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The Backpackers in Green Point

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18 Thornhill Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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St. Thomas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently stayed at the B.I.G. during a weeklong solo trip in Cape Town. I had originally booked for four nights but after a couple days, extended for the rest of my trip - this place is THAT good. The location can't be beat, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff is incredible. I honestly felt like they... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is small but looks fantastic- everything is new and clean and beautiful. The staff is young and very friendly and helpful. There is a shared kitchen and a board with activities in Capetown that you can do that changes everyday. The place feels like a 5 star hotel but costs like an average backpacker.We ened up there after... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms: The rooms were good size, each had a separate bath room with shower and soap included. The rooms had plugs to charge phones and lap tops and it had Wifi. Towels were available with a 100 R ($6) deposit. On top of that, I was surprised at how comfortable my mattress was! The breakfast: This breakfast was pretty... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My only regret is not having done this review sooner! I stayed here with my girlfriend in December 2015 and we had the best time. Being from Johannesburg, we are no strangers to the Cape however Ivor and the team made us feel welcome nonetheless and recommended fantastic activities for us to do such as wine tours, running routes, scooter... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a private twin room with a buddy for a few nights. Overall really good place. The staff was very helpful in recommending activities, though sometimes a little pushy on booking the tours through them. Breakfast was enjoyable everyday. They had a braii and the food was quite delicious. Water pressure for the shower in the private room was... More 

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

Hey :) Thank you for the feedback on The B.I.G! We really appreciate the kind words and the help with making the B.I.G better for our guests. Our worry is that guests won't be able to get onto tours and therefore we try our best to help with this in due time. We want you to have the best holiday... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for a number of nights this spring, both alone and later with my friend. I had the best experience and highly recommend staying here. It's extremely clean and nicely decorated, it has a great, friendly vibe (no drunk people like on Long Street), and the staff are the absolute best! They're so friendly and helpful. It's about... More 

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Thank LisaK1002
Amelia K, Guest Relations Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hey Lisa I hope that you are well. We loved you and loved having the Israeli lessons from your friend. Thanks a stack for taking the time to write a smashing review. I also fondly remember that heavy bag of yours;) Ivor and The B.I.G Team More 

Una, Himachal Pradesh, India
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good place to stay. Ivor helped us a lot. I think he is the backbone of this place. Such a energy he have to explain the things. Other staff was also helpful.In short we had so much fun while staying here.

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

Manu ! Cheffo! Thanks so much for the special mention. We all loved having you guys with us. You still never cooked for us . We still Have Sussanne staying with us now. Take care my Friend. Ivor and The B.I.G Family More 

Penn Valley, California
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly helpful staff help you decide how to navigate the hundreds of wonderful things to see, do, eat, and drink in CPT. It was nice to snuggle and visit the dogs that hang out in the common area when missing my own fur children back home. Our private room had a lovely balcony.

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Thank Nikki D
Amelia K, Guest Relations Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hey Nikki So nice to hear back from the organising comittee. Please give our regards to the guys, Ron and Jarred. If you ever in the Cape again please stay with us! Many thanks Ivor (Captain) and the B.I.G Team More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is great hostel, from the facilities to the people to the breakfast :) I was nervous about traveling alone, but from the minute I got there Ivor made me feel comfortable and introduced me to other guests. I came with no plans and in my six short days the staff helped me get the most of my Capetown experience-... More 

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Thank Heather R
Stanford, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Super friendly, helpful staff. Clean well designed interiors. If you looking for a hostel this is it! Great value for money with Free secure parking, Wi-Fi and breakfast. Remember to have R100 in cash for your towel deposit if you not bringing your own.

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Thank Warren S
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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: $41 - $205 (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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