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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 1 week ago

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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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well run Hostel just a flick from The Football Stadium e.g great location. The staff is very friendly and runs a very professional business. Watch out to be put in one of the rooms closest to the reception and smokers corner. You will have smoke accompaigning you in bed.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my second visit to Cape Town my reservation at my original hostel of choice was not clear on my part towards my last few days and ended up at the B.I.G thanks to the owner of where I was staying previously who was kind enough to find this place for me. When I arrived I was very content! The... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best places I've stayed at -- ever. The facilities are great -- clean, beautiful/stylish, well-equipped, and has beautiful areas where you can lounge and relax in. The staff is absolutely wonderful. They are welcoming and really made me feel at home. Actually, one of the things that stood out is the staff felt more like... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a fantastic atmosphere, so welcoming. Top quality coffee, bread, yoghurt, fruit, cereals available for breakfast. Some beautiful spaces to relax indoors or outside by the pool. I wish we could have stayed longer. Book early! It's like visiting friends.

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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 Frances It was a pleasure having you guys stay with us . Thanks for taking the time to writ a review we truly appreciate that feed back. i enjoyed our little smoke breaks outside. Thanks again Ivor and The B.I.G. Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hey there Thank you Kristen with a K, it was a pleasure to meet you and you can expect us to follow your beautiful photos and we will see you guys next year for sure. Thanks for popping in for the Braai Ivor and The B.I.G Team More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

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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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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