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The Backpackers in Green Point

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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

Reviewed 21 January 2016

My first time in CPT and I travelled solo. Booking the B.I.G. was indeed a very good decision! The staff were all so nice, really accommodating and the coolest. It felt like I had instant friends! One night after a long day, one staff asked everyone if they wanted pizza, and minutes after, we were all eating and drinking, then...

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

Good day Rochelle Thank you for such a glowing review and THANK YOU for taking the time to write it. We are glad that you met so many people and enjoyed yourself with us. Keep on travelling. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Lausanne, Switzerland
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...

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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.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 9 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...

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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...

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...

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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

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

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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: $34 - $163 (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.”
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“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”
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