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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.

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Fat Cat Backpackers

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are a Hostel in the heart of Kampala's upmarket Kololo area, within walking distance of the best restaurants, sites and activities the city has to offer. Hot showers, cold beers, on-site cafe, trend shop and the friendliest staff await your arrival.

The Fat Cat sits on the edge of Kisementi Square, home of a massive cinema, bars, restaurants, shops, The Kurb and Acacia Mall.

Fat Cat is the most centrally located backpackers in Kampala and offers great beds at great prices. Our facilities are clean and well maintained, and our staff (available 24/7) will do everything within reason to make sure that your stay in Kampala is lovely. We offer shared rooms only through HostelWorld that include a hearty breakfast of 2 eggs any style & toast or pancakes, fruit with a coffee/tea :) be sure to fill out your breakfast order for your custom meal to be prepared to your liking (plenty of options for additions such as veggies, bacon, beans, juice - the list is endless & mouth watering!) Some Private Rooms are available - please contact directly for availability.

Fat Cat Backpackers Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Check in: 2:00pm - 7:00am. If you arrive early in the morning and want a bed right away, you will have to pay for that previous night's stay so please ensure this is reflected on your booking.

Check out: before 10:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash or PayPal

Taxes included.

Breakfast included. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2019
    Fantastic hostel, amazing location and great value for money. Really good vibe and beautiful rooftop bar!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2018
    I loved my stay, plus the breakfast options were really awesome. Would totally recommend this place.
    Kenya, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Oct 2018
    I was shocked to find such an incredible hostel in Kampala. It had the feel of a 'european hostel culture' but with an East African twist. Dan, the co-owner, is an incredible guy and really understands the value of creating a friendly and open environment. I enjoyed the hostel experience more than most because you are connecting with really unique and unconventional travelers. I would take a 12 hours overnight bus again just to stay in this hostel. Thank you for the hospitality!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Oct 2019
    Best hostel, great pool, amazing beautiful place, good food, great atmosphere.
    France, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    12 Apr 2019
    We had a great time in this hostel! Very clean room and facilities and very good atmosphere where it’s easy to meet people! The rooftop is is super nice and definitely a good spot to start a night! Would come here again!
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Dec 2018
    I walk in and they give twice more expensive price than online. I got to go across the city to get my credit card and do online reservation. Even then at check out they were giving me higher price than my HW reservation. After receptionist talk to the manager it was OK to pay HW reservation price. Manager Daan is very friendly and helpful, he keeps nice vibe in the hostel. Apart him rest of the staff is close minded. Amazing sunsets from the rooftop!
    Lithuania, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Sep 2018
    Fat Cat Backpackers was in a great part of Kampala that made it really easy to get around. The hostel is cool with a great rooftop, they include breakfast which is delicious, and the overall atmosphere is nice. The quirky decor adds a really fun and lighthearted element to the place. I would recommend this place for anyone staying in Kampala. The prices are also fantastic.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Jan 2020
    A wonderful building in a location that is perfect next to Acacia Mall and many cafes and shops. The dorm was fine. The problem is that the manager was leaving as there are serious problems with the indian owners. So I suspect that the place will go down fast. Check what's happening before you book.
    Greece, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    10 Aug 2019
    Great location and free breakfast was awesome! Some staff didn’t speak much English so we couldn’t get much in the way of local knowledge tips but the beds, toilets etc are great. Would stay here again :) There was a bit of a weird atmosphere but that was down to the lack of guests when we were there I think rather than anything else. Location is right by a boda station and the mall which had an amazing Mezze restaurant!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    20 Jun 2019
    Stayed for 1 night in a clean double room. Beds were comfortable. Shower was only a bit warm at 9 am but power was ok. This varied between showers though. Had pancakes for breakfast which were tasty but would have been a lot better with some syrup. Staff were generally quite friendly. WiFi worked well
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Uganda

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Uganda

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