Sustainability Level 1
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The BIG

Free Cancellation Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

9.8
Superb
533 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

The BIG is a newly renovated Luxury Backpackers in Green Point, Cape Town and is the first of its kind. THE BIG offers its guests the best of two worlds – the style, service and cleanliness of a guest house/hotel, with the amazing social aspect of a hostel at competitive rates. Everyone that leaves THE BIG is sad to go.

THE BIG is all about creating a space that acts as a ‘home away from home’. All of our rooms have been newly renovated & styled by fabulous interior decorators. They all have bathrooms en suite, are serviced daily with clean towels and linen provided. Please note the guesthouse has many rooms which afre all unique in sizes, style and shapes, the pictures provided online are one example of a room.

THE BIG also offers many communal areas to socialise or just hang out in. Our dining room is open and spacious and leads into a fully equipped kitchen for the guests to make use of. We have a TV/chill out room as well as a book swap/library area. We give our guests the chance to experience something typically South African – a good old fashioned braai BBQ regularly. Guests can also relax at the sparkling pool.

We provide our guests with free high speed fiber WIFI, at no extra cost and a inverter to make sure the WIFI operates during load shedding. Every morning a delicious breakfast is served (again, at no extra cost), and guests sit around our spacious dining area where they get to know one another in a relaxed, happy, sociable environment. We spend time informing our guests of the vast selection of awesome activities and tours in and around Cape Town.

Situated in a tranquil street, nestling below Signal Hill, The BIG In Green Point is within a 10 minute walk of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Green Point Stadium, local shops, restaurants, clubs and bars as well as a gym and fitness center. Also within easy reach are beaches, promenades, the Mother City's Central Business District and convenient transport to the city bowl as well as Table Mountain, museums and galleries.

Please note:
100% pre-payment upon booking
Cancellations made 30 days before the arrival date are eligible for a refund of 50% of the total accommodation. Cancellations made within 30 days before the arrival date are not eligible for any refunds. No refunds are issued for early departures and no-shows.
Check in from 14.00
Check out before 10.00
We have a 24hr reception
Breakfast Included
Taxes not included

Reviews & Ratings

9.8
Superb
533 Total Reviews
  • Security
    10
  • Location
    9.7
  • Staff
    10
  • Atmosphere
    9.4
  • Cleanliness
    10
  • Value for Money
    9.7
  • Facilities
    10

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Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
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Location

Latest Reviews

10
Superb
May 07, 2024
Stayed for 7 days, amazing location and the staff was amazing! meet a lot of great people here and had fun hanging out with everything, catching sunsets, eating together. Such a memorable experience. Such good vibes from the staff and we’re so helpful about everything. I was in the mixed room and it had a private bathroom! my first hostel experience and it was truly incredible! Breakfast was awesome! Will be staying here again the next time i’m in Cape Town.
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Male, 31-40
9.7
Superb
Feb 15, 2024
Staff were wonderful. 11 min walk down to CitySightseer stop 1, but needs Uber to come back UP. Wonderful prepared breakfast of fruit, yogurts, warm bread, and fresh eggs you can make yourself. Will stay again on my return to Cape Town.
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Female, 41+
10
Superb
Dec 07, 2023
Great location, great staff, so quiet at night I didn’t need earplugs and enjoyed my sleep. I had a private room with balcony so it was great! Breakfast is plenty and make eggs how you want. Very good location
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Male, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Shuttle Bus
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2019

1st, Continent Winners Africa

2019

1st, Country Winners South Africa

2018

1st, Continent Winners Africa

2018

1st, Country Winners South Africa

2017

1st, Continent Winners Africa

2017

1st, Country Winners South Africa

2016

1st, Continent Winners Africa

2016

1st, Country Winners South Africa

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