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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.

St. Helena Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Really love the outgoing, compassionate and open-hearted spirit of the staff! There's always someone looking out for you, there's always music playing and people having a good time. The activities are endless, including the must-do like the township tour! If you are a backpacker not worried about noise and late night music beats and waiting in line for a bathroom,...

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

Dear Roelien, Thanks for taking time out to rate us on Trip Advisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The Township tour is very popular. The guests enjoy the culture and meeting the locals. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Regards Dallas and the Island Vibe team.

Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The first impression was omg what a noise (very loud music) during the day, but well in the night this was perfectly fine. Nevertheless, one would expect breakfast (when comparing it to other SA hostels) for this price. Also the beds were so extremely old that I was glad I managed to sleep a bit. Everything seemed quite outdated. The...

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

Dear Mirjam, Thank you for taking your time out of your travels to review us. We are sorry that your stay was not what you expected. We are continuously upgrading our establishment so will take what you have said about the beds into account. Breakfast is something we are currently working on , so watch this space. Unfortunately our dorms...

Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night in a dorm and it was super quiet. Super friendly staff (most of them!!) good kitchen facilities and clean throughout. Tiny little pool which looks nice at night with the light on but could do with a clean to make it more appealing!

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

Hi Juliette, Thanks for letting us know how your stay was. Our staff do work hard at looking after our guests. I have noted the comment about the pool. Will get onto that. We do hope to see you again someday. Regards Dallas and the Island Vibe team.

London, Canada
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This hostel was a great time. The owners are very helpful and friendly. We got to hang out with Moses, he'll take you out dancing and you will have a ball! He was a great host! Our rooms were ok they definitely need a little upgrading but for the price still good. Our bahroom drain really did smell bad and...

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

Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking time out of your day to review us. We are currently busy with some renovations and work in Knysna so that will hopefully take care of what you have mentioned to us. We do hope that you will visit us again if you are in Knysna. Regards Dallas and the Island Vibe team.

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  • Free Internet
  • 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: ₹ 1,365 - ₹ 2,799 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Island Vibe Knysna 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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“The dormroom for 10 is good. You can hear people above walking but there isn't a lot of other noise because it is not on the streetside of the hostel.”
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