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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very nice hostel like place. There are rooms with private bathrooms too. Very nice environment, good breakfast, wifi, and one of the best employees I have ever seen. Very friendly, nice to talk too, and they will help you and give you information about everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't have any words to describe how amazing is this place everyone is very helpful kind and funny very spacious nice and clean facilities and they going the extra mile for the comfort safety stay for their clients I totally recommend this place to everyone is just amazing Thank you so much the BIG

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The BIG is such a special backpackers. I can't recommend it more highly. BIG have everything you expect in a great backpackers - the wifi is excellent, the complimentary breakfast is delicious and substantial, rooms are very comfortable and cleaned daily, and they have nice bathrooms, a great TV room, library and pool. If you are worried at all about... 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 Jaqueso Great review thank you. You forgot to mention how we wanted to fatten you up. Hope to see you on Sunday. Ivor and the B.I.G Family More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Backpackers in Green Point was my first time staying in a hostel, but from what I can gather this will be the best one I ever stay at and has ruined me for all further hostels. I honestly Googled hostels in Cape Town and found their website. The deciding factor for me is that there was a full kitchen that... 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 Nicole What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to write it. You made Amy's day and put a spring in all of our steps. We read it in a huddle at the B.I.G. nite in. lots of love The B.I.G. Family More 

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The B.I.G was the first stop in my 10 week trip. This is my first time travelling solo and I was pretty nervous about it however my stay at the Big was a perfect start to my trip. I was welcomed by the awesome Ivor who made immediately made me feel really at home. One of the many great things... More 

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

Clare bear Thanks for such a smashing review. Can't wait to have you back, I'm sorry that I will be in your home country when you are here. You the best keep, up the RIGGLETITS :] Ivor and The B.I.G. Family More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a frequent traveler and I can assure anyone that this one is impressive. Quite central, nice, very restful place, and very good value for money. Best of all: the staff is just awesome, as they always make you feel like home with friends. No way to feel lonely, the magic is always there somewhere. Many thanks to the lovely... 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 Michael Thank you for lovely review. we were most touched by your asking if we have any more branches elsewhere in the world. As soon as we do, youre invited! Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

reasonable price, kind staffs, a comfortable bed, plenty of eggs for breakfasat(lol), a powerful hair drier! Everything was awesome!! ABSOLUTELY will visit again ;)

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

Hi there Thank you so much for such a glowing review. Please come again we love to have boomerang guests. Ivor and the B.I.G.Family More 

Helsinki
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been travelling now around the world for 8 months and I must say that this hostel (or more like a home stay in a cool apartment:) is the best so far! It is located very well near the waterfront and the staff are super kind and helpfull. Lot of activities to make a hostel guests feel super social and... 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 Tony Thanks for the great review. Thank you for the awesome time and you were super energetic and involved. i must confess that you were the best team photographer ever. Please come stay again. Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We felt at home at The BIG from the minute we checked in. The staff is so friendly and they really do welcome you like old friends. It wasn't unusual for them to sit down for breakfast and spend time swapping stories and helping us plan the day's activities. I stayed in one of the private rooms with an ensuite... 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 Guys Thank you for taking the time to write such a lekker review. Hope that NY was fun and please come and stay for longer next time. Many thanks Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved staying at the BIG. It felt like staying at a friend's house. The staff is outstanding and they make an effort to make guests interact with each other. I arrived as a solo traveler but ended up leaving with lots of new friends. Locations is excellent. Just 15 minutes from V&A Waterfront and a quick taxi ride to... More 

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

Bon Dia Muntio obrigado! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Glad that you liked our breakfast so much. there is some Fresh Bread coming out of the oven right now. A B.I.G. thank you and a a warm welcome when you come back. Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

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