Pros -- direct on the beach. the cabins have great view direct to the ocean. crew is super friendly and helpful (greets to Phil,jelly and Fredd, we miss you). cleanliness is ok (help you with the dishes). the vibe and the people is great! love the chilling lounge. Negative -- wifi is slow (who cares). fridge was broken in the time of our stay, but I think there is already a new one. sometimes the showers are too few (in rush hours).
Age 23 | Germany
I stayed at Island vibe in August 2009. The staff is the friendliest in the world and their "traveling barman" concept meant that an aussie and a brazillian were serving the beers at night. The atmosphere was very international and I enjoyed my stay despite the fact that I don't surf.
Great -- wish we stayed longer
This place is brilliant! Great location right on the beach and the bar is great for a few beers at the end of the day. The bar also does good evening meals cheaply, which is a great way to meet people as most people do this.
Amazing location, facilities and staff, shame about clique surf scene
This hostel, the front desk posse, the setting, beach access, and cleanliness will blow your mind. If youre a surfer, the clique scene that extends from the frosty atmosphered bar to the group surfs will not. Not only does it clog the breaks a bit like rush hour at the preferred Point but also serves to exclude surfers who either haven't been living at the hostel for fourteen months or who don't show up with the mandatory dreads, cheap leather necklace, and flimsy traveling philosophy. All in all, an impressive hostel that just needs to figure out if it's a fun place to be or a second home for drop outs who think they deserved a place on the pro-tour.
British Living in Australia
I stayed two nights in dorms. Beds not the most comfortable. Ton of surfers stay here. The beach is at door step. If you're looking for party place, this is good place to be. Walking distance to outlets. Place doesn't look like the pictures provided. Place is clean and has a nice atmosphere. Kitchen is little unorganized, but overall good place to stay.
Lovely! We stayed in a double en-suite room in the beachhouse and it was the best views that we've ever had, you almost feel like sleeping on the beach. The bar offers a big variety of different foods including a big selection for breakfast. The hostel is surfer's paradise, so we kind of stuck out but this didn't make us feel uncomfortable or unwelcome. Credit cards are accepted and discount for students is available. Although not located in a safe area the hostel's security is very good so that there's no need to worry. And nothing beats a morning walk on the beach.
Judith & Jens
Stayed in this hostel May of 2005. Pretty much the best hostel I have ever stayed in! Unbelievable views, so clean, easy to find, and a really cool bar. It doesn't seem to be the most social but I was there in the S.A. winter, plus with a friend and not really looking to meet people at that point
Very helpful staff! Excellent bar! In front of the beach! Food, drinks, bathrooms, bedrooms. Clean bathrooms, great pool table -- free until 5 p.m.! Right in front of the beach!