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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good 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 7.4

  • Security 6.8

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.2

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2021
    Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Amazing staff , Clean and cosy and safe , feels like home away from home , Craig is super cool and helpful , in fact all the staff are Will be back
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2021
    Excellent , stayed here many years ago , The hostel has recently had a make cover and looks great , highly recommended, will definitely be back
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Feb 2020
    Wonderful staffing ...
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    07 Feb 2022
    Had a blast, these people made us feel so welcome in s/a. Showers are awesome, everything functions except for doors. Bring your own cutlery ;)
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    24 Nov 2019
    good place
    Taiwan China, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Dec 2019
    The hostel has friendly staff that are always willing to help us. The accommodation is a bit old and we can hear people walking at night because of the wood floor.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 5.1


    31 Dec 2021
    Cat and Moose Backpackers Lodge needs to upgrade the cleaniness and safety of the accomodation. The building had a nice touch and it is located very central. However, the female dorm was not worth staying, people were smoking in the room, there was food and mess everywhere and the overall atmosphere did not emit cleaniness and security. The hosts were very helpful, but I was overall disappointed.
    Greece, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    18 May 2021
    We were brutally attacked one morning at 03:20 and there were no support from management or the owners. Place was filthy with rats and cockroaches everywhere. To top it off they moved us into a lower class room that was so cold. Stay away!
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 3.7


    12 Mar 2022
    There was cat on the bed
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 3.1


    24 Jun 2021
    When I looked on the website I saw a clean neat comfortable place but on arrival I was shocked beyond words. Most of the building was under renovation. It was beyond dirty and it looked like the rooms had not seen a deep clean in years. Lighting was very bad and the rooms smelly. The one room that I was taken to had not even been made up yet. The room I was given did not have a light in and the bathroom was full of furniture. The showers were dirty and very cold as there was no door on the room.
    South Africa, Female, 41+
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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