Big Blue Backpackers Lodge - Cape Town

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

Free Wi-Fi
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

The business Big Blue Backpackers Lodge is placed just minutes away from the beachfront. Convenient amenities like free parking, an ATM, a safety deposit box, a luggage storage and a designated place for smoking are provided.

Iziko Rust en Vreugd, Iziko South African National Gallery and St. George's Cathedral are approximately 1.7 km away. The property is about 5 minutes’ walk from Giovanni's serving Italian and contemporary dishes.

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

Rooms

Big Blue Backpackers Lodge offers 49 rooms fitted with a separate toilet, a closet, a personal computer, hi-fi and heating for a comfortable stay in Cape Town. The bright rooms come with a wooden floor. To suit the individual needs, Big Blue Backpackers Lodge features beds with foam pillows, feather pillows and linens. Guests can find private bathrooms. Guest toiletries and towels are also available.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning.

Services

There are bicycles for rent on site.

Relax

The on-site activities include hiking, billiard and tennis.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   49.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • Paid city 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

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of ZAR 150 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hostel

hostel Big Blue Backpackers Lodge - 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
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    11.6 mi
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

Shared Bathroom Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
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Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or 4 Single beds
Size: 130 sq. feet
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Suite
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 130 sq. feet
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Private Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
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How to reach hostel

hostel Big Blue Backpackers Lodge - 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
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    11.6 mi
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

Big Blue Backpackers Lodge Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Grand Parade Square - 5000 ft

Popular areas

  • Green Point Common - 2700 ft
  • Green Point Common - 2700 ft

Places of interest

  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 1700 ft
  • Open Top Bus Tour - 1700 ft
  • MyCiTi Station Granger Bay - 2300 ft
  • Nelson Mandela Gateway - 3300 ft
  • MyCiTi Station Waterfront - 3300 ft
  • Signal Hill - 4000 ft
  • Green Point Urban Park - 4000 ft
  • MyCiTi Station Thibault - 4600 ft
  • Malay Quarter - 4600 ft
  • MyCiTi Station Adderley Street - 5000 ft

Convention centers

  • CTICC - 5000 ft

Shopping areas

  • Cape Quarter - 2700 ft
  • Cape Quarter - 2700 ft
  • V&A Waterfront - 3700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Red Open Top Bus - 1700 ft
  • Signal Hill - 4000 ft
  • Greenmarket Square - 5000 ft

Stadiums

  • MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium - 700 ft
  • Cape Town Stadium - 2300 ft

Museums

  • Bo-Kaap Museum - 4000 ft
  • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum - 4000 ft
  • Boo-Kaap Museum - 5000 ft

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 1700 ft

Underground stations

  • Metropolitan Golf Club - 3300 ft

Public parking

  • Christiaan Barnard Hospital - 4300 ft

Local attractions

  • St. George's Cathedral - 1.1 mi
    5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central
  • St. James Beach - 1.2 mi
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • District Six Museum - 1.3 mi
    25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central
  • Groote Kerk - 1.1 mi
    43 Adderley St., Cape Town Central
  • Iziko South African National Gallery - 1.2 mi
    Government Ave., Cape Town Central

Near the hostel

  • Cape Town Stadium - 2500 ft
    Vlei Road, Cape Town Central
  • Cape Town Diamond Museum - 3400 ft
    1st Floor, The Clock Tower, Cape Town Central
  • Gold of Africa Museum - 4000 ft
    96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central
  • Bloubergstrand Beach - 4300 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 3500 ft
    Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central
  • Signal Hill - 3600 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Iziko Bo Kaap Museum - 4100 ft
    71 Wale St., Cape Town Central

Restaurants nearby

  • Mario's Italian - 1200 ft

    Address: Greenpoint Main Road

    Cuisine: Italian

  • 65 on Main - 1400 ft

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

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

  • Big Route - 1400 ft

    Address: 105 Main Road
    Phone: 0214332530

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

  • Giovanni's - 1300 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

  • Keenwa - 1400 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 Lodge Reviews

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

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 Lodge - 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
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    11.6 mi
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