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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 short stroll to the waterfront and enjoy an array of cuisine and make sure you...

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Lisse, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had good tim e in Big Blue. Location excellent, staff friendly. Quiet nights. Wifi ok. They can give you lots of information . Except the beds was the room not furnished.Skip the coffee, but enough places nearby to get good one

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Is the best in your category, you know guys around the world and is very close to the nice places in the city. I certainly recommend it. Has varied types of rooms and prices, swimming pool and a bar...

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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

What a lovely surprise this overnight stay was! A true gem if capetown, for backpacking travelers or even non-backpackers traveling on a budget. The rooms are clean and well kept. The bathrooms are in good condition and the services include free wifi and communal computers. A breakfast is included, which is a very basic, self help spread - but you...

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night because it was a cheap last minute booking. The room was clean and staff friendly. The breakfast was an instant coffee with a toast, it didn't really speak to us. Walking distance to v&a.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I stayed at Big Blue for 10 nights, and I really enjoyed it. The old building with high ceilings and wooden floor is amazing. The kitchen is big and has everything you need, the staff is friendly and there's free Wifi in the whole buidling. The free breakfast in the morning is simple, but all you need to start your...

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

I am full of mixed feelings about this place. First, the friendliness and helpfulness of the reception staff is highly mixed. There is a young man in his 20s who is extremely nice and helpful. There is a older man with a small stature who was unfriendly and unhelpful, providing me poor information when I asked for transportation options to...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Rooms were spacious and clean. Massive kitchen to prepare meals and great entertainment area. Could not believe price included a free breakfast. EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY!!

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Morgantown, West Virginia
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Smoky bar, lots of interesting people, neat old building, very basic accommodation, nice location for the price. The staff are helpful, free breakfast is very basic. The private rooms outside the main building were quiet.

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Chico,CA
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Very good location and a friendly staff. Our room was very cold for his winter stay - no heating in the room. But the bed was comfy and warm under the covers. We stayed in room #8 on he second floor. Women's WC and shower were down the hall; the men's were down the stairs. The place was clean.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our backpackers is located centrally in Cape Town, in walking distance from the V&A Waterfront and the city centre (both 10 minutes walk). We offer a great location at afforadable prices with friendly and helpful staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Blue Backpackers

Address: 7 Vesperdene Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $16 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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Big Blue Backpackers Hotel Cape Town Central
Big Blue Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa
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“Ask for the rooms away from the dorms if staying private (separate attached building)”
 of 5 bubbles travellife3, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not necessary to book en suite rooms as they have adequate showers”
 of 5 bubbles mornevd86, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pay a bit extra for a private room”
 of 5 bubbles jacobf877, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Pay the small extra amount for the private room and ask for the one that has a view of the mountain.”
 of 5 bubbles shilohmilo, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The private rooms were really nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles mollyseurynck, 27 Sep 2014 | Read review
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