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Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so great, clean and felt safety. Our room (Venus) was a large enough, and beds were very comfortable.The host guy was so friendly, and felt like he just waited for us but did give enough space. Pool wasn´t very large, but enough to relax and enjoy the sun.

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

Awesome review! We are so glad your stay at the BIG was lovely. Looking forward to host you in the near future! Milou and the BIG Team

Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 November 2016

It is a great hostel whit very nice people! They will help you whit everything. If you want to do something the next day, but you don't know what or how to reserved for it, they will help you! And if you need a taxi they will call one for you. The place is also very nice! They have nice...

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

Hello Nicole Your Cape Town Home misses you dearly :) . We are so glad we crossed paths and a big big big thank you coming your way for taking the time to review us! Milou and the BIG Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The B.I.G was one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at, if not the best! They seem to attract a lot of like-minded travellers and everyone got on so well. Being in my late 20s I found it to be a perfect "flashpacker" hostel and besides organising a lot of social nights, they also make sure you get...

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

Hello lovely Antonia, It makes my heart smile to read this review from you :). You walked in as a stranger and left like a friend. We all miss you at the BIG! Come visit us again! Milou and the Big team

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 30 September 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

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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: ₹ 1,629 - ₹ 9,096 (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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