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Moka, Moka, Mauritius
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Having been to many hotels, this is my first backpacker experience. The atmosphere is awesome. You meet so many people from so many places and countries there. It's super cozy and the staff is amazing. It's well situated. Millou, Ivor, Daph and Rita were amazing staff. Will definitely go back there.

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

Good day Belall Thank you for such a great Review, and thank you for the mention by name. It makes us happy to read such great reviews. Travel safe and hopefully we see you soon. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I had an amazing time in Cape Town and the B.I.G! I stayed in a dorm with 4 beds, which was very clean. The breakfast was good. The staff was great, they were all very nice and always helpful! The hostel has a good location, central located. Most important, it's not a party hostel! I'll definitely recommend this hostel!

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

Good day Lisa Thanks for such a great review. We are glad that you got to sleep. You are welcome back anytime! Ivor and The B.I.G family

Brighton, Engand
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Any doubts we might have had about staying in this backpackers were quickly dispelled when we saw our room - spacious, en-suite bathroom, freshly decorated, more like a boutique hotel than a hostel. And things got better when we had breakfast and started to meet up with others staying there. The breakfast was easily the best I've ever seen in...

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

Wow ! Thanks for such a Smashing review. It makes us happy to read this and we are pumped that you felt so at home. Hopefully we see you in summer. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We where accommodated here, four persons at age 38 and up to 60, with out knowing much about the B.I.G and some of us probably expected to be accommodated at a hotel and where sceptic to a backpacker place. This changed! At our arrival we where met by one of the most energetic and outgoing persons put on this planet....

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

Anders! Thank you so much for your lovely words. It was lovely to meet you all and to learn about your culture, especially sharing meals with you. We hope to have you stay with us soon, whether it be a university stay or more desirably a holiday! Hope you are all enjoying the sun shine in Norway. Warm Regards and...

Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Everything was perfect good place good people its was just awesome. Its near to lions head, table mountain, v&a and surrounded by good restaurants by walking distance, they will assist you and give all the information that you need. its just perfect a reason to come back again 🇿🇦👌🏻

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

Christine!! From the bottom of our hearts thank you so much for taking the time to review the BIG! Looking forward to have you stay with us again in the future! Milou and the BIG Team

Reviewed 3 April 2016

The remodeling is continuing. The place is looking better. Customer service was great. And you can't beat the location. The F-Line for direct trips to the Wharf, Union Square and a huge portion of Market St is right in front of the hotel. Grocery...

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

BIG Thank you coming your way! Really nice of you for taking the time to write about the BIG :) Milou and the BIG team

Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

When you imagine how a 5 stars hostel would be you imagine the BIG. The staff always doing much more than expected. And the mixture of people you can meet in there will complete the whole experience. Class!

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

Wow thanks. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review. Travel safe Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Probably the best hostel I have ever been to. Warm and helpful staff, the place feels like a home. Great advice, especially about suncream...would highly recommend it. Lovely decor, a great braai and very inexpensive.

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

Hey Naomi Thanks for the smashing review. Sunscreen is like an anniversary, the best way to remember is to forget once! Travel safe Ivor and The B.I.G Family

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Second tour in Cape Town and once again stayed at the B.I.G. Not only is Cape Town an amazing city no matter what your travel purpose is, but staying at the B.I.G. adds some extra magic to ur trip. Great atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff, great cooking, perfectly situated close to Lion's Head, city centrum, V&A Waterfront etc. Top...

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

Hey There Michael Thanks for the 5. We would love to see Freida after another year too. Thanks Dad! All the best from The B.I.G Family

Kutchan-cho, Japan
Reviewed 19 March 2016

In my opinion, platforms like AirBnb have taken off recently as they allow people to stay in a "home away from home". With The B.I.G. Backpackers however, there's no need to look anywhere else, because everything about this hostel is nothing short of exceptional. From the quality of the rooms, to the elaborate breakfast on offer each morning to the...

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

Hey Graeme ( the south african spelling) Thanks for the review. I hope that Andys tan is fading by now. Enjoy the absinth! Take care brother. Ivor and The B.I.G Family

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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 - RM664 (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.”
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“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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 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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