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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 193 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
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.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
When booking for more than 8 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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In downtown Cape Town, The Backpack was the first backpacker inn in South Africa and features a café and an outdoor pool with panoramic Table Mountain views.
Score from 184 reviews Excellent
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 156 reviews Excellent
Located in the suburb of Observatory in Cape Town, Observatory Backpackers offers a garden and 24-hour front desk. The hostel is located 1 km away from Groote Schuur Hospital.
Score from 7 reviews Very good
The Brookston is located in the suburb of Brooklyn, within 9 km from the Cape Town city centre and V&A Waterfront. The Canal Walk Shopping Centre is a 15-minute drive away.
Score from 37 reviews Very good
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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>>der Wareneinsatz Frühstück ist sehr gering.
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
B.I.G is not a bp, it's a family. The bp is clean, the team is awesome , the activities affordable ... I'll come back for sure !
Hospitality and kindness of the staff. Position. Arrangement of activities.
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 :)
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