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 benitabee

        Not a fan

        Reviewed Jan 22, 2017
        by (3 reviews) Thunder Bay , Canada Flag of Canada

        Not a very good experience here. It's not in great condition, but we didn't expect it to be. That said, a light or two in the bathroom and toilets that worked would have been nice. The partying was insane though. Hardly got any sleep and we had people trying to get into our room.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        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

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        TripAdvisor Reviews St Lucia Bibs International Backpackers Saint Lucia

        2.00 of 5 stars Fair

        Travel Blogs from Saint Lucia

        St. Lucia weekend

        A travel blog entry by benitabee on Jan 22, 2017

        4 comments, 43 photos

        Friday the 20th to Sunday the 22nd (Days 16-18)

        *Sorry in advance- this is another long one- I'm trying to make them shorter but… there was so much that happened in this weekend!**

        After work Friday, we hopped in the car and took off for the St. Lucia area for the weekend. We made it to Emdoneni Cheetah …

        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

        ... situation that is keeping me going, stay alert, don't switch off for a millisecond! The smell of wood burning indicates we are close to camp, but I don't dare relax until I see the smoking remains of the once burning fire and we are in the semi-safe camp. Phew! We all simultaneously let out a nervous giggle, and relief floods us, we made it! Soaked through, we begin to digest what just happened in the space of one very intense hour, from when the elephant surprised us on ...

        Lots of Birds

        A travel blog entry by jcastellan on Sep 18, 2014

        49 photos

        ... first. Then on a closer look we noticed a small herd of impalas had appeared. They were walking towards the little bit of water and then drinking. At the other side of the river there was a troop of baboons that were on the move.

        There was no rush to move on, so we stayed here for a little while and then our patience paid off. Near where the impalas had been, a male lion appeared. He quickly walked towards the middle of the river. I was ...

        Ubizane Tree Lodge

        A travel blog entry by africazen on Jun 13, 2014

        2 comments, 8 photos

        ... that say high crime area, do not stop. Some beautiful scenery but mostly plantations of eucalyptus, black wattle (not sure what they use that for, nor does James) or pine plantations. Crops changed from bananas to corn and macadamias to sugar cane. As got closer to Hluhluwe and into towns, lots of people along road, school kids just finishing exams. Such a poor area. Saw monkey on side of road eating corn cob. Driving is so different over here. Main highways one lane each ...

        Traveler Photos St Lucia Bibs International Backpackers Saint Lucia

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