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“Very good place to stay in Cape Town”

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Big Blue Backpackers
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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“Very good place to stay in Cape Town”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

We arrived in Cape Town by plane and we picked up for free by this hostel. We had a double and stayed for 4 nights. The staff was very helpful and gave us good tips on what to do and where to stay. The communal area was relaxed and had a nice atmosphere. We would definitely recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

Great people, love the vibe and atmosphere. It is in the best location, in the centre of everything. One of the best backpackers I have been to. I made lots of friends while staying here and had an amazing time.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

a good place to stay, friendly staff and just 10 minutes walking to sea point, 15 to waterfront.
Free internet, you will miss it in others hostels in Cape Town, a bar open until 11 pm tv and dvd in the common area.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

Comfortable &clean,but came home later to find i had no bed.was kicked out so they could take in a group.won't recommend due to not being able to trust management of big blue.no one offered to help find alternative accommodation.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Relaxed place, staff is really helpful and the food was good. It's walking distance from a lot of places and hikes in Capetown. Keep in mind, it's a hostel so it's not super fancy but good value for this. Enjoyed my stay and would recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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we stayed 3 nights in a double room en suite, which was clean , nicely decorated, quiet. The only problem was the cold but they lent us an electric heater! the R20 breakfast was fine muesli, yogurt, cheese , toast and jam.Everyone was friendly.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Big Blue Backpackers

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 125 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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Big Blue Backpackers Hotel Cape Town Central
Big Blue Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa

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