Hostel on the beach

hostel hostels south africa j-bay backpackers backpacking sa zaWish you were living on the beach.  Well never has that wish been easier to grant.  Island Vibe Backpackers Hostel has the most incredible location in Jeffreys Bay. It is quite literally perched on a sand dune overlooking the Indian Ocean.  Kitchen Windows – an awesome surf break for first timers and pro surfers - is a mere trot down the dune; and swimming is a stone’s throw away. Many mornings you will wake to dolphins lolling past or zipping through waves; during July to October the Southern Right Whale comes to play in the bay clearly visible from one of the hostels secluded decks.

The atmosphere at Island Vibe continues the whole beach/Island life style theme.  Supported by awesomely friendly staff, a bar that can go off second to none, and a whole load of activities and adventures to enjoy, one almost wants to call it a resort – but in a backpacker sort of way!  Catch a wave on a rental surfboard, take a surf lesson with Jeffreys Bay Surf School to get to grips with what it’s all about, beach horse rides to blow your mind, sand boarding, kite surfing…. WOW! If its downtime you need, quiet areas are abundant: find a deck, laze on the lawn, play some pool or wander down to the beach on the hostels doorstep.

Rates overview

Island Vibe Backpackers Hostel J-Bay

Accommodation type

December 2010 to end November 2011

December 2011 onwards

Dorms

R120

R130

Camping

R80

R90

Twin Room (En suite)

R340

R375

Garden Cabin

R290

R320


Island Vibe Beach House J-Bay

Accommodation type

December 2010 to end November 2011

December 2011 onwards

Dorms

R140

R150

Double (En suite)

R420

R460

Double (En suite)

(Private Balcony)


R420


R460

Triple (En suite)

R500

R550

Family (En suite)

R660

R730


Island Vibe Flashpackers J-Bay

Accommodation type

December 2010 to end November 2011

December 2011 onwards

Double

R420

R460

Double Luxury (En suite)

R460

R510

Twin

R340

R380

Triple

R480

R530

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Island Vibe Backpackers hostel

backpackers backpacker sa za jeffreys bay hostel hostels j-bayAccommodation at Island Vibe Backpackers Hostel gives you all the variety you need.  Camping in the garden, large spacious dorm rooms with linen and lockers, cheap garden shacks for two and then the crème de la crème, Beach House en suite private rooms are available.  These too can be arranged as doubles, twins, triples and even family (double bed with bunk).  All our beach house rooms open onto a balcony overlooking the beach and have never ending views across the Indian Ocean.  Our wonderful restaurant staff will even organise you breakfast in bed on request!

Island Vibe Backpackers Hostels party atmosphere is well known amongst backpackers and thus our vibrant bar and awesome surf side restaurant areas need to be mentioned! The restaurant is open all day, culminating at 19h30 with a delicious value- for –money communal dinner which ranges from the authentic SA Braai (BBQ) to a Mexican feast or finger licking chicken curry. New to our set up is our very own pizza oven which serves much needed happy hour snacks!  The Island Vibe bar is the area to let your hair down and really enjoy yourself, either by making new friends, sipping cocktails / beers or simply sitting on a couch and watching everyone else.

   

Jeffreys Bay

backpacking youth hostel jeffreys bay south africa backpackersJeffreys Bay, or J-bay as it is known amongst the locals, has that unique seaside town feel to it, that’s difficult to put your finger on. Jeffreys pulses with everything synonymous with the word “beach”.  And the best thing is that all 4 seasons are included in this feeling.  In summer the bay reflects that ocean dazzle that automatically puts you in high spirits, in autumn the town is abuzz with prospective waves and surfing season.  In winter – hey! the waves come and J-Bay receives a blanket of surf etiquette, surf talk and… The Billabong Pro Championship and festival!  Even the non surfers get wrapped up in enthusiasm.  Whales are also prominent this time of year, wallowing in the bay, showing off their calves and luring surfers and other sea adventure junkies to dare join them.  Spring brings with it the Jeffreys Bay Shell Festival and the knowledge that summer is yet again around the corner. 

Jeffreys Bay is the best place to renew your wardrobe - factory outlets for all major surf brands reside alongside each other offering you, the shopper, great deals and bargain discounts that just don’t make sense not to buy. Billabong, Quiksilver, Lizard, Ripcurl, Element, Von Zipper and Jeep all await your need for holiday retail therapy.

Luckily Jeffreys Bay has managed to sustain the small town holiday feel to it despite its growth in terms of shops and amenities.  Now boasting a mall with cinema, a choice of supermarkets, banks and chemists, J-Bay has grown in physical size, providing a wider choice to holiday makers who visit.

   

J-Bay activities

jeffreys bay backpackers hostel south africa backpacking sa zaThe restaurants in J-bay are ideal for seafood lovers and unique ones like Walskipper and Tapas give you a totally different experience whilst enjoying the likes of calamari, prawns and local fish.  Their outdoor touch means sitting with your feet in the sand (literally) and your meal being cooked on open fires. 

Learning to surf in Jeffreys bay is a must and on many a day the beach is dotted with colourful groups of wannabe surfers receiving instruction from the various surf schools that have sprouted in the town.  Board shapers are also aplenty in this small town, many of whom are world renown, still styling for larger international companies.  If you’re in J-bay for a while it’s a great opportunity to have your very own board custom made, an awesome memoir of your visit to the Mecca of surfing…Jeffreys Bay