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The Backpackers in Green Point
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“THE B.E.S.T.”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Had such an amazing week stay in the B.I.G. It's in an excellent location in Green point, near enough to be near all the fun and activities but also away from all the noise. All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We were made to feel at home! The rooms are beautiful and the beds are so so comfy! The breakfast is perfect to get you going before a day of activities. We stayed in this hostel after two months of travelling round Africa and it was the best hostel we stayed in by a very long way! Brilliant! Couldn't recommend it more! Thanks so much!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

i recently went to Cape Town and B.I.G. was recommend by another traveller ,and for good reason, i loved the place from the second i walked in,,friendly staff ,and very nice beds ,but the clincher was the great loft for watching movies and the night when we had wood fired pizza cooked in the oven by the pool ,they don't need me to say anything good ,but keep up the good work ,I would loved to stay longer, a place is not always defined by the facilities but by the people working and staying there, and this is true in both cases ++

Room Tip: any room is a good room there ,no big dorms ,great
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

By far the best hostel my friends and I have ever stayed in. Extremely clean, homey and perfectly decorated. It did not in the least bit feel like a hostel but rather a boutique hotel. Super cute and affordable! My friends and I stayed for a full week and had a wonderful experience. It's in a safe neighborhood a short 10-15 minute walk to the waterfront. Everyone there was extremely nice and helpful. Such a great vibe! No negative feedback here. :)

Room Tip: We had the private triple with a private bathroom and it was amazing.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Such a friendly, clean and happy place to stay! Nice big rooms, well equipped kitchen, massive breakfast provided - what more can you ask for. Amy (the owner) was super helpful and made everyone feel welcome and at home. Can't wait for our next visit!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durban
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

B.I.G is very amazing!! U will feel that it is like ur second home. The staffs there are very friendly and helpful. Since I am Deaf woman, they assisted me in any ways and ensured that everything is done accordingly. They have everywhere which meet ur needs.. Their services are the best! They have free wifi, the beautiful lounge with soft couches, TV, library, kitchen, etc! The important thing is that it is very CLEAN! I highly recommend for u to use it..I will definitely come back!!! :D

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Berlin
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Great hostel! Clean, wonderful breakfast, homey, bright...and the best people! A lovely place. Everyone who works here is so friendly and genuine, the location is great--walk to the waterfront and an easy taxi to other places. Lots of info about cool things to do in the area, pool, new pizza oven, hot showers, warm blankets...I honestly cannot say enough good things about this place. I wanted to move in!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Clean, cozy, felt like home. Amazingly helpful and friendly staff. Laundry service, free WiFi, full kitchen, TV room with couches, library and swimming pool. Awesome vibe and great people. A true backpacker heaven.

Room Tip: Ask for an ensuite dorm if possible, since the wait for the bathrooms can be lengthy.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Property: The Backpackers in Green Point
Address: 18 Thornhill Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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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 127 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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