Big Blue Backpackers - Cape Town

7 Vesperdene Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 8005  show map
 3 stars
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Big Blue Backpackers - 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

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 a business property offering an outdoor swimming pool, a sunbathing terrace and a golf course. Guests can benefit from a luggage storage, a designated smoking place, a safe deposit box and a cash machine.

Set in green Cape Town, the venue is within 15 minutes' walk of V&A Waterfront. Guests will enjoy dishes of Italian cuisine served in Beluga, which is about 550 meters away.

Set within a 10-minute walk from Metropolitan Golf Club underground station.

Rooms

Big Blue Backpackers Hostel comprises 49 rooms fitted with free Wi-Fi, a personal computer, a closet, a separate toilet and hi-fi. The beds in the bright rooms feature foam pillows, feather pillows and linens. Rooms are fitted with double beds, single beds and sofa beds. Own bathrooms with guest toiletries and towels are provided for guests' use.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning.

Services

The hostel has cars and bicycles available for rent.

Relax

Hiking, tennis and billiard are presented onsite.

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:   21.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • 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

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

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

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hostel

hostel Big Blue Backpackers - 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
    2.0 km
Airports
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    18.7 km
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.8 km
  • Esplanade
    3.4 km
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.1 km
Restaurants
  • Mario's Italian (cuisine: Italian)
    350 m
  • Giovanni's (cuisine: Italian)
    380 m
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1.3 km
  • Kommetjie
    1.3 km
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    21

Rooms and availability

Big Blue Backpackers photos Room
Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • 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
Room Description:

Rooms are 12 square metres.

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

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • 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
Room Description:

This room shares a bathroom with other rooms. The bathroom is located across the hall way and it includes 2 showers and 2 toilets. Please note that no extra beds can be accommodated in this room

Big Blue Backpackers photos Room Hotel information
Suite
  • Room size:

    12 m²

  • 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
Room Description:

Rooms are 12 square metres.

Big Blue Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

  • Check Prices
  • General:Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Media:Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Rooms are 12 square metres.

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

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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

This mixed dormitory features a shared bathroom with 2 showers and 2 toilets. Individual lockers are available for guests to make use of in the dormitory. Please note that no extra beds can be accommodated in this room.

Big Blue Backpackers photos Room
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 bed
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Media:Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room has its own private bathroom with a shower. It has a private entrance and it includes a sofa. There is an extra bunk bed available in the room. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 (see Hotel Policies). The extra person rates vary according to the season and may be lower than indicated in the policies

Big Blue Backpackers Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Grand Parade Square1.5 km

Popular areas

  • Green Point Common800 m
  • Green Point Common800 m

Places of interest

  • Two Oceans Aquarium500 m
  • Open Top Bus Tour500 m
  • MyCiTi Station Granger Bay700 m
  • Nelson Mandela Gateway1.0 km
  • MyCiTi Station Waterfront1.0 km
  • Signal Hill1.2 km
  • Green Point Urban Park1.2 km
  • MyCiTi Station Thibault1.4 km
  • Malay Quarter1.4 km
  • MyCiTi Station Adderley Street1.5 km

Convention centers

  • CTICC1.5 km

Shopping areas

  • Cape Quarter800 m
  • Cape Quarter800 m
  • V&A Waterfront1.1 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Red Open Top Bus500 m
  • Signal Hill1.2 km
  • Greenmarket Square1.5 km

Stadiums

  • MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium200 m
  • Cape Town Stadium700 m

Museums

  • Bo-Kaap Museum1.2 km
  • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum1.2 km
  • Boo-Kaap Museum1.5 km

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Two Oceans Aquarium500 m

Underground stations

  • Metropolitan Golf Club1.0 km

Public parking

  • Christiaan Barnard Hospital1.3 km

Local attractions

  • Greenmarket Square1.5 km
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Long Street1.7 km
  • Groote Kerk1.8 km
    43 Adderley Street (enter on Church Sq.)
  • St. George\'s Cathedral1.7 km
    5 Wale Street
  • Iziko Slave Lodge1.8 km
    Corner of Adderley and Wale Streets

Near the hostel

  • Noon Day Gun540 m
    Military Road Signal Hill
  • Scratch Patch660 m
    Dock Rd V & A Waterfront
  • Baraka Gifts and Decor790 m
    Shop 13A, Dixon Street, Cape Quarter Green Point
  • Alon Shina - African Designs950 m
    Dock Road Shop 106, Blue Shed Craft Market, V&A Waterfront
  • V&A Market on the Wharf640 m
    Dock Road
  • Cape Quarter Mall760 m
    72 Waterkant Street
  • Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium)800 m
    Vlei Road

Restaurants nearby

  • Mario's Italian350 m

    Address: Greenpoint Main Road

    Cuisine: Italian

  • 65 on Main410 m

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

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

  • Big Route420 m

    Address: 105 Main Road
    Phone: 0214332530

    80% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Price Range: NZD 8 - NZD 21

  • Giovanni's380 m

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

    82% likes this, based on 129 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: NZD 9 - NZD 16

  • Keenwa420 m

    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:
    21
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

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 - 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
    2.0 km
Airports
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    18.7 km
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.8 km
  • Esplanade
    3.4 km
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.1 km
Restaurants
  • Mario's Italian (cuisine: Italian)
    350 m
  • Giovanni's (cuisine: Italian)
    380 m
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1.3 km
  • Kommetjie
    1.3 km
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    21