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1 room, 2 adults

The B.I.G Backpackers

2-star2 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free parking nearby
18 Thornhill Road, Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005, South Africa

Guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Cape Town Stadium
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Free parking nearby
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The B.I.G Backpackers

from ZAR 1,200
  • Shared Dormitory (Mixed)
  • Family Room
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Double Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

What’s around The B.I.G Backpackers


  • In Green Point
  • Cape Town Stadium - 12 min walk
  • V&A Waterfront - 19 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 21 min walk
  • Long Street - 23 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 27 min walk
  • Kloof Street - 31 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 21 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 27 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 19 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

The B.I.G Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • B.I.G Backpackers House Cape Town
  • The B.I.G Backpackers Cape Town
  • The B.I.G Backpackers Guesthouse
  • The B.I.G Backpackers Guesthouse Cape Town
  • B.I.G Backpackers House
  • B.I.G Backpackers Cape Town
  • B.I.G Backpackers
  • B.I.G Backpackers Guesthouse Cape Town
  • B.I.G Backpackers Guesthouse
  • The B I G Backpackers

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 220.00 per person (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The B.I.G Backpackers

  • Is there a pool at The B.I.G Backpackers?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The B.I.G Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The B.I.G Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The B.I.G Backpackers?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 220.00 per person one-way.

Recent reviews

Superb 9,2 From 28 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
5 star experience
5 star service at 2 star prices. We couldn't have picked a better base for our 10 nights in Cape Town. Staff went above and beyond to make sure we had the best possible time.
Gareth, gb10 night romance trip

The B.I.G Backpackers

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