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The Big Blue Hostel

7 Vesperdene Rd, | Greenpoint, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very convenient to waterfront and shops-easy walking distance. Very clean, good sized rooms and clean bathrooms, very comfy beds and pillows for a hostel. Free wifi, good cooked breakfast reasonably priced.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed every minute there! The staff is fantastic, wifi is good, hot water in the shower, clean and a free kitchen to use! 35$ for a double room. The location is perfect- 15 minutes walk from the center and the area is very safe and quite. We ranted a car and the guarde was checking the car every hour. Perfect!!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for a week (only planned a few days) due to how amazing Cape Town was and the fact that the people at the hostel were great. We spent many nights at the bar in the hostel and met some amazing people. Definitely not the fanciest hostel but no complaints whatsoever. Downside for us was... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

for location price and too meet people this is the place to be. It is a hostel dont forget! I had a private room which was basic and clean. You can have breakfast at this place, they can help out with tours, they have their own bar which is great too meet other people. there is also a tv room.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

My husband and I were disappointed in our stay at Big Blue Hostel. We had a double room with private bathroom, which was disgustingly moldy and made the entire room stink. And, a cockroach came crawling through our room one evening --gross! The staff were friendly but not particularly helpful in offering us things to do in Cape Town and... More 

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
49 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

stayed there 4 nights; double room with own bath room was 200ZAR per person; there are doubles with shared bathrooms in the much more nice part of the building which I found better than the ones with own bath. room was spacious enough, with fan, cleanliness was ok. unfortunately there was mildew at the ceiling in the bath which made... More 

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