Island Vibe Knysna, Knysna

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Island Vibe is a hostel on the Garden Route in Knysna, South Africa.

The Location

Island Vibe is located on the main road at the west end of the town and easy to recognize by its signage at the entrance. Although Island Vibe is on the west side of Knysna, everything is within walking distance because it is a small town. The town centre and the supermarket are only three minutes and the waterfront is five to ten minutes walking. If you arrive by car you can park your car safely on the hostel's property. The taxi rank for public transport to George and Plettenberg Bay is five minutes by foot.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Island Vibe offers both dorms and private rooms. The dorms come in different sizes and are ensuite. The rooms are a bit rundown. There are spots on the sheets that seem dirty, but the hostel refuses to buy new ones. The bunk beds are also unstable and if you are not a very tight sleeper you are guaranteed to be woken up when someone else goes to bed, get out of bed, or moves. Besides the previously mentioned sheets, the hostel and the rooms look very clean. The rooms are equipped with a nice bathroom and the shower is warm and has good water pressure. Most rooms are located right next to the common area. The hostel does not seem to have so-called 'quiet hours', so noise from outside and the bar might disturb your sleep too. It is recommended to bring earplugs.

Common Spaces

Island Vibe has an exceptionally nice common area where you can hang out. The common area consists of a indoor area with a bar, an outdoor seating area with a small pool, and another seating area upstairs with view over the pool and the rest of the common area. The pool is nice and great to refresh, but don't expect that you'll be able to actually swim. As the hostel has its own fully licensed bar it is not allowed to bring your own alcoholic drinks. Bringing your own non-alcoholic drinks is no problem. Apart from the pool there is also a pool table that guests can use free of charge. Table football can be played for a small price per game. The hostel offers a free breakfast in the bar area, which in fact is only a brownie. Coffee and tea is available throughout the day, and a kitchen is available to store or cook your own food.

Summary

Island Vibe has a great social vibe where it is easy to meet people. Unfortunately, there is room for improvement regarding to the facilities. If the hostel would be willing to make a small investment to improve this, Island Vibe would be an exceptionally good hostel.
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Island Vibe Knysna, Knysna
Island Vibe Knysna, Knysna
Island Vibe Knysna, Knysna
Island Vibe Knysna, Knysna
Island Vibe Knysna, Knysna
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Martin Straatman
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on May 4, 2017

Description

Great accommodation - cosy en suite doubles and small sized dorms. Facilities include TV room, bar with fireplace, self catering kitchen, BBQ area and secure off street parking. The location is great - walking distance to all the restaurants as well as the waterfront. Views of the Heads from the deck. The staff are awesomely friendly and help with any of the numerous in house trips available. Township tours, canoe trips, cruise the lagoon, Rasta community visits, ....

Location and Contact

Location

• Situated in the Main Road. From Cape Town side, 200m after the first traffic light on the right. From Port Elizabeth side, travel through town til you see Nando's on right - Island Vibe is 300m down on opposite side.
• Great accommodation - cosy en suite doubles and small sized dorms. Facilities include TV room, bar with fireplace, self catering kitchen, BBQ area and secure off street parking. The location is great - walking distance to all the restaurants as well as the waterfront. Views of the Heads from the deck. The staff are awesomely friendly and help with any of the numerous in house trips available. Township tours, canoe trips, cruise the lagoon, Rasta community visits, ....

Map

Map

Address: 67 Main Road, Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

Distance to city center: 0.63 km

Island Vibe Knysna is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Island Vibe Knysna Knysna www.islandvibe.co.za
Phone Number: +27 (0)44 382 1728
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Bedsheets

Lockers in Lobby

Parking

BBQ Grill

Bar

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Gameroom

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Pool Table

Swimming Pool

TV

Wheelchair Accessible

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 07h30 to 22h00

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)

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