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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The place is small but looks fantastic- everything is new and clean and beautiful. The staff is young and very friendly and helpful. There is a shared kitchen and a board with activities in Capetown that you can do that changes everyday. The place feels like a 5 star hotel but costs like an average backpacker.We ened up there after...

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

Good day Yael Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear that you liked our activities board. tageesh babiet and all that ! Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The rooms: The rooms were good size, each had a separate bath room with shower and soap included. The rooms had plugs to charge phones and lap tops and it had Wifi. Towels were available with a 100 R ($6) deposit. On top of that, I was surprised at how comfortable my mattress was! The breakfast: This breakfast was pretty...

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

Hello Tom, Wow! Thank you for such an amazing review! We totally agree with us about the wifi, we are working on it, weve been waiting for fibre internet to get to SA with impatience. The next time you visit us it will be super fast internet! Milou and the BIG Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 July 2016

My only regret is not having done this review sooner! I stayed here with my girlfriend in December 2015 and we had the best time. Being from Johannesburg, we are no strangers to the Cape however Ivor and the team made us feel welcome nonetheless and recommended fantastic activities for us to do such as wine tours, running routes, scooter...

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

Hello greg, Stunning review my friend! Thanks so much for it! Glad you enjoyed the BIG's facilities! Milou and the BIG Team

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Stayed in a private twin room with a buddy for a few nights. Overall really good place. The staff was very helpful in recommending activities, though sometimes a little pushy on booking the tours through them. Breakfast was enjoyable everyday. They had a braii and the food was quite delicious. Water pressure for the shower in the private room was...

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

Hey :) Thank you for the feedback on The B.I.G! We really appreciate the kind words and the help with making the B.I.G better for our guests. Our worry is that guests won't be able to get onto tours and therefore we try our best to help with this in due time. We want you to have the best holiday...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for a number of nights this spring, both alone and later with my friend. I had the best experience and highly recommend staying here. It's extremely clean and nicely decorated, it has a great, friendly vibe (no drunk people like on Long Street), and the staff are the absolute best! They're so friendly and helpful. It's about...

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

Hey Lisa I hope that you are well. We loved you and loved having the Israeli lessons from your friend. Thanks a stack for taking the time to write a smashing review. I also fondly remember that heavy bag of yours;) Ivor and The B.I.G Team

Una, Himachal Pradesh, India
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

It was a good place to stay. Ivor helped us a lot. I think he is the backbone of this place. Such a energy he have to explain the things. Other staff was also helpful.In short we had so much fun while staying here.

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

Manu ! Cheffo! Thanks so much for the special mention. We all loved having you guys with us. You still never cooked for us . We still Have Sussanne staying with us now. Take care my Friend. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Virginia
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Incredibly helpful staff help you decide how to navigate the hundreds of wonderful things to see, do, eat, and drink in CPT. It was nice to snuggle and visit the dogs that hang out in the common area when missing my own fur children back home. Our private room had a lovely balcony.

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

Hey Nikki So nice to hear back from the organising comittee. Please give our regards to the guys, Ron and Jarred. If you ever in the Cape again please stay with us! Many thanks Ivor (Captain) and the B.I.G Team

Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is great hostel, from the facilities to the people to the breakfast :) I was nervous about traveling alone, but from the minute I got there Ivor made me feel comfortable and introduced me to other guests. I came with no plans and in my six short days the staff helped me get the most of my Capetown experience-...

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

Good day Heather. Thank you for such a lekker review. A special thank you for the personal shout out to Daph and I, that stuff makes it all worth the while. All our love from the B.I.G Family

Stanford, South Africa
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Super friendly, helpful staff. Clean well designed interiors. If you looking for a hostel this is it! Great value for money with Free secure parking, Wi-Fi and breakfast. Remember to have R100 in cash for your towel deposit if you not bringing your own.

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

Good day Warren Thank you for such a great review rating. Hopefully you can stay with us a bit longer next time. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Tanzania
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Shame on me for taking so long to share such great feedback for one of the best hostels I've been to. I've been backpacking non stop in over 40 countries for the past 6 years staying mostly in hostels, and this property hands down is one of my favorite. They do everything perfect. The staff are fantastic, very personable, friendly...

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

Mel! I hope all is going well for you in Tanzania and that you are enjoying all your goodies you bought with you back home. Thank you for such kind words and hope to have you back with us soon. You are so fantastic and we loved having your positive energy and smile brighten our days. Warm Regards and Hugs,...

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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: RM106 - RM651 (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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“The private room Sailor is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles EF982, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in Black & White which was an awesome 4 bed dorm with a shared roof terrace looking over the pool. Recommend it!”
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“Get the Black and White dorm in the main building!”
 of 5 bubbles Antoniina, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“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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“The family rooms are very good with a private bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles j0na89, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
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