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7 Vesperdene Road, Green Point, Green Point, 8005 Cape Town – Show map
|Double Room with Private Bathroom|
|Family Room with Private Bathroom|
|Double Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Family Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Bed in 11-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Bed in 11-Bed Female Dormitory Room|
|Budget Twin Room|
|Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room|
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Sun Deck
Pool Table, Ping-Pong, Bicycle Rental
Food & Drink
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Wired internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Car Rental, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Lockers, Shared Lounge/TV Area
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
From 11:00 AM
Until 10:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children or adults are charged ZAR 110 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 2.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Cards accepted at this property
Big Blue Backpackers Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Based on 129 reviews
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Within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town central business district, this hotel offers luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi. It features an outdoor pool and a fitness center.
Score from 52 reviews Very good
The Rockwell Suite Hotel & Apartments offers self-catering accommodation with scenic views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill or the harbour.
Score from 263 reviews Very good
Situated on the slopes of Signal Hill Nature Reserve, overlooking Cape Town’s historical Bo-Kaap district. It features an outdoor pool with terrace and modern rooms with flat-screen TVs.
Score from 172 reviews Very good
Overlooking Table Mountain and Robben Island, the Lagoon Beach Hotel includes direct beach access and is located in Cape Town’s Milnerton suburb.
Score from 519 reviews Good
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.
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.
mattress needs replacing as it gave me a backache. they could not find my online booking, luckily i printed out my confirmation.
The location. The staff are nice and helpful. The cat
The room is very cold in winter.
no wifi in the room
The quietness of the place
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.
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.
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".
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.
free coffee and the friendly staff,free internet and the security entrance.
the bad weather.
The culture of people in the house. New friends were made easily.
Close to the Workshop venue in town and close to V&A waterfront, could walk easily to both.
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.
very nice place
There were roaches on the stairs as my "welcoming commitee"
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.
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.
the owner the staff the family feeling the atmosphere the location the price
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.
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).
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.
Convenient, friendly and comfortable
Not quite clean re laundered towels and linen - stained.
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