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

Located in Green Point district Big Blue Backpackers Lodge is rated 3 stars and features a sundeck and a swimming pool. Such comforts as free parking, a cash machine, a designated smoking area, a luggage storage and a safe deposit box are available on site.

The property lies about 20 minutes' walk from Cape Town city center. Offering italian and contemporary dishes, Giovanni's is a 5-minute walk away.

Nearest underground station is Metropolitan Golf Club, which is only 1000 meters away.

Rooms

Guestrooms like Double Room, Private Double Room, 10-bed Dorm and Twin Room are provided with a sofa, heating, a separate toilet and a dressing area. The bright rooms come with a wooden floor. Rooms are fitted with single beds and bunk beds. Private bathrooms are provided.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning.

Services

Guests can use the on-site bicycles for rent.

Relax

Tennis and billiard are presented onsite.

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

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

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Hostel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Cape Town
    1.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.1 mi
  • Esplanade
    2.1 mi
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

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Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 130 sq. feet
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    Suite
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 130 sq. feet
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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
      Train Stations
      • Cape Town
        1.1 mi
      • Esplanade
        2.1 mi
      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

      Popular areas

      • 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
      • Metropolitan Golf Club - 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

      • Green Point Common - 2700 ft
      • CTICC - 5000 ft

      Shopping areas

      • Cape Quarter - 2700 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

      Museums

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

      Parks

      • Cape Town Stadium - 2300 ft

      Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

      • Two Oceans Aquarium - 1700 ft

      Business areas

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

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      • Grand Parade Square - 5000 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
      Train Stations
      • Cape Town
        1.1 mi
      • Esplanade
        2.1 mi
      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