Big Blue Backpackers

Big Blue Backpackers


7 Vesperdene Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

GoodBased on 559 reviews


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About Big Blue Backpackers

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Big Blue Backpackers provides a comfortable setting while in Cape Town. It also offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Big Blue Backpackers offers 21 comfortable rooms th...

Good to Know

To Downtown2.1 mi
Nearest airportCape Town Intl
Distance to airport11.8 mi


Check-in time2:00 PM
Check-out time11:00 AM
InternetFree Wi-Fi
PolicyPets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Payment & CancellationPolicies vary by room type and provider.
Front desk number+27 214 390 807

Amenities at Big Blue Backpackers

Top features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly


  • Private pool
  • Quiet street view
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Reading light
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Family rooms
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Safety deposit box
  • Feather pillow
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Seating area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Shared bathroom
  • Garden view
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoke alarms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Shared toilet
  • Heating
  • Shower
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Adapter
  • First-aid kit
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • No smoking
  • Soundproofing
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Landmark view
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Body soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Lockers
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Mountain view
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Toilet
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Toilet paper
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • City view
  • Cleaning products
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Clothes rack
  • Trash cans
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Pool towels
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Pool view
  • Desk
  • Pool with a view
  • Dining table
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • 24hr front desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Storage available


  • Hiking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Golf
  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table


  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Tour desk
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security

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Reviews for Big Blue Backpackers

Read firsthand reviews and testimonials from guests who have stayed at Big Blue Backpackers, providing insights into their experiences. Travelers have left 559 reviews of Big Blue Backpackers to date. Review data was last updated on September 21, 2023.
GoodBased on 559 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Friendly staff and stay was fantastic (in 87 reviews)
  • "Friendly and welcoming staff, definitely one of my favorites." (in 84 reviews)
  • Great stuff and perfect location! (in 64 reviews)
Cons -
  • There's was no breakfast. (in 23 reviews)
  • To get a TV in the room (in 19 reviews)
  • There is nothing bad to say. (in 9 reviews)

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Where is Big Blue Backpackers?

Find the exact location and address of Big Blue Backpackers in Cape Town, making it easy to plan your travel logistics. Landmark and ‘Getting Around’ data was last updated on September 21, 2023.

Most Popular Landmarks

Green Point Stadium0.4 mi
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront0.6 mi
Bo Kaap Museum0.8 mi
District Six Museum1.3 mi
Castle of Good Hope1.4 mi
Steenberg Vineyards11.5 mi

Getting Around

Cape Town Cape Town, Wc1.1 mi
Cape Town Central Station1.1 mi
Cape Town Intercape Depot11.0 mi
Cape Town Durbanville14.9 mi
Cape Town Simon's Town19.5 mi
Cape Town Quebec 13.4 mi

FAQs when booking at Big Blue Backpackers

Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding reservations, amenities, policies, and more when booking a stay at Big Blue Backpackers. FAQs were last updated on September 21, 2023.

How close is Big Blue Backpackers to the nearest airport, Cape Town Intl Airport?

The distance between the closest airport, Cape Town Intl Airport, and Big Blue Backpackers is 11.8 mi and the expected drive time is about 0h 23m. Your drive time between the two can vary based on the time of day and traffic trends of the area.

What is the best way for guests to get from Cape Town Intl Airport to Big Blue Backpackers?

Getting from Cape Town Intl Airport to Big Blue Backpackers can be as easy as renting a car at the airport’s rental desk for, on average, $28/day in Cape Town. Luckily, Big Blue Backpackers has parking on site for guests who choose this method of transportation. One of the more popular options today is to take a taxi or ridesharing service directly from Cape Town Intl Airport to the hotel. This option is often cost effective, but guests must keep a lookout for peak time rates.

Is Big Blue Backpackers considered pet-friendly?

Yes, dogs and most pets in general are allowed at Big Blue Backpackers.

Is there a pool at Big Blue Backpackers?

Yes, Big Blue Backpackers has a pool for hotel guests. Generally, hotel pools have opening and closing times so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

How close is Big Blue Backpackers from the Cape Town city center?

Big Blue Backpackers is 0.4 mi away from the center of De Waterkant, Cape Town. Consider visiting Newlands Cricket Ground, a popular landmark that can be accessed from Big Blue Backpackers by various forms of transportation.

What is the Big Blue Backpackers phone number?

You can reach the front desk of Big Blue Backpackers at +27 214 390 807.

Does Big Blue Backpackers have Wi-Fi available?

Yes, Big Blue Backpackers has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

What is the check-out time at Big Blue Backpackers?

Check-out should be before 11:00 AM. For checking in at Big Blue Backpackers, guests should plan for any time after 2:00 PM on the day of their scheduled arrival.

How much does it cost to stay at Big Blue Backpackers, Cape Town?

On average, guests have been paying $29 per night to stay at Big Blue Backpackers. Some users have found rooms as low as $9 per night. Enter your dates in the form above to see the price rates available for your stay.

Does Big Blue Backpackers have a laundry service?

Yes, there are laundry services usually available at Big Blue Backpackers, Cape Town.

How far is Big Blue Backpackers from South African National Gallery?

South African National Gallery in Cape Town is 1.3 mi away from Big Blue Backpackers.

Is Big Blue Backpackers close to South African Sendinggestig Museum?

Big Blue Backpackers is a good choice to stay at if you want to visit South African Sendinggestig Museum, which is 0.9 mi away.

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