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    Big Blue Backpackers

    7 Vesperdene Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    1 - 5 of 90 reviews

    Reviewed 7 August 2017

    nicely located opposite water front and stadium. 10 minutes walk there. tranquil area for good sleep. host offers good tour package . hop-on-hop-off bus station just besides water front with 2 sightseeing routes

    Thank platinumSingapore
    Reviewed 21 July 2017

    The included breakfast was good value and you can't beat the location which is very close to the V&A Waterfront and the CBD. It was clean however, the double bed mattress in the family room was dreadful and really needs replacing.

    Thank wogolin
    Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

    What can i say about the Big Blue..well it's a great expansive victorian house situated in a lovely and convenient location in Greenpoint. You first enter the backpackers and your hit with the old staircase and it's stunning. The staff are super friendly, fun and...More

    Thank Sharon C
    Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

    I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff was friendly and offered a lot of good advice about places to go and the best way to get there. The room was also comfortable and clean. There was not too much noise either and the free...More

    Thank Judith A
    Reviewed 21 February 2017

    I liked this place and the location is great. Very close to some nice food joints and not too far from some nice beaches. Hostel can call you a reliable taxi and head down to the beachside areas for an enjoyable meal. Alternatively take a...More

    Thank travellife3
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    • US$ 22 - US$ 65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 23
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    • Cape Town Central
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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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