St Lucia Bibs International Backpackers

Address: 310 Mckenzie Street, Saint Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, 3936, South Africa | Hostel
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This hostel is located on 310 Mckenzie Street, Saint Lucia.
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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!

    Common area at BIB's Hostel
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    Inside the dorms at the hostel
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    TripAdvisor Reviews St Lucia Bibs International Backpackers Saint Lucia

    2.00 of 5 stars Fair
     

    Travel Blogs from Saint Lucia

    First week down

    A travel blog entry by rhiandgeorge on Jul 29, 2014

    22 photos

    Well after a long trip here George and I made it to Bib's international hostel where we have spent the last week with VESA on our first program. With apologies on the infrequency of these entries, we are putting up photos at random times so please do keep checking!

    This first week has been so amazing, after meeting the group of 74 …

    Africa Unearthed!

    A travel blog entry by bookahontas on Jan 31, 2014

    Travelled to St Lucia in South Africa with VESA, then Swaziland and did an extra week in Mozambique, traveling to Vilanculo, Tofo and Bilene. Met some amazing people and had amazing experiences!

    African Wild Dogs in river

    A travel blog entry by africazen on May 29, 2014

    8 photos

    5.30 am saw us on the road again. Soon the Eastern horizon was a ribbon of pink then as the last star disappeared into the azure sky with a few smudges of clouds, the African landscape came to life. The bleached dry grasses began to glow gold as the rays of light from the yellow sphere crossed the land. Animals seen this morning were Mongoose (a family of about 7 ran across road in headlights), Owls, Hyena, ...

    Game driving at iSimangaliso Reserve

    A travel blog entry by annandjohnmoon on Mar 07, 2014

    4 photos

    ... the actual bridge only 50 yards upstream) and a family of prehistoric looking Trumpeter Hornbills were around the garden.

    After breakfast we headed out to explore the recently opened Western Shores part of the iSimangaliso reserve via the Dukuduku Gate. Initially it was almost devoid of animals as we only found a few Reedbuck and Waterbuck. The recent rain had left the grassland very wet and ...

    Day 11 - iSimangaliso Wetland Park

    A travel blog entry by simonannals on Oct 14, 2013

    4 photos

    ... 10, we like small I intimate coves. We selected a spot and sat down for a couple of hours in the sun. There was no chance of going snorkelling as the waves were huge. At 2.15pm we headed back as we had a sunset hippo and croc cruise. We hit the speed limit and sped back to St Lucia. En-route I had to stop to view the 2 black rhino which were now grazing close to the road. At 3.30pm we arrived at the car park, nice and early for ...

    Traveler Photos St Lucia Bibs International Backpackers Saint Lucia

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