We stayed in three hostels in Cape Town and this was the best by miles!!!
We got a friendly welcome, got checked in quickly and shown to our room which was nicer than some hotels we've stayed in. We booked an en suite double but got given a family room which was huge and bright with really comfortable beds and patio windows which opened up on to a balcony from where you could see the ocean. The bathroom was lovely and clean and looked new. The common area shower and toilet facilities were just as good as ours so I wouldn't have minded not having an en suite room.
The common areas were all gorgeous and there were at least two beautiful kitchens we could use to cook, both of which looked new and were well stocked.
Breakfast was also better than at some hotels we've been at. A selection of cereals, toast, eggs, great coffee and juice. I think it was also included in the room rate as were towels although we had to give a deposit.
The vibe was very friendly and we met some nice people. The hostel staff were amazing, definitely the most friendly and helpful that we've come across.
There was also free wi-fi and TV room.
The location is good, about a 20 minute walk to the waterfront where there were loads of shops and eateries. There are coffee shops and restaurants and Green Point which is closer too. To travel around we mainly took taxis which wasn't too expensive.
Would definitely stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- The Backpackers In Green Point (The B.I.G.) Cape Town, South Africa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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