BIG Backpackers

18 Thornhill Road, Green Point, Western Cape


The B.I.G is perched in the foot of the mountains, and is a short walk from the ocean and Cape Town’s famous seaside promenade. The B.I.G allows you to experience Cape Town in style, while feeling right at home.

Owner, Amy Kropman, has traveled the world and stayed in some of the best (and worst) accommodation along the way. She learned a lot on her adventures and in 2011, Amy opened the B.I.G. with one goal.

Amy knows what it's like to be away from home, and so has transformed this boutique backpackers into a traveler’s oasis. She has created a comfortable, stylish and friendly environment, with all the perks you would expect to find at home.

Amy's a born and bred South African who knows all of Cape Town's hidden gems and is always happy to give recommendations on the lasts and greatest happenings around the city.


  • Double
  • Family / Quad
  • Girls dorm
  • Mixed dorm
  • Triple