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Lausanne, Switzerland
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45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

So, my wife chose this after doing some research. We normally stay in good hotels and we thought we would stay here in a double room before moving onto Namibia, where we were going to stay at some safari lodges. We both absolutely loved this place. From the warm arrival that were given by Morgen to the morning jeeing us... More 

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

A warm thank you for taking the time to leave us a stunning review! The xmax dinner was a hit indeed and we are so glad everyone enjoyed it! Hope to see you guys again. Milou and the BIG Team. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Firstly, I'd like to mention the names of the people cos of whom our stay was so extraordinary. Milu, Daphne, Iva(sorry if I misspelt it) and Amy(owner). Huge thanks to thier amazing hospitality that made us feel like v were staying at a guesthouse or a hotel. They made us feel so comfortable and well taken care of. The vibe... More 

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

Hello there my favorite married couple!!! Thank you so much for taking time to send us such a lovely review. It was such a pleasure to meet both of you. I hope that husband Faisal loved the time and effort you put in to organise every minutes of every day of your CPT trip! He is a lucky boy to... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

I felt welcomed from the moment I arrived at this cozy yet modern hostel. The staff was very friendly and really go out of their way to make you feel at home and help you make the most out of your time in Cape Town. I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm with a very spacious ensuite bathroom. A... More 

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

Hello there Amber, So glad your to hear you would love to come back and stay with us! a big thank you coming your way for such a great review! Hope you are well! Milou and the BIG Team More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

What can i say that isn't already in the 300+ reviews already made? The place is incredible, it has a wonderful atmosphere which is fuelled by the friendly and sincere staff. The rooms are really good quality, the place feels safe. Great location. The only problem I had was that it was fully booked for all the days i wanted... More 

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

"Just come back here"!! Thank you for the great review my friend! Looking forward to cross paths again sometimes in the future, the BIG is your Cape Town home from now on! The BIG Team More 

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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a week and had a fantastic time. We were greeted by Ivor on arrival, and whilst he was helpful he was also a real good laugh. The place is really clean, well kept and well run by a team who are dedicated and always friendly. I'll definitely recommend this place to anybody visiting Cape Town and... More 

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

Thank you thank you thank you Jordan for taking to time to write us a little something :) Really appreciate it! Hope to see you again in Sunny Cape Town! Milou and the BIG Team More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 December 2015

My partner and I stayed for four nights at the BIG (for our anniversary), and what an amazing experience! We stayed in a double room called Afro chic which was spacious, comfortable and definitely chic! Although we didn't really participate in any of the organised activities as we already had our own itinerary planned out, we still felt very much... More 

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

Good dayGuys Thank you for such an awesome review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here with us. We do hope that we become your anniversary destination. I will give you a tip for all the energy, I only drink good coffee.:) Thanks for the personal shout out. Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

We stayed here for 7 nights in December and had the most amazing time. The facilities are brilliant, the 4 bed dorm extremely comfortable and the staff were excellent. This backpackers went above and beyond for their visitors, arranging activities, organizing group functions and ensuring you made the most of your days whilst there. The included breakfast was quite tasty... More 

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

G'Day Team Strayliah I hope you guys are well. Thanks for the review and what a pleasure you were. Remember that all doctors need to warm their hands. Take care guys. Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

Iasi, Romania
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86 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

The location of the hostel is very good, near the city center and waterfront. The hostel itself is nicely decorated with good amenities. The staff is absolutely great, helping you with everything from organizing trips to choosing the right place to eat. We had a double room with comfy bed and huge bathroom. Being our first stay at a hostel,... More 

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

Good day Monica Thank you for the glowing review. If you Like Braai you are now a South African. Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

Can't say enough good things about this hostel. Excellent staff who are knowledgable about the local area/activities and extremely helpful. Hostel is very secure and is the cleanest hostel I've stayed at. I shall return when I next visit Cape Town.

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Amelia K, front of house manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Good day Lorna That was a great review Thank you ! I am so glad that you enjoyed so much. Many thanks Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

New York
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

My two 20-year old nieces stayed for five days at the BIG and couldn't say enough about it. Sure, the neighborhood was great and the rooms were very clean but the vibe was perfect. They found it be very welcoming -- like staying with family (fun members of the family). The BIG had a lot of group activities to join;... More 

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Amelia K, front of house staff at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Thank You That was such a lovely review. I m so glad that your nieces had a great time with us. We all have traveled and are a family. Reviews like this make us keen to go out and do it even better. Many thanks Ivor and The B.I.G family More 

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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: €24 - €131 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles MGWfam, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I recommend the rooms in the separate building next to the main house. It will be a little quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles tomaH4779GC, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
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