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The Backpackers in Green Point
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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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“Excellent!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

This hostel is probably the best hostel in Cape Town. You will feel like beeing home. The people who are working there are so nice. Especially Amy is the best. And the hostel is really really nice and clean. What can I say: It´s just the perfect place to stay!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Probably thee raddest backpackers and staff ive ever come across on my travels. Always friendly, always willing to lend a helping hand. Will advice you on all the funnest and most exhilirating activities in and around cape town. After a while i actually called it home. And home is pretty much where the heart is. So when i return to cape town in a couple weeks i will most definitly be booking in at the B I G again. Theres just nothing like it

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

Totally cozy atmosphere, totally cool people. There is a pool to chill out, a nice reading lounge a bar and tv room, place to bbq, really good breakfast. If you have no idea of what to do with your time in Capetown, they always do. Wifi for free. Check it out, you wont regret it.

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Western Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

B.I.G. was easily my favourite place to stay in my 7 days in South Africa. Extremely welcoming and friendly staff who make you feel right at home. Also staff were very helpful about local sightseeing and arranging airport transfers etc. Map of Capetown provided (very useful). Rooms were clean, big and bright with good views. Comfortable beds ensure a sound nights sleep. Excellent breakfast. Bathrooms excellent and nice towels provided. Secure bag storage available. Would have happily stayed longer but had flight booked with Emirates to Dubai the next day. Highly recommend B.I.G. for other travellers visiting Cape Town.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Okay so, I've now stayed in 5 hostels across S.Africa and BIG is way up at the top. Generally through my trip the standard of hostels has been very high (apart from Durban but please, let's not go there. Literally!) yet BIG still stands out. Travelling alone you want to meet people, feel welcomed, bounce ideas for tours, trips and routes around and have a jolly good time in the process. Well the staff here; Jess, Jason and Amy (the owner) particularly were amazing with me though the whole gang including the cleaners and domestic staff were brilliant.

Clean towels when ya want them, room cleaned every day, brilliant facilities in rooms and bathrooms etc, comfy beds, free breakfast, lovely pool - hang out and social areas, spotlessly clean and while being a lot of fun still somewhere quiet enough to get a god nights sleep.

The area felt as safe as anywhere I've ever stayed and the building itself is nice and secure and is so close to everywhere that a walk, a cab or a Tuk Tuk will get ya there in mins... There seemed to be a really nice mix of age groups, nationalities, locals, long and short term guests that I really can't say enough good things about the place. Go to Cape Town and get a BIG hello...

Room Tip: The upstairs dorm (4 bed) has a large and totally lovely roof terrace with seating area....
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Hogsback, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Although I only stayed for one night , I was most impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the overall standard of the hostel . I have subsequently recommended the hostel whenever meeting people heading towards Cape Town . Thank you girls I wish I could have stayed longer .

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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

One of the best Hostels I have been so far! Great rooms, everything nicely furnished with a love for the details, tidy, clean (plus a pair of towels for every guest) AND a super friendly staff which supports you in your trip planning. Did I already mention the awesome free breakfast incl. muesli, fresh fruits, eggs and juice?! Or the nice places to enjoy the evenings with the fellow travellers you met? I will defintely come here again if I visit Cape Town! Thank you Amy & ur Crew!

Room Tip: take the 4 bed dorm incl. a balcony with a view over the harbour bay
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 130 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Backpackers in Green Point 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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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