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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

its clean, rooms are spacious, staff is very friendly and helpful, a lovely pool and outside area, delicious breakfast and nicely set in Greenpoint.. so not in the party center but everything is very easy accessible. brief; a backpack you wish for.

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

Kruietsie Anja I hope this finds you well. It was an absolute pleasure having you with us, and I'm sure we will see you again. Please never change. Thank you for the lovely review Ivor and THE B.I.G.Team More 

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This hostel is just still the best place I stayed in. Cozy, great interieur, very clean and new. The staff was so nice and helpful. Its also very convenient located in green point. I love to go back to Cape Town and no doubt Im staying here again!

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

Wow ,Immi Thank you for such a great review, we appreciate that you took the time. Please if you ever come back stay with us again. Many thanks The B.I.G Team More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I stayed about 12 days in this wonderful Backpackers in the Afro Chic room. I had my own shower and toilet. The room was light and sunny with views on the ocean and quiet, for a good night sleep. Everyday it got cleaned. it was definitely better than a hotel. The staff was very helpful and made my stay in... 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 Jose It was an absolute pleasure to have you here and share Christmas with you. You are a keen and avid hiker and have probably seen the best of the Cape. Thank you for such a Lekker review. Dankie well Ivor and THE B.I.G Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This backpackers is definitely the best one i have stayed in. Staff are extremely friendly, make you feel very comfortable and part of the family. Rooms are great, had an issue with the toilet at one stage but the staff fixed it straight away. The hostel is a 15 minute or so down to the marina, not too far. When... 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 Jessi Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review . We enjoyed having you and your friend Rosie with us. please come back and stay with us. Ivor and The B.I.G. Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

loved the place, the location and the staff. Super recommend and will return! is the best hostel I have ever stayed in my life! The privates rooms are beautiful and comfortable! It seems a hotel room.

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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 Ligia Thank you for that awesome review. comments like that make it all worth it. Please stay longer next time. Many thanks Ivor and THE B.I.G Team More 

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