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Big Blue Backpackers Reviews

7 Vesperdene Road, Green Point CT 8001, Cape Town, South Africa

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423 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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I enjoyed my stay, very nice and located well close to everything that you can imagine and definitely i am coming again. Thanks


Pretty good place based on location. Atmosphere was a bit strange. People just really keep to themselves. Staff was nice and helpful.


Great hostel with good vibes and good facilities. Little bit noisy from the street as well as from inside. But never annoying. Showers are hot and breakfast is basic but good. Absolutely value for money Anne would stay again.


Amazing Location, Lovely and helpful staffs, Clean and save. Good Vibe! Definitely stay there again. Highly recommend this Hostel.


Amazing kitchen to use, and amazing location. Love the staff and the cat was a plus ;) We stayed for two weeks here after extending a few times. Love Big Blue!!


Friendly staff that will help if you ask, clean beds and close to the waterfront. Only small let down was the wifi was a little temperamental but the computers there were pretty good.

  • 3rd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Big Blue is an awesome backpackers with really good vibes. The pricing is the most reasonable in the area, and arguably all of Cape Town. The quality is good and the facility is clean. Will definitely stay here again next time I'm in Cape Town!

  • 11th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Big Blue is a large, busy hostel. As such, it has a lot of amenities - a huge kitchen, pool, lively bar, good WiFi, staff that can arrange tours, taxis, and advise you on most things. We had a double enquire room that was clean and a good size. The location is the best part - it is perfectly situated in Greenpoint near restaurants, supermarkets, and the Waterfront. We had a great time.


Amazing as always. The staff here are more like family, a home away from home... ☺️

  • 20th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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