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Cat and Moose Backpackers Lodge Reviews

305 Long Street, 8001, Cape Town, South Africa

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86 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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For some reason people kept putting dishes away in the kitchen at 5 AM?

  • 20th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


staff are awesome, very friendly & helpful all the time. I stayed in a private room so can't speak of dorms, but the kitchen is really big & fully equipped, the patio outside is awesome, & there's a sitting area for eating/socializing while cooking, as well as a TV area with couch. it's right near the party street, so everything is close & walking distance. would recommend


Very helpful staff (available 24/7), cute cat, secure (safe + gate with code). Would be nice if guests could put away their dishes once they're clean (when they think of cleaning them) bc the sink was always packed full with heaps of them and the employees had to do it themselves...

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A really fun and secure hostel, right on Long Street where things are happening. It could use a bit of a touch-up here and there, but otherwise, a really great value for the money.


Friendly staffs,very safe.


Had a great time , met interesting and refreshing characters will be back in future *****


I liked this hostel, but what you can improve is the cleanliness in the common rooms.


Great start to our South African trip at this hostel. Facilities are great and staff are really helpful (booked us a great deal on a shark dive). John is an absolute hero! Location is perfect just at the top of long street. Recommend to anyone. Phil


Very welcoming and competent staff, a great location. The flaws came from the facilities : the room had only one plug behind a bed, which was not practical at all. A fan on the celling would have been better. The beds made a lot of noise. A lack of intimacy in the toilets. Otherwise everything was good.


Awesome location, decent rooms. Only complaint was one of the older staffers (Eastern European accent) was not very helpful. Asked for directions in the morning after checking in he gave me very vague and essentially useless directions/advice. Ended up asking a cabbie who contradicted much of what he told me and was a lot more helpful.


Great place in the calm section of Long Street, which means you are close to everything but still get your good night sleep. Staff was really helpful when we missed our bus, dropped the credit card and came back to them with R5 in our pockets. We still got to stay the night and pay the next day instead. A great place with nice rooms and facilities. Recommended!!

  • 8th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great location on Long Street, but quite enough in the evening. Good clean facilities, easy to self cater. Friendly staff


The staff was great, extremely helpful at all times of the day/night. The dorm on the bottom floor had a window without the glass or shutter at the very top, which made it really cold in the room. Also, the smell of cigarettes would sometimes come into the room because of that window. Someone please fix this! Otherwise, I had a great stay here.


Jojo was very helpful!


Great location!!!


Terrific in all respects.


The wi-fi had poor coverage. The showers had no heads and only spraying a small part of the body.


Great location in Cape Town, easy walking distance to many locations.. Staff are friendly!


The hostel is very well localized, and even though I read some bad reviews about security of the place, at time long st is crowded with people, and it's not unsafe at all to go out by feet. Its has a good enviroment to stay, its calm and organized.

  • 19th Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A very nice hostel in Long Street. The location is very good near My-City bus stop (you can take this bus from the airport) and near the McDonalds. The hostel is at the end of Long Street, so the place is very calm - some of the hostels in the street are very noisy. The staff is very kind. Thank you John for being so nice to me !!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Lior ! thank -you for your nice comments , you are the perfect guest .

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