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The B.I.G Backpackers Hostel

18 Thornhill Road 18 Thornhill Road, 8005 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Show Map | Official Site

Excellent from 574 reviews
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About The B.I.G Backpackers

The B I G Backpackers provides a comfortable setting when in Cape Town. It also offers a concierge, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

The hostel has a fitness centre with a swimming pool. Airport transfers, a laundry service and a dry cleaning service are available on request.

The B I G Backpackers has 11 comfortable rooms that are ideal for travellers on a budget. A ceiling fan and wireless internet access can also be found in each.

The B I G Backpackers is close to shops, dining and Cape Town's nightlife. Table Bay is easily accessible by car.

Excellent 9.0
574 guest reviews

Hotel Features


Game room, Golf, Snorkeling, Hiking, Library, Board games/puzzles, Books, DVDs, music for children, Canoeing, Cycling, Diving, Evening entertainment, Horse riding, Kids' outdoor play equipment, Streaming service, Cooking classes


Pets not allowed


Car rental, Concierge service, Laundry service, Airport shuttle (surcharge), Daily housekeeping, Fax/photocopying, Tour desk, Ticket service, Contactless check-in/check-out, Face masks for guests available, 24-hour security


Parking, Complimentary breakfast, Increased accessibility, Gift shop, Laundry facilities, Smoke alarms, Outdoor pool, No smoking, Hairdryer, Air-conditioned, 24hr front desk, Designated smoking area, Storage available, Terrace/Patio, Linens, Towels, Grill, Balcony, Body soap, Children's television networks, Conditioner, Family rooms, Fan, Fire extinguisher, Hardwood or parquet floors, Heating, Lockers, Outdoor dining area, Private bathroom, Private parking, Reading light, Safety deposit box, Shampoo, Shared kitchen, Shared lounge/TV area, Shower, Snack bar, Socket near the bed, Toilet, Toilet paper, Towels/sheets (extra fee), Wardrobe or closet, Ironing service, Garden, Beach towels, First-aid kit, Physical distancing in dining areas, Physical distancing rules, Process in place to check health of guests, CCTV in common areas, CCTV outside property, Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas, Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus, Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays, Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning, All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized, Delivered food is securely covered, Food can be delivered to guest accommodation, Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning service, Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities, Bar/Lounge, Safe


Free Wi-Fi, Internet, Wi-Fi available in all areas


From 2:00 PM


Prior to 11:00 AM

The B.I.G Backpackers reviews

The B.I.G Backpackers
from 574 reviews

Rating summary

  • Cleanliness 9.5
  • Comfort 9.3
  • Location 9.3
  • Services 9.3
  • Staff 9.5
  • Value for money 9.2