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

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18 Thornhill Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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The Backpackers in Green Point (The B.I.G.)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fantastic hostel with a great atmosphere and friendly staff! Furthermore, they are very helpful in arranging various activities. It is one of the absolute best hostels I've visited. Will highly recommend the B.I.G. :)

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

Good day Michael So nice to hear from you. Thank you for the lovely review. We were happy to help you and i know you will be back. I hope your suntan/burn is a bit better. Take care Denmark Ivor and The B.I.G Team More 

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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Good Breakfast, help yourself Helpful staff Nice Rooms Safe Area Cons: Breakfasts are very social, this can be both a pro and a con depending on how tired you are Rooms can be a little loud in the morning with other guests walking around the grounds next to your window

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

Good day Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope to have you come and stay with us again in the future and your cons are noted and we will do our best to improve. Many thanks Ivor and The B.I.G.Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the BIG recently as part of a large international crowd coming to Cape Town for a wedding. It was highly recommended to us by the bride's local family ("you need to stay at THIS place"), and after our experience I can see why. It's hard to exaggerate how happy we were with our stay. The staff are superb... More 

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

Good day Reuben Thank you for such a lovely review. We appreciate that you took the time to write it. I must say you guys looked great all dressed up and the wedding must have been great. Take care and thanks again. Ivor and The B.I.G.team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just had a perfect stay in the B.I.G in Cape Town! Helpful and nice staff, clean rooms and a great atmosphere. Secure and central location - it only takes 15 minutes to walk to the waterfront. Nothing to improve, it's the perfect backpackers! Thank you so much for the pleasant stay in Cape Town.

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

Good day Adele Thank you for the great review and thank you for taking the time out during your holiday. I hope you enjoy the garden route. Many thanks Ivor and THE B.I.G.Team More 

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ivor and Jess, Amy and the gang at BIG. What needs to be said that 300+ reviews haven't already said? Yes this review is about a month late but forgive me, the ice cold of Canada prevented my fingers from typing this up :P I was at the hostel during the same time as a few of the other reviewers,... More 

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

Good day Colin Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely response. hope you keep all your fingers there in the cold, I might have to explain the Africa time to you again some time. It was a pleasure to have you here with us. I am so glad your stay with us was so memorable. Take... More 

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gone are the days when you hear 'backpackers' and think that you are going to end up with unidentifiable foot fungus. This place is clean, funky, and well kitted out. The staff are young and so friendly. After staying there for just one night, I just wanted to stay for a week and hangout with all of the people. It... More 

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

Good day Luna Thanks for such a lekker review and thank you for taking the time to write it. You guys were great the Okes looked like a Jol themselves and I'm sure if you were here longer we would have shared a beer or two. I hope your concert was awesome, look forward to having you guys come back.... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The staff could not be more friendly and helpful. No matter what you need from taxis to day trips to ordering in food they were always there to help and make sure you got the best. Lovely and clean with a real feeling of family and being at home. Excellent selection at breakfast! I'd definitely come back!

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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 Rachael Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. ' you would definitely come back ' and we would gladly have you come back. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast. Many thanks Ivor More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I wish that there was an option to tick 6 for service!!! The B.I.G has been a wonderful experience (especially being a jozi- bred South African)!! So impressed with the overall location, rooms (girls dorm), chill lounge area and fully equipped kitchen!!! The service and staff have been great! So personal and informative!! A special thanx to Ivor for his... More 

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

Hey Bron A B.I.G thank you for the review. What a pleasure having you here( you always smelt amazing ) I'm sure that we will see you for the rest of your courses. Take care and hopefully you don't have to use that "smile" of yours too much. Ivor and THE B.I.G Team More 

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have stayed at B.I.G. the previous 2 years and am so glad I found it. I think you would call this 'flashpacking"! Rooms are serviced regularly, towels, spotless place, amazing location. check out some of the restaurants nearby, esp El Burro and NU. but most of all the staff - Ivor, Amy, Jess and the team and so incredibly... More 

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

James Blunt!!!! Awesome to have you here with us. Thanks for the review. Please give my regards to Robert Redford and Lucy. We will see you when you move here. Oh and epic pictures my man. Ivor, Jess and Amy More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The best hostel I've ever stayed in, it feels more like home!! welcoming, clean and friendly staff. I would defo stay here again (rather stay here than the Hilton). I stayed at another hotel on my first night and didn't like it so im soooo glad I found this place. Thank you. Oh and just too add the location is... More 

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

Good day Tanya Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. One review like this makes us want to go the extra mile all over again. You are always welcome back. Ivor and THE B.I.G.TEAM More 

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