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The Big Blue Hostel
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The Big Blue Hostel
Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“good place good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

for location price and too meet people this is the place to be. It is a hostel dont forget! I had a private room which was basic and clean. You can have breakfast at this place, they can help out with tours, they have their own bar which is great too meet other people. there is also a tv room. Not too fancy but a nice place. You can cook your own meals as well. Just on the corner there is a stylish restaurant and next to that a little supermarket where you can also get cheap food. 10 minute is a McDonalds. 10 minute walk and you be at waterfront. It is safe to walk this at night as well. to walk to downtown is like 20 minutes. they pick you up from the airport if needed. for the budget traveller a perfect place if you wanna be at Green point and close to waterfront.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2011

My husband and I were disappointed in our stay at Big Blue Hostel. We had a double room with private bathroom, which was disgustingly moldy and made the entire room stink. And, a cockroach came crawling through our room one evening --gross!
The staff were friendly but not particularly helpful in offering us things to do in Cape Town and up north in Namibia. We had planned to book trips thru the Hostel, but decided against it because we felt like we couldn't get a straight answer from anyone there.
The location is okay. About 10 minute walk to the waterfront and 25 minute walk to the main downtown area.
If I were to go back to Cape Town, I would stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2010

stayed there 4 nights; double room with own bath room was 200ZAR per person; there are doubles with shared bathrooms in the much more nice part of the building which I found better than the ones with own bath. room was spacious enough, with fan, cleanliness was ok. unfortunately there was mildew at the ceiling in the bath which made it look shabby. also the furniture was loveless, chipping paint.. for this price, I had much better hostels in SA. they offer breakfast for 20ZAR. location is good, 10 min to Waterfront walking distance, cafes 3 minutes. very safe place anyway

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: The Big Blue Hostel
Address: 7 Vesperdene Road | Greenpoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 125 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Number of rooms: 24
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The Big Blue Hostel Cape Town, South Africa

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