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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
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Frankfurt, Germany
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64 reviews 64 reviews
59 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a backpackers' place, this is luxurious! Swimming pool, wifi, parking (only few spots in front of the hostel), super friendly staff, etc. We got a double room with private bathroom and were very pleased. It's possible to walk to V&A waterfront. Lots of activities are organized and tour ideas given, though we had a rather short stay and knew... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is great! We stayed for four nights, but it was way too short. The staff is so lovely and helpfull. They gave us a lot of tips for the rest of our trip. Also the breakfast was good and the beds slept great. The hostel is really clean and close to waterfront. They can arrange trips for you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had two days on the front end of a South African trip and booked B.I.G. for the first three nights. We could not have been more thrilled by the facilities, the value for the money, the location, and most especially the staff. Even before our arrival my slew of emails was met with prompt replies and... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed at the B.I.G for a week during a month long trip in SA. The staff went out of their way every day to help us set up the things we wanted to do in the city including tours, a car rental and access to public transportation. They know Cape Town and have relationships with local... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Accommodation was nice and social. A little pricey, but i think thats due to the location. They have a joint TV room, a reading room and communal kitchen. The bathroom was cement, no tiles- so the floor gets cold. The reception provides generous information. I had booked for 3, but only 2 showed up and I was forced to pay... More

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

Thank you for your review. I always take the time to read the experiences of our guests and take their comments to heart. We do our utmost to ensure that our guests are comfortable and happy and I was truly sorry to find that you were dissatisfied. This will be the first time, however, that I have felt the need... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

If you are thinking in going to Cape Town, make sure to make you booking with them, you won't be disappointed. They have a great breakfast, wonderful staff, they are located at one of bests places in Cape Town. They provided all beddings and towel, so, don't worry about that. They also give greats tips of what to do. So,... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place is not what you expect from a backpackers lodge, it is amazing! The staff is friendly and knowledgable and the rooms are great! It is also very reasonably priced and conveniently located. When I go back to Cape Town, this will definitely be where I stay! Breakfast is included in the room rate and I love that they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Anything that I say here will not truly give justice to what a great place The BIG is. It has everything any person/traveller would want: - Nice rooms which are cleaned daily. - Great breakfast included - A living room with the comfiest couches. This includes an elevated chill area with the best pillows around. This also includes thousands of... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A Gem in overpriced Cape town, Knowledgeable, friendly and energetic staff and a great location ,with most comfortable rooms , offering a host of add on's like day trips to wine farms and around the peninsula! This Backpackers is so much more than a hostel rather more like home away from home

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you have the opportunity the stay at BIG backpackers then consider yourself lucky. The facilities are wonderful. The entire place operates like a home. It's comfortable and warm. They have a library room for quiet time, a TV room and a great big open kitchen that provides a great space to meet other travelers. But if you stay here... 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
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The B.I.G is a newly renovated boutique backpackers perfectly situated in the centre of Cape Town. It's walking distance from the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Stadium, transport systems, gym facilities, restaurants and coffee shops. It's a short drive to Clifton/Camps Bay beaches as well as the Cape Town CBD. Most of Cape Towns greatest attractions are within close proximity: Table Mountain, Ferry to Robin Island, the aquarium, Sea Point Promenade, Lions Head and Signal Hill. ... more   less 
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