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7 Vesperdene Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Big Blue Backpackers
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Seoul, South Korea
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Blue has a great location. It's 10-15 minutes walk to the waterfront shops and restaurants. The business area next to it on Main is safe at night until the bars close around 11pm. The staff is good. My electricity went off and hey fixed it right away. The private rooms have a queen bed and 2 bunk beds. It... More 

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Dear Bob, thank you for your nice review. This is great motivation for us! Safe travels, the Big Blue Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is extremely well located, next to the Stadium, Beaches and Harbor, at an affordable price! The staff is really friendly and easygoing, although the wireless internet is turned off at 10 pm. I definitely recommend this hostel to all backpackers! Best value for money!

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New York City, New York
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Big Blue in a dorm. Most everyone was respectful in terms of coming and going. The building is gated and in a central area of Greenpoint so you can easily get to different activities and food. Accommodations are okay - shower/toilet set up could be a little bit better but honestly it's great for the price. I... More 

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The big blue backpackers, was admittedly only booked due to everywhere else being fully booked online. But I was very happy after staying there for a couple of nights that we had stayed here. With being located in Green point it was far enough away from long street to avoid all the hustle and bustle but close enough for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Everytime I visit Cape Town, The Big Blue is where I choose to stay. Found this Gem of a place when we were looking for a place to stay in 2012. Close to the Cape Town Stadium, the V&A Waterfront. Staff are always friendly and helpfull and rooms are soooo clean. Met alot of foreigners who I now call my... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There was heavy security with gates and doors and it is in a very central location, near the waterfront and a shop and cash point. Massive building feels a little less friendly but its clean and facilities are good, great for a cheap central Cape Town stay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stayed here as part of a group tour-nice surprise. Great location within easy walking distance of the waterfront. I stayed in a triple room-comfy beds and pillows. Clean bathrooms, plenty of space in the rooms. Good, cheap breakfast-but you have to make sure in advance that there will be someone to cook breakfadt!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Moved there after a disappointing location and felt comfortable immediately. Staff is very friendly and helpful in organizing tours, everything is clean. Possibility to braai, main road with supermarket, bars, coffee shops and restaurants just around the corner. 10 minutes' walk to the Waterfront as well as Long Street and Bo-Kaap. Very quiet at night. Thanks a lot for a... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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53 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Location is good. Service was friendly enough, perhaps a little abrupt but didn't bother us as we didnt have much to do with the front desk and when we wanted something, they would sort it quickly. Our room was really nice. Very clean and spacious and extra quiet, outside of the main area, up some stairs out the back. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Big Blue was GREAT! They picked us up from the airport. We appreciated the advice the front desk gave us (ie. where to eat, what to do). We had a private room with such a comfy bed. We took advantage of the free wifi in the lounge. Close to the V&A Waterfront. The house is really beautiful, cool staircase, popping... More 

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Address: 7 Vesperdene Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
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Number of rooms: 23
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