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Big Blue Backpackers

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff was friendly and offered a lot of good advice about places to go and the best way to get there. The room was also comfortable and clean. There was not too much noise either and the free breakfast was much appreciated.

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I liked this place and the location is great. Very close to some nice food joints and not too far from some nice beaches. Hostel can call you a reliable taxi and head down to the beachside areas for an enjoyable meal. Alternatively take a short stroll to the waterfront and enjoy an array of cuisine and make sure you...

Thank travellife3
Lisse, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We had good tim e in Big Blue. Location excellent, staff friendly. Quiet nights. Wifi ok. They can give you lots of information . Except the beds was the room not furnished.Skip the coffee, but enough places nearby to get good one

Thank KlaarWolff
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Is the best in your category, you know guys around the world and is very close to the nice places in the city. I certainly recommend it. Has varied types of rooms and prices, swimming pool and a bar...

Thank Licia C
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

What a lovely surprise this overnight stay was! A true gem if capetown, for backpacking travelers or even non-backpackers traveling on a budget. The rooms are clean and well kept. The bathrooms are in good condition and the services include free wifi and communal computers. A breakfast is included, which is a very basic, self help spread - but you...

Thank Landi E
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night because it was a cheap last minute booking. The room was clean and staff friendly. The breakfast was an instant coffee with a toast, it didn't really speak to us. Walking distance to v&a.

Thank Johanna T
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I stayed at Big Blue for 10 nights, and I really enjoyed it. The old building with high ceilings and wooden floor is amazing. The kitchen is big and has everything you need, the staff is friendly and there's free Wifi in the whole buidling. The free breakfast in the morning is simple, but all you need to start your...

Thank M A
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I am full of mixed feelings about this place. First, the friendliness and helpfulness of the reception staff is highly mixed. There is a young man in his 20s who is extremely nice and helpful. There is a older man with a small stature who was unfriendly and unhelpful, providing me poor information when I asked for transportation options to...

Thank Loxa1a1
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Rooms were spacious and clean. Massive kitchen to prepare meals and great entertainment area. Could not believe price included a free breakfast. EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY!!

Thank mornevd86
Morgantown, West Virginia
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Smoky bar, lots of interesting people, neat old building, very basic accommodation, nice location for the price. The staff are helpful, free breakfast is very basic. The private rooms outside the main building were quiet.

Thank MGWfam

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our backpackers is located centrally in Cape Town, in walking distance from the V&A Waterfront and the city centre (both 10 minutes walk). We offer a great location at afforadable prices with friendly and helpful staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Blue Backpackers

Address: 7 Vesperdene Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM48 - RM261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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Big Blue Backpackers Hotel Cape Town Central
Big Blue Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for the rooms away from the dorms if staying private (separate attached building)”
travellife3, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not necessary to book en suite rooms as they have adequate showers”
mornevd86, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pay a bit extra for a private room”
jacobf877, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Pay the small extra amount for the private room and ask for the one that has a view of the mountain.”
shilohmilo, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The private rooms were really nice and quiet.”
mollyseurynck, 27 Sep 2014 | Read review
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