Big Blue Backpackers Hostel - Cape Town

7 Vesperdene Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 8005  show map
 3 stars
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  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
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Big Blue Backpackers Hostel - Cape Town

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Off-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Welcome drink

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Sports activities

Table tennis

Billiards/ Pool tables

Hiking

Golf course

Overview

Big Blue Backpackers Hostel is located in Green Point district next to Adderly Street, Cape Town Diamond Museum and Bloubergstrand Beach. Guests can make use of a luggage storage, a designated area for smoking, a safe deposit box and a cash machine.

Cape Town city center is 2 km away. The coffee shop Giovanni's is just about 400 meters from the property.

Easily accessible from Metropolitan Golf Club subway station.

Rooms

Aside from heating, a personal computer, an iron with ironing board, a wardrobe and hi-fi, rooms have beds with foam pillows, feather pillows and linens. The rooms also have a marble floor. Rooms are fitted with double beds, single beds and bunk beds. There are tiled own bathrooms. Guest toiletries and towels are also available.

Services

This business hostel offers airport transfer, 24-hour front desk and shuttle service.

Relax

An outdoor swimming pool, a sunbathing terrace and a golf course will make a stay in Cape Town a very pleasant one.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of rooms:   49.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • ATM/Cash machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Bar/ Lounge area

Children's facilities

  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Bottled water

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 16 years
Extra bed ZAR 150
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 allowed on request.

How to reach hostel

hostel Big Blue Backpackers Hostel - Cape Town Cape Town location
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Hostel Address:

7 Vesperdene Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 8005

Get directions
City Center
  • Cape Town
    1.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.1 mi
  • Esplanade
    2.1 mi
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    3700 ft
Restaurants
  • Mario's Italian (cuisine: Italian)
    1200 ft
  • Giovanni's (cuisine: Italian)
    1300 ft
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    4300 ft
  • Kommetjie
    4300 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    49

Rooms and availability

Big Blue Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Media:Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Big Blue Backpackers photos Room
Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 4 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • General:Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Media:Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Big Blue Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Suite
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Media:Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Big Blue Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Private Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Private entrance
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Media:Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service

Big Blue Backpackers Location

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  • Underground stations
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  • Museums
  • Convention centers
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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Grand Parade Square5000 ft

Popular areas

  • Green Point Common2700 ft
  • Green Point Common2700 ft

Places of interest

  • Two Oceans Aquarium1700 ft
  • Open Top Bus Tour1700 ft
  • MyCiTi Station Granger Bay2300 ft
  • Nelson Mandela Gateway3300 ft
  • MyCiTi Station Waterfront3300 ft
  • Signal Hill4000 ft
  • Green Point Urban Park4000 ft
  • MyCiTi Station Thibault4600 ft
  • Malay Quarter4600 ft
  • MyCiTi Station Adderley Street5000 ft

Convention centers

  • CTICC5000 ft

Shopping areas

  • Cape Quarter2700 ft
  • Cape Quarter2700 ft
  • V&A Waterfront3700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Red Open Top Bus1700 ft
  • Signal Hill4000 ft
  • Greenmarket Square5000 ft

Stadiums

  • MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium700 ft
  • Cape Town Stadium2300 ft

Museums

  • Bo-Kaap Museum4000 ft
  • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum4000 ft
  • Boo-Kaap Museum5000 ft

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Two Oceans Aquarium1700 ft

Underground stations

  • Metropolitan Golf Club3300 ft

Public parking

  • Christiaan Barnard Hospital4300 ft

Local attractions

  • St. George's Cathedral1.1 mi
    5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central
  • St. James Beach1.2 mi
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • District Six Museum1.3 mi
    25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central
  • Groote Kerk1.1 mi
    43 Adderley St., Cape Town Central
  • Iziko South African National Gallery1.2 mi
    Government Ave., Cape Town Central

Near the hostel

  • Cape Town Stadium 2500 ft
    Vlei Road, Cape Town Central
  • Cape Town Diamond Museum3400 ft
    1st Floor, The Clock Tower, Cape Town Central
  • Gold of Africa Museum4000 ft
    96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central
  • Bloubergstrand Beach4300 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Two Oceans Aquarium3500 ft
    Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central
  • Signal Hill3600 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Iziko Bo Kaap Museum4100 ft
    71 Wale St., Cape Town Central

Restaurants nearby

  • Mario's Italian1200 ft

    Address: Greenpoint Main Road

    Cuisine: Italian

  • 65 on Main1400 ft

    Address: 65 Main Road, Green Point
    Phone: 021 4399559

    62% likes this, based on 58 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary

  • Big Route1400 ft

    Address: 105 Main Road
    Phone: 0214332530

    80% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Price Range: USD 6 - USD 16

  • Giovanni's1300 ft

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

    82% likes this, based on 129 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 7 - USD 12

  • Keenwa1400 ft

    Address: Waterkant Street

    69% likes this, based on 57 reviews
    Cuisine: Peruvian

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    49
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Big Blue Backpackers Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Big Blue Backpackers

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 7 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    10.0

    The friendliness of both staff & residents. I felt welcome & comfortable

  • Single
    7.0

    The staff were very friendly and helpful

    I booked an all female dormitory and ended up the only female in the dorm, due to many males booking I assume. I was not informed of these change as I would have changed rather to a single room in ths instance.

  • Group of friends
    4.2

    It was a nice building and there were a lot of people staying there so (theoretically) lots of potential to meet people. Also 24hr security desk

    The beds were uncomfortable and the furnishings throughout we're very run down. The girls bathroom had 2 toilets and 2 showers which was good, but only one sink and mirror. The staff wasn't unfriendly but did nothing to get you engaged or make you feel welcome. The first morning we planned to have breakfast but at 10:30 they were still waiting for their breakfast guy to show up. Wifi was also very slow and spotty. Even for a backpackers, this place was disappointing. There are tons of other backpackers to stay at in Cape Town and Big Blue did nothing to make me want to go back there...

How to reach hostel

hostel Big Blue Backpackers Hostel - Cape Town Cape Town location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

7 Vesperdene Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 8005

Get directions
City Center
  • Cape Town
    1.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.1 mi
  • Esplanade
    2.1 mi
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    3700 ft
Restaurants
  • Mario's Italian (cuisine: Italian)
    1200 ft
  • Giovanni's (cuisine: Italian)
    1300 ft
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    4300 ft
  • Kommetjie
    4300 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    49