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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Island Vibe Backpackers

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Perched on a dune with a 270 degree view of the Indian Ocean, this sea-view Eden provides the perfect setting for any beach bum.

Wooden decks overlook the bay and provide wonderful, aloe-framed views and the perfect setting to soak up the sun, do some dolphin and whale watching or watch the full moon rising.

Every room- and brilliant camp site- has an uninterrupted view of the ocean. There are excellent surf spots on the doorstep and when the swell pulls in, you'll hear the crash of the ocean from your bed. There are also communal self catering facilities. As well as WIFI Internet.

Island Vibe has the right balance to build friendships and restore weary travellers. Spend a night in the bar and you'll soon see why it's called the Vibe. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    15 Jan 2020
    I stayed here for 2 nights at the end of my garden route trip, honestly it was the highlight. Most of the other destinations were quiet due to low season, but island vibe in jeffreys still had a great atmosphere despite not being full. The surfing was great, and it was easy to make friends with fellow travellers.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Mar 2020
    We were here in the rain so the atmosphere was a little dampened (no pun intended) but it was still a wonderful time and the staff is the best part!!!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    22 Dec 2019
    Spent a week here over Christmas and had an awesome time. It is right on the beach, you can check the surf at Kitchen Windows from the deck! A 2 minute drive from all the shops etc. The bar was busy and fun almost every night - a mix of travellers and some jbay locals. Quite loud till late so keep that in mind if booking. Was a little nervous with people coming to the bar and the rooms not locking but had no problems! Met sweet people looking to have a good time.(special shout-out to Felix!)
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    20 Mar 2020
    Unfortunately arrived at a bad time with this virus about Tried my hand at surfing very patient instructor Definitely would recommend it
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    24 Feb 2020
    Had such a great time here, all the staff are really friendly, fun and helpful. There’s such a chilled atmosphere and would definitely come back in the future. The food is delicious and it’s in a good location. Was initially unsure about how good it would be due to other reviews I’d seen but being here in low season was so good!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    19 Dec 2019
    ⚠ No lockers in the rooms!!! 🗒 Book the biggest dorm as it is far away from the super noisy bar.
    Sweden, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Dec 2019
    The hostel is a nice backpackers, the staff is very nice, the food is good and the parties are great as well. Though it's located at the border with the township of Jeffrey's Bay, which makes it impossible to leave the hostel walking over the road. It is recommended by the hostel to only walk to the left over the beach. A friend and I did this during daylight, and we were stabbed and robbed walking back from main beach, so we recommend to be very careful and walk in big groups.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Nov 2020
    Great location next to the beach with great views. I was in a dorm in the lower block and had it to myself in these COVID times. The kitchen wasn't very well equipped e.g. only 2 burners of 5 working on the stove, lack of sharp knives & colander. There was also a lot of rain showing up leaky rooves in places. Fix these problems and the hostel can be up there with the best.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    01 Jan 2020
    Even though the hostel is located in front of the beach, it is in a dangerous area with no supermarket, restaurante near it. The room is tiny but clean.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 5.1


    12 Mar 2020
    The bed sheets and mattresses were super old and smelled really bad. The cats were sitting on the kitchen counter where we planned to prepare our breakfast. The food we then ordered from the staff in the kitchen was absolutely not worth the price.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table