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The B.I.G Backpackers
18 Thronhill Road, Green Point, Green Point, 8005 Cape Town – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 157 reviews)
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Library
Food & Drink
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Airport Shuttle, 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.
Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
When booking for more than 8 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
The B.I.G Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
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Very friendly, enthusiastic and helpful staff. There was a nice braai on Thursday with all the guest from the hostel. We had a wonderful time there!
breakfast was great! Staff was nice
no shops and restaurants in the surrounding is pretty inconvenience commission of booking any activities is pretty expensive, better book it yourself
The staff was incredibly helpful. They were able to sit me down and give me a detailed account of everything to do in the area. The rooms were so clean, and the location was great. Very easy to get around, and I felt very safe. They also have a nice selection of movies for rainy days :)
super atmosphere super staff super facilities
nothing at all. seriously nothing
excellent facilities, clean tidy rooms with a bathroom with is an added bonus, lots of areas to chill out, super super friendly staff to help you organize your time in Cape Town
The reception, the engagement they provide for each guest and their lovely individual characters just make the entire experience a joy
The time I had to stay there.. it was too little
If you have the opportunity the stay at BIG backpackers then consider yourself lucky. The facilities are wonderful. The entire place operates like a home. It's comfortable and warm. They have a library room for quiet time, a TV room and a great big open kitchen that provides a great space to meet other travelers. But if you stay here for any reason, stay here for the staff. I have never witness individuals work so hard to make sure that you are taken care. Yes, they book tours, take your laundry and check you in. But they go above and beyond to make sure that you looked after. If that means giving you advice on how to plan the rest of the trip or restaurants that they like going to. These people truly care. You get so much more than a bed at BIG you get true South African hospitality and these guys do it best.
Best hostel I've ever stayed. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. In the evenings it always felt like coming home. The "braai nite" in the hostel is also very funny :)
Personal war ausgesprochen freundlich und sehr,sehr hilfsbereit. You feel like comming home, when you stay there - it's very familiar. It's just the best place to stay, when you want to visit Capetown. Go there, you wont regret it :o) :o) ...
If they could arrange for a porter facility and some ice breaker interactions.. May be every evening.. To introduce the buds to the veteran guest..;) Awesome exp.. Beautiful interiors and drop dead fantastic staff..
The kindness of the staff, their availability to book things for you, their great recommendations on things to do and to see... The location is great too, and the accommodation itself is very cute, clean and comfortable. Great common space.
Very little to dislike...
Great location, super friendly and helpful staff, amazing atmospehere where solo travellers are mixing with families and children, recommended option when travelling alone to meet many interesting people
Just little thing - locker in the bathroom in my room did not exist...
Liked everything. Beautiful and very modern. Very good ideas. Very nice staff. Very helpfull people, just a bedbug/other problem with something in or on my husband's bed that bit him on his whole body. Will have to visit a doctor to determine the exact cause. Did report it to staff, who replaced a blanket. Thanks, it was great!
V friendly and good staff, great communal atmosphere and good location
minor, but bit thin walls/windows can let noise through
Amazing place to stay whenever and no matter for what reason you stay in capetown! So lovely and helpful personal, you'll at no time feel alone!
The people from BIG are amazing and make you feel at home. When you Dont know what to do just ask and they'll come up with something!
Its a very quiet place at night, wich It great when you want to sleep, but when you don't you have to go out early.
Awesome people, neat decorated house, fun dog
Comfortable and well decorated hostel, friendly staff, good breakfast.
the price(for the four persons dorm.,and its clean,and a nice livingspace.Staff is also friendly and wants to help you.
They always remember your name,and everytime in every sentence this use this.It was a bit to much.
Breakfast, great tips from staff and truly interested in our plans and willing to assist. Very relaxed atmosphere, also if you are a non backpacker or family. Pool, location and safety
design, interieur, pool area, breakfast, the funny and very helpful stuff, location, just everything! Thx!
Awesome for backpackers! Had a great stay here with some friends!
Perfect! For sure, the best place to stay in cape town.. I'd reccomended for every kind of people. Amazing!
Exceptional staff. Friendly atmosphere with everyone and just a very cool place to stay.
Nothing. It's as good as a hostel can be. Better in fact.
Never stayed anywhere where the staff were so willing to help and knowledgeable, the place is amazing also. Close enough to the waterfront and central Cape Town to be convenient but far enough away to have its own chilled atmosphere. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.
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