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7.8
Very Good 473 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.4
  • Security 8.6
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 7.8
  • Atmosphere 7.3
  • Cleanliness 7.2
  • Facilities 7.2
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7.8
Very Good 473 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.4
  • Security 8.6
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 7.8
  • Atmosphere 7.3
  • Cleanliness 7.2
  • Facilities 7.2

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
23rd Jan 2017
5.4

no atmosphere at all. Reception staff weren't friendly or inviting.

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Shaunwraith
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
2nd Jan 2017
7.1

Big Blue is very close to the V&A and have a few restaurants and a woolworths within a minutes walk from them. They have free wifi and computers for which helps. a bar and a pool which is convenient for lazy days. The showers / toilets however need renovating. Not the most clean or comfortable ones at all, Security during the day is not an issue but i did have one night where there were people in the building walking around that doesn't stay there and there was mass confusion around this.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
1st Jan 2017
10.0

Daniel is the man

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
30th Dec 2016
5.1

I felt safe in the room (all girls). Didn't hang out around the hostel. It's very old and in need of renovations. It's not cheap enough for the lack of quality. The place looks battered. But the dorms look ok. Beds not comfy. Pillows not comfy.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
29th Dec 2016
8.3

nice clean hostel with a great location close to the waterfront and the long street. The stuff in the Hostel wasn´'t really helpful so you have to plan and book everything yourself.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
25th Nov 2016
8.0

Good and relaxed place, good location, good people, good value for money.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
6th Nov 2016
9.4

Nice and safe location, close to waterfront, different shops and good restaurants. Staff are super nice and helpful, basic but fine breakfast included and a very nice and big kitchen if you want to cook yourself. Also a nice atmosphere but not many people were there when we visited, can imagine the bar and garden is perfect when more guests are there, as well as the pool is nice when the weather is warm.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Norway, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
20th Oct 2016
9.1

The staff at big blue makes you feel at home as you walk in the door. The breakfast is nice and the hostel has a great location just a 15ish minute walk from the waterfront. I would definitely stay here again!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
13th Oct 2016
8.6

Good breakfast included, great location 10 min walk to waterfront. About 20 minute walk to civic center and long street. Transportation to sea point by bus or walkable. many resturant and food markets in the area.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
5th Oct 2016
8.0

Nice place. Good atmosphere. Simple breakfast.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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