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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing on all levels, the rooms and bathrooms are clean, the beds are large and comfortable, and the overall quality of the place is very high. You get a free breakfast and free wifi, so the place comes with everything a traveller would need. When I arrived for my second stay, they had just recently expanded to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this place-- everything from the warm welcome, to the awesome room (I took a private downstairs with great design and huge shower), to the 'honor bar' in the fridge, to the excellent activity boards, and to the evening dinners (potjie, braai, nights out)-- was perfect. I stayed a few nights prior at the Backpack in the City bowl... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you're alone, sick, and down and out in a foreign country, it is a beautiful gift when you run into warm and compassionate hosts. That was me, and Amy and the other staff were so helpful in pointing me to a hospital in Cape Town and helping me out. Thank you so much B.I.G.! I'd like to come back... More 

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

Good day Shirley Thank you for the warm words and thanks for taking the time to write such nice review. We hope that you well and got to enjoy your holiday. Ivor and The B.I.G. Family More 

Monterrey, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The amenities are superb, the nicest facilities I've seen in a hostel. The location is prime, very picturesque and safe area to walk around. Most importantly, the staff and group of people you'll meet here will make your stay one of a kind. The staff are the friendliest people you will meet in SA. They will go out their way... More 

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

Hey Team North America Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Hope you guys are well. Mad love to the other guys. Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The quality of the vibes in this place is premium. Never went somewhere with such a good atmosphere and people so dedicated to your happiness. This is priceless place. And all the infrastructures are also very good for a bag-packing hostel.

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

Good day Pierre Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely response and thanks for adding an extra day. we look forward to your coming back. Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I spent just over a week at the B.I.G as a solo traveller on my first trip to Cape Town. From the minute of booking the all of the staff were incredibly helpful, offering excellent information and keen to help out with booking any trips, car hire or anything you could possibly think of. On arrival, the place looked great,... More 

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

Howzit Jack Thanks for the smashing review. Thank you for the best south african accent ever. I am sorry i didn't get to see you before you left. Keep on loving wine and life my friend. Many thanks Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very nice hostel like place. There are rooms with private bathrooms too. Very nice environment, good breakfast, wifi, and one of the best employees I have ever seen. Very friendly, nice to talk too, and they will help you and give you information about everything.

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

Good day Kostas Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I remember you 3 guys Kostas, Cosmos and Christos quite the dificult one to get the right names to person. I loved chatting to you guys and am glad that you were so keen to see the real Cape Town. I look forward to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I don't have any words to describe how amazing is this place everyone is very helpful kind and funny very spacious nice and clean facilities and they going the extra mile for the comfort safety stay for their clients I totally recommend this place to everyone is just amazing Thank you so much the BIG

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

Good day George Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We love people and love getting to help you see the best our lovely city has to offer. we going to keep doing what we are doing, its the best to get such nice feedback. Many thanks Ivor and The B.I.G.Family More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

The BIG is such a special backpackers. I can't recommend it more highly. BIG have everything you expect in a great backpackers - the wifi is excellent, the complimentary breakfast is delicious and substantial, rooms are very comfortable and cleaned daily, and they have nice bathrooms, a great TV room, library and pool. If you are worried at all about... More 

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

Hey Jaqueso Great review thank you. You forgot to mention how we wanted to fatten you up. Hope to see you on Sunday. Ivor and the B.I.G Family More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Backpackers in Green Point was my first time staying in a hostel, but from what I can gather this will be the best one I ever stay at and has ruined me for all further hostels. I honestly Googled hostels in Cape Town and found their website. The deciding factor for me is that there was a full kitchen that... More 

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

Good day Nicole What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to write it. You made Amy's day and put a spring in all of our steps. We read it in a huddle at the B.I.G. nite in. lots of love The B.I.G. Family More 

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