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The Backpackers in Green Point
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Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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30 reviews
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“Great hostel to stay”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

I've stayed here for a week and had a great experience! Though the wheather wasn't to good, the staff went out of their way to make sure the guests have a good experience, helping you to sort out your activities.
The rooms were clean and neat and have a coded-lock. Maybe the only downside is that if you're tall, the beds may be a bit too short, but this is the case for me almost everywhere outside the Netherlands.
There is a nice kitchen and when it's cold, you can always enjoy the company of staff and guests downstairs in the living area which consists of a nice kitchen and eating space, a tv-room and a 'library'.
All in all, if you want a great place to stay for a good price, don't hesitate and book the B.I.G.!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We enyoyed very much our stay in the hostel. It had a very nice interior with nice sayings on the wall... Everything you could wish was there, to use, kitchen-things etc. Also it was very nice the WIFI was free and also we could use a computer, traveling guides etc. Amy was very helpful to help with booking of other hostels for tou trip, or make a car rental, for good prices. She knows all! And above all, the hostel felt very SAFE! It was very helpful too that you could ring automatically a trusted taxidriving company.
Unfortunately we forgot to tip the cleaning lady, but she deserved it!
Thanks for staying.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Very nice atmosphere. Clean rooms, clean kitchen with enough space for everyone. The dorm rooms were a bit small, but doable.
The owners are very helpful with planning for your tours and the rest of your journey. They have a big cozy bed, where you can read or watch movies!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

I stayed at the BIG this past August for a few days. Even before I stepped foot on the BEAUTIFUL property, Amy was so helpful via email. I chose the BIG because it seemed quite chill...I wasn't looking for a crazy Long Street location. The BIG was absolutely beautiful. It was meticulously spotless, with a welcoming kitchen/dining area, a library, a super comfy TV room, and the bedrooms were great. I stayed in the black and white dorm. The bathrooms are clean and the beds were very comfortable. But what I loved most about my stay in Cape Town was the people I met, and those include the absolutely charming staff of the BIG. Amy, Emilienne, Jess, and Linda never hesitated to help find you something to do, call you a cab, or simply sit with you to chat. They were absolutely amazing and made my stay perfect.
Also, for the price, the value was incredible! The breakfasts were so tasty!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

The BIG is a extremely friendly hostel, with amazing staff who take time to get to know you and help with planning your trips. The hostel itself is very clean, the rooms are a comfortable size with big lockers, lots of power sockets and very comfy beds. Breakfast in the morning has a good selection of foods. It is really easy to meet other guests here as there is lots of common area space. Greenpoint is really safe, short walk to the waterfront and a cheap taxi ride to Long street. This hostel is top quality with the greatest staff!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I highly recommend staying at the BIG. It's the nicest hostel- very clean, well run, homey, perfect size, and really friendly and helpful staff. The staff make an effort to learn your name and follow up about your day- they can help you book activities and make suggestions on what to do. The kitchen is great and has everything you need to cook, breakfast is amazing. And the kitchen is set up in a way so you can meet other travelers. The rooms are really clean and a lot of thought was put into them- not too crowded, there are lights by each bed, shelves, outlets, lockers, towels and extra blankets in winter. Greenpoint is a convenient location to get to the waterfront and a bit removed from the longstreet and downtown vibe. It was so nice that I was sad to leave!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Just stayed at The B.I.G in Greenpoint, Cape Town. It was a clean, inviting, funky and friendly place. The staff were fantastic (you felt as though they were family). They were all very helpful and acted like tour guides. It was a great place to meet other backpackers, and interestingly although most of the guests were in 20's and 30's, there were older people e.g. mothers and daughters. This is a boutique backpackers with a difference, in that all the rooms have their own bathrooms. The staff goes out of their way to suggest places to visit and good tours. They make you feel very welcjanicome, and there is a lovely vibe.
I would definitely recommend this hostel as a "home away from home"
Janice Canada

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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 125 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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