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Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed early this year and met some cool peeps at this backpackers , massive thanks to Emma , Eddie the beer pong champ yew ! Room was fine great atmosphere and great view for the beach , very close to town where all the shopping and cafe rest ect are .....
And finally to all the staff that helped us out whilst our stay cheers and be well .
Aysh & Dave

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Good day, Aysh & Dave!

Thanks for the great review! We hope you come and visit us again soon - we have a new beer pong table for you to try out!!

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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

When I arrived at Island Vibe I could really feel the vibe right away. The location, the people and the view, everything was like paradise!

Island Vibe is the perfect combination of surf, party, relaxing with the greatest service possible.

Accommodation:
I stayed at the residence which is usually where the students of the language school stays. Nice house with three bedrooms, one bathroom, a livingroom and a kitchen. Simple but perfect!
The beachhouse and the flashpackers are definetily more high-end with a little bit "fancier" decorations and a nice ocean-view.
5/5

Food:
Great food! Good variation between chicken, fish, meat, potatoes, rice etc. And you always have the choice of ordering pizza!
5/5

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I met the most wonderful and caring people working at Island Vibe, always helping you with whatever needed.
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Volonteering:
My experience at the school I worked at has completely changed my life! The kids are wonderful and the whole experience with them is something I will never forget.
5/5

People:
I met some really amazing people at Island Vibe, I bonded especially well with the other volonteers and also the language students, and I made friends for life!
5/5

Jeffreys Bay:
J-Bay is the perfect little surf-town with lots of cheap surfing gear(probably among the cheapest in the world) and many nice surfspots. J-bay is the perfecr place to come and surf, relax or go shopping.
5/5

One thing I can say about my trip is, three weeks is not enough!

So I'm going back as soon as possible!

/ Tally Timmy

Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
Thank Timothy G
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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Hi Timothy!

You wrote such an amazing review - thank you! It is so great to hear that you had a life-changing experience and that you met amazing people while you were here.
We hope to see you again very soon!

Kind regards,
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

I stayed in Island Vibe Jeffreys bay as an volunteer for 4 weeks. It was amazing. I felt very welcome and the manager was really looking after us from day one. Everything was taken care off and they gave us an orientation in town and in the projects. We stayed in the Flashpackers, a part of the hostel a bit further down the road. It's a real nice house. There is a very clean and big kitchen and the rooms are very nice as well. There is a hot nice shower and everything is very clean in the bathroom.
The projects are very nice. They are well chosen by Island Vibe and they know their projects very well. There is a great cooperation between Island Vibe and the local project leaders. Because of this cooperation, Island Vibe knows exactly what the projects need and they can put the right person in the right place. We work from 8 in the morning till 1 in the afternoon. It's only 5 hours, but believe me, it's intense! In the afternoons we are free to go surfing, tanning, play games or have a drink at the bar. We can enjoy the Vibe with the other backpackers staying in the hostel. It's a very international feeling and you meet a lot of great people. When there are many volunteers it's nice to do 'bigger projects'. We painted the school, designed educational material and did a lot of crafting. It's nice to have other volunteers with you, because then you really become a family and you have friends to lean on. Overall, this was a great experience and if you're doubting, just come over! You'll have a blast! It's an amazing experience that you'll never forget in your life....
PS: train your beerpongskills before you go there, you'll need them!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Hi Laura!!!

Thank you for your great review!! We are so glad that you enjoyed the volunteering and gave such a great view of it for others to know exactly what to expect.
We really miss you - come back soon for some beerpong!!

Kind reagrds,
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We only stayed here for one night but it was really great. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the backpackers is very well laid-out.

The location is brilliant as it is right on the beach and just minutes walk from everything else.

Would've loved to stay here a few more nights.

Room Tip: Dorms are very spacious!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Good day, Robert!

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you soon for a few more nights!

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

This place is a great location, overlooking the bay, short walk to the beach. Warm welcome from Goodman. Very well laid out, with nice open areas that become social hubs or where you can just sit, have a cup of tea and watch the waves. Dorms are simple but very comfortable, there's a locker to each bed for valuables, bring your own lock. They should really put bins in the rooms though, never stayed anywhere that didn't have a bin in the room. Communal cheap meals are very good value. The kitchen is a bit neglected, which is a shame, cause if they would just clean the fridge and restock cutlery, utensils and provide tea towels, it would be much nicer. Surf school is overpriced and the guys are a little busy with evaluating last night's party. If you want to rent a board, go to Wavecrest in town instead. Pay less, get better service and it's closer to the beach. Value of surf packages (accom, meals, lessons and rental) are better

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank IngeCvC
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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Good day, Inge!

Thank you for your review! We are glad you found some good places to enjoy the view! We have considered your recommendations and are making changes to improve upon those points :) We hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards,
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

I went to jeffreys bay as part of a group and chose to stay at Island vibe. Had a tour on arrival and reception was very helpful and even supplied us all with WiFi codes. Went to the bar with a couple of friends in the evening, however the majority of people staying there had surfing backgrounds and did not seem too friendly apart from a few individuals who did make an effort to chat to us. Room was a good size and opened up onto a communal balcony. Wasn't disturbed at night and the breakfast was amazing and cheap. Island vibe offers many activities including sand surfing, bodyboarding, regular surfing ect. Island vibe is a backpackers paradise.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Kathryn M
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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Hi Kathryn!

Thank you for your great review! Jeffreys Bay is a surf mecca in South Africa and because of our ideal location, with the surf on our doorstep, lots of surf groups visit us or attend our surf school. There are usually other guests as well, so I apologize if you were overwhelmed with surfers!
We hope to see you again soon for an amazing, cheap breakfast!

Kind regards,
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Most affordable backpackers with amazing scenery. I slept to the sound of the ocean and woke up to it. I liked the customer service. A friend of mine got his camera stolen, so safety might be an issue but we personally did not have anything stolen! I will for sure go back here.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Katie B, Marketing at Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Good day!

Good to hear you had a great stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Address: 10 Daggeraad Street, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Jeffreys Bay
Price Range: £19 - £36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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