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18 Thronhill Road, Green Point, Green Point, 8005 Cape Town, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 201 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The B.I.G Backpackers.
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Library
Food & Drink
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Car Rental, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child or adult is charged 100 % of the room stay per night and person when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
When booking for more than 6 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Based on 201 reviews
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Score from 39 reviews Wonderful
Atlantic Point Backpackers is situated in Green Point, Cape Town. It is located 600 metres from the Cape Town Stadium and a 10-minute walk to the V&A Waterfront. Free Wi-Fi and parking is available.
Score from 163 reviews Excellent
In Cape Town city center, The Backpack was the first backpackers in South African and features a café and an outdoor pool with panoramic Table Mountain views.
Score from 202 reviews Excellent
With great Atlantic Ocean views, The Ritz is just 1000 ft from the beach and minutes from the V&A Waterfront. It boasts the only revolving restaurant in Cape Town.
Score from 322 reviews Review score
- Spirit of this place makes you feel part of family (if you want to be). - nice, decent breakfasts - the most handsome 'reception' staff
Nothing. Everything was even better than we expected.
Outstanding staff made this a home-away-from-home experience. The best backpackers I have ever stayed at. Kudos to you gang!
B.I.G feels like living with friends rather than in a hostel - in the very best possible way. They cooked a fantastic braai for all guests, organise tours off the beaten track and ready to do anything they can to make your stay in Cape Town very special. Very clean and very nice decoration as well, good location ca. 15 minutes by foot to waterfront. It was one of the best places we stayed at in South Africa and definitely worth the money.
Our room was rather standard and the bathroom (private) tiny, but the excellent communal areas (great spacious kitchen and huge communal table, library, TV room) more than compensated for it.
Very friendly and helpfull staff. They made me feel at home the first second I stepped in! Wonderfull! They are willing to arange everything and assist with it. Cozy areas for fun time with other guests, but also private space in the dorms.
The only thing that I regret is that I only booked 2 nights at this place! Could have stayed much longer!
Lovely and helpful staff. You feel like home all the time. I loved. Thank you, BIG!
Staff very friendly...wonderful!! Home very comfortable and clean! Good position..near Waterfront and many interesting places!
Everything was great! it is well located, close to a mycity bus stop and also close enough to walk to the waterfront and other touristy spots. The room and all the hostel is super clean, modern and cozy. Staff was very nice and helpful!
Everything was just amazing the people the activity the flow Just perfect ;)
Like always I felt very welcome and the staff and Location is perfect
I arrived alone in Capetown to start my trip through south africa and this hostel was the perfect start! - the staff loves to organise tours for you or simply giving tips about "what to do" - great atmosphere - many travelers (not tourists :)) - hole hostel decorated with love :) I definetly would stay there again if I come back to Capetown once. (What I hopefully will!) Don't miss it!
the staff the location the rooms
The team at B.I.G are really great - funny, friendly and super helpful. It's like one big family there so I felt really sad to be leaving. The dorms and living areas are really clean and comfy so it's nice to chill out here if you just fancy relaxing in good company. Love this place!
Welcoming and warm team which manage the hostel. Always greeting you by name, helping in any manner required, whether it was tour bookings, restaurants or future hostels. Hostel was warm & cosy, other guest sat around the dining table and chatted with the team. Spotlessly clean, great breakfasts, dorms not too big. Quiet, felt like home, a fantastic hostel!
Staff was fun,helpful and very sweet.WE LOVE YOU JESS!Everything was perfectly clean and all the communal areas were perfectly designed to make you feel comfortable and cosy.We absolutely loved it.Wifi was excellent.We will be back :)
Very nice backpackers in Green Point. So close to Waterfront and Mainstreet. The staff is extremely helpful with everything and they have got good tips for Cape Town and trips.
Lovely rooms, cosy atmosphere...I must also mention that the staff are fantastic! Definitely would recommend others to stay here. Marcus Marques Brasil
Outstanding staff, lovely communal areas. Located in a very nice quiet neighborhood next to many restaurants but also close to the waterfront and city centre. Strong WiFi all over the whole property
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The location is great, and the staff is very friendly, eager to help you organize your day or any Tour. Be sure to do the township tour with Chippa, great experience.
No private refrigerator, just a shared one. Just parking for 3 cars on the street.
Far better than we expected a backpackers to be, in every respect
The location excellent service Clean enough space safe
The staff was incredible! Really made our stay memorable by facilitating activities, booking excursions, and generally going out of their way to make sure we were making the most of our trip.
They made my stay very enjoyable. Alll staff at the hostel were extremely friendly and very helpful. They take an interest in you and help you plan your day if required and will do anything to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. They have a range of tours and trip you can do. There is a taxi and tuk tuk service available to take you down to the Watetfront etc. Dorms are lovely, with your own charging point and light. There is a great range of fruit and food for breakfast with tea and coffee available all day. I cant recommend it enough and would definitely return.
There is nothing that I didnt like.
The location of the hostel is very good, near the city center and waterfront. The hostel itself is nicely decorated with good amenities. The staff is absolutely great, helping you with everything from organizing trips to choosing the right place to eat. We had a double room with comfy bed and huge bathroom. Being our first stay at a hostel, we were a bit reluctant, but we enjoyed it much more than anticipated. If you stay here don't you dare miss out the braai (barbeque) night. It will be the best part of your stay.
no enclosed parking
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