in Jbay and for your valued feedback. We are very pleased to hear you had a good stay, you found staff friendly and warm, making you feel right at home. The place is really good for meeting new people even more so when you're travelling on your own. Thank...

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a Surf Camp: THE BEST VIBE of Jeffreys Baai!!! Good food and good beer in a Classic Spot... Only missed a fan in my Beach House, for the sunny and hot days of December days... Congrats for the team!!!

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Ntsiko, Manager at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this review

Hi Andre Thank you for choosing Island Vibe Jbay and for your valued feedback, it sounds like you had a good stay and you enjoyed the vibe. We have noted your concern regarding the heat and the need for fans in the beach house and will be attending to it. We're looking forward to your next visit. Regards Ntsiko and...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay

Address: 10 Dageraad Street, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Price Range: $23 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The beachhouse is better, as it is a bit far from the bar and you getter better view of the ocean!”
 of 5 bubbles V8035GScarolinam, 1 week ago | Read review
“Get a cabin on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles amycD7797QP, Nov 8, 2016 | Read review
“The private rooms down by the beach are a must, balconies overlook the beach :-)”
 of 5 bubbles Macnificent, May 23, 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay in rooms near to the bar :)”
 of 5 bubbles m_riod978, May 3, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms further from the bar area will be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles p900, Apr 22, 2016 | Read review
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