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Island Vibe Knysna Hostel

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BBQ/picnic area
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Double Room (en-suite 1) | View from room
1 bedroom, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Island Vibe Knysna Hostel

Island Vibe Knysna Hostel

4.0 star property
Upscale hostel in Knysna Central with bar/lounge

7,2/10 Good

17 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
67 Main Road, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570
Main amenities
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Communal living room
  • Front desk safe
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Knysna Central

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 33 min drive


  • Cruise Cafe - 5 min walk
  • The Anchorage - 7 min walk
  • Chatters - 7 min walk
  • Mario's - 10 min walk
  • The Drydock Food Co - 11 min walk

About this property

Island Vibe Knysna Hostel

When visiting Knysna, Island Vibe Knysna Hostel is a great choice to consider. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby scuba diving. Other highlights at this upscale hostel include a bar/lounge and a garden.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Communal living room


  • English

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between ZAR 40 and ZAR 55 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.


This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Island Vibe Knysna
Island Vibe Knysna Hostel
Knysna Island Vibe
Vibe Knysna Hostel Knysna
Island Vibe Knysna Hostel Knysna
Island Vibe Knysna Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Island Vibe Knysna Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Knysna

Frequently asked questions

Does Island Vibe Knysna Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Island Vibe Knysna Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Island Vibe Knysna Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Island Vibe Knysna Hostel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Island Vibe Knysna Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Island Vibe Knysna Hostel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
What is there to do at Island Vibe Knysna Hostel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like scuba diving and skydiving. Island Vibe Knysna Hostel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Island Vibe Knysna Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cruise Cafe (5-min walk), The Anchorage (7-min walk), and Chatters (7-min walk).
Does Island Vibe Knysna Hostel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Island Vibe Knysna Hostel like?
Island Vibe Knysna Hostel is a short 2-minute walk from Garden Route National Park and 10 minutes' walk from Knysna Quays.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

It is ok
The stay was fine, there were no towels and no soap at the accommodation. I had to go buy own towels and soap to take a shower. The were no cell phone charging points and some beds were making squeaky sound, probably to old. There was not enough parking as well
Vusumzi, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The whole experience was amazing, staff were friendly and helpful and Alex really made us feel at home
Ryall, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Ok for the cost
Good location but my room was noise because of the proximoty with N2. Service ok, they didnt let me use their computer to download pictures from a flash drive.
2-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

For too young people
It is ok if you are single and in your twenties. Not for families. Nice people, room dirty, not water, difficult to found.
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice place with a tiny pool
To be honest; I'd liked Plet more than Knysna because of the lack of a beach. But at least they have a tiny pool to cool down. The backpackers itself was really nice with an awesome staff. Great place of you want to visit Knysna
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great Stay
We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are basic but the staff are fantastic and the bar/entertainment area makes the evenings memorable
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice place
Very nice backpacker, close to everything you need and very nice staff.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Outstanding in every way!!!
Myself and 3 friends shared a family room. Centrally located. The service and every single element of our stay was OUTSTANDING!!! Would always return to Island Vibe and would highly recommend this backpackers. Thank you so much for making our stay nothing but "AWESOME" :-)!
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Good spot
Good location. Rooms are a bit dated, but a good place for young people.
Verified guest review