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Reviewed 17 March 2016

""I DIDN'T STAY HERE"" but I visit here to see my friend who I met when I take a capepoint tour. It's location is verrrrrry good. Waterfront is just 5 min distance. And even though they know I didn't stay there, every staffs were so kind. I wil stay there if I travel capetown again

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

Hey Hey Thank you for taking the time t write about your experience with us. We were lucky enough to have two morning with you. All the best with your travelling. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Reviewed 11 March 2016

My partner and I stayed here for 4 nights in February and loved it. We stayed in the Sailor room which going by the pictures of the doubles on the website, possibly wasn't the best but it was fine, comfortable bed and lovely bathroom (not much room to open 2 suitcases on the floor though). The pool area was nice...

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

Hello there Kath, A pity you didn't take advantage of the pool to work on your tan :) It makes all of us happy to hear you had a great stay with us at the BIG! Milou and the Big Team

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The location makes Signal Hill, the waterfront and Greenmarket Square very accessible. The staff are super helpful, with lots of advice to make your visit to Cape Town the best it can be. Additionally, the breakfast is more than adequate.

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

Hello Marilyn, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the BIG and thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Milou and the Big Team

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Positive: Very modern, well decorated hostel. The dorms are really good as dorms go. Spacious, comfortable, great en-suite facilities, and only four to a room (or ours was). The double room we stayed in was also really well decorated and comfortable. Easily as good as a half decent hotel (although it costs about that too!) Free South African SIM cards...

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

Hello Andy, It was a pleasure to have you stay at the BIG, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Please come visit us again during your next visit in CPT. Milou and the Big Team

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Cape Town hostels usually have a high standard of care. BIG was so different in that the common room is set up so that it is easy to chat and get to know fellow travelers. The staff really do care and go out of their way to sweeten your stay in Cape Town

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

Hello hello, Thank you so much for the kind words! Looking forward to have you stay at the BIG again during your next SA travels! Milou and the BIG Team

Reviewed 25 February 2016

For a hostel it is just up to the normal standards. Rooms are clean, cosy and beautiful. The shared areas, like the living room, the kitchen, the swimming are just a plus because they bring people together and it is the perfect place to meet new people from all over the world (mainly German ;)) The atmosphere is perfect and...

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

Hello, So glad you had a nice time with us at the BIG! Lots of germans and frenchies indeed, holiday season for them :) Looking forward to have you stay with us again. Milou and the BIG Team

Paris, France
Reviewed 16 February 2016

I stayed for 3 nights in mid-February and had a wonderful time there. I hereby summarize the key points. 1. Hostel is very clean and has all the amenities necessary. They have a parking lot and a swimming pool as well. 2. The breakfast is one of the best and it is free. You make your own eggs, lots of...

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

Hello there! We cant thank you enough for such a stunning review! Thank you so much! Travel safe my friend. Milou and the BIG Team!

Reviewed 6 February 2016

I think there is only one word to describe this hostel which is "Wow". The staff is incredibly friendly, it is very clean and the people it attracts to stay here, ranging in all ages, are the most wonderful people too. Within 5 minutes of arriving you get a feeling you have found a home away from home and have...

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

Greetings from The B.I.G Thank you for taking the time out to write a review. It warms us to hear that you met people and had a great time while staying with us. We are glad to have played our part in your adventures. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Naples, Italy
Reviewed 6 February 2016

This place is absolutely amazing. First of all, it is conveniently located in Green Point which means close to the Waterfront, Table Mountain and Clifton and Camps Bay beaches. Second, it is superbly managed by a crew of guys, always ready to keep you company and give suggestions about what to do/where to go. Breakfast included, two fully equipped kitchens...

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

Good day Team Italy I am so glad that you had a great time with us here. Thank you for such an informative and heartfelt review. This gives us the momentum to go out and do it all over again. grazie mille Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I am very well travelled and I can not fault the B.I.G on anything! I have stayed in approximately 100 hostels around the world. The B.I.G is one of my top 5! You can literally eat off the floors, this is how clean it is. I had the unfortunate experience of losing my wallet but Ivor and Morgan made the...

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

Hey Ben Thank you for review and thank you for the personal shout out to the guys. We are sure that you will be back and we insist that you stay with us again. POSHTEL.... Love it! until next time Ivor and The B.I.G Family

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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: $32 - $198 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles EF982, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in Black & White which was an awesome 4 bed dorm with a shared roof terrace looking over the pool. Recommend it!”
 of 5 bubbles ArthurW189, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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