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The Backpackers in Green Point
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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22 reviews
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“Best hostel in Cape Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

If you are thinking in going to Cape Town, make sure to make you booking with them, you won't be disappointed. They have a great breakfast, wonderful staff, they are located at one of bests places in Cape Town. They provided all beddings and towel, so, don't worry about that. They also give greats tips of what to do. So, enjoy your stay in Cape Town, you are lucky to be there.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Amelia K, Front Office Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review, 3 October 2014
Good day Bernardo

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.
We will keep giving the tips so long as you guys keep taking them.
Please keep your enthusiasm to get involved in what was going on.

Ivor and The B.I.G. team
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

This place is not what you expect from a backpackers lodge, it is amazing! The staff is friendly and knowledgable and the rooms are great! It is also very reasonably priced and conveniently located. When I go back to Cape Town, this will definitely be where I stay!

Breakfast is included in the room rate and I love that they have a fridge stocked with beer on an honor system! It`s nice to have a trusting atmosphere in a world that seems not to trust anyone anymore. Again, the staff and place are truly are truly amazing & I highly recommend The Backpackers in Green Point!

Room Tip: I booked a private room which had 2 beds and a private ensuite bathroom, it was so affordable &...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Amelia K, Front Office Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review, 3 October 2014
Howzit Nathan

Thanks for the awesome review .
You will always be remembered as " the shark guy ".
Keep up that great enthusiasm. It was an absolute pleasure having you here.
Let us know when you are coming back.

Ivor and The B.I.G. team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Anything that I say here will not truly give justice to what a great place The BIG is. It has everything any person/traveller would want:

- Nice rooms which are cleaned daily.
- Great breakfast included
- A living room with the comfiest couches. This includes an elevated chill area with the best pillows around. This also includes thousands of films and series on their hard drive.
- Weekly Bri's (aka BBQ's)
- Great staff who provide great advice and will go the extra mile to book you cool activities and trips to do in and around Cape Town.

These are standard amenities which you might not expect, but would want and get from a great guest house. Amenities which The BIG has in abundance.

Except for these standards which you expect from a good travel accommodation, The BIG has something else which other guest houses do not have. This comes from the general atmosphere that the staff provide. In BIG everyone feels a part of a family. Because of this great atmosphere you inevitably end up meeting lots of new friendly and fun people. This atmosphere is also helped by the honest bar; where you take what you want and write down what you've taken to be put down on your tab. This extra sums up the great vibe which The BIG inspires.

While I was staying at The BIG there was even a doctor staying at the hostel...but after a month at The BIG I had to leave :-)

A special shout out to:
IVOR, SHARMS, JESS aka Cookie, AMELIA, and LYNDA
You guys are wonderful people. You made my trip that more special.

Lots of Love

Dr Dolittle

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Amelia K, Front Office Manager at The Backpackers in Green Point, responded to this review, 3 October 2014
Dr Doolittle

Thanks for the review.
For the record you are family, please come back. Thank you for the laughs, pictures and friendship.
I hope your studies and interning goes well.

take care

Ivor and THE B.I.G. TEAM
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

A Gem in overpriced Cape town, Knowledgeable, friendly and energetic staff and a great location ,with most comfortable rooms , offering a host of add on's like day trips to wine farms and around the peninsula! This Backpackers is so much more than a hostel rather more like home away from home

Room Tip: Ivor's Braai is a must!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

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.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

love your place!! love the rooms! love the people!!

really enjoyed my time here thank you for the extra special attention you pay to the little details!
the rooms are beautiful and the staff are all so friendly!
i look forward to returning!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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ahmadnagar, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

we, a family of 4, stayed for 4 nights at the B.I.G. the location is a walkable distance from V&A Waterfront. the services are excellent and so was the booking procedures. the best part are the people. they go all the way to help you in being comfortable in your stay as well as your tour bookings.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Backpackers in Green Point

Property: The Backpackers in Green Point
Address: 18 Thornhill Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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 125 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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