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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good45%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This old hostel is managed by unprofessional people who have got no understanding and idea of hospitality. The moment I arrived the lady working as receptionist got into a dispute with her colleague about something. Staying there is just wasting ur money.

Thank alireza j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice hotel with cool staff. Free breakfast and perfectly working wifi. Cooler than a regular hotel, many activities available from skydiving to cape point tour. If you’re looking for an affordable hotel, take this one.

1  Thank BlondeAdvisor
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We had never stayed at a hostel before (our friends booked the reservation). It was an excellent value for the money. Big Blue is located in an 100-year-old mansion that has been added onto, and it retains many of its historic architectural details, which I...More

Thank CantWaitToLeave033
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I stayed at the big blue backpacker‘s for two days and these two days were already enough. I stayed in a female dorm where the bankbeds were made for children. I could not even sit in my bed. The so called safety locks did not...More

Thank irinagerth
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

In my 7th visit to CT Big Blue didn't disappoint me. Location in my opinion is the best. Walking distance to the stadium, waterfront and city center. Bus lines and minibusses to all around. Comfortable beds, clean bathrooms. Nice staff. Breakfast needs more variety.

Thank vantrips2018
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Amenities
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$23 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#6 Budget Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#22 Centrally Located Hotel in Cape Town Central
#48 Quaint Hotel in Cape Town Central
Details
Price range
US$23 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#6 Budget Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#22 Centrally Located Hotel in Cape Town Central
#48 Quaint Hotel in Cape Town Central
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Traveller (21)
Room & Suite (9)
Pool & Beach (3)
Dining (2)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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"Ask for the rooms away from the dorms if staying private (separate attached building)"
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"Not necessary to book en suite rooms as they have adequate showers"
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"Pay a bit extra for a private room"
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"Pay the small extra amount for the private room and ask for the one that has a view of the mountain."
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