The B.I.G Backpackers - Cape Town

18 Thornhill Road, Cape Town, South Africa, 8005  show map
 2 stars
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The B.I.G Backpackers - Cape Town

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry

Overview

Complete with an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking and a sunbathing terrace, The B.I.G Backpackers Hostel offers individual services as well. The hostel is distinguished by a peaceful atmosphere.

Located in City Bowl district, close to Metropolitan Golf Club subway station and N1 City, Two Oceans Aquarium and Signal Hill. A 5-minute walk takes guests to the coffee shop HQ.

It is less than 25 minutes by car to Cape Town International airport.

Rooms

This property has 11 non-smoking guestrooms including Twin Room, King Room, Deluxe Quadruple Room and Triple Room appointed with individual climate control, a laptop safe, a TV, a balcony and a personal computer. Many rooms have beds with foam pillows, down pillows and linens. Rooms are fitted with queen size beds and single beds. Some hostel rooms offer en suite bathrooms equipped with hairdryers, bath sheets and guest toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Dining options include a complimentary continental breakfast served every morning.

Services

Airport transfer, shuttle service and dry cleaning as well as a luggage storage, a designated smoking area, a safe deposit box and a business center are at guests' disposal.

Relax

Guests can experience windsurfing, diving and canoeing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   11.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Free breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's play area
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Fan/ Extractor
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
Extra bed 100% of the room stay
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel The B.I.G Backpackers - Cape Town Cape Town location
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Hotel Address:

18 Thornhill Road, Cape Town, South Africa, 8005

Get directions
City Center
  • Cape Town
    2.2 km
Airports
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    19.0 km
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    2.0 km
  • Esplanade
    3.7 km
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.0 km
Restaurants
  • HQ (cuisine: French)
    130 m
  • Giovanni's (cuisine: Italian)
    280 m
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1.5 km
  • Kommetjie
    1.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    11

Rooms and availability

Double Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

This bright and airy room comes with garden views and features an en-suite bathroom. The rooms are equipped with a fan and some have a private entrance.

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

This bright and airy room comes with wooden parquet floors and views of Single Hill. It features a kitchenette, a private entrance, a fan, ironing facilities and an en suite bathroom.

Family Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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Room Description:

This bright and airy room comes with wooden parquet floors and a balcony with pool and ocean views. It features a private entrance, a fan, ironing facilities and an en suite bathroom.

Family Suite
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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Room Description:

This bright and airy room comes with wooden parquet floors and a balcony with pool and ocean views. It features a kitchenette, a private entrance, a fan, ironing facilities and an en suite bathroom.

The B.I.G Backpackers Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Grand Parade1.5 km
  • Grand Parade Square1.5 km

Popular areas

  • Green Point Common600 m
  • Green Point Common600 m

Places of interest

  • Open Top Bus Tour800 m
  • Two Oceans Aquarium800 m
  • MyCiTi Station Granger Bay800 m
  • Green Point Urban Park1.0 km
  • Signal Hill1.0 km
  • MyCiTi Station Waterfront1.2 km
  • Nelson Mandela Gateway1.2 km
  • Malay Quarter1.5 km
  • MyCiTi Station Thibault1.6 km

Convention centers

  • CTICC1.8 km

Shopping areas

  • Cape Quarter1.1 km
  • Cape Quarter1.1 km
  • V&A Waterfront1.3 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Red Open Top Bus800 m
  • Signal Hill1.0 km
  • Greenmarket Square1.6 km

Stadiums

  • MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium300 m
  • Cape Town Stadium700 m

Museums

  • Bo-Kaap Museum1.3 km
  • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum1.4 km
  • Boo-Kaap Museum1.6 km

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Two Oceans Aquarium800 m

Underground stations

  • Metropolitan Golf Club900 m

Public parking

  • Christiaan Barnard Hospital1.5 km

Local attractions

  • Bloubergstrand Beach1.5 km
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Sandy Bay1.5 km
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre1.7 km
    1 Lower Burg Street Convention Square
  • Kommetjie1.5 km
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House1.6 km
    35 Strand Street

Near the hotel

  • Noon Day Gun580 m
    Military Road Signal Hill
  • V&A Market on the Wharf910 m
    Dock Road
  • Signal Hill 1.0 km
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Baraka Gifts and Decor1.0 km
    Shop 13A, Dixon Street, Cape Quarter Green Point
  • Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium)790 m
    Vlei Road
  • Scratch Patch920 m
    Dock Rd V & A Waterfront
  • Cape Quarter Mall1.0 km
    72 Waterkant Street

Restaurants nearby

  • HQ130 m

    Address: Green Point

    73% likes this, based on 81 reviews
    Cuisine: French

  • Mario's Italian280 m

    Address: Greenpoint Main Road

    Cuisine: Italian

  • Keenwa670 m

    Address: Waterkant Street

    72% likes this, based on 59 reviews
    Cuisine: Peruvian

  • Giovanni's280 m

    Address: 103 Main Road, Green Point
    Phone: 27 21 434 6893

    78% likes this, based on 150 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: NZD 6 - NZD 13

  • Big Route290 m

    Address: 105 Main Road
    Phone: 0214332530

    82% likes this, based on 44 reviews
    Price Range: NZD 6 - NZD 20

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    11
Hotels nearby
Cities nearby
  • Camps Bay hotels - 5 km
  • Bantry Bay hotels - 4 km
  • Constantia hotels - 12 km
  • Goodwood hotels - 12 km
  • Llandudno hotels - 12 km
  • Hout Bay hotels - 14 km
  • Tokai hotels - 15 km
  • Bloubergstrand hotels - 15 km
  • Plattekloof hotels - 16 km
  • Oranjezicht hotels - 2 km

The B.I.G Backpackers Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The B.I.G Backpackers

Average guest rating

9.8out of 10
Exceptional
Based on 4 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    10.0

    Really friendly & helpful staff with lots of top tips and fab local knowledge. Chilled out dogs and lovely people hanging around Reception and the Communal areas. Cool furniture and colour schemes. Really good value. Clean, welcoming and comfortable rooms. All in all - from the moment we stepped inside, our shoulders dropped and we relaxed. B.I.G. is a wonderful 'boutique' backpackers hidden within 5-10 mins (depending how hot it is) walk from the V&A waterfront. Lots of cool places to hang out, inside and out plus the bonus of a well kept pool to chill out in.

    That I/ we don't know when we'll be going back!!

  • Couple
    10.0

    Me and my sister loved this place! The staff was friendly, always trying to help you out with your activities! The place is amazing: lovely decoration of the rooms and the kitchen! The honesty bar and the lecture room were just great! We loved the swimming pool where we relaxed in the sun with the staff and other people. The location is perfect: just 10 minutes walking to the Waterfront.

    Nothing! We loved this place!

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Excellent and friendly staff who were willing to go out of their way to assist us and ensure the best Cape Town experience. Open and trusting environment with an international feel. Stunning rooms - the design makes one feel that it's far from a "backpackers" quality.

    Nothing at all - it was an excellent stay in terms of casual accommodation.

How to reach hotel

hotel The B.I.G Backpackers - Cape Town Cape Town location
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Hotel Address:

18 Thornhill Road, Cape Town, South Africa, 8005

Get directions
City Center
  • Cape Town
    2.2 km
Airports
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    19.0 km
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    2.0 km
  • Esplanade
    3.7 km
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.0 km
Restaurants
  • HQ (cuisine: French)
    130 m
  • Giovanni's (cuisine: Italian)
    280 m
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1.5 km
  • Kommetjie
    1.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    11