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The B.I.G Backpackers, Cape Town

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 586 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Good internet service
Awesome vibe
Fantastic service

The B.I.G Backpackers, Cape Town

from $124 CAD
  • Shared Dormitory (Mixed)
  • Family Room
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Double Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

What’s around The B.I.G Backpackers, Cape Town


  • 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 - 27 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
  • 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, Cape Town’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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 30 reviews

Very Good 8.0
BIG Backpackers
BIG Backpackers is very homey-it really does feel like a home away from home. The location is really good and the staff are really cool. They have 2 nights where they take groups out on the town. The only downside is the breakfast is really basic.
Jonathan, za2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Maybe the best hostel I been to ?
These people redefine hostel stay. Cannot believe I even made new friends. The place is neat and nice - friendly team and staff. More or less like a family. We even had a dinner together. Totally recommended. Safe, etc etc. Go for it if you are in CT and looking for a place to crash. Great washrooms, and wifi and breakfast and ..
Tony, zaOther trip
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, Cape Town

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