The Backpackers in Green Point (or “B.I.G” for short) is one of the new style of backpacker hostels that are more comfortable and stylish than old-school hostels. Guests staying at the B.I.G still have the adventurous spirit (and smaller budget) you expect in a backpacker, but they also appreciate the special touches they find at B.I.G. In addition to dorms, there also are double rooms, triple rooms and family rooms – and importantly all rooms are en suite. Guests are also treated to a complimentary continental breakfast.
Indoors B.I.G has communal kitchens, games room and a library. Outdoors, there’s a swimming pool and a braai area. Similarly to many backpacker hostels in Cape Town, B.I.G’s operation is spread across several buildings – and in this case that means four buildings over two properties.
BIG hosts a wide range of guests – from Gappers to young families to well-heeled Baby boomers. The B.I.G team set out to create a stylish and comfortable ‘home away from home’ in which to host them all, and has certainly succeeded in doing so.