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The B.I.G Backpackers

2-star2 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
18 Thornhill Road, Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005, South Africa

Guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 579 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • BIG Backpackers is very homey-it really does feel like a home away from home. The…Sep 14, 2018
  • These people redefine hostel stay. Cannot believe I even made new friends. The place is…Jul 25, 2018

The B.I.G Backpackers

from ZAR 1,400
  • 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
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront - 9 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 12 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 21 min walk
  • Greenmarket Square - 25 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 27 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 31 min walk
  • South African National Gallery - 36 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 23 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.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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 self parking (limited)

  • 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
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
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.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,4 From 33 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
Exceptional 10,0
Best hostel ever
This was the best hostel I've stayed! The staff is awesome they are always there for you and help you to organise tours or give suggestions what you can do if you don't have a plan for the day. They also do stuff like dinners, hikes, little walking tours with all the guests who want to join. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the brekky was great in the morning with fresh fruits, musli,bread,eggs any style etc. Everything was really good and when i go back to Cape Town I'll definitely stay there again!
Melanie, ca3 night trip

The B.I.G Backpackers

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