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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I was at The Backpackers for my second visit to Cape Town. I was lucky to catch up again with an incredible staff, and enjoy the comfort of the rooms. Everything was perfectly organised in a way to make every single visitors feel special. What I enjoyed in particular, as a solo visitor, was the efforts by the staff to...

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Amelia K, Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hello Mike, Thank you so much for taking time to write a review, we truly appreciate it. Think of the BIG for your 3rd visit in CPT, we would love to have you stay here again! Milou and the BIG TEAM

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

I stayed for a week at the hostel and had a great time. The hostel is super clean and new, the staff is incredibly nice and helpful and even proposes group activities such as offering a typical local dinner. Definitely recommend it and can't wait to be back.

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

I'm not going to tell you in this review that this has been the best backpackers experience or that Amy, Ivor and Tal are the most welcoming and caring people I've met, or that the accommodations were beyond anything I would have expected from a $20 USD a night hostel. I'm going focus on the nitty-gritty details. A Chef's Dream:...

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Amelia K, Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Dear Amazing Rachelle, You are the queen of reviews arent you :) . What a great warm feeling it gave all of us while reading your lovely review. Thank you so much for taking to the time for it! Come and visit us again please! The BIG TEAM

Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing hostel, especially for solo travellers. Staff are super friendly and helpful. Beds are very comfortable and the free breakfast is pretty good. Nice quiet location, but close enough to get a cheap taxi to all major attractions.

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Amelia K, Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us a good review! Come visit us again! Milou and the BIG TEAM

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I stayed in a girls dorm for 5 days. Great place and would definitely stay again. Staff really helpful and very proactive in helping you plan trips. Very clean hostel. Amazing breakfasts and generally one of the best places I stayed. Thank you

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Amelia K, Front Office Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hey lizzie! we so glad we help to make your Cape Town stay memorable! Keep well and come visit us again!

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I simply LOVED this hostel! The location is perfect! Max 15 min walk to Waterfront an area with everything you need! They have a BRAND NEW hostel area which is very cozy! The breakfast is very good, you have eggs at your disposal and on breakfast time you do not have to worry about dishes! The Staff is AMAZING! Milou,...

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Amelia K, Front Office Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Felippppppppppeeeee!! Oh my friend, your never ending smiles are missed down here in cape town! Whenever you feel like visiting South Africa again, please come say hello! Was awesome to spend those two weeks knowing you my friend.

Kingston, Jamaica
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This place is amazing on all levels, the rooms and bathrooms are clean, the beds are large and comfortable, and the overall quality of the place is very high. You get a free breakfast and free wifi, so the place comes with everything a traveller would need. When I arrived for my second stay, they had just recently expanded to...

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Amelia K, Front Office Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Glad we made your stay enjoyable and thanks a lot for the nice review!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Everything about this place-- everything from the warm welcome, to the awesome room (I took a private downstairs with great design and huge shower), to the 'honor bar' in the fridge, to the excellent activity boards, and to the evening dinners (potjie, braai, nights out)-- was perfect. I stayed a few nights prior at the Backpack in the City bowl...

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Amelia K, Front Office Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hi Brian, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a heart warming review! Hope you are well. The Big's team

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 August 2015

When you're alone, sick, and down and out in a foreign country, it is a beautiful gift when you run into warm and compassionate hosts. That was me, and Amy and the other staff were so helpful in pointing me to a hospital in Cape Town and helping me out. Thank you so much B.I.G.! I'd like to come back...

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Amelia K, Front Office Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Good day Shirley Thank you for the warm words and thanks for taking the time to write such nice review. We hope that you well and got to enjoy your holiday. Ivor and The B.I.G. Family

Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The amenities are superb, the nicest facilities I've seen in a hostel. The location is prime, very picturesque and safe area to walk around. Most importantly, the staff and group of people you'll meet here will make your stay one of a kind. The staff are the friendliest people you will meet in SA. They will go out their way...

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Amelia K, Front Office Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hey Team North America Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Hope you guys are well. Mad love to the other guys. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

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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: $36 - $189 (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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“Get the Black and White dorm in the main building!”
 of 5 bubbles Antoniina, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Single private rooms are nice and quiet, but there is still plenty going on outside in the main rooms if you feel like being social”
 of 5 bubbles gidip2015, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The family rooms are very good with a private bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles j0na89, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room "Lazy Afternoon" was great for a single traveler or couple, with a balcony & great view!”
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“I recommend the rooms in the separate building next to the main house. It will be a little quieter.”
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