The Fat Cat Backpackers

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

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8.5

Excellent
based on 139 reviews
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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  • Good
    Mar 2020
    8.0

    Exceptional value for money. Very clean. Breakfast included. Fantastic Wi-fi

    Couldn’t use a card to pay

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    9.2

    Very convenient for first day in Kampala (SIM card , money ), and safety , comfortable. I like it except no hot water

    No hot water

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    10.0

    Great location, facilities, breakfast & staff!!

  • Good
    Feb 2020
    8.0

    Location - 2 mins walking to Acacia shopping mall with loads of restaurants - Indian across road from hostel Hipoint, highly recommended too Clean, sometimes hot showers after they've lit the fire but way of altering temperature of water - it is what it is! Overall decent hostel rather than great but in a great location

    Staff are not that welcoming.....felt like checking in to a library rather than a hostel Didn't like being quoted $40 for airport pick up when going rate is closer to $20 Lockers are only accessed by staff at reception rather than by guests in dorms using own padlocks Cheaper to book online than in person even for additional nights

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    9.0

    Clean rooms, comfy beds. Breakfast was good, as much French press coffee and tea as you need. Location close to Acacia Mall. Definitely recommended to backpackers on a budget (Theres also a rooftop to relax on)

    Would have loved some more info about Kampla/how to get around from staff, but friendly and helpful nonetheless.

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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

8.5 Excellent

based on 139 reviews

10.0

Service

10.0

Location

8.8

Comfort

8.6

Room

Things to know

  • Friendly service
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

14:00

Check out

10:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Car hire
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Game room
Golf
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Free parking
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Terrace/Patio
Linens
Grill
Library
Alarm clock
Balcony
Bottle of water
City view
Drying rack for clothing
Earplugs
Electric kettle
Entire unit located on ground floor
Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
Fan
Fire extinguisher
Fruits
Interconnected room(s) available
Lockers
Mosquito net
Non-feather pillow
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor furniture
Private bathroom
Private entrance
Private parking
Safety deposit box
Seating area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge/TV area
Shower
Snack bar
Socket near the bed
Street parking
Tea/coffee maker
Toaster
Toilet
Toilet paper
Towels/sheets (extra fee)
Trash cans
Upper floors accessible by stairs
Vending machine (drinks)
Vending machine (snacks)
Wardrobe or closet
Wifi available in all areas
Daily housekeeping
Fax/photocopying
Mini-market on site
Shops (on site)
Special diet menus (on request)
Tour desk
Wake-up service
Board games/puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Evening entertainment
Laundry service
Pets not allowed
Rooftop
Room service

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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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