"Real gem fab location and amazing staff"
Location rating score
830 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Cape Town
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.3|
|Distance to city center||1.0 Km|
|Nearest airport||Cape Town International Airport (CPT)|
|Distance to airport||19.0 km|
Check-in is from 12:00 AM, 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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
The B.I.G Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 180 ZAR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The B.I.G Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The B.I.G Backpackers has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cape Town with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.
The B.I.G Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"In general the place is great."
September 26, 2017
"Would recommend to everyone!"
November 29, 2017
"Staff was very friendly."
May 10, 2017
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.
"Breakfast is good and generous!"
December 9, 2017
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|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
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 17 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
Pleasant, comfortable, relaxed and a fond memory made.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, Wendy! Please do come back and visit again.
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!
Staffs are nice , everything is prefect !
We really appreciate your review, Xin! Thank you very much.
Real gem fab location and amazing staff
Thank you so much Susan! We miss having you around.
Awesome place, great people!”
Hi Shani, Thank you so much for your review! We loved having you!
Relax and very happy.”
We're happy your had a good time, Weesit!
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!