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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 16 February 2017

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

Dagmar, Wow your review is so lovely, thank you so much. You really took the time to highlight all that we try our best to achieve and we really thank you for this. We hope that we can host our favourite vegan again soon! Hope Europe is not too cold and crossfit is going well! Daph and the B.I.G Family

Reviewed 3 February 2017 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 31 January 2017

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

Maureen you sweet thing! Thank you so much for the lovely words and the Shout out! We really appreciate you taking time to write us the review and for your absolute awesome words! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that we get to take you out again soon! Keep Well. Daph and the B.I.G...

Utrecht
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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) ;)

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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: €22 - €139 (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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 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”
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“The family rooms are very good with a private bathroom”
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