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One of the best hostels I've stayed at in a while. Staff was all excellent. Always made sure we had things to do and knew who our fellow guests were. Beds made every day, breakfast included is great. Love having the stocked beer/wine fridge to pull from. Location is fairly central.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
This is a great hostel! Really chilled and friendly, great for solo and group travelers, with plenty of hangout areas to meet people and socialise over a couple of beers or to just find a quiet spot on your own to relax. Comfy and clean rooms with great interior design and a tasty breakfast to get you started in the morning. Staff are really friendly and willing to help and there's tonnes of sight seeing ideas to plan trips and keep you busy. Safe location and not as hectic as Long street.
Really friendly staff, it is like you are coming home. We would definitely stay there again! Plus: Secured parking possibility behind the backpackers
This hostel is excellent! They even make your bed and give you towels! Everything is clean, they introduce you to people staying at the hostel, making you feel welcome. Good breakfast. Nice lounge area, swimming pool. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly, they go out of their way to help you. Big thanks to Daphne and Monique, who were the nicest!!! The only setbacks is that it is located uphill and internet is a bit slow, but none of these matter cause everything else is so nice!
Staff is super attentive to help and assist in everything. They have a very integral service to take care of everything, from delivery of food to arrangement of tours and answer questions about trips, etc.
Amazing staff, the place is very well organized, clean, friendly atmosphere. Maybe just wifi could be better
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
I've stayed in countless hostels over the years and The B.I.G. is now in my Top 5, without a doubt. I felt very safe. Staff is wonderful. Knowledge of area, events, opportunities for travelers, etc. was top notch. You would have to work hard to not have good time when staying here. Comfortable beds, clean restrooms, well thought out lockers and bed arrangements. Big and healthy breakfast. TV room when you just want to chill a bit. Dogs make ya smile, even if Swags doesn't like ya.
Great hostel. Staff puts so much energy en effort for the guests many can learn from it! Possible to come back to end our trip, how is started:great! Xoxo saskia marieke and gerita
Not sure what else you could ask for in a hostel. The very friendly staff encourage everyone to do things together, which is very nice for those who travel alone or are shy when meeting others. They have cold drinks at reasonable prices and a swimming pool, all whilst being walking distance to interesting places in the city.
Great staff , organise you tours and do ask their restaurant recommendations ! How showers , great breakfastcommunal hostel. Was thinking of staying at the other hostel in he areaglad we didn't.
It is literally your home away from home! I simply LOVED this hostel! The location is perfect! Max 15 min walk to Waterfront an area with everything you need! They have a BRAND NEW hostel area which is very cozy! The breakfast is very good, you have eggs at your disposal and on breakfast time you do not have to worry about dishes! The Staff is AMAZING! Milou, Ivor and Tal, all of them made the difference on my trip! Helping me make new friends and discovering the most of Cape Town!
Staff They are so amazing in BIG. They always helped to make a special day. When I was arrived, I was alone and do not know what to do. In this time Milou suggested to go out and I could enjoyed the first day. Cleanliness When I arrived from the day, the room always clean and neat. Activities Those activities which the hostel organized, were so excellent and worth to try it. I liked the hostel's atmospire and I already recommend to other my friends.
My stay at the B.I.G was incredible! It was so good that I came back to stay again. The staff was so welcoming and wonderful and they even cooked for us one night. They made a delicious South African meal of bunny chow. It was definitely the best and nicest backpackers I've ever stayed at hands down. Plus they just opened a new unit next door and I got to stay the first night there. They got us champagne to celebrate too! When I come back to Cape Town there's no question where I'll be staying!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
This is my 3rd stay at the big in the last 11months,for me I can honestly say AWESOM place.(and I've travelled from the UK.) Its a great interactive hostel where you will not feel alone or left out of the conversation. You will meet other cool people. I"am 50 and have no trouble hanging out with the Young folk there.
Great place, staff amazing and really make an effort to look after you and chat with you around the kitchen table every day. Breakfast is amazing. Must be the cleanest hostel I have every stayed at! Thanks guys for making my staff so relaxed :)
Had an absolutely amazing time at the BIG... great staff, facilities, and breakfast!! Highly recommended!
Absolutely loved the B.I.G, the staff and other travellers were friendly, helpful and welcoming. A great location close to shops, waterfront and easy access for taxi. The rooms are beautiful and breakfast was outstanding! The only thing I was upset about were the staff that worked front desk during the night, they played movies on the computer with the volume on full ball and woke myself and the others in our room up each night and we're very unhelpful when we asked for help with transport.
This place was amazing. The staff was unbeatable. It was a great little house and you almost felt like you were at home. The included breakfast was one of the best I've seen. I loved it here and would definitely stay here again.