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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Cat and Moose Backpackers Lodge

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Established in 1995, we are housed in a historical building built in 1792, one of the original Central Cape Town dwellings. Our charming building is set against the backdrop of the majestic Table Mountain and encloses a leafy, sunny and private courtyard with splash-pool.

The Cat & Moose is within walking distance from the train station and central bus terminus. We neighbor the famous Turkish Baths and early 20th century historical indoor swimming pool. Historical Dutch Company Gardens, South African Museum, Planetarium, National Gallery and Holocaust Museum are all a block away.

Services you need such as a 24 hour convenient store, supermarkets, bars, a variety of restaurants and shopping malls are all within few minutes walk.

We are open 24/7 each day of the year. Reception is open 7am-10pm where you can also obtain travel information, and make tour bookings. We offer key less entry with security access code. Aside from the facilities below we have a large TV lounge and large balcony overlooking Long Street, famous for vibrant nightlife and trendy restaurants, bars and lounges. Furthermore travel agencies, surfboard and skateboard outlets are situated right next to us.

Free WiFi provided for your convenience.

Please note - due to severe water shortages in Cape Town and the Western Cape - Limited self catering kitchen facilities will be available and our laundry service will be discontinued as of 1 st February 2018 View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2019
    Great quieter location with easy walking distance to city center, Bo-Kaap, Castle of Good Hope, Green Market Square, etc. Owner John is very helpful for answering any questions. All staff members are very nice and helpful. The atmosphere is good. There is also Sunday afternoon barbecue. I will definitely come back next time in town.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2018
    Nice relaxed atmosphere and super friendly staff. This is not the Hilton but everything was clean, beds remade daily and good bathroom, kitchen facilities. Nice location in a quieter end of long street... still central but not too noisy at night. Beautiful quiet courtyard to enjoy too.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Jul 2019
    This hostel was great, full of lovely local people and everyone was super friendly and helpful. It's located right on a popular street and close to Table Mountain so the location was perfect. Good kitchen, comfy beds, really loved my stay here!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 Jul 2019
    Location is great. Situated on the upper Long Street so it becomes less noisy than other places on the same street. Garden inside the building could be nice in summer but pretty cold in winter. Kitchen is fully equipped, very much fun cooking with multinational travelers. Staffs are nice and helpful. My only complaint was, in the dorm room downstairs that I stayed I heard people stumping on the second floor all night.
    Thailand, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    08 May 2018
    I enjoyed my stay here! Security- Very good, with a locked gate and security code Atmosphere- Not a very social or party hostel, but I was looking for a quiet place to relax, which was perfect for me Staff-Friendly and welcoming Cleanliness- Bathrooms and showers were clean and my sheets were changed as well Facilities- Never had a problem waiting for a bathroom or shower Location- On a street with a lot of restaurants and shops. Walking distance to Bo-Kaap and a longer walk to the waterfront
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Jul 2018
    Pretty noisy because its located on Long street and also tons of homeless people on Long street but its not the hostel's fault. Great staff. Basic amenities, no frills
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Jun 2018
    The private room was great value for money. Very secure with keypad entrance to the front gate. Helpful staff Sufficient kitchen Great location on Long st. Is a nice relaxing hostel, but not the party type, which suited us fine. Would stay again
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    20 Feb 2019
    Great staff and perfect location!!
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    18 Mar 2018
    Really enjoyed my stay here. Was a quiet hostel, despite the location, which was absolutely perfect for me but other travellers might prefer something a bit more lively. Staff were super friendly and helpful and the night time security gave peace of mind. Would stay again.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Jul 2018
    This is a nice hostel with very friendly staff. We were there in July, and the hostel was to cold even though the weather was not that cold. Overall the place was very clean, but people didn’t wash their own dishes (it had to be done by the cleaning lady) which wasn’t nice. We didn’t feel very safe in the area. Overall an ok hostel to stay in.
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's