The B.I.G Backpackers

Top choice hostel in Green Point & ­Waterfront

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9.3 out of 10

Tucked away on the slopes of Green Point, this backpackers has a fun, laid-back atmosphere with decently decorated rooms, chill areas and a big kitchen (with an honesty bar). Homemade bread is sometimes available for breakfast and there are three guitars and bicycles handy should you require them.

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Centrally located just a 5 minutes' walk to V&A Waterfront and Sea Point Promenade, The B.I.G Backpackers offers a choice of modern private room or dormitory room accommodation. It features a pool, braai facilities and free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast. A continental breakfast is served daily. There are 2 fully equipped kitchens for guests to share. Several cafés, restaurants and bars are a 5 minutes' walk away. B.I.G Backpackers has 2 furnished terraces and outdoor seating areas, indoors there are lounge areas, a library and a games room with a flat-screen TV. Cape Town Aquarium is a 5-minute walk away. Bicycle hire is available for guests to explore the area. Clifton's beaches, Camps Bay, Signal Hill and Lions Head Hiking Trail are all within a 10-minute cycle from The B.I.G Backpackers. The tour desk can help to organise any day excursions and an airport shuttle service at a charge. The ferry to Robben Island is a 5-minute walk away. Free parking is available at the hostel.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Dear Visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

Features of The B.I.G Backpackers


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Games room
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Gift shop
  • Library
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Bbq facilities
  • Cycling
  • Tour desk
  • Diving
  • Horse riding
  • Ticket service
  • Snorkelling
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Snack bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Evening entertainment
  • On-site parking
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Children television networks
  • Secured parking
  • Street parking
  • Public transport tickets
  • Accessible parking


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Car hire
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Daily maid service


  • Golf course (within 3 km)


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking