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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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The B.I.G Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Hostelworld’s top-rated hostel in Africa!

Meet new friends on one of our B.I.G night’s out, relax by the pool, and make memories you will cherish forever at Cape Town’s best boutique backpackers!

The Backpackers in Green Point (or “B.I.G” for short) is excellently located; nestled just below Signal Hill on a peaceful street with a short walk to the vibrant V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Stadium, the CBD and some of the best shops, restaurants, clubs and bars. Table Mountain, as well as the breath-taking Clifton and Camps Bay beaches are just a short taxi-ride away. Our dedicated and friendly staff are committed to making sure everything runs smoothly during your stay: no task is too big or too small; and they’ll even take you their favourite undiscovered local hotspots if you’re lucky! Guests feel right at home in modern and comfortable accommodation in single, double, triple, dormitory and family rooms, with a delicious complimentary breakfast, free wifi and daily servicing of rooms.

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 7 days advance notice
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit or debit card
Check in from 15.00
Check out before 11.00
We have a 24hr reception
Breakfast Included
Taxes not included

'We wanted to let you know that although we are experiencing a water crisis, we at The BIG Backpackers are working tirelessly to make sure that your stay will be an enjoyable stay. In practical terms this will mean keeping showers short. We will be going to every length to ensure that our guests have a comfortable stay, while still requesting that guests are mindful and save as much water as possible' . View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Dec 2019
    Best place we’ve stayed. It’s more a b&b than hostel and feels very boutique. We loved it!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Dec 2019
    Great place to stay! The BIG difference is the staff! Kudos to Daph, Robyn, Tyler, and Milou for being great hosts! They make all the difference as to the positive vibe that I felt at the hostel. It was fun to join the activities led by Tyler and Robyn so that we could discover the night life in Cape Town. Finally, there was a mistake made on one of the tour that I had booked; Daph went the extra mile to make ensure that I was fully satisfied. Kudos to Daph!
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Dec 2019
    Great accomodation with amazing staff that really go out of their way to make sure your stay was fantastic.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Nov 2019
    Had a very nice and comfy stay. Great location, rooms, bathrooms, community hangout area, kitchen. Staff was very friendly and helped me with bunch of things almost everyday. I forgot what they were, but they were really great. In fact, if you don't know much about Cape Town and too lazy to do research, just stay here. They'll help you with everything
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Nov 2019
    Amazing hostel clean with a great vibe. The staff really make this place special they make you feel like family. Can’t say enough good things about B.I.G.!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Nov 2019
    Out of 100+ hostels, I’ve never given a 10.0. Well done, B.I.G. The best hostel I’ve ever stayed at. Has everything and more, beautiful, new, designed to be a hostel, feels homely and cozy. Staff is friendly, professional, easy going. Every detail is perfectly planned and executed. They offer all activities you can think of and organized a delicious brai (it’s really just a bbq, but they get offended if you said that). People staying there are better than the average backpacker. Recommend!
    Poland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Jan 2020
    I enjoyed my stay and would recommend BIG to other travelers. I only wish the bathroom sink faucet had better water flow and pressure, it is extremely hard and time consuming to use the bathroom sink for shaving, brushing or washing hands when water only drips and not flowing down.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    22 Nov 2019
    Really great hostel, modern facilities, lots of great communal areas, tasty breakfast, felt very safe here and walking distance to V&A Waterfront and Bo-Kaap. Only downside was the fact I shared a dorm with someone who snored so loudly even ear-plugs couldn't help with getting me any sleep, but I know this is not anything to do with the hostel. Highly reccomend for a chill vibe, and quality stay in Cape Town.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Dec 2019
    Great Hostel, chill, quite. You meet really nice people who knows already what they want from life. It is not like you meet teenagers. 20 min walk from Waterfront, 25 min walk from Long street but you go everywhere by Uber anyway. It is very high scale part of the city, very nice neighborhood, safe. There are very friendly staff, helpful. The beds are tidied everyday. You can change your towels if you want. Laundry service. decent breakfast. All the trips are available by reception.
    Turkey, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    03 Jan 2020
    Emailed 5 days before my reservation to explain about a flat tire and ask if they could adjust my days (I would be coming late). They asked I do it in the app but I couldn’t. They then stated I had to pay if they couldn’t fill the bed. Upon arriving, there was trash on my shelf and my roommate told me someone else had been in it. I understand the policies and I paid for all nights but I did not feel the staff was really understanding or community focused. Great breakfast, organized, and clean.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games


Awards

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners South Africa

  • 2018

    1st, Continent Winners Africa

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners South Africa

  • 2017

    1st, Continent Winners Africa

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners South Africa

  • 2016

    1st, Continent Winners Africa

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