Located in heart of Cape Town
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.2|
|Distance to city center||1.0 Km|
|Nearest airport||Cape Town International Airport (CPT)|
|Distance to airport||18.5 km|
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.
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-16 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 17 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
The B.I.G Backpackers
Nice cosy place ”
Very cosy corner with excellent friendly service. Though rooms are small, they are functional and clean. Parking is slightly a problem as there are limited lots outside the property. Breakfast is good and generous!
Thanks so much for the review, Li! We enjoyed hosting you. We offer five indoor parking bays as well as four outdoor bays for our guests to use on a first-come, first-served basis. On the rare occasion, it does happen that these bays are full, but there is also plenty of street parking available.
Best hostel I’ve ever stayed in! Would recommend to everyone!
Thank you so much Sarah- it's always nice to see our wonderful guests had a great time!
My wife and two kids of 12 and 9 stayed here for 3 days. I chose greenpoint, because its a location I normally stay in. The accommodation is clean and a good standard, but still a backpackers hostel. I can get a 4 star hotel for this price with 2 rooms and queen sized beds. Capetown in general is over priced.
Dear Marc, The price did not deviate from what you agreed to pay beforehand, and we advertise everything exactly the way it is in reality. You are right in saying that the BIG Backpackers is indeed a backpackers hostel! Sorry you were unhappy with the decision you made!
Very nice stay!”
I stayed in a private room and I found it very lovely how it is decorated (Sailor Room). The place is clean and quiet, located in a residential area but a bit steep, imagine you need to carry all your groceries up from the road. However, there are supermarket and many restaurants around. About 15 mins walk to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Staff here are very supportive and impressive. You can make a reservation for all the activities from them (at the same prince or with minimal charge). They even offer a sim card for free. Breakfast experience was very good. They provided food and tools, you cooked yourself if you like. The room that I stayed is en suite but the shower area drained so slow...it would take 15-20 mins to drain out. In general the place is great.
Dear Khem, Thank you so much for your review- it always makes us happy when our guests had a great time with us! We have now improved the speed that the shower drains. Please visit us again, we loved having you!
Staffs are nice , everything is prefect !
We really appreciate your review, Xin! Thank you very much.
Great breakfast, spotless rooms and friendly staff!! Staff was very friendly. Their kindness was heartwarming. Don't miss out on an enlightening experience!
Our staff loves forming connections with our guests and making sure you have the best time possible! We are so happy that you appreciated that. Please come back again soon! - Robyn and the BIG Family
Very friendly and hospitable staff! ”
Just slightly away from the main hype in Cape Town but offers a more conducive, warm and cosy experience. Staff was really helpful and friendly. Room was of good size, comfort and clean. highly recommended!
Hi Liyi, We like to think of ourselves as homey and friendly, we're glad you agree! Thanks so much for the review!
Would definitely stay there again”
Awesome staffs, Great location, Clean and cozy!
Thank you so much for the review! Please come and stay with us again!
Awesome place, great people!”
Hi Shani, Thank you so much for your review! We loved having you!
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.
We're so happy that we made your adventure to Cape Town that much better!
Felt like home”
Best backpackers I've ever stayed at.
Thanks so much for the review and we are thrilled to be the best hostel you've been to! Come back again soon!
Friendly Helpful knowledgeable Staff”
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
Hi Diane, We take pride in offering our guests a hearty breakfast to start the day off right- We're glad you enjoyed it!
not only for backpackers”
cape town is not only for rich and b.i.g backpackers not only for backpackers
We are glad you enjoyed Cape Town and our backpackers, Moty!
Relax and very happy.”
We're happy your had a good time, Weesit!
Pleasant, comfortable, relaxed and a fond memory made.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, Wendy! Please do come back and visit again.
OK for a brief stay, not for seniors.”
Hi Andrew, We pride ourselves on being accessable for all ages. Hopefully you will return in the future!
Great budget-option in Capetown (Green Point)”
Thank you for your review, Martin! Please come and stay with us again soon!
The B.I.G. - A home away from 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
We take pride in making sure our guests have the best experience possible, and we are so happy that we were able to make your stay in Cape Town the best! Please come and stay with us again!
Best Hostel ever!!!! ”
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
We try to make the BIG a second home for all of our guests, we are so glad that you felt that we, Susan!
the B.I.G. ist sicherlich eine sehr schöne Unterkunft, etwas abseits der eigentlichen City gelegen, zu Fuß etwa knapp 2 km Richtung Greenpoint gelegen, der Strasse "the Strand" folgend, Achtung " ziemlicher Anstieg, wie überhaupt Cape Town sehr hügelig ist, mit guten Frühstück , professionellem Service. Mir hat die letzte Herzlichkeit gefehlt, insbesondere hatte ich zwei Tage vorreserviert und bezahlt, bin dann erst am zweiten Tag angereist und fragte ob ich den zweiten Tag irgendwann während meines Urlaubs später nachholen könnte. Das sei lt. Buchungsbedingungen über Booking.com nicht möglich teilte man mir mit. Mag so sein, aber man könnte vielleicht auch nach einer Lösung im Sinne des Gastes schauen. Da fehlte mir Fingerspitzengefühl für die Situation und die Bereitschaft mich als Gast in den Mittelpunkt zu stellen zumal 26,00 EUR für ein 4-Bettzimmer nicht gerade preiswert ist. Frühstück war sehr lecker, Lage wie gesagt sehr schön, ruhig, aber aus der Stadt kommend ziemlich anstrengend da es den Hang hinauf geht und es steil wird. Für mich etwas zu abseits gelegen.
Dear Ralf Thanks for your review. Our cancellation policies and prices are very clearly stated. Unfortunately with less 24 hours notice we are unable to offer a refund- hopefully you can understand that this is completely reasonable on our side. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels and wish you a safe journey.