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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...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 11 July 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...

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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...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 July 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...

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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

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 June 2016

It was low season when I stayed there, so it wasn't busy, but because of the staff I had one of my best afternoons/evenings here. They are so friendly and helpfull. I miss the place. I really enjoyed my stay there.

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

Hi Sanne, Thanks for your positive review. It was good to see that our staff looked after you and made sure you had a very memorable stay with us. Please call again if you are in Knysna. Kind Regards Dallas and the Island Vibe Team

Reviewed 18 June 2016

We stayed for just one night and found this a really comfortable spot. We were off site in a separate building but didn't experience any issues with this (despite a couple of reviews on here) and there was still good security with gate codes etc. The staff were really friendly, and although it could be a little noisy we didn't...

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

Dear Holly, Thank you for taking time out to review us. We are all glad that you enjoyed your stay at Island Vibe. Even though the Villa is not on the same property it is still well looked after and safe. Please contact us again if you need accommodation in Knysna. Kind Regards Dallas and the Island Vibe Team.

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
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Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Island Vibe Knysna

Address: 67 Main Street, Knysna 6750, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: RM94 - RM205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Island Vibe Knysna 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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