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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here one night because it was a cheap last minute booking. The room was clean and staff friendly. The breakfast was an instant coffee with a toast, it didn't really speak to us. Walking distance to v&a.

Thank Johanna T
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Big Blue for 10 nights, and I really enjoyed it. The old building with high ceilings and wooden floor is amazing. The kitchen is big and has everything you need, the staff is friendly and there's free Wifi in the whole buidling. The free breakfast in the morning is simple, but all you need to start your... More 

Thank M A
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

I am full of mixed feelings about this place. First, the friendliness and helpfulness of the reception staff is highly mixed. There is a young man in his 20s who is extremely nice and helpful. There is a older man with a small stature who was unfriendly and unhelpful, providing me poor information when I asked for transportation options to... More 

Thank Loxa1a1
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Rooms were spacious and clean. Massive kitchen to prepare meals and great entertainment area. Could not believe price included a free breakfast. EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY!!

Thank mornevd86
Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Smoky bar, lots of interesting people, neat old building, very basic accommodation, nice location for the price. The staff are helpful, free breakfast is very basic. The private rooms outside the main building were quiet.

Thank MGWfam
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very good location and a friendly staff. Our room was very cold for his winter stay - no heating in the room. But the bed was comfy and warm under the covers. We stayed in room #8 on he second floor. Women's WC and shower were down the hall; the men's were down the stairs. The place was clean.

Thank ChicoRanMan
Ongwediva, Namibia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Went as a group, the place was great very clean with free WiFi that worked very well. ordered a few drinks at the bar and they went down well. Apart from the pool that was very disappointing it was not cleaned and didn't look appealing at all.

Thank leddy2016
Sandton, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

I stayed for 5 nights in a 4 beds private room. It was the best decision for us, since we could arrive home late without disturbing anyone and lock all our things in the room during the day. The hostel is fairly clean considering the size of it. It has a nice area with a pool, pool table, bar and... More 

Thank Jacob F
Rome, Italy
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Big blue for 4 nights and the day to check out couldn't have come any sooner. The entire hostel but especially the rooms were so insanely uncomfortably hot that I could barely sleep at night and if you even attempted to nap during the day that was a joke because you would just be drenched in sweat.... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2016

had 3 nights in a 6 share dorm. the hostel was OK. it was dated but clean and well set out. the free net was slow but the wifi was OK. the breakfast was basic but free (cereal and toast). the bar was great value.my room was large but very warm at night due to no ac. the hostel was... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our backpackers is located centrally in Cape Town, in walking distance from the V&A Waterfront and the city centre (both 10 minutes walk). We offer a great location at afforadable prices with friendly and helpful staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Blue Backpackers

Address: 7 Vesperdene Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: £11 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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Big Blue Backpackers Hotel Cape Town Central
Big Blue Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Not necessary to book en suite rooms as they have adequate showers”
 of 5 bubbles mornevd86, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pay a bit extra for a private room”
 of 5 bubbles jacobf877, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Pay the small extra amount for the private room and ask for the one that has a view of the mountain.”
 of 5 bubbles shilohmilo, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The private rooms were really nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles mollyseurynck, 27 Sep 2014 | Read review
“I had an all female dorm, the people in the room were generally respectful and not noisy. Can't really comment on other rooms since I didn't stay in them.”
 of 5 bubbles erinm161, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
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