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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No show will be charged 2 nights accomodation.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Credit card details to be supplied when booking

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Big Blue Backpackers

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

One of the closest Lodges to the Waterfront,as well as being located only 300m from the brand new Cape Town stadium.The Big Blue is a spacious (and we mean spacious) place. Thanks to its generous proportions, social and sleeping areas don't overlap so party animals and slumberers alike can find their own balance.
When you're not checking out Cape Town's night life (which we know you will), knock back a few drinks at the bar and glean some handy travel tips.

free breakfast

* Great Pub
* Swimming Pool
* Internet FREE
* Wi Fi in Lobby
* The latest DVDs & Satellite sports channel TV

We have our own ATM in house.

We can also arrange tours for you eg. Shark diving(a must)
Cape Point tours.
Whale watching tours (July to November)
Winelands well as many other fun and exciting activities.

We also welcome Interns in the hospitality industry with pleasure,feel free to contact us.

Backpackers Cape Town / Hostel Accommodation Waterfront Cape Town South Africa / Holiday Accommodation C T View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Aug 2019
    This hostel is so close to the V&A Waterfront and to plenty of great restaurants and tour options. The staff was very nice - and they even have a hostel cat and pup. The private cabins are separated from the rooms, and amenities were clean and accessible. The location is safe and there is a secure gate to enter. Would certainly stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Jun 2019
    Very nice hostel in a great location. Would definitely recommend
    France, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    25 May 2019
    Big Blue was a wonderful place to stay! Great location by the waterfront and not too far a walk from downtown. Really friendly staff and wonderful atmosphere. The security is great and the kitchen and bathroom facilities are really nice. I was able to meet some other girls from my dorm who were traveling alone and was able to find people to explore the city with. This is a great hostel if you're looking to meet people while traveling.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Aug 2019
    The staff were super nice and really helpful. All the people I met at the hostel were lovely and came from all walks of life.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    23 Jul 2019
    Grand place to stay for a budget and still feel safe and close to happenings around town. Great WiFi (even worked in the rooms!); Cleaning crew were amazing, cleaning showers every morning; free breakfast of coffee, tea, muesli, yoghurt, cereal, and toast each day; pretty close to everything- only a R60 Uber to Observatory and Woodstock and even cheaper to V&A, Long/Bree/Kloof Streets happenings, etc.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    07 Jul 2019
    The breakfast is great for the money, it has everything necessary and it is good! The staff is absolutely great and helped me with everything I needed. Rooms were great and clean enough with lockers. It is perfect located, 10 minutes walk from waterfront, there are coffee shops, laundry, restaurants near by. I would recommend it.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    12 Sep 2019
    Good starting hostel in Cape Town. The view above the sea is amazing and you can easily walk by all the hotspots around the Harbour and beach. The hanging out area in the hostel is very big and good to get in contact with others.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    22 Jun 2019
    Great hostel, clean, everyone was friendly, and they have a bar inside. A little old but did the job, would recommend if you're looking for a great place on a budget.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    03 Jul 2019
    This place was awesome! Such a fab location right by a supermarket, restaurants and a 15 min walk or easy Uber to more restaurants and bars by the wharf. Staff were really friendly and relaxed and let us stow our luggage on our last day while we roamed around and waited for our (really late) flight. 1 bummer was the dampness of the bed(we were in rooms outside of the main building) and we didn’t have hot water in the mornings(think neighbors used it all) but heaters were great and did the job!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    30 Sep 2019
    The location is very good and the staff friendly. HOWEVER, nothing else is good in the hostel: the structure is old and poorly maintained, there are clothes and papers scattered everywhere (including bathrooms and social areas), cleanliness is on the edge (could be much better), Included breakfast is mediocre, there is no rule for quiet time, so on some nights it was impossible to sleep with the noise coming from the bar that is inside the hostel.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


  • 2006

    2nd, Continent Winners Africa

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