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Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We travelled and stayed here as we had work to do in Cape Town - Brilliantly situated and brilliant service. Breakfasts were great and people friendly. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend to those who like hostel life

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

We are so glad that you chose the BIG for your work trip and that you had a nice time with us! Looking forward for your next stay! Kind regards Milou

Reviewed 1 October 2016

I had a great time at this hostel. Probably the best hostel I have ever been to. The staff are friendly and helpful. You get the sense that they truly care about your time in Cape Town. There always willing to give suggestions and tips that end up being amazing. The hostel has a great atmosphere with its common areas...

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

A BIG thank you for taking the time to send us a lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us! Milou and the BIG Team

United States
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Friendly and helpful staff (also funny), beds with crisp white (PERFECTLY clean) duvets and linens, clean white towels, nice breakfast with the option of cooking your own eggs. Also a great traveler vibe, versus a get drunk-and-be-a-jerk vibe. You can have fun, meet other people, but you can also sleep well here, so you can actually enjoy your time in...

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

Hello there, We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the BIG, it warms our heart to read you enjoyed your social and sleep-in time with us :) Hopefully you will come visit us again! Milou and the BIG team

Tasch, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Most beautiful hostel I have ever stayed at. What started out as a reservation for 3 nights, ended in staying there my entire stay. The guestoriented service already starts before the c/i, with sending an email asking if you need any assistance with arranging a transfer, rental car, tours etc... remember the BIG is "just" a hostel. The Staff is...

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

Michelllllllllleeee!! Thank you so very much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! We really enjoyed having you stay at the BIG and we are glad you appreciated the way we operate around the hostel :) . Thanks again for the kind words! Please remember to come say hi the next time you come visit Cape...

Portland, Maine
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My friend, sister and I booked a private triple for $90 per night, which I thought seemed awfully high for a hostel in Cape Town, but it had gotten such great reviews we decided to splurge. Our first night, after traveling nearly 24 straight hours from the States we noticed there were bed bugs on at least two of our...

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I feel that when I say that the BIG hostel is by far the best hostel in Africa, let alone Capetown I say it with the outmost authority. I stayed in Capetown for over two months and trialled most hostels that where worth looking into. I can tell you 100 reasons why you should stay at the BIG over anywhere...

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

Gidi!!!!!! I miss my in-house doctor!! OMG this is one of a kind review you left us - i recently come back from my Leave on the island and your review made my day and reminded me how awesome all of you guests are. You walked in as a guest and walked out as a friend. We miss you dearly...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We stayed here for 7 nights before going on an overland tour and absolutely loved this hostel. The 'Afro Chic' room was quiet, spacious, light and bright with a great ensuite and had a lovely private outlook. The B.IG. Is incredibly well thought out and we loved the honesty bar/fridge. Ivor and Daf could not have been more friendly helpful,...

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

Hey Sarah Thanks for the review. You are so on it you haven't even left yet. I hope you enjoy your Overland tour. Ivor and The B.I.GFamily

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

THE place to stay. I have been in many many backpackerd places but this one is absolutly in the top 3. Staff is more than awesome, they create the perfect vibe. Hostel is clean, safe, well located and awesome. Really want to come back. Already missing it :)

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

Hey Hey My favorite Spaniards with the Italian and French names. Thank you for the awesome review. Vale,vale Munchos Gracias Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Curitiba, PR
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Such a great hostel! They have an amazing structure: two big houses with fully equipped guest kitchens and living rooms with huge comfy couches and this cool moshi area. There's this nice swimming pool and they suggest you lots of things to. Daily they offer free activities, and they have the coolest staff ever! The dorms are very comfortable, and...

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

Good day Carol Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. I am going to let everyone know how cool you think we are! Glad you liked the Moosh. Ivor and Coolest B.I.G Family

Paris, France
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Situated in a quiet street in a walking distance from the watherfront, friendly, clean, good breakfast, nice shower, and comfortable family-rooms. A very good choise in Cape Town if you like easy travelling.

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

Good day Jona Thank you for the review. What a great score, this means allot to us and fuels us to keep doing what we are doing. Many thanks Ivor and The B.I.G Family

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  • 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: $33 - $303 (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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“The private room Sailor is lovely.”
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“I stayed in Black & White which was an awesome 4 bed dorm with a shared roof terrace looking over the pool. Recommend it!”
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“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”
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“The family rooms are very good with a private bathroom”
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