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    Nearest transport:
  • Cape Town Station (1.9 Km / 23 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Cape Town International Airport (18.5 Km)
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Two Oceans Aquarium (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
  • Waterfront Craft Market (0.9 Km / 11 min walk)
  • Victoria Wharf (1.2 Km / 15 min walk)
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

The B.I.G Backpackers

18 Thornhill Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa 8005 (Show on map)

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Features of The B.I.G Backpackers

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • BBQ facilities
  • car hire
  • concierge
  • dry cleaning
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • library
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared kitchen
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • smoking area

Sports and Recreation

  • garden
  • outdoor pool


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew

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Guest House Description
Well positioned in Green Point, The B.I.G Backpackers is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in...see more Well positioned in Green Point, The B.I.G Backpackers is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Cape Town. Set one kilometer from the excitement of the city, this 3-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. A haven of rest and relaxation, the property is perfectly perched at the foot of Signal Hill, a short walk to shops and the buzzing promenade, Stadium, or waterfront.

Every effort is made here to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. With decorated rooms all en-suite, the hotel provides fresh breakfast and Wi-Fi Internet access, safety deposit boxes, a family room, airport transfers, laundry service/dry cleaning, and a car park.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as a tropical pool/braai area and mountain bikes, a garden, and an outdoor pool to make your stay truly unforgettable. The B.I.G Backpackers is a smart choice for travelers to Cape Town, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
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Ndilimeke K. Groups
Namibia, May 06, 2015

Location, the staff and value for money
Our trip would not have been the same had we not stayed at the B.I.G. It was clean, comfortable, and the staff were amazing. Ivor and the team made us feel right at home.
Jess M. Solo travelers
Australia, January 30, 2015
Felt like home

Staff, atmosphere & cleanliness
Best backpackers I've ever stayed at.
diane T. Couples
Australia, May 28, 2014
Friendly Helpful knowledgeable Staff

location to Waterfront shopping /dining friendliness of staff tours available
variety of food offered for making your own breakfast was excellent Cape Tour day was arranged for us was excellent Helpful advice of what to see in Capetown Friendliness of staff and other guests meant a great atmosphere in this lodge
moty L. Couples
Israel, March 01, 2014
not only for backpackers

freindly staff, good atmosphere, effective service
cape town is not only for rich and b.i.g backpackers not only for backpackers
WEESIT T. Couples
Thailand, October 30, 2013
Relax and very happy.

Staff, Canteen and Pricing
Wendy S. Solo travelers
South Africa, July 03, 2013
Simply fantastic!

Easy to find/locate, very friendly and efficient staff, most comfortable backpackers I have ever seen!
Pleasant, comfortable, relaxed and a fond memory made.
Andrew C. Couples
United States of America, May 20, 2013
OK for a brief stay, not for seniors.

convenient location. helpful front desk, money-saving.
Kerstin H. Groups
Germany, April 21, 2013
The B.I.G. - A home away from home

Incredible hospitality, recommendations for actions and restaurants, specially decorated with unique style and selected details to make guests feel like home
My friend and I spent 11 days at The B.I.G. in March and April. I've stayed at a lot of different hostels all around the world, but this has been the best one yet. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, especially Linda and Amy, was incredible. We were always greeted with a smile and the staff went out of their way to make sure we were having a great time. They were always eager to help us with our plans for the day and provided us with countless invaluable tips and pointers regarding tours, restaurants, bars and clubs. It was easy to talk to other guests at The B.I.G. and find nice people to tag along with on outings. The breakfast on offer was terrific. With a selection of different joghurts, mueslis, eggs, toast and fresh fruits. For dinner we either made use of the well-equipped kitchen, went out or joined one of the theme events, like the South African BBQ night, which was amazing. Our twin room was cleaned every day (thanks to the great cleaning staff) and the cozy bed made for a good night of sleep. We always felt safe at the hostel and in Greenpoint. The front door had a key pad and there were cameras in the public areas. There was a Spar store within walking distance and in the evenings we often shared a taxi with a number of people for food/drinks in the city. We can recommend this hostel whole-heartedly and hope to be back one day. We miss you guys and would like to say thanks for a wonderful time in Cape Town. Best wishes from Cologne, Kerstin
Martin Z. Couples
Germany, April 22, 2013
Great budget-option in Capetown (Green Point)

superb staff, great room-rates, brand-new and nicely furnished
Susan S. Solo travelers
Germany, February 03, 2013
Best Hostel ever!!!!

Familiar, cozy, big rooms, nice breakfast, fantastic rooms, everything absolutely amazing
I have never experienced such a great location. Nice clean rooms - even in a 4bedroom-dorm. nice stuff, helping actively. poolside is absolutely awesome, small but that is really the not an issue bathrooms are clean and big. the balcony invited for evening chats with the roommates. nice and calming music was played all time. I just loved it. thanks for everything, i really felt at home

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