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The B.I.G Backpackers

Star Rating
2 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.6 / 5Exceptional
39 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Cape Town Stadium
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Two Oceans Aquarium
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Signal Hill
    17 min drive
  • Airport
    Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.)
    23 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-800-238-0767
  • Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Family Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Twin Beds and 2 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Shared Dormitory (Mixed)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 2 Twin Bunk Beds
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About this area

Cape Town

The B.I.G Backpackers is located in Cape Town's Green Point neighborhood. Greenmarket Square and Castle of Good Hope are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit V&A Waterfront and Long Street. Check out an event or a game at Cape Town Stadium, and consider making time for Two Oceans Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Cape Town Stadium - 12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    V&A Waterfront - 19 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Long Street - 2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Two Oceans Aquarium - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Signal Hill - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Station - 6 min drive
  • Esplanade Station - 10 min drive
  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 23 min drive

About this property

The B.I.G Backpackers

Cape Town guesthouse in Green Point, walk to Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
This guesthouse features an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and concierge services. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and a library are onsite. All 19 rooms offer free WiFi, ceiling fans, and hair dryers. Safes, showers, and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The B.I.G Backpackers offers 19 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.
A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.
This Cape Town guesthouse also offers an outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace. For a surcharge, an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The B.I.G Backpackers has designated areas for smoking.
Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include an outdoor pool.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM - 11 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11 PM.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 220.00 per person (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

  • B.I.G Backpackers House Cape Town
  • B.I.G Backpackers House
  • B.I.G Backpackers Cape Town
  • B.I.G Backpackers
  • B.I.G Backpackers Guesthouse Cape Town
  • B.I.G Backpackers Guesthouse
  • The B I G Backpackers
  • The B.I.G Backpackers Cape Town
  • The B.I.G Backpackers Guesthouse
  • The B.I.G Backpackers Guesthouse Cape Town

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free nearby parking
  • Limited parking spaces
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower

More

  • Safe
4.6

Exceptional

5 - Excellent
26
4 - Good
12
3 - Okay
1
2 - Mediocre
0
1 - Poor
0
4.5
Cleanliness
4.7
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.6
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 21 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Far exceeded expectation. Staff were acceptional. Would stay again.

Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

    BIG Backpackers

    BIG Backpackers is very homey-it really does feel like a home away from home. The location is really good and the staff are really cool. They have 2 nights where they take groups out on the town. The only downside is the breakfast is really basic.

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Maybe the best hostel I been to ?

    These people redefine hostel stay. Cannot believe I even made new friends. The place is neat and nice - friendly team and staff. More or less like a family. We even had a dinner together. Totally recommended. Safe, etc etc. Go for it if you are in CT and looking for a place to crash. Great washrooms, and wifi and breakfast and ..

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

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