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Newest reviews for Big Blue Backpackers Lodge

  • Anonymous
      Netherlands
    September 5, 2014

    Nice quiet hostel, good walking distance to the waterfront and the city centre.

    8.8

  • Erik
      South Africa
    August 18, 2014

    Location,free internet.

    6.7

  • Zhilan
      China
    August 8, 2014

    I have stayed for four nights there. Staff are extremely helpful and kind. Convenient facilities like computer room, ATM etc, comfortable beds, hot and clean showers and toilets. Easy walk into city center and waterfront! Peaceful and quiet surroundings, but few minutes walk to a supermarket and restaurants and shopping places. When I come back to SA, I will stay here again!

    The wireless doesn't extend to the bedrooms.

    7.5

  • Anonymous
      South Africa
    July 30, 2014

    We stayed here for five days and we really enjoyed it! Staff was really nice and helpful, facilities were clean and comfortable beds. It's a ten minute walk to the waterfront and there are a lot of bars and restaurants around.

    7.9

  • Anonymous
      South Africa
    July 3, 2014

    Quietness

    Curtaining

    7.5

  • Anonymous
      South Africa
    June 26, 2014

    mattress needs replacing as it gave me a backache. they could not find my online booking, luckily i printed out my confirmation.

    5

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    May 24, 2014

    The location. The staff are nice and helpful. The cat

    The room is very cold in winter.

    7.9

  • Anonymous
      Switzerland
    May 6, 2014

    no wifi in the room

    7.9

  • Jabu
      South Africa
    May 4, 2014

    The quietness of the place

    7.9

  • Anonymous
      South Africa
    April 26, 2014

    Good location within walking distance of Long Street and The Waterfront. The family room we had (double bed + bunk beds) was spacious and comfortable and even had a bath, so good value for money.

    Very noisy at night despite being on a backstreet; shower didn't work; staff were distant and not particularly friendly.

    6.3

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    April 13, 2014

    The price for the location was why we came and we felt this was excellent. The manager was v helpful in resolving a case of a tour company forgetting to pick us up.

    The kitchen and bathrooms could be more modern but were functioning great and this wasn't a problem for us.

    8.3

  • David
      United States of America
    April 11, 2014

    Nice lobby floor.

    No one could have cared less if we were there. The floors in the room was filthy. No top sheet and the blanket was such that it could not have been washed in a washing machine. Parking was on the street, not "secure" as suggested on their site. Photos are out of date. Community rooms were "tattered".

    5.4

  • Hussam
      Egypt
    April 10, 2014

    Excellent (Hotel+Staff+Value) & V.Good (Location+Room+Bath). LOCATION: In Green Point ... (RailWay + Intercity Bus + Main Civic Center of MyCiti Local Bus + Mini Bus Taxi) St. = 2km / 20-30 min. walk straight line along "Riebeek" str. / or use local MyCiti bus # 108 + 109 until "Upper Potswood st. front of hotel = R7-5 / Mini Bus = R6 ... Airport = 18km/ Bus # A01/R50 to civic center then bus # 108+109 to hotel ... V.A. Water Front + Harbour + Ferry to Robben Island (R250/4hrs.) = 0.5km / 5min walk ... Table Mountain= 5km / My CitiBus # 107+106/R7 to "cloff neck" St. and cotinue by walk 1km uphill or use mini bus beside city hall / R30 or Red Tour double deck bus/ R150/250=12 day n or Expesive Meter taxi .... Long Str. + C.C. < 1km=15 min w. .... Green Point/ Campus bay Beach+Clifton/ Hout Bay = 2/7/15km = R6/8/12 by My Citi Bus # 108+109. HOTEL: The big advantages are: 1- Free Tea/ Coffe + sugar + milk in lobby 24hr 2- 3 excellent P.C. center with net + Wi-Fi free 24 hr 3- Excellent big common Kitchen icluding every thing: V. big Refrigirator + many ovens + many acceessories 4- Common T.V. lounge with c.d. films player & sound system + good S.P. & sun deck & Peng Pong Table + ATM + Bar + Library & Prochoures & maps & wight balance & secured gate & ... SAFE: in front desk w. R100 deposit. ROOM: not bad: big w. Window + cupboard + fan + Mirror without service. COMMON BATHROOMS: Enough & Clean & Hot Water & G. Toileteries. STAFF: Excellent & V. helpfull & 24/7. B.R.: R20 w. Economic good meal include: (Juice+Yougert+Toast+Butter+Penut Cream+Jam+CornFlakes+Sauces & Tea/cof+milk+sugar) The CONCLUSION is: I saw the Guest love to stay in Hotel & when go to explore & Tour come back happily ... And also, You can see the people of Earth: many different Nationalities + All Levels of ages.

    1- No Electrical Socket in BathRooms but, I think this is the system in RSA. 2- Some entertaining noise in the night.

    9.6

  • Raubenheimer
      South Africa
    April 4, 2014

    free coffee and the friendly staff,free internet and the security entrance.

    the bad weather.

    7.5

  • Njabulo
      South Africa
    April 1, 2014

    The culture of people in the house. New friends were made easily.

    One Tv

    8.8

  • Anonymous
      South Africa
    March 30, 2014

    Close to the Workshop venue in town and close to V&A waterfront, could walk easily to both.

    7.9

  • Thiago
      United Arab Emirates
    March 29, 2014

    The Lodge was very well located, 10 minutes walk to waterfront and very close to restaurants and markets. I loved how a staff really got out of her way to organize trips/tours for us, she definitely made our stay so much easier.

    Some of the people hanging around the common areas dont really know how to behave, but thats not the Lodge's fault, just something you have to keep in mind due to the hostel atmosphere the place offers. Also, one of the staff really needs to be more friendly, otherwise she's in the wrong business.

    7.1

  • Scarlett
      South Africa
    March 27, 2014

    very nice place

    7.5

  • Khanyisa
      South Africa
    March 25, 2014

    The Location

    There were roaches on the stairs as my "welcoming commitee"

    5.4

  • Dylan
      South Africa
    March 19, 2014

    The staff were great and there was a friendly atmosphere amongst the guests. Great location too, not noisy or rowdy at night, you could sleep when you wanted and you are only about 10-15 mins walk away from both town and the nearest beachfront and only 5 - 10 mins away from the v&a waterfront

    A little noisy in the dorm next to the kitchen when people are in the kitchen cooking. The shower near the kitchen filled up with water and didn't drain well. So rather used one of the other 2 showers instead.

    8.8

  • Zimasa
      South Africa
    March 18, 2014

    Lovely atmosphere, close to amenities, free Wi-Fi. All the long-term staff were very helpful.

    My booking got lost, and I was treated badly by the staff who checked me in as well as by a 2nd receptionist.

    7.1

  • Ilana
      United States of America
    March 16, 2014

    the owner the staff the family feeling the atmosphere the location the price

    swimming pool

    10

  • Anonymous
      South Africa
    March 12, 2014

    As a young couple we were split up. The pictures do not resemble reality at all and the fellow backpackers were loud and uncaring towards the other people. They will not be seeing us again.

    3.3

  • Spencer
      United Kingdom
    March 5, 2014

    Friendly staff. Cheap breakfast available. Use of PCs and internet. Plenty of information advertising activities.

    The usual sharing of a messy room with untidy people (not the fault of the hostel). Squeaky door and handle in room 5 (please oil it).

    7.9

  • Erin
      United States of America
    March 1, 2014

    Lovely staff, owner wanted to carry my bag upstairs the first night but I was with a friend who was already carrying it! There is a cleaning team always cleaning up. A duvet and pillow were provided. WiFi free and worked well most of the time. 3 computers available as well. Can book activities and tours via the staff. Close to many things in sea point and green point, the stadium, the waterfront. Can easily take myciti bus from a nearby stop. Lovely place highly recommend, very large cozy house.

    Mattress was kind of old and sunken.

    10

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