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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best hostel I have ever been to! Lovely atmosphere, wonderful staff and the cleanest hostel I have lived at :) They have homemade bread and fresh fruits for breakfast. The staff takes good care of you and make it feel like we are all a big family. I recomand the B.I.G!!!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the B.I.G. and Cape Town for the last leg of our trip in South Africa. Neither disappointed. The hostel is extremely clean, modern, and has a ton of cool features like a pool, tv room, library, etc. The real thing that separates this hostel from the rest though is the staff. Funny, entertaining, personable, and always helping you... More 

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Amelia K, front of house staff at The Backpackers in Green Point (The B.I.G.), responded to this review

Good day Rich Thank you so much for taking the time to write a response. I'm glad that you took the recommendations and glad that you wore sunblock. We hope to see you again. Many thanks Ivor and THE B.I.G. Team More 

Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I decided to stay at the B.I.G. for the first leg of our journey to Cape Town. The staff is friendly, insanely funny, and lovely to be around; the rooms have a comfortable and cool vibe with a hip twist; and the hostel's proximity to the city center is beyond convenient. Every day when we came down... More 

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Amelia K, front of house staff at The Backpackers in Green Point (The B.I.G.), responded to this review

hey Guys Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I wish that Alex could have stayed here as well, and we could have the whole gang here with us. I will miss your energy and your early morning one-word greetings. I hope the rest of you travels are smooth and hope your dad like the wine. Ivor... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So peaceful, I live in Cape Town and wanted to get away for a night and I could not have chosen a more beautiful place. As I walk in I am greeted by Milou very friendly and welcoming felt like home the minute I walked in. We had a grand tour of the The Big Backpackers and I could not... More 

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Amelia K, front of house staff at The Backpackers in Green Point (The B.I.G.), responded to this review

Good day Jessica Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You were an absolute pleasure and are welcome back anytime. It is so nice to have this kind of response , it makes the world go round. Ivor and THE B.I.G Team More 

Hood River, Oregon, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew we had picked the right place as soon as Ivor started welcoming us to BIG. He was warm, friendly, and full of energy. We didn't meet anyone there that didn't match that sentiment. The day we arrived, Linda sat down with us and helped plan out our stay in Cape Town and from that meeting made all the... More 

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Amelia K, front of house staff at The Backpackers in Green Point (The B.I.G.), responded to this review

Good day Beth Thank you for your review. We truly enjoyed having you and Robert-Robert Peter-Peter with us. Please travel safe and keep that guy so life will never be boring. Ivor and THE B.I.G. Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, fun, friendly and helpful staff. You feel like home all the time. Well located, close to all the main attractions, cozy, organised, safe, the best hostel ever!! I really loved. Thank you, B.I.G!

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Amelia K, front of house staff at The Backpackers in Green Point (The B.I.G.), responded to this review

Comesta Mariana Thank you for taking time to write a review. I think that you taught me some of the real Brazilian vocabulary on the lions head sunrise adventure. Muntio Obrigado Ivor and THE B.I.G Team More 

Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the minute you arrive, it'll be like you've come home. The staff is superb and totally dedicated to giving you a great stay, starting with a warm and enthusiastic welcome (thank you Ivor!). Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable, including the guests. The facility is warm and cozy, with an unending supply of books and brochures full of fun things... More 

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Amelia K, front of house staff at The Backpackers in Green Point (The B.I.G.), responded to this review

Good day JP Thank you for the glowing review. You were an absolute pleasure, pity your stay was so short. We look forward to having you and the Family next time. Ivor and THE B.I.G. Team More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the BIG for about a month and having stayed in many Backpackers in South Africa and many other countries, I can confidently say that the BIG is without a doubt the best that I have stayed in! The staff is incredibly helpful and wonderfully friendly, the location is great, the rooms are clean and spacious, and the... More 

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

Dearest Ellie, Thank you for your wonderful review! It was such a treat having someone like you stay at The B.I.G. Your presence is definitely missed. I hope that one day in between all the amazing things you're going to accomplish, you'll come back to your home in Cape Town. Sending BIG love Jess and your family at The B.I.G More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My intention to go from hostel to hostel, turned into staying at the B.I.G. my entire 3 weeks in Cape Town, just because it felt like a home away from home. The staff will do anything to book a tour, point out how to get around or just make you feel comfortable and safe. The 'Angels' ;) keep the hostel... More 

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

Dear Jay, Thank you so much for your great review of The B.I.G! You brought such light, fun and of course, an absolute abundance of CANDY to our worlds during your stay here. I'm so glad you made the B.I.G your home. Our doors are always open the next time you're here! BIG love from Jess and your family at... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is most probably the most homely hostel i have stayed in on my travels. The staff are great giving out lots of advice. Each bed has its own light and power socket. The place is kept clean and has some nice chill out areas. The location is good and can walk to town in the day. At night or... More 

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Amelia K, front of house staff at The Backpackers in Green Point (The B.I.G.), responded to this review

Good day Fry What a pleasure having you guys. We miss the Crazy pajamma pants here. Thanks for writing a review. Ivor and THE B.I.G Team 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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