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Utrecht
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I only spent 2 nights here leaving before breakfast because I went on two dive trips that had a pick up before 7:00. Returning in the afternoon, after having dinner at the V&A Waterfront, I was welcomed by the owner who showed me around and told me about the relax rooms (with TV and Playstation), the kitchen where you have...

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

Good day Detlef Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. We look forward to having you back and I hope that you enjoyed Joburg and that the brewery is all the better for having you. Ivor (not the owner) ;)

Reviewed 27 January 2017

This hostel was incredible from the start to the end, right from the beginning I was welcomed by the amazing staff who go the extra mile. They make an extra effort to learn who all the travellers are staying with them and make sure they get involved with the activities they organise which helps meet other fellow travellers. Activities involves...

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

Good day Tejal Thanks for such an AWESOME review. It means a lot to get such a positive review, and we are glad that you enjoyed it here with us. If you do come back to Cape Town i hope that you do stay with us. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Singapore
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This hostel is filled with warm loving friendly people. The rooms here are clean and have hot showers with comfy beds. Breakfast here was lovely and sumptuous. If you have any questions, ask at the reception! There was a pool here though we didn't get to use it. If you're driving, let them know as parking's limited in the narrow...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Next time be sure to take a "Dip" Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Armidale, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is more a budget B&B than a hostel. It is a really lovely environment and provides a pleasant stay - it is the nicest backpackers I have stayed in EVER and I've backpacked a lot. The beds are super comfortable and the lounging areas are super nice. None of the reviews are exaggerating regarding this property. If you've come...

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

Wow! Thank you for for all that positive feedback. We do think of ourselves as a respite from this bustling metropolis rather than a party spot. It was great reading this review and is the best motivation ever! Take care Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Helsinki
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here last time on 2015 and I'm Happy to say that this hostel still rocks. They had still many old workers from My previous visit, which tells a lot about the great atmosphere Of the hostel. It is a hostel for More 'adult-style' Backpackers, So not a place for a loud teen Party-goers. They had a very mixed crowd...

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

Thanks for such great review. We are glad that you have enjoyed yourself AGAIN. We love getting Boomerang guests. We are looking forward to having you back. Travel safe and see you soon! Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 January 2017 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 26 December 2016

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

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 24 December 2016

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 15 December 2016

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

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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 

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Address: 18 Thornhill Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM106 - RM645 (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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