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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Smoky bar, lots of interesting people, neat old building, very basic accommodation, nice location for the price. The staff are helpful, free breakfast is very basic. The private rooms outside the main building were quiet.

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Chico,CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Very good location and a friendly staff. Our room was very cold for his winter stay - no heating in the room. But the bed was comfy and warm under the covers. We stayed in room #8 on he second floor. Women's WC and shower were down the hall; the men's were down the stairs. The place was clean.

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Ongwediva, Namibia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Went as a group, the place was great very clean with free WiFi that worked very well. ordered a few drinks at the bar and they went down well. Apart from the pool that was very disappointing it was not cleaned and didn't look appealing at all.

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Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I stayed for 5 nights in a 4 beds private room. It was the best decision for us, since we could arrive home late without disturbing anyone and lock all our things in the room during the day. The hostel is fairly clean considering the size of it. It has a nice area with a pool, pool table, bar and... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Big blue for 4 nights and the day to check out couldn't have come any sooner. The entire hostel but especially the rooms were so insanely uncomfortably hot that I could barely sleep at night and if you even attempted to nap during the day that was a joke because you would just be drenched in sweat.... More 

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notts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

had 3 nights in a 6 share dorm. the hostel was OK. it was dated but clean and well set out. the free net was slow but the wifi was OK. the breakfast was basic but free (cereal and toast). the bar was great value.my room was large but very warm at night due to no ac. the hostel was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We stayed during earlier this month and what an incredible visit! From the prime location to the excellent service we experienced ,it made our holiday one to remember.Big blue has also recently undergone renovations which added to our overall experience. HIGHLY recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The rooms are decent size and clean. The team is very helpful in answering all your questions and suggesting some tours to do. The location is excellent too, with the VA Waterfront being just a 10 mins walk away

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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I'll start by saying I've stayed in hostels worldwide and have a good basis for comparison among properties. When I stay at hostels, my expectations are always tempered knowing that budget accommodations can be just that. But there's obviously room for difference, with some excelling and others not. Big Blue doesn't. My private room was spacious and clean, but to... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We have stayed at many backpackers while travelling South Africa and I can definately say we had our best nights rest at Big Blue. The beds are comfy, our room was big and breezy with huge windows. It is walking distance from the Waterfront and City Centre yet located in a quiet side street so that you can have a... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our backpackers is located centrally in Cape Town, in walking distance from the V&A Waterfront and the city centre (both 10 minutes walk). We offer a great location at afforadable prices with friendly and helpful staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Blue Backpackers

Address: 7 Vesperdene Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $19 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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Big Blue Backpackers Hotel Cape Town Central
Big Blue Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa
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