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Reviews of The B.I.G Cape Town Hostel

18 Thornhill rd, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa

Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 99%

Facilities 98%

Location 88%

Safety 98%

Staff 99%

Value 99%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Board Games
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 13.11USD

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Cape Town?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 99%

Facilities 98%

Location 88%

Safety 98%

Staff 99%

Value 99%

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97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Great place to stop to stop. Room was really good, very clean and modern. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Staff sorted out a day trip for us whilst we were out for the day. Would have liked to have stopped there for longer but only had a few days in Cape Town. Would recommend to othes.

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: 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 (Turns into Somerset. Turn left uphill at Hudson and Simply Asia restaurants Streets. Upper Portswood turns into Thornhill). Walked to Robbens Island tour. Maids cooked us a great South African meal. Communal meal table. Friendly. Much nicer location than Long St.

Disliked: Driver had trouble finding it. I did better on foot. Google maps has a lot of Thornhill Sts. Staff think neighborhood is unsafe at night. Big on taxis.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The hostel was nicely decorated and perfectly clean. They had a lot of day-trips and activities on offer as well as a fully equiped kitchen with two big fridges. Also staff was very friedly and helpful.

Disliked: ---

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
08 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Everything!

Disliked: Nothing!

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: This is the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The property is in a great location, really safe, super comfortable, clean. The kitchen in awesome. The wifi is reliable. There is a tv room with a great reading space and a library.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Felt at home :) The best place I have stayed at. Guys, you are great, thanks so much for the fun :)

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: This is the best hostel in the world! From the moment you walk in, you feel genuinely welcomed. A tour of the facilities was given along with advice for local food and activities. The staff become your friends, which encourages guests to become friends with each other. The atmosphere over breakfast in the morning is like living with a big family. Love all the facilities. Clean pool, kitchen/dining areas are combined. Extra rooms for TV and quiet relaxation. Secure. Helpful. Happy.

Disliked: The only thing I didn't like was leaving.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 80%
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: We loved this beautiful comfy boutique hostel and its funny and charming staff. We had a very warm welcome and felt like at home right from the staff. This is the best hostel I have ever seen anywhere in the world!

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Clean, great open atmosphere, nicely decorated, free internet, breakfast, movie room, pool, social but still privacy, close to waterfront, cute dogs. Staff helps out with everything and is pretty much always present.

Disliked: Showers went a bit cold sometimes if someone else was using water ;)

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Lovely decoration. Rooms were more like bedrooms than dorm rooms. Throughout the building, quirky designs and rooms to relax in.About a 10 minute walk to the V&A waterfront. Great breakfast.

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

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