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Big Blue Backpackers

7 Vesperdene Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Close to Two Oceans Aquarium
Within 550 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Two Oceans Aquarium 550 m
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront 1.2 km
Lion's Head 1.2 km
Signal Hill 1.2 km
Table Mountain 5.1 km
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden 8.9 km
Robben Island Museum 12.8 km
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony 32.1 km
Cape Point Nature Reserve 49.4 km
Cape of Good Hope 50.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Wallflower 110 m
Klûk & CGDT 110 m
Monk Bar 200 m
Dr B M Sher 260 m
Meadowridge Baptist Church 420 m
Green Point Track 440 m
Nobel Square 450 m
Ultra Liquors 460 m
Cape Medical Museum 470 m
Avenue Conference and Event Venue 500 m

8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 700 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Cape Town

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cape Town every 8 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center2.2 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
Distance to airport18.8 km

Rooms available at Big Blue Backpackers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.7
10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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8 Bedded Female Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory 11 bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 5 bunk beds
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6-Bed Mixed Dorm
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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4-Bed Family Room with Shared Facilities
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room with Shared Facilities
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room with Shared Facilities
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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6-Bed Family Room with Shared Facilities
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed and 4 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Big Blue Backpackers?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Big Blue Backpackers?

Big Blue Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Big Blue Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Big Blue Backpackers has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cape Town with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Big Blue Backpackers?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Big Blue Backpackers.

What is the smoking policy at Big Blue Backpackers?

Big Blue Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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8.7/10
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8.3/10
Location score
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Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
665 reviews
Cleanliness
7.7
Facilities
7.1
Location
8.7
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More about Big Blue Backpackers

More about Big Blue Backpackers

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Cape Town, Big Blue Backpackers is the perfect choice. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 2.2 km away, and it normally takes about 22 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Big Blue Backpackers also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Cape Town. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, BBQ facilities, bar.

The hotel features 20 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include clothes rack, linens, mirror, towels, closet. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Big Blue Backpackers hits the spot in many ways.

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Housekeeping

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Swimming Pool

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Internet

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Continental

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Reviews of Big Blue Backpackers from real guests

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8.0
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10
Cleanliness7.7
Facilities7.1
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service8.3
Value for money8.3
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9+ Exceptional (10)
8-9 Excellent (3)
7-8 Very Good (5)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
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Mar - May (4)
Jun - Aug (2)
Sep - Nov (10)
Dec - Feb (9)
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9.2
Exceptional
Jan from Poland
Couple
Family Room with Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in October 2016

Very nice stay at Big Blue”

We've had a very nice stay Big Blue Backpackers. Can't complain about hostel cleanness and staff helpfulness. The location in Green Point is also a plus. Only thing to complain is internet connection in the reception area which is slow but the cat living there can make it up :) Cool atmosphere !

Reviewed November 08, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Deokhun from South Korea
Solo traveler
6-Bed Mixed Dorm
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Hi i'm a korean guy”

This place is perfect stay for solo traveler. There's a guy who is very friendly also tell information about Cape Town. Also the manager from this stay seems to have strict regulation about robbery. so i can stay without worrying about missing my things for 4days.

Reviewed July 01, 2018

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6.0
Nicholas from Singapore
Solo traveler
Family Room with Bathroom
Stayed 14 nights in December 2019

Good Location. Some Modernisation would be useful. ”

I have stayed at the facility previously which is why I chose the place again. Its situated equally between the V&A Waterfront and Caspe Town City Centre which is good. Its a L late Victorian period mansion house which was formerly the residence of the Harbour Master of Cape Town with newer extensions and an extra accpommodation annex at the rear of the main building. The staff are very nice and helpful. There is a complimentary breakfast. However, I believe that the building could do with a new coat of white paint throughout and some aspects of modernisation to make it look brighter and more welcoming, as it looks jaded. They are tolerant of people smoking pot in the facility as laws in South Africa have recently changed, however this policy is not entirely suitable for all guests as families with children may stay there too. For the reasons mentioned above some guests I know chose to leave early to stay elsewhere.

Reviewed January 04, 2020

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9.0
Exceptional
Tessa from United States
Group
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

Great place to stay for cheap!”

location, cheap, clean

I really enjoyed staying here. It was cheap and convenient. In a good location! The staff were friendly and helpful :)

Reviewed June 09, 2015

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7.0
Very good
Ellen from Netherlands
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 5 nights in March 2015

it was a nice hostel, fine room and good location.”

1) location 2) nice ambiance 3) clean

Good experience! Great location! Friendly staff. But we had private room, but wasn't cleaned while we were there. And not many toilets and bathrooms, the were clean but not in really great condition

Reviewed April 06, 2015

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6.8
Good
Vanessa from South Africa
Solo traveler
6-Bed Mixed Dorm
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Awesome vibe with puppy & kitty kn site but.... ”

So as much as i loved seeing the loving animals and hippie vibe friendly long-haired manager. The bigger picture organisation amd routine was lacking and breakfast was chaos with no routine or process or hygiene involved, the kitchen was the same - burnt pots & pans and under-staffed by the look of it. So for the R101 gemerally charged for a dorm bunk bed it does seem a tad expensive considering for R30 more one gets organised clean experiences #honestythebestpolicy 😀

Reviewed September 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Rebekka from United States
Solo traveler
10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 7 nights in October 2018

Great and affordable ”

I've met many great friends here. This is an affordable hostel to stay at and walking distance to woolworths (a supermarket), restaurants, waterfront, malls, and cafes. There are local buses you can take to visit the city.

Reviewed October 28, 2018

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9.7
Exceptional
KANJAL from Malaysia
Solo traveler
10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

Excellent location, helpful staff and clean place ”

eventhough we had to share the toilets, but surprisingly they were clean. Everyone was friendly and extremely helpful. The location is also great!

I had a great time staying here. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is traveling solo or just need a place to bunk for the night. There is plenty of services there, it will feel like home.

Reviewed March 25, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Brenda from South Africa
Solo traveler
10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 7 nights in October 2017

A great accommodation with breakfast in the morning, very clean .”

All clean and nice but I just want to suggest a ladder for the double bed because it was difficult to climb up and also they must put a handwash and a towel to dry hands in the toilet.

Reviewed October 23, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Sarah from United States
Solo traveler
8 Bedded Female Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

Exceptional”

Great place, good location and accessibility to waterfront. Grocery stores nearby, bus stop less than two blocks away. Easy to prepare food. Outlets not always close to bunks.

Reviewed September 25, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
Soo from South Korea
Solo traveler
Double En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Friendly and casual”

very clean. Staffs are very nice. I would love to stay there again if i get to go to cape town. Also the location is just perfect. Safe and near from waterfront and civic centre

clean. Nice. Location very safe and good. There is a supermarket as well right down the main road

Reviewed January 13, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
marie from South Africa
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Close to everything. You can park your car and walk to the Waterfront and Staduim, ”

Lot of eating places nearby. Near the beginning and ending of the Argus, and that is super.

Reviewed March 15, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Simon from Australia
Group
Family Room with Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Nice location rooms are not bad but there is cheaper. Overall almost all staff are pleasant ”

Great place to walk from and definitely in a safe and comfy area. Not far from waterfront etc

Reviewed February 04, 2017

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6.3
Good
Man from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Good price and service but no heating ”

location, service and kitchen

Very nice staff. V good value of money. However there is no heating. And for those allergic to cat hair, you may want to avoid this hotel.

Reviewed August 31, 2015

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7.2
Very good
Delray from South Africa
Group
10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Night away”

Had no problem with the place but i think it needs to be updated a little sometimes you feel like chilling where you at.... i made a booking for 9 but then we were separated...

Reviewed October 08, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Emily from United States
Solo traveler
10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 7 nights in December 2014

Great location”

Near public transit, and v and a water front. Shower time was a little hectic.

Reviewed November 12, 2016

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4.0
tiffany from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom
Stayed 8 nights in September 2016

Filthy, run down hostel, for locals not tourists”

Good location but everything else was terrible. Dirty bedding, dirty hostel, rude receptionist, would not want to prepare a meal in the kitchen, the pool is too filthy to swim in. The rooms are not secure

Reviewed October 02, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Simbarashe from Zimbabwe
Solo traveler
8 Bedded Female Dormitory
Stayed 7 nights in February 2015

Good value for money ”

The staff, the travelers & the location

It was great

Reviewed February 15, 2015

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5.2
Delray from South Africa
Group
Dormitory 11 bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

OVER NIGHT”

wasnt really what we wanted but had fun afterwards.

Reviewed September 06, 2019

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7.3
Very good
Jitin from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

Epic”

Staff, location and cleanliness

Epic

Reviewed October 16, 2015

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