Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Island Vibe is set in the centre of town within easy walking distance to most attractions. Views of the Knysna Heads can be seen while relaxing around the pool side bar, enjoying the sunny deck or using the communal self catering facilities and free wifi.

Small cosy dorms and spacious double/triple en suite rooms. Knysna is an excellent town to stay in and experience any of the myriad of adventures available- abseiling, mountain or quad biking, canoeing, quiet walks in forests, boat cruises on the lagoon, horse riding, township tours, shooting range, elephant park tours, visit the brewery, or stay at home for a quiet one. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    12 Oct 2018
    Nice hostel in a very cozy city. Be aware - the reception close at 22 (or 23?), so if you also come late - contact the stuff in advance. Located walking distance (about 15-20 minutes) from the bus station. My dorm was nice and clean. They also have a nice kitchen (take a note: no breakfast). Sometimes stuff plays music too loud, just don't hasitate to tell them that this is not good.
    Russia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    13 Jan 2020
    The hostel is comfortable and basic. The dorm room doesn’t lock but it didn’t feel unsafe as it opens on a central area. The only problem is the heat in the room at night, the other guests kept leaving the door open and I got bitten by mosquitos. The room either needs netting or fans! It’s very noisy in the rooms if there’s any party happening in the bar. The staff were friendly and helpful but Knysna is a bit boring.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    18 Feb 2019
    We were very well welcomed, the room was clean and the common areas are very nice so overall a positive experience!
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Feb 2020
    Staff was friendly and helpful. If you’re just looking for a place to sleep and not much more - it’s good. Rooms are clean and bathrooms are nice/clean. But the place is a bit boring/lacks anything unique.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Jan 2019
    No lockers in the rooms, Boring city
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    22 Jun 2018
    I arrived at Island Vibe to an empty/ abandoned and locked house. I called the number and spoke to a lady who said I needed to go round the back. So we drive round the back and there’s no access to the property. I go into a shop and ask a man there who tells me the place is closed for refurbishment and that the guests are being put in the Russell Hotel. The hotel was nice enough however had no kitchen so we then had to go and buy dinner which isn’t great as travellers trying to save money!!!
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fax Service
Food & Drink
  • Bar