The Vibe Guest Studios

The Vibe Guest Studios

10a Mill Street 57 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
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#38 of 73 guest houses in Stellenbosch
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Nestled in the very heart of Stellenbosch, walking distance to restaurant, shops, art galleries and museums, The Vibe Guest Studios offers modern and contemporary bed and breakfast accommodation for the discerning traveller. The Vibe offers two thoughtfully furnished and tastefully decorated studios in a historic building in the oldest town in South Africa. Each studio features an en-suite bathroom with a shower, as well as all the amenities which makes for a memorable stay. Breakfast is served at Mill Coffee House situated next door, and is included in the rate.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Internet
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

10a Mill Street 57 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
Getting there
Great for walkers
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jgrang846721 wrote a review Jan 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Prompt and efficient reception. Big gaps around door closure - very noisy - could hear what was going on in the other rooms. Cockroaches around the fridge. No hot water on arrival, but this was sorted soon after we reported to the receptionist. Door opening inwards to bathroom onto basin was awkward. No light switches next to bed for lamps over bed. Window from shared verandah had been forced open.
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Date of stay: December 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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sbower704218 wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice rooms, air conditioned, comfortable and clean. Great central location close to many restaurants and pubs. Free breakfast included at the cafe next door, which was great. Would stay again if I’m in the area
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ryneveld, General Manager at The Vibe Guest Studios
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review of The Vibe Studios. Happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that everything was to a high standard. Warms our heart to know our hard work and unlimited dedication does not go unnoticed. Looking forward to having you at The Vibe studios in the future. Kindest regards Tessa and The Vibe team.
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Kobus, South Africa wrote a review Jul 2019
Pretoria, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Vibe Guest Studios was perfect for my purpose, a quick 1-night stopover in Stellies. Clean and modern apartments, well fitted out and everything worked. Will happily stay there again. Parking is an issue though - you are between all the restaurants, and reliant on non-existent street parking.
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Date of stay: July 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ryneveld, General Manager at The Vibe Guest Studios
Responded 25 Sept 2019
Thank you for your review of The Vibe Studios. Happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that everything was to a high standard. Warms our heart to know our hard work and unlimited dedication does not go unnoticed. Looking forward to having you at The Vibe studios in the future. Kindest regards Tessa and The Vibe team.
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Ben G wrote a review Feb 2018
Schagen, The Netherlands
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A nice room, small shower and very noisy by traffic and bar downstairs. I would not go back to this appartment because of the noice. The city is nice and you Can eat and drink there very Nice. Also Franschhoek is top
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Date of stay: February 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karl P, General Manager at The Vibe Guest Studios
Responded 26 Mar 2018
Thank you for reviewing The Vibe Studios. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything was satisfactory. We do listen to the feedback from guests and work on improving wherever we can. Stellenbosch is a student based town with a lively nightlife. This is unfortunately out of our control and we can not choose our neighbours. The Vibe Studios is situated in the heart of the town centre, walking distance from all the best restaurants, coffee shops and attractions. Looking forward to your next stay with us. Kindest regards Tessa and The Vibe Team
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Camper373300 wrote a review Feb 2017
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Terrible is not even the word! It was atrocious given the other reviews before us perhaps it was intentional by the owner! Shower did not drain! Bathroom so small couldn't even brush your teeth without closing the door. No one cared about complaints! No customer service. Only one mirror above basin which you had to close the bathroom door to use! No mirror to dry your hair, hair dryer pathetic! The noise and smells, well that's another story putrid smells from restaurants below. Don't stay here if you planning to get a good nights sleep, forget it! Above a noisy beer garden and on a Main Street. Other hotels offer double glazed windows, not this one! Very uncomfortable bed and pillows! Strange that the board for the chiropractor is just outside, by design or not? You decide! Looks are deceiving! Anyone can decorate from Mr Price or @home! Nothing seems to work including the fridge in our unit! Took them 6 days to sort out . Breakfast limited options, but pleasant owner below ! Not good for long term stay actually not good for any stay! I would not recommend this accommodation to anyone! The owner and manager have no idea about service or customer value! Don't give a damn about the customer! Not sure they will survive with the current arrogant attitude! Never return your calls and never bother to find out if you are happy. Just a money making Racquet! Life catches up with all of us. What you sow you shall reap! Good riddance! Oh yes and no secure parking, cars are broken into often in the parking on the street and you can never find parking! And when you do you are hounded by beggars for money!
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Responded 28 Feb 2017
Good day Leanne, Thank you for the feedback of The Vibe Studios. We take constructed criticism seriously and always strive for high standards. Please allow us to explain our side of the story. Firstly I find it strange that you only started complaining 6 days into your stay, then all of a sudden we were overwhelmed with minor issues on a daily basis. It is never our intention to make any of our guests feel uncomfortable or uneasy while staying with us. We strive to give our guests the best possible stay at The Vibe Studios. We certainly do not put any of our guests before any other guests and treat all our guests equally and with the utmost respect. We did in fact have numerous phone calls from you with minor complaints that we tried to improve immediately. As per your request we installed full length mirrors a week ago. All our rooms are equipped with hairdryers and this is the first time that we received a complaint regarding the hairdryer, this is also a standard guesthouse item. The Vibe studios are located in central Stellenbosch with a few restaurants conveniently located around us. This is seen as a plus point as you do not require transport to find a good dinner option. Your stay was at the busiest time of year, First year registration. The whole of Stellenbosch is in a buzz, it's carnival week, we have no control over noise from students. The Vibe studios, situated on Dorp street, one of the oldest streets in South Africa makes all our guests part of history right on your doorstep. The Vibe in Dorp street opened the end of November 2016 and bought all our furniture brand new including our beds and linen. All our beds are specially bought for the hospitality industry. Our bathrooms are also not small they are reasonably sized according to guesthouse regulations. The fridge situation is completely incorrect. I did receive a text message from you stating that there is a situation with the fridge, as this was my off weekend I was not able to assist but did however try to get an electrician on site on the Saturday morning but with no luck. Myself and one of my Housekeepers personally swapped one fridge with another to temporarily sort the problem. I was in your room almost every afternoon seeing that all is in order and that the room was on our high standard. Upon arrival a message is sent from my personal phone to state that everyone should enjoy their stay and find out the guests estimated time of arrival. This way guests will always have a number for one of the Managers of The Vibe Studios. We do have limited off street secure parking for The Vibe Studios, request for parking must be booked prior to arrival or alternatively ask the receptionist upon arrival if anything is available. We don't mind constructive criticism, in fact we see it as opportunities of improvement but with 27 years of service in the hospitality industry we have never came across a guest this unhappy about everything all at once.
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Fearless27647154811 wrote a review Mar 2019
1.0 of 5 bubbles
No doubt Stellenbosch is a beautiful location for a weekend escape...I booked this place as it was praised at booking.com... but ended up being in a quite dirty place incl linen, bathroom etc. Never again.
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Date of stay: March 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ryneveld, Manager at The Vibe Guest Studios
Responded 31 Mar 2019
Thank you for your review of The Vibe Studios. We welcome any feedback in order to improve The Vibe for future guests. It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Our normal check in time is from 2 pm onwards, this gives us enough time to fully service, clean and inspect the room before new arrivals enter the property. Your arrival at 11.30am did not make it easy on my housekeeping team. Our housekeeping team along with reception worked under pressure having you standing in the room door to have the room ready as soon as possible. This is not normally how we handle room cleaning but we had little control and decided to have you check in earlier to keep our guest happy. We completely understand that it is unacceptable to have a dirty room and not to our high standards. We sincerely apologize for this matter. Kindest regards
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Roving21486310074 wrote a review Feb 2019
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't book this accomodation, because it is a dark room and the ac did not work. We did not take the room, but only a part of the room rate was given back to us. So be careful and try to get a better accomodation.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ryneveld, General Manager at The Vibe Guest Studios
Responded 19 Feb 2019
Thank you for your review of The Vibe Studios. Our airconditioning units were serviced recently and all is back to perfect working order. Airconditioning takes a few minutes to start cooling the room and unfortunately, this does not happen immediately once switched on. Sadly, you did not stay and could not thoroughly enjoy our room, the amazing breakfast and extra services we have to offer. Looking forward to having you at The Vibe studios in the future. Kindest regards Tessa and The Vibe team.
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awilli194277 wrote a review Mar 2018
Durban, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I went to Stellies for a brief trip to visit my son at Varsity. I wanted to be somewhere close and central and this was absolutely perfect! I would definitely stay here again if I was visiting for the same reasons. The only problem is the lack of parking!
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Date of stay: February 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Karl P, General Manager at The Vibe Guest Studios
Responded 26 Mar 2018
Thank you for reviewing The Vibe Studios. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything was satisfactory. We do listen to the feedback from guests and work on improving wherever we can. Unfortunately we do not have parking available on site, however, we do have limited parking available off-site and about 300meters from the main building. Street parking is also available, along with a night guard daily. Looking forward to your next stay with us. Kindest regards Tessa and The Vibe Team
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rbirki714602 wrote a review Feb 2018
Matlock, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent value in a ideal location.Rooms very clean and sevice good.Mis-leading information on free car parking since we had to park on roadside for three days.Otherwise we would certainly use this accomodation,and recommend to friends
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Date of stay: February 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karl P, General Manager at The Vibe Guest Studios
Responded 26 Mar 2018
Thank you for reviewing The Vibe Studios. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything was satisfactory. We do listen to the feedback from guests and work on improving wherever we can. Unfortunately we do not have parking available on site, however, we do have limited parking available off-site and about 300meters from the main building. Street parking is also available. Looking forward to your next stay with us. Kindest regards Tessa and The Vibe Team
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shantelleb2018 wrote a review Jan 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here and it was only a crashpad for the night, we never used the breakfast voucher but it was still there if we wanted to. It is very central if you just need a place to sleep. No luxuries, coffee in room was good, great shower, white clean bedding, all you need for a quick stopover. We had a room with two single beds, but i think this was my mistake when i made the booking.
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Date of stay: January 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Karl P, General Manager at The Vibe Guest Studios
Responded 26 Mar 2018
Thank you for reviewing The Vibe Studios. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything was satisfactory. We do listen to the feedback from guests and work on improving wherever we can. Looking forward to your next stay with us. Kindest regards Tessa and The Vibe Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Vibe Guest Studios
Which popular attractions are close to The Vibe Guest Studios?
Nearby attractions include Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden (0.5 km), The Stellenbosch Village Museum (0.4 km), and Dorp Street (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Vibe Guest Studios?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at The Vibe Guest Studios?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Vibe Guest Studios?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Vibe Guest Studios?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Vibe Guest Studios?
Conveniently located restaurants include Helena's Restaurant, Fat Butcher, and Stellenbosch Kitchen.
Does The Vibe Guest Studios have airport transportation?
Yes, The Vibe Guest Studios offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Vibe Guest Studios located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Stellenbosch.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Vibe Guest Studios?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to The Vibe Guest Studios?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (11.5 km) and Vergelegen Picnic (15.1 km).
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