Big Blue Backpackers Lodge

7 Vesperdene Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa | Hostel
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
 

Travel Blogs from Cape Town

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Nation

A travel blog entry by sql_spice

3


It is 11pm Friday, our last night in Cape Town. This is a pretty amazing city, but I think it's what's outside the city that is most interesting.


When our tour finally picked us up yesterday morning (nearly 2 hours late, but then that's "Africa time"), we headed off to see the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. On the way down to …

Southern Comfort

A travel blog entry by sql_spice

3

I am writing you from one of the southernmost cities on the face of the earth- Cape Town, South Africa.


We left Seattle at 6pm Monday night, flew 1 hour to Vancouver, 9 hours to London, and then 11 hours to Cape Town, arriving at 6:30am Wednesday morning(yesterday). While that flight schedule may sound horrid, it really wasn't so bad …

Today was Table Mtn day :)

A travel blog entry by doninthemtns

5
10

Mary and I had an amazing day today climbing a route called Jacobs Ladder up on Table Mtn... was one of the coolest routes (I should say hottest! ) that we have done together. 8 hours from car to summit and a cold beverage waiting at the top for us! I had to jump ahead to show how this day went.. will update on the last few days here soon. Tomorrow we start the coastal roadtrip .

Capetown!

A travel blog entry by aandameetworld

12

Ok, so it was not really in the plan, but the one thing we do worse than making plans is sticking to them! Our first day in South Africa was excellent! It was a beautiful day, clear blue skies, about 18 degrees, and the light is magical here! Table mountain is amazing - I cannot wait to climb it! So far the locals are friendly and talkative. We …

Climbing up the table mountain ;-)

A travel blog entry by nicoleontour

54

08.01.2013
Heute Morgen ging es bereits sehr frueh fuer mich mit einem Taxi hoch an den Table Mountain.
Einen Rucksack gefuellt mit einem Long Shirt, Trockenfruechten und Wasser hatte ich dabei.
Man weiss ja nie, wie sich das Wetter um und auf dem Berg verhaelt. Schnell koennen sich Wolken bilden und vom Wind wollen wir gar nicht …

How has this hostel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Location

This hostel, located in the Green Point area of Cape Town, is near Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Two Oceans Aquarium, and Cape Point.
Map this hostel
       

    TravelPod Member ReviewsBig Blue Backpackers Lodge Cape Town

    Reviewed by aandameetworld

    Fair

    Reviewed Aug 19, 2013
    by (3 reviews) Calgary , Canada Flag of Canada

    Friendly staff, clean, COLD! Great location. A bitt run down. Would have given it a better rating but our toilet was broken and sounded like a waterfall despite their attempts to fix it (they did try!)

    Did find a nicer place a few blocks away for cheaper

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by missholland

    Clean

    Reviewed Jan 25, 2013
    by (12 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Very clean, lovely room, only downside is that desk staff arent that helpful with activities in the area even though they have a big board with prices

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by charmedlife

    Great place to unwind and socialize

    Reviewed Jan 9, 2007
    by (11 reviews) Greenland , United States Flag of United States

    Loved the Big Blue! Met so many new friends here. Showers could be better, but the pool, the bar, the travel desk, the proximity to the waterfront and the friendliness of the staff made it ultra awesome. I want to go back - tomorrow!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Big Blue Backpackers Lodge Cape Town

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good