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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Ten years ago this must have been a sensationally good hostel. But ten years is a long time and clearly no-one has put any time, love or money into it since then. The staff are moody and disinterested, the bar is empty and unmanned, the swimming pool is covered in leaves and oil(?). The showers are rusty and flooded. No-one...

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The bedrooms are basic, the bathrooms aren't the nicest - the water cut out once a day for a few hours during my visit. But I went over to south Africa to volunteer, and without staying in a place that wasn't the best (yet still better living conditions than the locals may i add) I definitely got the full experience...

Thank Vicki C
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We originally booked to camp, however after being rained out we opted for a private 2 sleeper room. It was a basic double bed with fridge, cabinets, fan (the room gets very hot) and on-suite bathroom with a shower. The lady at the front desk was nice but not very friendly with greeting us and taking the booking. The property...

Thank zbrentano
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Right, not sure if I need to list all the bad things there, from the grumpy welcoming to the lack of information, the non-existent or non-working facilities. Not to mention I got stolen money from their safe and I couldn't do anything about it because there were no proof... The owner wouldn't take any responsibility, she is probably far away...

Thank Neric29
Turku, Finland
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Stay away! This place has probably been nice a few decades ago. Now it is just sad and dirty. You will find so many better options from the same street. Stayed for one night only and that was enough. Never again!

Thank Kultasuu
Maseru, Lesotho
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

This place might have seen good times, but this must have long long time ago. Everything seams to the run down. We had a room with bathroom. However there was only a trickle of water coming. So we ended up using the shared facilities. Nothing seamed to be clean. The owners were permanently partying and drunk. No, this place cannot...

Thank 350stefank
Eilat, Israel
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

I have never before been in a place with such terrible and rude service. Also, I don't think that any of the staff or the owners care about the service and that it will not change soon. DO NOT BOOK A ROOM IN THIS BACKPACKERS. When we arrived we waited for the sleepy receptionist to arrive. We booked a cruise...

1Thank Kenlior
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights. Our stay began with unfriendly staff and lack of information given upon arrival. Our room did not have a toilet cover, there was no toilet paper or shower curtain. The aircon was broken, and we had to ask 3 times for a fan! The shower had no hot water, and the rooms were not serviced...

Thank Penny G
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Old, run down, with rude staff and hundreds of mosquitos. Nothing works. Do not stay here if you like to sleep at night, too many mosquitos, and the A.C. doesn't work. The staff member was unfriendly and not very accommodating.

Thank Louw S
Anna Paulowna, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Accommodation is old dirty and crumbled. All the equipment in the room was defect ore broken. For instance the airco-unit, the dresser, shower etc. Besides the lodge-area is open for public, there is no adequate security.

2Thank Rob S

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Additional Information about St Lucia Bibs International Backpackers

Address: 310 Mckenzie Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Number of rooms: 42
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“don't choose any”
 of 5 bubbles Neric29, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the inside of the complex are slightly better quality and you have the delight of your own bathroom. The rooms in the outer buildings of the complex are more for groups and have communal bathrooms. When I went we stayed in the outer buildings for 8 nights and I was not disapointed!”
 of 5 bubbles katiep260, 25 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Check out the room that are NOT situated near the bar / community-area. They can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles NL-viajero, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Don't go here!”
 of 5 bubbles peterhP2228XY, 22 Sep 2013 | Read review
“You'd better choose budget, just a litte further down the road.”
 of 5 bubbles S_Kr88, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
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