St Lucia Bibs International Backpackers

Address: 310 Mckenzie Street, Saint Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, 3936, South Africa | Hostel
 
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSt Lucia Bibs International Backpackers Saint Lucia

    Reviewed by bookahontas

    Volunteer week

    Reviewed Feb 25, 2014
    by (1 review) , Australia Flag of Australia

    So many cute kittens here! Shared a room with 9 other girls, the air con in our room would short circuit the whole block so spent 10 days getting drunk just so I could pass out in the heat of that room haha! The bar was excellent, I learned to really hate Smirnoff ice and love savanna cider! I got pretty good at fusball, or so I thought, and was first on the microphone for karaoke on night 1!

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    Reviewed by love2wander

    What to expect in a third world country

    Reviewed Feb 2, 2013
    by (3 reviews) Brisbane , Australia Flag of Australia

    With a group of 30+ young travelers the accommodation was suited to our travelling needs (sufficient dorms, common area for eating- meetings etc, and of course a great pool and bar!) sure the dorms were not in the best state for hygiene (cleanliness) or security (door locks), and most nights those who waited too long would miss out on running water to shower, but for a first time visiting a third world country with a big volunteer group this is what I expected. The staff at BIBS were all very friendly and by the end of our stay we were saddened to leave the community we had grown so fond of. If I was to ever return to Saint Lucia I wouldn't hesitate to stay at BIB's again and would recommend it for anyone else travelling there (would also recommend it be with a group of people however) However the area I thought was quite safe close to shops and plenty of restaurants. Great stay!

    Inside the dorms at the hostel
    Saint Lucia, South Africa
    Common area at BIB's Hostel
    Saint Lucia, South Africa

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    TripAdvisor Reviews St Lucia Bibs International Backpackers Saint Lucia

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    Travel Blogs from Saint Lucia

    Hippos and Crocodiles

    A travel blog entry by aliceatfr on Nov 16, 2014

    40 photos

    ... we will take a walk in one of their parks. We start walking and you get a feeling you are walking in a rain forest. Lots of different kind of trees with limbs hanging down and small and large bushes, and some with flowers. As we are walking we hear all kinds of birds chirping and it feels very peaceful.
    Our next stop is the estuary boardwalk. , The boardwalk stretches on and ...

    Feeling alive!

    A travel blog entry by linziprytz on Nov 15, 2014

    11 photos

    ... is movement again, 50m away, adrenaline flows once more, but subsides once we see it's just a male Nyala. He senses we are there, but can't see us, he stops dead still and stares in our direction for a good five minutes, before he grazes on. Rick has a surprise in store for us, just around the next corner, but he won't say what! The bush opens up into a clearing and a rock koppie stands before us. 'We are going to eat lunch up there' he says pointing to a rock ledge on top of ...

    Panthera camera traps

    A travel blog entry by africazen on May 31, 2014

    4 photos

    ... then got traction and was able to complete turn and move off. Lynn surprised as she didn't think our weight would affect it. Asked Axel what the name of a tree was -Tambotr and the latex that comes from leaves causes tummy upsets, animals eat it to get bowels going, if you burn the wood the smoke will make you go blind. Saw two male lions resting on sand by river then went to Bhejane hide after someone told Axel that ...

    Staring at Lions

    A travel blog entry by another-sky on Dec 05, 2013

    7 photos

    ... minutes or so for three days - a marathon of physicality that no doubt could inspire many gender-biased sex jokes. Let me just say that neither cat seemed to mind. The only uncomfortable ones were us humans, the observers-turned-voyeurs, who couldn't decide whether to put our camera settings on au naturel or Triple X. I just had to take a snap, but also tried to avert my gaze. After all, my mother always told me that is was not polite to stare.

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    Day 9 &10 - Vertigo!

    A travel blog entry by simonannals on Oct 13, 2013

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    ... an appointment with the only local doctor for just an hours time. At 4.30pm we arrived at Dr Steve Johann Swanrpoel's practice. His wife was the receptionist and she showed me into Dr Steve, who didn't look a picture of health himself, overweight with florid cheeks. We later found out he was 75, deaf, had high blood pressure and still was a heavy smoker! Anyway enough about him, he checked my ears which were infection free, then my blood pressure and ...

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    Inside the dorms at the hostel
    Saint Lucia, South Africa
    Common area at BIB's Hostel
    Saint Lucia, South Africa