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Ghent, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Last summer I stayed in the Township Vibe Backpackers for six weeks. The people and the environment made me feel at home. TK (the owner of the backpacker) and all the surrounding people are really friendly. When you need help or you have some questions, everybody is always there to help you and give you advise. I think it's also... More 

Thank Cyrina
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 December 2012

This backpackers is perfect for people who want to experience the township. I only booked for 2 nights, but I wished I could stay longer. It was very nice to speak to the local people. Tourist and south Africans come together for a nice party. When you look for luxury, this isn't the place to be. But it is certainly... More 

Thank miriam198
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2012

This backpackers will guarantee an unforgettable stay. Many trips through a township promise to show the 'real' South Africa. Most of these trips only show a very touristic and unrealistic image. Prejudices between black/white/poor and rich are only confirmed and nothing real of people's lives in townships becomes visible. The Township Vibe Backpackers is the place to be to experience... More 

Thank Iris S
Die, France
1 review
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Township Vibe Backpackers is so much more than a backpackers - it's a place where strangers meet and leave as friends, where the community gathers in the evenings, where Amarula is as much part of the experience as the soccer game on sunday. It's a magical place filled with lots of love - TK and his friends will show you... More 

Thank redemption_lady
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

...make sure to add this wonderful backpacker to your itinerary...fabulous host, tk will make you smile and show you the best township hospitality...people are friendly and helpful and you will very likely want to stay longer or return very shortly...

1 Thank smiley_d_2003
Sylt, Germany
1 review
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

South Africa is beautyfull in many ways. But if you want to understand the real beauty you have to get of the table mountain and garden route and experience its culture and lifestyle. The Township Vibe takes you into the real life of the townships and Kwa-Zulu Natal taking away scary thoughts but leaving you with an amazing VIBE! supporting... More 

1 Thank Birgit R
Hamburg, Germany
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

travellers who are interested in history and present of SA have to go there. To see that it´s works, to experience the hospitality of the township people, to talk to TK, to enjoy and learn and give. I subscribe the view of P. Bessi to 100% - it is not a place for comfortable holiday, it is a place for... More 

1 Thank easi_12
Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
1 review
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

Last summer (well, winter in South Africa) I've spent quite some time at Township Vibe Backpackers as I was doing voluntary work in a school nearby. Township Vibe is a special place, but special in a good way. Like the name says there is a good Township Vibe in this backpackers. You will enjoy the livelyhood of the Township, hang... More 

1 Thank lpvancraeynest
Alexandroupoli, Greece
2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

this wasn't just somewhere to stay - it was a real experience of real south africa. apart from the very comfortable and affordable accommodation, it was the people that makes this place. T.K. and karlijn are obviously not in it for the money - it is a community project that benefits various members of this township community, including a theatre/drama... More 

2 Thank PhilipBessi

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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Township Vibe Backpackers is the place to experience the township life. It is situated just 20 min outside Durban city centre. Mingle and Dingle with the locals or even volunteer for a day or more. Township Vibe Backpackers offers kitchen facilities but we also serve traditional food, if preferred. Chill at the bar and meet interesting people. Come and experience the VIBE! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Township Vibe Backpackers

Address: 2145 Westrich | Newlands West, Newlands West 4037, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Newlands West
Number of rooms: 4
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“Dorm rooms and a double. You can also just book a township experience trip.”
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