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The Backpackers in Green Point

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18 Thornhill Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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 More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 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... More 

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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 More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 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... More 

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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 More 

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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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... More 

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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 More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 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... More 

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Thank adehsabrina
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 More 

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