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The B.I.G Reviews

18 Thornhill rd, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa

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93%

Rating
83 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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94%

Excellent hostel and staff! Slightly expensive (private double room) compared to other hostels in South Africa, but it worth it!


100%

Awesome place! We enjoyed every moment there!!

  • 28th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

The BIG is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. All the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. They were all genuinely interested in ensuring your stay in Cape Town and South Africa was fun and full of the things you were interested in doing. This all contributed to the hostel having a lovely vibe. Which on top of it being well maintained added up to an excellent place to stay

  • 23rd Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

This is the nicest hostel I've ever stayed it. The staff is very friendly and helpful, remembers to follow up on things, knows your name, will ask you about your day. Can help you organize trips and make plans. The space is beautifully decorated- there is a large communal kitchen with everything you need, and two lounges, more like a chic home than a hostel. The dorms were great, thought put into everything, there are lights for each bunch, extra blankets, towels, outlets, lockers. Love my stay!


100%

Our stay at BIG was very good, the hostel is done nicely and the staff is very very friendly and helpful. They care for their guests and are always intrested in what everyone is up to and they give good tips what to do around cape town!


94%

Highly recommend staying here!


97%

This is one of the best hostel I ever stayed. It is more a hotel than a hostel. The breakfast is perfect, you can have fresh fruits, eggs, cereals.... But the best is the staff, extremly helpful and friendly.


100%

This is by far the best hostel I have ever stayed at and offers a warm, homey feeling. The staff treat all the backpackers as their own guests and offer great advice and recommendations on where to go and places to eat. The location is great - very close to the Waterfront and Stadium and only a short taxi to downtown. It's located in a residential area, which is nice because it's safer and nicer than downtown but still close to everything. Most definitely hope to return! Thanks!

  • 27th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Love this place. Perfect for people who don't party--quiet time starts at 10pm. Very charming decor, breakfast every morning. Definitely recommend and would go back in a heartbeat.


100%

This was the NICEST hostel I've ever stayed in - its like staying at a friend's beach house. Everything was immaculate and secure. Our 4-bed dorm had our own bathroom and towels are always really nice to have in hostels. The kitchen was very clean and had everything you needed. The communal table made it easy to socialize. Love the TV room and library! The owner, Amy, went ABOVE AND BEYOND her duties to help me out with a personal problem and I will forever be grateful to her! Thank you again!!


94%

This is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in (probably the best). It is super clean and modern and there are so many different areas to hang out and relax. The staff is fabulous! They are so welcoming and easy to talk too. They were all super helpful with making travel plans and know Cape Town really well. I will definitely be back here!

  • 18th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This was such a great hostel, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpfully with planning your trip an booking everything. The hostel was a 15minute walk to the waterfront and in a great location/area. The interior/rooms were incredible, so well decorated and the beds were very comfortable. I would recommend this hostel to anyone going to stay in Cape Town.


97%

most friendly staff and very special atmosphere: The BIG is unique!


94%

So friendly and helpful, and a lovely hostel

  • 3rd May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

The best backpackers I have ever seen. Nice rooms, good atmosphere and good beers. Thank you Emmy and all the staff.

  • 21st Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing stay here, the place is beautiful fantastic location and a really friendly and social vibe. More than this though are the amazing staff. So helpful and friendly we love you guys, you made our trip, missing you already. They are also run awesome tours to Frankybosch - don't miss it!


100%

It was a wonderful time and I`ll be back soon...!

  • 16th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Very beautiful hostel with great facilities and very helpful staff. Perfect location.


100%

The lovely ladies who work there genuinely want you to have the best time possible during your stay and were super helpful with organising things and giving great advice. Fantastic!


100%

Perfect place if you want stay in Capetown , perfect location - 3 min walk to bus station MyCiti / to Airport and downtown / , 10 min walk to Waterfront , friendly and helpful staff - Amy . Jen amd Linda , very good price on tours , good breakfast with fruit basket


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