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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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Paradise Island, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The B.I.G. has made our stay in Capetown incredible - the rooms, the crew, the shared dinners, the activities, the atmosphere are just wonderful. You feel welcome as soon as you enter the place, you feel sad when you have to leave it. Thank you B.I.G.

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 1 night. Staff were extremely friendly. Ivor gave us lots of recommendations for restaurants and the owner made us feel very welcome. The room was lovely and the bathroom had a huge shower! Free wifi and breakfast included. It is located very close to Signal Hill and not far from V&A Waterfront. Would definitely recommend this place!

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Stroud, England, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for my three nights in August 2014 and had an amazing time. The staff were friendly, enthusiastic and helpful: there was no problem in arranging taxis, ordering take away or recommending activities. The hostel is located in a pleasant neighbourhood, close to the centre of Cape Town; I had no problems walking into town to explore. I... More

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Rome, Italy
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed four nigth in this hostel. The building is really nice and well furnished.There are a pool, a living room and a kitchen where you can prepare a meal by yourself (there is a supermarket in Main Road), while breakfast is incuded in the room rate. The staff arranges every kind of possible activities, from whale watching to... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was great. a five minute walk to the waterfront and stadium, and a five minute cab into town. beautiful and comfortable hotel with a view signal hill. nice rooms and decor. the best part, though, was the staff. everyone was super friendly, funny, and incredibly useful. sad to be leaving. 10/10 would come here again.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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 August 3, 2014

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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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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