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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The people working here are extremely friendly and helpful in planning what you want to do around the Cape. There are many activities that they also organize and you can choose to do if you wish. Me and a friend stayed in a twin room and it was very nice. Clean and the balcony was very nice. The location of...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've never written a recommendation on Trip Advisor before but this place really deserves it. I've had the best stay in Cape Town much thanks to the B.I.G hostel. Many hostels in Cape Town may be clean and comfortable, but this one also has the kind of welcoming, warm, being-at-home sense of feeling that you rarely find anywhere else away...

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Mijas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 1 week in Cape Town of my 5 week SA tour and booked BIG Backpackers because of the reviews. I did not regret it. I'm probably not your average age backpacker, and I have stayed in hostels before, but this must be the nicest, cleanest, most friendly hostel I have ever stayed in. I started at the mixed...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've had a great time here. Ivor, Milou and Daph have made me feel really welcome. You can wake up and join everyone for (free!) breakfast between 7.45 and 10 where I've met some great people. Its reassuring when travelling alone to meet some like minded and fun people. The backpacker has a pool which was a lifesaver this week!...

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BIGBackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hi Kaisha Thanks for such a "lekker" review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and Thanks for the tips on British food. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is one of the best! I traveled to Cape Town for a few days in December and I was a little nervous to be traveling by myself. Luckily I stayed at the B.I.G. They make it really easy to meet other travelers -- each night I was there, Daph or Milou organized a dinner to a delicious &...

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Utrecht
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only spent 2 nights here leaving before breakfast because I went on two dive trips that had a pick up before 7:00. Returning in the afternoon, after having dinner at the V&A Waterfront, I was welcomed by the owner who showed me around and told me about the relax rooms (with TV and Playstation), the kitchen where you have...

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BIGBackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Good day Detlef Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. We look forward to having you back and I hope that you enjoyed Joburg and that the brewery is all the better for having you. Ivor (not the owner) ;)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was incredible from the start to the end, right from the beginning I was welcomed by the amazing staff who go the extra mile. They make an extra effort to learn who all the travellers are staying with them and make sure they get involved with the activities they organise which helps meet other fellow travellers. Activities involves...

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BIGBackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Good day Tejal Thanks for such an AWESOME review. It means a lot to get such a positive review, and we are glad that you enjoyed it here with us. If you do come back to Cape Town i hope that you do stay with us. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is filled with warm loving friendly people. The rooms here are clean and have hot showers with comfy beds. Breakfast here was lovely and sumptuous. If you have any questions, ask at the reception! There was a pool here though we didn't get to use it. If you're driving, let them know as parking's limited in the narrow...

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BIGBackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Next time be sure to take a "Dip" Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Armidale, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is more a budget B&B than a hostel. It is a really lovely environment and provides a pleasant stay - it is the nicest backpackers I have stayed in EVER and I've backpacked a lot. The beds are super comfortable and the lounging areas are super nice. None of the reviews are exaggerating regarding this property. If you've come...

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BIGBackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for for all that positive feedback. We do think of ourselves as a respite from this bustling metropolis rather than a party spot. It was great reading this review and is the best motivation ever! Take care Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Helsinki
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here last time on 2015 and I'm Happy to say that this hostel still rocks. They had still many old workers from My previous visit, which tells a lot about the great atmosphere Of the hostel. It is a hostel for More 'adult-style' Backpackers, So not a place for a loud teen Party-goers. They had a very mixed crowd...

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BIGBackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Thanks for such great review. We are glad that you have enjoyed yourself AGAIN. We love getting Boomerang guests. We are looking forward to having you back. Travel safe and see you soon! Ivor and The B.I.G Family

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The B.I.G is a newly renovated boutique backpackers perfectly situated in the centre of Cape Town. It's walking distance from the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Stadium, transport systems, gym facilities, restaurants and coffee shops. It's a short drive to Clifton/Camps Bay beaches as well as the Cape Town CBD. Most of Cape Towns greatest attractions are within close proximity: Table Mountain, Ferry to Robin Island, the aquarium, Sea Point Promenade, Lions Head and Signal Hill. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Backpackers in Green Point

Address: 18 Thornhill Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $35 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Backpackers in Green Point 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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