The Fat Cat Backpackers

Plot 13 Bukoto Road, Kampala, Uganda
+256 772 261 774

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The Fat Cat Backpackers - Kampala, Uganda
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Distance to city centre 2.7 km
Location rating 10.0

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best hostel in 22 reviews
daan in 7 reviews
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fat cat in 4 reviews
great location in 56 reviews
great place in 23 reviews
kampala in 8 reviews
little bit in 17 reviews
nice breakfast in 43 reviews
rooftop terrace in 10 reviews
showers and bathrooms in 18 reviews
staff is very friendly in 69 reviews
  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    The hostelowner was really nice and answered all question and made sure all the backpackers felt really welcomed. Good size of dorms and lots of different rooms to hang out. I had to leave esrly but they made sure i got my delicious pancakes on time

    Other backpackers seem to steal the toiletpaper....theres not always there

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    Very nice accommodation, Daan is a fantastic host, explains great information about all your onward travels and everything to visit in Kampala, superb staff all round and the guests as well are very friendly, thankyou for everything

  • Good
    Oct 2019
    7.0

    Simple but tasty breakfast choices (I had cinnamon pancakes), located in one of the safest areas of Kampala a few minutes from Acacia Mall, Kampala Fair, and several nice bars and cafes. The interior of the building and the rooftop are nicely decorated.

    The seating areas were dirty with people tracking mud all over the floor, which wasn't cleaned up during my stay.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    8.8

    Staff + location were amazing! The roof terrace is very nice. They have very good choices for breakfast.

    They don't allow you to bring in drinks but don't have a proper bar either. All could also have verb a bit cleaner but altogether was a great stay!

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    10.0

    Absolutely beautiful! Elementis feels like a home away from home.

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Overview

With a stay at The Fat Cat Backpackers in Kampala, you'll be a 5-minute walk from The Acacia Mall and 8 minutes by foot from British High Commission. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.4 Excellent

based on 146 reviews

10.0

Service

10.0

Location

10.0

Vibe

7.8

Room

Things to know

  • Friendly service
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

14:00

Check out

10:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

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AMENITIES

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Car hire
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Game room
Bar/Lounge
24-hour front desk
Safe
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Free parking
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Terrace/Patio
Library
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Restaurant
Pets not allowed
Grill
Rooftop
Room service

FAQs when booking at The Fat Cat Backpackers

Where is The Fat Cat Backpackers located?

The Fat Cat Backpackers is located at Plot 13 Bukoto Road, 2.7 km from the centre of Kampala. Uganda National Museum is the closest landmark to The Fat Cat Backpackers.

When is check-in time and check-out time at The Fat Cat Backpackers?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at The Fat Cat Backpackers.

Does The Fat Cat Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, The Fat Cat Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

Does The Fat Cat Backpackers offer free parking?

Yes, The Fat Cat Backpackers offers free parking.

Does The Fat Cat Backpackers offer free airport shuttle service?

No, The Fat Cat Backpackers does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is The Fat Cat Backpackers from the airport?

The Fat Cat Backpackers is 36.8 km from Entebbe.

Can you bring pets to The Fat Cat Backpackers?

No, pets are not allowed at The Fat Cat Backpackers.

Does The Fat Cat Backpackers have a pool?

No, The Fat Cat Backpackers does not have a pool on-site.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Uganda National Museum 0.8 km
  • Baha'i House of Worship 2.8 km
  • Ndere Cultural Centre 3.3 km
  • Kibuli Mosque 3.3 km
  • Gaddafi National Mosque 3.6 km
  • Kasubi Tombs 4 km

Getting Around

Entebbe 36.8 km

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