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The Backpackers in Green Point (The B.I.G.)

18 Thornhill Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accommodation was nice and social. A little pricey, but i think thats due to the location. They have a joint TV room, a reading room and communal kitchen. The bathroom was cement, no tiles- so the floor gets cold. The reception provides generous information. I had booked for 3, but only 2 showed up and I was forced to pay... More

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Amelia K, Owner at The Backpackers in Green Point (The B.I.G.), responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I always take the time to read the experiences of our guests and take their comments to heart. We do our utmost to ensure that our guests are comfortable and happy and I was truly sorry to find that you were dissatisfied. This will be the first time, however, that I have felt the need... More

Belo Horizonte, MG
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are thinking in going to Cape Town, make sure to make you booking with them, you won't be disappointed. They have a great breakfast, wonderful staff, they are located at one of bests places in Cape Town. They provided all beddings and towel, so, don't worry about that. They also give greats tips of what to do. So,... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is not what you expect from a backpackers lodge, it is amazing! The staff is friendly and knowledgable and the rooms are great! It is also very reasonably priced and conveniently located. When I go back to Cape Town, this will definitely be where I stay! Breakfast is included in the room rate and I love that they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anything that I say here will not truly give justice to what a great place The BIG is. It has everything any person/traveller would want: - Nice rooms which are cleaned daily. - Great breakfast included - A living room with the comfiest couches. This includes an elevated chill area with the best pillows around. This also includes thousands of... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A Gem in overpriced Cape town, Knowledgeable, friendly and energetic staff and a great location ,with most comfortable rooms , offering a host of add on's like day trips to wine farms and around the peninsula! This Backpackers is so much more than a hostel rather more like home away from home

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you have the opportunity the stay at BIG backpackers then consider yourself lucky. The facilities are wonderful. The entire place operates like a home. It's comfortable and warm. They have a library room for quiet time, a TV room and a great big open kitchen that provides a great space to meet other travelers. But if you stay here... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

love your place!! love the rooms! love the people!! really enjoyed my time here thank you for the extra special attention you pay to the little details! the rooms are beautiful and the staff are all so friendly! i look forward to returning!

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ahmadnagar, Maharashtra, India
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

we, a family of 4, stayed for 4 nights at the B.I.G. the location is a walkable distance from V&A Waterfront. the services are excellent and so was the booking procedures. the best part are the people. they go all the way to help you in being comfortable in your stay as well as your tour bookings.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I came to Cape Town just to do a shark dive. When I arrived I was informed that the dive I had booked had been cancelled. Everyone made such a huge effort to try and find me another tour and thankfully I managed to get a last minute place. I couldn't have done it without their help. The location is... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

The experience of staying at BIG had been awesome..however last time when I checked in, they could accomodate me only for a day as they didn't hv enough rooms vacant.. They put me onto some other backpacker, which was not as per my taste.. I found an alternate accommodation and move in there..but nothing could undoubtedly beat the energy and... More

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Address: 18 Thornhill Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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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 
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