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The Backpackers in Green Point

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly and helpful staff (also funny), beds with crisp white (PERFECTLY clean) duvets and linens, clean white towels, nice breakfast with the option of cooking your own eggs. Also a great traveler vibe, versus a get drunk-and-be-a-jerk vibe. You can have fun, meet other people, but you can also sleep well here, so you can actually enjoy your time in... More 

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Tasch, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most beautiful hostel I have ever stayed at. What started out as a reservation for 3 nights, ended in staying there my entire stay. The guestoriented service already starts before the c/i, with sending an email asking if you need any assistance with arranging a transfer, rental car, tours etc... remember the BIG is "just" a hostel. The Staff is... More 

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Portland, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend, sister and I booked a private triple for $90 per night, which I thought seemed awfully high for a hostel in Cape Town, but it had gotten such great reviews we decided to splurge. Our first night, after traveling nearly 24 straight hours from the States we noticed there were bed bugs on at least two of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I feel that when I say that the BIG hostel is by far the best hostel in Africa, let alone Capetown I say it with the outmost authority. I stayed in Capetown for over two months and trialled most hostels that where worth looking into. I can tell you 100 reasons why you should stay at the BIG over anywhere... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here for 7 nights before going on an overland tour and absolutely loved this hostel. The 'Afro Chic' room was quiet, spacious, light and bright with a great ensuite and had a lovely private outlook. The B.IG. Is incredibly well thought out and we loved the honesty bar/fridge. Ivor and Daf could not have been more friendly helpful,... More 

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Amelia K, Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hey Sarah Thanks for the review. You are so on it you haven't even left yet. I hope you enjoy your Overland tour. Ivor and The B.I.GFamily More 

Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

THE place to stay. I have been in many many backpackerd places but this one is absolutly in the top 3. Staff is more than awesome, they create the perfect vibe. Hostel is clean, safe, well located and awesome. Really want to come back. Already missing it :)

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Amelia K, Front Office Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hey Hey My favorite Spaniards with the Italian and French names. Thank you for the awesome review. Vale,vale Munchos Gracias Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Such a great hostel! They have an amazing structure: two big houses with fully equipped guest kitchens and living rooms with huge comfy couches and this cool moshi area. There's this nice swimming pool and they suggest you lots of things to. Daily they offer free activities, and they have the coolest staff ever! The dorms are very comfortable, and... More 

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Amelia K, Public Relations Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Good day Carol Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. I am going to let everyone know how cool you think we are! Glad you liked the Moosh. Ivor and Coolest B.I.G Family More 

Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Situated in a quiet street in a walking distance from the watherfront, friendly, clean, good breakfast, nice shower, and comfortable family-rooms. A very good choise in Cape Town if you like easy travelling.

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Amelia K, Public Relations Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Good day Jona Thank you for the review. What a great score, this means allot to us and fuels us to keep doing what we are doing. Many thanks Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Cape-Town as our first stop in South-Afrika and stayed at the B.I.G. and I would recommend this to everyone. Great atmosphere and diner together with all the other guests (is an option) so we could hear other people's story's and advice right away. Rooms are clean and nice. I also love the honesty bar.

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Amelia K, Public Relations Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Thanks Jeroen. Im glad that you enjoyed yourself. That table has heard some Awesome stories. We appreciate the time you took to review us. Many thanks Ivor and The B.I.G Team More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I'll preface this review by saying a) I don't wrote travel reviews. I have never been anywhere so overwhelming or underwhelming to warrant a review. Until now; and b) I would like to think I am fairly well travelled having been to all but 1 continent and have some objectivity in this review. Had this place not had the word... More 

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Amelia K, Front Office Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hey James You long legged Strayian lad. Thank you for such a great review, this is why we put in the extra. What a pleasure and we look forward to have you come back. Cheers Jame-Oh Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

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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 

Additional Information about The Backpackers in Green Point

Address: 18 Thornhill Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $25 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Backpackers in Green Point 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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