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8.0Excellent

40 reviews

40 reviews

Location 8.9
Room comfort and quality 8.7
Value for money 8.3
Service 8.2
Cleanliness 7.5
Facilities 7.1
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8.9Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Wallflower
110 m
Klûk & CGDT
110 m
Meadowridge Baptist Church
420 m
Green Point Track
440 m
Popular landmarks
Two Oceans Aquarium
550 m
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
1.2 km
Lion's Head
1.2 km
Signal Hill
1.2 km
Table Mountain
5.1 km
Closest landmarks
Monk Bar
200 m
Dr B M Sher
260 m
Nobel Square
450 m
Ultra Liquors
460 m
Cape Medical Museum
470 m

Big Blue Backpackers

7 Vesperdene Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Green Point part of Cape Town, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Located in heart of Cape Town

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

700 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cape Town every 3 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center2.2 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
Distance to airport18.8 km

Rooms available at Big Blue Backpackers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Suites Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room For 6
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Family Room 4 Beds
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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8 Bedded Female Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory 11 bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 5 bunk beds
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Double En-Suite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

Does Big Blue Backpackers have bars on the premises?

Experience your trip the best way with a beverage in your hand at Big Blue Backpackers's bar available right in front of your doorstep for whenever you need a sip or two.

Does Big Blue Backpackers have a swimming pool?

While lounging at Big Blue Backpackers, you can enjoy the swimming pool facility to get your day started the best way with a splash for a revitalizing morning or evening.

Does Big Blue Backpackers provide dry cleaning services?

Yes! Big Blue Backpackers features dry cleaning service that is accessible all throughout your stay, ensuring that you're always looking your best in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

What is the average travel time to the closest airport from Big Blue Backpackers?

The average travel time to get from Big Blue Backpackers to the airport is 22 minutes, but please keep in mind that the travel time may vary based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

What public parks are in close proximty of Big Blue Backpackers?

While staying at Big Blue Backpackers, take joy in your early morning or evening walk at nearby park which include The Maze, The Blue Train Park, and Frere Road Park.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Big Blue Backpackers?

Big Blue Backpackers's policy relating to children's bedding considers guests age 18 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional fee. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Big Blue Backpackers's Wi-Fi?

100.0% of our past visitor reviews have given an optimistic review and comments about this property's Wi-Fi. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Big Blue Backpackers down in the review section.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Big Blue Backpackers's food?

67.0% of our past customer ratings have given a positive review and remarks about this property's food. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Big Blue Backpackers down in the review.

What people love about Big Blue Backpackers

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Spaciousness

    "A huge victorian style house with big rooms."

    Melisha

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    February 21, 2022

  • 7.2

    Very good

    "Great place for a solo traveler."

    Melisha

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    February 21, 2022

  • 7.2

    Very good

    "A huge kitchen and fridge to use during your stay."

    Melisha

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    February 21, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 4,149 Cape Town properties
Room comfort score
8.7/10
Location score
8.9/10
Value for money score
8.3/10
Service score
8.2/10
Better than
99
%
of Cape Town properties
Better than
97
%
of Cape Town properties
Better than
96
%
of Cape Town properties
Better than
95
%
of Cape Town properties
More about Big Blue Backpackers

More about Big Blue Backpackers

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Cape Town, Big Blue Backpackers is the perfect choice. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 2.2 km away, and it normally takes about 22 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Big Blue Backpackers also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Cape Town. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, BBQ facilities, bar.

The hotel features 20 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include clothes rack, linens, mirror, towels, closet. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Big Blue Backpackers hits the spot in many ways.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
Cleanliness and safety
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • Cat-friendly
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pet-friendly [charges apply]
  • Pets allowed
  • Pets allowed for free
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

7 Vesperdene Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001
Excellent
Location

8.9

Public transportation
  • MyCiTi Station Granger Bay
    690 m
  • MyCiTi Station Waterfront
    1.2 km
Airports
  • Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
    18.8 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Dr B M Sher
    260 m
Shopping
  • The Old Biscuit Mill
    4.6 km
Convenience store
  • Pick n Pay Express
    790 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
    550 m
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    1.2 km
  • Lion's Head
    1.2 km
  • Signal Hill
    1.2 km
  • Table Mountain
    5.1 km
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    8.9 km
  • Robben Island Museum
    12.8 km
  • Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
    31.8 km
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
    49.4 km
  • Cape of Good Hope
    50.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Wallflower
    110 m
  • Klûk & CGDT
    110 m
  • Monk Bar
    200 m
  • Dr B M Sher
    260 m
  • Meadowridge Baptist Church
    420 m
  • Green Point Track
    440 m
  • Nobel Square
    450 m
  • Ultra Liquors
    460 m
  • Cape Medical Museum
    470 m
  • Avenue Conference and Event Venue
    500 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.

Children 0-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from10:30
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until00:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center2.2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)22
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 ZAR
The property
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 20
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1996
  • Most recent renovation0

Reviews of Big Blue Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.0
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.7
Value for money8.3
Service8.2
Cleanliness7.5
Facilities7.1
High score for Cape Town
Rating
9+ Exceptional (11)
8-9 Excellent (3)
7-8 Very Good (6)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (5)

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Showing 28 verified guest comments
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10.0
Exceptional
YUKI from Japan
Couple
Family Room with Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Best Backpacker Hostel”

Great value for money, close to bus stop and easy to find

Reviewed January 01, 2020
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7.2
Very good
Melisha from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
8 Bedded Female Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in February 2022

Near the beach”

Great place for a solo traveler. The location is a bit hidden. A huge victorian style house with big rooms. A huge kitchen and fridge to use during your stay. Fast and steady wifi available.

Reviewed February 22, 2022
6.0
Nicholas from Singapore
Solo traveler
Family Room with Bathroom
Stayed 14 nights in December 2019

Good Location. Some Modernisation would be useful. ”

I have stayed at the facility previously which is why I chose the place again. Its situated equally between the V&A Waterfront and Caspe Town City Centre which is good. Its a L late Victorian period mansion house which was formerly the residence of the Harbour Master of Cape Town with newer extensions and an extra accpommodation annex at the rear of the main building. The staff are very nice and helpful. There is a complimentary breakfast. However, I believe that the building could do with a new coat of white paint throughout and some aspects of modernisation to make it look brighter and more welcoming, as it looks jaded. They are tolerant of people smoking pot in the facility as laws in South Africa have recently changed, however this policy is not entirely suitable for all guests as families with children may stay there too. For the reasons mentioned above some guests I know chose to leave early to stay elsewhere.

Reviewed January 04, 2020
3.2
Owam from South Africa
Solo traveler
8 Bedded Female Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in December 2021

This place is not safe, anyone can come inside your room and steal your staff”

Sometimes there’s no water, it’s a very dirty place

Reviewed December 14, 2021
9.2
Exceptional
Jan from Poland
Couple
Family Room with Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in October 2016

Very nice stay at Big Blue”

We've had a very nice stay Big Blue Backpackers. Can't complain about hostel cleanness and staff helpfulness. The location in Green Point is also a plus. Only thing to complain is internet connection in the reception area which is slow but the cat living there can make it up :) Cool atmosphere !

Reviewed November 08, 2016
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