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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed a total of 3 nights (2-5 Oct 2016). 1st night in a Double Room for just under USD70/night and then the 2nd and 3rd nights in a Female Shared Dormitory for USD28/night. Emailed them to enquire about airport transfer, they booked the Backpacker Bus on my behalf. The B.I.G Backpackers is located in a nice quiet residential area on...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is easily the best hostel I have ever stayed at. The vibe is fun, chilled and relaxing. Rooms were very clean. Common area is lovely. Staff are friendly and helpful. Most amazing breakfast. Quiet and considerate of other guests after 10pm. Security is good and I felt completely safe. Lockers available but remember to bring a lock. I will...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in an all female dorm and it was very clean and it I felt safe. There are a ton of things put on my the hostel so if you've just landed it helps. You can walk into town in 15 minutes but you'll need to get an uber at night which costs around R30. Although there is good...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BIG is not the typical Hostel which one usually comes across. There's quite a bit of character to this place and the place is pretty personal too. This would mean that everyone would know you by your name and also you would've had at least one conversation with all the staff and guests by the second day morning. Having had...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this hostel is amazing. It is like home, the rooms are clean and confortable, the staff is very helpful and fun. The location is awesome and there are many good restaurants and cafes around. Its very close to the waterfront too.The hostel offers a lot of activities like dinners, tours, and is very easy to meet other travellers. I really...

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

Thank you Julia We are so glad that you found everything so convenient. Thank you for taking time to write this review and thank you for such a fabulous rating. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel has a very good location,"green"surroundings-relatively close to the beach.The interior has been very good planned and I like its design-cozy place. People are nice and helpful.Great value for money

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

Hi Tomas We thank you for writing this response and are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Reviewed 22 March 2017

The hostel is clean, well designed and well located but it's the staff that really make it. They go out of their way to be friendly and helpful, and organise fun activities to help you see Cape Town and meet other travellers. I was very nervous about my first big solo trip but I can't imagine a better place to...

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

Hi Sophie Thanks for taking time to write this review. Keep it Northern Luurv. Nice hiking with you chicken. Ivor and The B.I.G family

Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2017

the staff was so inviting and friendly right from the moment I walked in. The kitchen and common areas are very clean and well maintained, always activities being planned for each day that are easy to join. Rooms and pool area were very nice, everything you need for a great stay!!

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

Dear Lance, Thanks so much for for such an awesome review. We really appreciate the kind words and are glad that you had a great stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. Daph and the B.I.G Family.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights and had a generally good stay. Staff were friendly, it was spotlessly clean and offers free breakfast & secure parking. Cheap beers always available and a lovely pool The private room was very small though & as a result very hot at night and quite noisy due to the school next door & the...

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

Good day Andrew Thanks for taking time to write this review. We take your comments to heart and will do our best to improve. All the best with the continued birthday celebrations. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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

Hey Team Canada Thanks for such an AWESOME review. Hope you guys have a super time on the rest of your adventure. You are welcome back and it's always good to have a doctor in da hous. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

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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: R325 - R1 573 (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.”
EF982, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in Black & White which was an awesome 4 bed dorm with a shared roof terrace looking over the pool. Recommend it!”
ArthurW189, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get the Black and White dorm in the main building!”
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”
gidip2015, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The family rooms are very good with a private bathroom”
j0na89, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
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