Island Vibe Knysna

67 Main StreetKnysna6700South Africa
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About Island Vibe Knysna

A straightforward backpacker hostel close to the town centre of Knysna, Island Vibe Knysna features a communal outdoor swimming pool. The Pledge Nature Reserve is just 600 metres away.

A range of twin, double, and family rooms are available, some with an en-suite bathroom and others using a shared bathroom. There are also beds in dormitory rooms available, which all use a shared bathroom. Light furnishings and reading lamps feature in most accommodation here.

There’s an outdoor deck with seating for guests to use, plus an indoor lounge with a TV and pool table. Both car parking and Wi-Fi are provided free of charge.

There are barbecue facilities for guests to use, plus an on-site bar stocked with beers and spirits. Other nearby dining options include Persello Pizzeria, serving authentic Italian fare just 650 metres away.

Island Vibe Knysna is 900 metres from Knysna train station, and Knysna Fine Art is one kilometre away.


67 Main Street, Knysna, 6700, South Africa
Telephone: +27(44)3821728 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Top location within the town centre of Knysna

Satisfied visitors report that this hostel enjoys a convenient location in Knysna, close to the many shops and restaurants dotted around the town centre. Guests also report that it takes just a few minutes to reach the quayside and that there are public transport options nearby too.

Friendly staff are helpful and lots of fun

The staff here are a happy bunch and make all visitors feel very welcome from the moment they arrive, according to pleased patrons. Guests also say that the staff are happy to answer any questions, deal with requests, and chat about things to do in the local area.

Offers good value for money accommodation

Happy travellers report this place offers decent lodgings that are great value for money, and add that for people looking for budget accommodation in Knysna this hostel is a good choice.

Negative Reviews

Noise can make it hard to relax and rest here

Disgruntled visitors reveal that noise can be a real problem here. They say that traffic noise from the nearby main road is one issue, and also noise from people in the hostel bar drinking and partying can be disturbing late into the night.

Some rooms are in a house away from the hostel

Unhappy guests report being led away from the actual hostel to stay in a completely separate house. They reveal that these rooms are a few minutes’ walk away from the hostel amenities and there is no Wi-Fi to use there.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 161 reviews across the web
8 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.4 /10
  • SafariNow
    7.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.2 /10
8 out of 10 based on 161 reviews