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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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...

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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

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...

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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

London, United Kingdom
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...

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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

Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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...

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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

Iasi, Romania
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,...

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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

Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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

New York
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;...

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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

Reviewed 25 November 2015

I stayed in this hostel for 4 nights. All the personal is very friendly and they help you with everything you want to know or do. They make you feel really at home, and get involved themselves in life in the hostel. Not like in most hostels where they just check in and out. So going to Cape Town? Just...

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

hey Egon Thanks a million for the smashing review. You are welcome to come back to stay with us. Many thanks from Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Reviewed 8 November 2015

I don't know where to start.... I would love to go back to Cape Town and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. The hostel is in a fantastic location, super close to V&A waterfront and only a small taxi fare to Long Street. I would stay here over being on/close to Long Street. There is anATM, a grocery shop and cafes...

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

How can we ever thank you for such an amazing review! Thank you thank you thank you for such lovely words and please come visit us again on your next CPT trip! Milou and the BIG TEAM.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Great location, brilliant staff, safe and friendly. Very well laid out, gorgeous interiors and friendly atmosphere. Really nice breakfasts, wifi strength could be improved. Very nice communal area's. Honesty fridge in operation at decent prices. Would definitely recommend for friends and family

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

Thank you for taking the time out during your day to leave us a lovely review. Apologies about the wifi, we can not wait for the day Fiber Optic wifi comes to Cape Town :) Milou and the BIG Team

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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 

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Address: 18 Thornhill Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: ₹ 1,637 - ₹ 10,369 (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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