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Island Vibe Backpackers Reviews

10 Daagraad Street, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

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86 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Problems with WLAN. Great Staff, Great Beach and many more... visit Island Vibes!! DO IT!


We had a great time there! Best and most fun bar we've been to on our trip! Would definitely stay there again!


Great location on a sandy dune just jn front of the sea. Great view to the town. Lying down on my bed in the dorm I could see the Ocean wave. There are a lot of common space indoor and outdood. You can have breakfast, lunch and dinner.


I booked on the internet a double ensuite room at 400 Rand a night for 3 nights. On arrival I found that the room had a small bedside table with a lamp that didn' work. There was no other furniture, nowhere to hang even a single shirt. The plastic toilet seat was cracked,the shower had no curtain or door so the toilet seat and floor was soaked when I took a shower. There was a dead cockaroach under the bed covered in ants. The washbasin had no plug. I left after just one night.

  • 10th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Amazing location best there is, great food, lots to do, fun night life at hostel bar, nice staff generally, cheap and cheerful, small lockers for valuables, other than that you can walk into anyone's room and it's poor security, loud and drunken and lots of fun! 1 charge point in room of 6 hanging of the wall with wires showing, broken tiles in showers not that clean etc but..great place


The 2night was a very loud groupe in the same house we are , the latest one of the groupe went at 2 clock to bed with taking and laughthing, very early in the morning they start dishwashing!!!! The first night was perfekt,,


This is just the place to be at Jbay!!!!


No towels


Fantastic hostel with great atmosphere!!! The staff were excellent and I would happily recommend to anyone!! Charmaine at the front desk was AMAZING!!!!!!!

  • 25th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


It's a party hostel, so it is loud all night long. But the athmosphere is great and the hostel is very close to the Factory shops and the surfspots. The kitchen is bad.


Really nice location with an awesome view of the beach. Decent rooms and bathrooms. Some of the younger staff were not very friendly and treated us like we were annoying gate crashers at the bar whereas they should probably realise that they are there to work not have their own exclusive party.


A really cool place to spend a night ( or get stuck for a week! ) Great atmosphere, staff and location make it a favourite! Just not quite enough lockers to go round in the dorm though!!!

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