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Cat and Moose Backpackers Lodge Reviews

305 Long Street, 8001, Cape Town, South Africa

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83 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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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 *****

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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 !!!

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Lior ! thank -you for your nice comments , you are the perfect guest .


A great hostel, at the top of Long street and away from the party goers noise of the street but close enough to stumble home. Very homely feel, with comfy lounge area, quaint little courtyard and all you need in the kitchen. Helpful and friendly staff! Try the burgers at the Royale Eatery next door(15 veggie types too)!


When My friend and I had arrived we had been greeted with great enthusiasm; it was a great start to the week. Cat and moose has great staff: 24 hr reception (very helpful and informative). Rooms are clean, well looked after and tidy, kitchen is well equipped and there is a tv room with movies (nice to relax in). Unfortunately there is no parking but one can park at the garage around the corner.To make up for the walk, there's a mcdolads across the road and a view of table mountain.

  • 21st Jul 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Relaxed place - nice hangout room, nice staff. Awesome courtyard to hang out in as well. Not a party place, but in the heart of all the bars in town, so not really an issue there...

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thank you very much for your kind words .

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