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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 3 days ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The BIG is by far THE best hostel I have ever stayed at. The staff are so hospitable and the decor is so on point. Staying at the BIG feels more like staying at a friends house than staying in a hostel with people you have never met. As the song goes 'always in the kitchen at parties' the kitchen... More

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

THANK YOU SO MUCH for sending positives vibes our way!!! More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (the Oreo's) had a great experience at The B.I.G! Great location and staff are very welcoming and helpful when it comes to organising/planning activities/trips (A BIG thanks to Iver, Linda, Jess and Amy for making our stay an enjoyable one). Great atmosphere - met some interesting and cool people, we also enjoyed the group outings. The Yard, Mzoli's and... 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 there Thanks for taking the time to write about us. your comment is still on the wall, and the friedchickeneeshah will stay in our hearts for ever. I miss you guys already. Ivor and THE B.I.G Team More

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed with 2 friends in a triple room upstairs. From arriving the staff were AMAZING! Other positives - clean room and communal areas, fast wifi, taxi service they provide, honour drinks and did I mention the staff!?? So much more too!

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

From arriving the guests were AMAZING! Thanks for your positive review...did we mention how amazing those guests were??!!! :) More

Umea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the Best hostels I have ever been in! The Staff is awesome! They are very helpful and nice! They could hang without being intrusive, while being helpful to everyone else! The rooms are Great, lived in a dorm with 4 beds, which for me was spacious, with nice amenities. They have a great common area with a tv... More

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

Peter you legend, thanks so much for your support! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The place itself is nice: spacious, good taste, good amenities. Honor drinks, common area, awesome tv room. Location was ok for what I wanted: exploring the city: I rented a scooter (super cheap; look for my review of that place!). Yes I had to pay something in advance, and yes I had to leave a deposit for a towel; but... More

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

High 5 on the review! It feels good to hear we somehow made your stay magical in cape town . Thanks again. The BIG Family. More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This hostel is the complete package. Greeted by a welcoming team I felt at home from the moment I arrived. Nothing was too much bother for the team at B.I.G, whether it was advice where to eat, visit, tours even future hostels they were passionate about making my time in Cape Town fantastic. The hostel itself is beautifully designed 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

Thank you so much for using the word "Home" :) We try our best to make this place a "Home away from Home". Come visit us when you swing by Cape town again! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I don't know what made me choose this Hostel but I am so glad I did! From the moment I arrived the guests and staff were there with ideas to make the visit richer. We even filled a bus for a wine tour. It was like a family reunion! Staff were quick to sort out transportation and connect others doing... More

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

Glad we made your stay enjoyable and thanks a lot for the cool review! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We've been travelling for 2 months now in both South Africa and South America and this is by far the best hostel that we've stayed in so far. The staff were the biggest and best asset of this hostel - they were really friendly, made us feel completely comfortable and went out of their way to help us with recommendations... 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 Leona Thanks for the review , I hope you and Dulcie had a great time. We hope to see you in the future. 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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