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Island Vibe Knysna

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for two nights and left not only having experienced the best that this section of the garden route has to offer (thanks in large part to the incredible staff), but also feeling as though I became a close friend of everyone in the building. This staff is amazing, the location is amazing, everything is amazing. If you...

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Dear Christoph Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment, we try to create an environment that is home away from home. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here becuase it's on the bazbus route. The hostel was clean and the staff were friendly, however the WiFi was intermittent, the staff seemed to know very little about the local area (they couldn't suggest even one restaurant), they don't rent towels, and they didn't seem informed about their own tours. (We were told 9am, but the next day...

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Dear Valuable Guest Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We have recently employed new staff that is not from knysna area and they are still on training, i would like to apologies that you didn't not get the information about the town and the tours, I have informed the experienced staff to be around at all...

Reviewed 24 October 2016

I spent the night at Island Vibe in order to easily get to my 7am tour of the Knysna Elephant Park and I was very pleasantly surprised. Although the hostel wasn't as close to the Elephant Park as I was expecting (disclaimer: Knysna Elephant Park isn't actually in Knysna), the staff helped me organize a shuttle to and from and...

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Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We try our best to make sure that our guests get the best service that we can offer, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to get to the elephant park. Hope to see you again in the future.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 August 2016

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to send in a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do work hard to make sure our guests stay is comfortable and that you feel part of the Island Vibe Family. Please book with us again if you are in the area. Regards Dallas

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 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...

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

Dear Sherrie, Thank you for the great review and positive words. Our staff try hard to make you feel comfortable and at home during your stay. The BBQ is a great social attraction and the Rastafarian tour is very popular. We do hope to see you all soon. Kind Regards Dallas and the Island Vibe team.

Reviewed 21 July 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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Dallas L, Manager at Island Vibe Knysna, responded to this review

Dear Sis, Thank you for your review. We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay. Our private room are designed like that so that we can also accommodate families. We are in the process of upgrading certain areas and linen is one of them. I will look into the plug issue. Kind Regards Dallas and the Island Vibe team

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 July 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.

Reviewed 17 July 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.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 17 July 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...

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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...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 14 July 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,...

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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...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Island Vibe Knysna

Address: 67 Main Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: RM84 - RM177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Island Vibe Knysna 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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