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The Backpackers in Green Point
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This backpackers hotel is absolute great value for money. I was staying there 4 nights with some friends in November 2013 in "presidential" room. Staff is professional and friendly and also hotel is user friendly (taxi service telephone, day trips etc)

thanks again

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Castricum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

The double room downstairs is very clean and has an excellent design. Also the location is very good (a 10 to 15 minute walk to V&A Waterfront). The staff and owner of the place are very helpfull. And they can make all reservations for you on request. We would definately stay here again. It was a perfect stay in Cape town

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Stay here!!! So clean, so friendly and very practical.

The atmosphere and the staff are what makes this place awesome. The staff are extremely helpful, upbeat and pretty funny as well.

I know stayed one night but would have stayed more had I known about it beforehand. And breakfast is included in the price....which is unheard of at a hostel.

Amazing value. Will stay again for sure!!

Room Tip: Great if you have a car and you can walk around during they day. But the staff suggest you take a ta...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

I really recomend!
The rooms are very confortable and the localization is just perfect.
To make the hostel happier, they have 4 sweet dogs that stay at the lobby.
On mondays they make a special dinner that is wonderful and cheap.
The people that work there are very attentive and help the guests wherever they need.

Stayed November 2013
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London
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed in three hostels in Cape Town and this was the best by miles!!! 

We got a friendly welcome, got checked in quickly and shown to our room which was nicer than some hotels we've stayed in.  We booked an en suite double but got given a family room which was huge and bright with really comfortable beds and patio windows which opened up on to a balcony from where you could see the ocean.  The bathroom was lovely and clean and looked new.  The common area shower and toilet facilities were just as good as ours so I wouldn't have minded not having an en suite room.

The common areas were all gorgeous and there were at least two beautiful kitchens we could use to cook, both of which looked new and were well stocked.

Breakfast was also better than at some hotels we've been at.  A selection of cereals, toast, eggs, great coffee and juice.  I think it was also included in the room rate as were towels although we had to give a deposit.

The vibe was very friendly and we met some nice people.  The hostel staff were amazing, definitely the most friendly and helpful that we've come across. 

There was also free wi-fi and TV room.

The location is good, about a 20 minute walk to the waterfront where there were loads of shops and eateries.  There are coffee shops and restaurants and Green Point which is closer too.  To travel around we mainly took taxis which wasn't too expensive.

Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Enschede
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Perfect backpackers/guesthouse. Friendly and welcoming staff and excellent service. The owners go the extra mile, and bought a baby cot specially for our daughter. The home cooked monday night braai food is awesome btw.

We will definitely come back!!

Room Tip: All rooms are well organized, variety from dorm to double ensuite.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

This is a really nice new hostel. The place has a really cool, chilled vibe and it has great decor. The staff are extremely helpful and there is heaps of great info for travellers. We stayed in a private double and it was really clean. The location is great with a 10 minute walk to the waterfront. I wish more hostels were like this one.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Backpackers in Green Point
Address: 18 Thornhill Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 127 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Backpackers in Green Point 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The B.I.G is a newly renovated boutique backpackers perfectly situated in the centre of Cape Town. It's walking distance from the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Stadium, transport systems, gym facilities, restaurants and coffee shops. It's a short drive to Clifton/Camps Bay beaches as well as the Cape Town CBD. Most of Cape Towns greatest attractions are within close proximity: Table Mountain, Ferry to Robin Island, the aquarium, Sea Point Promenade, Lions Head and Signal Hill. ... more   less 
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