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The B.I.G

Hostel | 18 Thornhill rd., Cape Town, South Africa 8005

97.3% Overall Rating

37 out of 37 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/06/2015)

JAN RYAN thinks…

"Location in Green Point hills above V&A waterfront. Walk to/fro Civic Center/Adderley/Train station along Strand (to BIG bear right at Highlevel St, turn right at Cavalcade), Waterkant or Riebeek…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 12.48

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

"After your booking is made through HostelBookers we will contact you to ask for further security to confirm your booking with us directly"We require your CVC code inorder to guarantee your booking Groups no bigger than 6 pax can make a booking. If you wish to make a group booking bigger than 6 pax please contact us directly Please note: We have a maximum stay of 2 weeks policy at the BIG.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Cape Town?

Contact us directly

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included, Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

5 Bed Dorm - Female only (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Executive Triple Ocean View (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

Superior Family Room Ocean View (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

Deluxe Double (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

About The B.I.G

Cape Towns newest addition to the backpackers community, The B.I.G is perfectly perched in Green Point allowing its guests easy access to the best that Cape Town has to offer.

With its friendly staff always around to offer advice on the area and its activities and attractions.

Groups no bigger than 6pax can make a booking. If you wish to make a group booking bigger than 6 pax please contact us directly

Please note: We have a maximum stay of 2 weeks policy at the BIG.

Accommodation Information

The B.I.G has a sparkling pool and garden for comfort and relaxation. It has double, triple, dorm and family rooms available for those passing through as well as others who want to stay a while and just unwind. All dorm rooms have been fitted with extra plugs and hooks to ensure conveniece and comfort. The backpackers is self catering with a continental breakfast and free Wifi included. Guests will have use of the fully equipped kitchen and BBQ facilities, as well as the lastest addition - its very own PIZZA OVEN!

Location Information

Situated in a tranquil street, nestling below Signal Hill, The B.I.G is within a 10 minute walk of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Cape Town Stadium, local shops, restaurants, clubs and bars as well as a gym and fitness center. Also within easy reach are beaches, promenades, the Mother City's Central Business District and convenient transport to the city bowl as well as Table Mountain, museums and galleries.