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Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was our first stop in South Africa and everyone was so nice and the room, the food and the atmosphere so great that we regret not having stayed longer. There is a nice pool,Netflix in the room, multiple rooms to relax and you'll always find someone to talk to.

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BIGBackpackers, Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Thank you Sven! Great review! It means a lot to us. We are so glad you enjoyed the BIG's facilities!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, I've stayed in a dozen of hostels over the last two months in Europe and they have nothing on the BIG. Spacious air conditioned rooms, comfy beds, awesome staff, great hang out areas around the hostel, BEST breakfast ever (included) and general vibe where everyone gets together and does things. Can't wait to come back!

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BIGBackpackers, Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hello Dmitry, it makes us so happy to hear you had a stunning time with us! Come back for a visit soon!

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostel with very clean rooms and daily room service. The staff is great and are doing everything to get people in touch with other guests via organized dinners at local places etc, which are off the usual tourist paths. One of the greatest hostels I ever stayed and will definitely come back again.

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BIGBackpackers, Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Awesome of you to leave us a review, thanks so much!!

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of all the hotels/hostels I have stayed around the world, nothing compares to the BIG. This was a highlight of my stay in CT, and I wont bother booking anywhere else when I return. The staff are amazing and a great laugh. The breakfast is 5 star and the activities on offer ensure anyone who is travelling solo will...

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BIGBackpackers, Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Thank you so so so very much for the lovely review, it means a lot to us! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the BIG!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed at the B.I.G. for a little over two weeks (I'd booked for 5 days but knew it was a gem from the moment I walked in) and loved every moment. So much so that I'd say it is easily the best hostel I've stayed in in nearly three years of travel. Each one of the staff are wonderful from...

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BIGBackpackers, Front Office Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hey Arthur What a great review! Thanks for being such a fabulous guest. Have a great trip in Antactica. Mad love from the B.I.G Family. Ivor

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The B.I.G. gives you everything good about staying in a hostel, and none of the bad. The hostel is really cosy and clean, with good coffee and a nice breakfast, but it's the people who make this such a fun place to stay. These guys really go the extra mile: Milou sorted out my travel schedule before I even arrived,...

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BIGBackpackers, Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Daisy!!!! You are such a sweety! Thank you so much for the kind words, we loved having you around. Please do come visit again! Milou

Horsens, Denmark
Reviewed 8 December 2016

In a walkable distance from the centre, situated in a quiet, seemingly safe neighbourhood. Designed with a sense a detail, and well equipped, seems spacious even when full. Good breakfast with eggs, cereal, yogurt, toast, jam, peanut butter, milk, juice etc. And some gated parking. What makes a very good place a truly great place is the staff, which is...

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It really make us so happy to read your review, thank you so much, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the BIG!

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 21 November 2016

It was so great, clean and felt safety. Our room (Venus) was a large enough, and beds were very comfortable.The host guy was so friendly, and felt like he just waited for us but did give enough space. Pool wasn´t very large, but enough to relax and enjoy the sun.

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BIGBackpackers, Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Awesome review! We are so glad your stay at the BIG was lovely. Looking forward to host you in the near future! Milou and the BIG Team

Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 November 2016

It is a great hostel whit very nice people! They will help you whit everything. If you want to do something the next day, but you don't know what or how to reserved for it, they will help you! And if you need a taxi they will call one for you. The place is also very nice! They have nice...

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BIGBackpackers, Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review

Hello Nicole Your Cape Town Home misses you dearly :) . We are so glad we crossed paths and a big big big thank you coming your way for taking the time to review us! Milou and the BIG Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The B.I.G was one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at, if not the best! They seem to attract a lot of like-minded travellers and everyone got on so well. Being in my late 20s I found it to be a perfect "flashpacker" hostel and besides organising a lot of social nights, they also make sure you get...

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Hello lovely Antonia, It makes my heart smile to read this review from you :). You walked in as a stranger and left like a friend. We all miss you at the BIG! Come visit us again! Milou and the Big team

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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
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM103 - RM666 (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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“Single private rooms are nice and quiet, but there is still plenty going on outside in the main rooms if you feel like being social”
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“Room "Lazy Afternoon" was great for a single traveler or couple, with a balcony & great view!”
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