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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2014

6 travellers bunged in a tiny dirty smelly room where the bed sheets probably hadn't been cleaned in about 2 years. 2 toilets and 3 showers (not guaranteed to work) outside, shared between about 20 people....cold and dirty. Had money stolen so take your own padlock don't borrow from reception. Wouldn't use pool. Bar area good. It is what you...

Thank Bronnie1994
Reviewed 5 July 2014

The hostel is very cheap, has big kitchen, common area, small swimming pool, the staff are friendly and trying their best to help you. i would recommend to take the 2hrs boat trip , u will see lots of hippos.St Lucia is a nice place , had a lovely time here.

1Thank erus128
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We stayed there for one night and spent 120 R for a triple room. Good value Friendly staff, kitchen full equipped with huge dining area with television. Great bar and swimming pool Internet is not free

Thank Nando G
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

The staff is very disappointing, if you need them first you have to find them, they can hardly speak English, they are very unfriendly and are not interested in anything. Apparently we are not the only one with this opinion because it is very empty.

Thank BonnyandClyde X
Paris, France
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We had a very nice stay at Bib's, to which we went after a not so good night at Budget Backpackers. If you're hesitating between the 2, I'd definitely choose Bib's ! The staff were helpful, the pool is nice, there is a big kitchen to use, the rooms were simple but clean, the bathrooms too, there is a braai...

1Thank Kerstin2
Hluhluwe, South Africa
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Talk about absolutely DISGUSTING!!!! I sen an email 3 times to enquire about accommodation and heard nothing back. Eventually called and booked a dbl room for 1 night. Paid R200.00, what a rip off!! The lady at the front desk was friendly enough but had no clue what she was doing. There were cats running around everywhere, and the place...

1Thank BirdsEyeView37
Caversham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Dirty rooms, all pervasive smell of damp. Grungy lounge, insanitary kitchen. Ineffective and rude management. This place has huge potential, it just needs a professional hand on the rudder and several litres of disinfectant.

Thank mr_metaxa
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Well-recommended in the Lonely Planet, this was our worst experience (September 2013) in a hostel ever. The room was small and wet, all accommodations extremely outdated and many things were broken or off. Very dusty, broken utilities, dirty fridges, a swimming pool filled with algae, broken showers without a lock on the door or a possibility to close the door,...

1Thank Peter H
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Being one of the two options to stay in St Lucia, Bibs seemed to be a good option. The price appeared to be just right and it did not have the uninspired name 'budget' (as the other backpackers further up the road did). However, it was the worst thing we could have ever done. The reception was strange, the lady...

Thank S_Kr88
Wijchen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Luckily only 1 night in the fungus room, hard beds and difficulty breathing. Dirty showers, toilets and no water at night. the place is very cheap but dirty!! The Internet facilities and the lady at the reception were pleasant, however again the place itself is even for us (students) too dirty!

1Thank Ingeborg T

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Address: 310 Mckenzie Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Number of rooms: 42
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“don't choose any”
 of 5 bubbles Neric29, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the inside of the complex are slightly better quality and you have the delight of your own bathroom. The rooms in the outer buildings of the complex are more for groups and have communal bathrooms. When I went we stayed in the outer buildings for 8 nights and I was not disapointed!”
 of 5 bubbles katiep260, 25 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Check out the room that are NOT situated near the bar / community-area. They can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles NL-viajero, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Don't go here!”
 of 5 bubbles peterhP2228XY, 22 Sep 2013 | Read review
“You'd better choose budget, just a litte further down the road.”
 of 5 bubbles S_Kr88, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
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