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The B.I.G Backpackers

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

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Formerly : The Courtleigh Guest House
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Area: Green Point Number of Rooms: 6
Free Wi-Fi

Location, the staff and value for money...

Ndilimeke, Namibia May 4, 2015

What customers say:

Nearest transport:

Cape Town Station (1.9 Km / 23 min walk)

Area recommended for:

nightlife

restaurants

sightseeing

Distance to airport:

Cape Town International Airport (18.5 Km)

Top attractions in the area:

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, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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Room Types
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1 Bed in a Female Dormitory Room
1 Bed in a Female Dormitory Room
Family Room
Family Room
Twin/ Double
Twin/ Double
Triple Room
1 Bed in a Mixed Dormitory En-suite Room
1 Bed in a Mixed Dormitory En-suite Room
Triple Room

 

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Features of The B.I.G Backpackers
Facilities

airport transfer

BBQ facilities

car hire

car park

concierge

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

 
Internet

free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas

 
Parking

car park

  
Languages Spoken

English

French

Hebrew

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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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The property does not take groups bigger than 6 pax.



Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-16 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 16 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.


Airport Transfer Fee
180 ZAR

Check-In From
2:00 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
1.0 Km

Distance to Airport
21.9 Km

Internet Usage Fee
00 ZAR

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors
Yes

Number of Floors
2

Number of Rooms
6

Parking Fee (per day)
00 ZAR

Room Voltage
220

Time to Airport (Minutes)
21

Year Hotel Built
2012

Year Hotel Last Renovated
2012


Recent customer comments

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Fantastic

8.9

from 13 reviews

Value for Money
9.1
Location
8.6
Staff Performance
9.5
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
9.2
Room Comfort/Standard
9.1
Food/Dining
7.8
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Ndilimeke K. Groups Namibia, May 4, 2015
Awesome!

Location, the staff and value for money
10
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.
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Jess M. Solo travelers Australia, January 28, 2015
Felt like home

Staff, atmosphere & cleanliness
9.3
Best backpackers I've ever stayed at.
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Diane T. Couples Australia, April 15, 2014
Friendly Helpful knowledgeable Staff

location to Waterfront shopping /dining friendliness of staff tours available
9.3
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
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Moty L. Couples Israel, February 23, 2014
not only for backpackers

freindly staff, good atmosphere, effective service
8.7
cape town is not only for rich and b.i.g backpackers not only for backpackers
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Weesit T. Couples Thailand, October 26, 2013
Relax and very happy.

Staff, Canteen and Pricing
8
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Wendy S. Solo travelers South Africa, June 30, 2013
Simply fantastic!

Easy to find/locate, very friendly and efficient staff, most comfortable backpackers I have ever seen!
9.7
Pleasant, comfortable, relaxed and a fond memory made.
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Andrew C. Couples United States of America, May 5, 2013
OK for a brief stay, not for seniors.

convenient location. helpful front desk, money-saving.
6.7
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Kerstin H. Groups Germany, April 4, 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
10
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
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Martin Z. Couples Germany, February 24, 2013
Great budget-option in Capetown (Green Point)

superb staff, great room-rates, brand-new and nicely furnished
8.7
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Susan S. Solo travelers Germany, January 31, 2013
Best Hostel ever!!!!

Familiar, cozy, big rooms, nice breakfast, fantastic rooms, everything absolutely amazing
9.7
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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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • Beachfront Promenade
  • Biodiversity Showcase Garden
  • Cape Medical Museum
  • Waterfront
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
  • Village Market at Cape Quarter
  • Green Point Urban Park
  • Green Point Lighthouse
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Noon Gun
  • Signal Hill
  • Robben Island Museum


Directions
From Cape Town International Airport: Head south and make a slight left toward Airport Approach Road. Turn left onto Airport Approach Road and travel for approximately 1.6km. Merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Cape Town . Travel for approximately 11.2km and merge onto De Waal Dr ive. Continue onto Nelson Mandela Boulevard . Proceed for approximately 5km and continue onto Buitengracht Street. Turn right onto Riebeek Street and continue onto Somerset Road/M61, continue to follow M61. Now travel for approximately 1.1km and turn left onto Upper Portswood Road . Upper Portswood Road turns right and becomes Thornhill Road; the destination will be on the left hand side.

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