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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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.

  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are a new backpacker hostel in the heart of Kampala's upmarket Kololo area, within walking distance of the best bits of the city. Hot showers, cold beers, fat cats etc as standard.

The Fat Cat sits on the edge of Kisementi Square, home of some of the city's best diversions including a massive cinema, bars, restaurants and shops. We've even got 2 (yes, two) icecream parlors just down the road. Madness.

It's the most centrally located backpackers in Kampala and offers great beds at great prices. Our facilities are basic but 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. If you would like a private room we will be happy to point you in the direction of some of our friends in the city.

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 nightsâ stay so please ensure this is reflected on your booking.
Check out: before 10:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

General:

No curfew.
Child friendly.

We have a cat, who isn't fat anymore after he decide to go on a diet.

Smokers are welcome but please don't smoke in the rooms.

Dutch well traveled manager, who knows all of Uganda.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    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

    Superb

    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

    Superb

    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
  • 5.4

    Rating

    20 Jul 2018
    Plus points- safe location and comfy beds Minus points- hostel manager refused to take my 22 usd hostelworld deposit off the room as he said it was a “booking fee!” Booked private 4 bed dorm to ourselves- got out in 7 bed dorm. Complained so manager said we could have a 6 bed dorm to ourselves as. Pay for only 4 beds- it was actually a 12 bed dorm as the other 6 beds were through a door at the end of our room so zero privacy. Hostel staff hasn’t a clue about buses or any other city info.
    England, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi

Awards

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Uganda

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Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Fat Cat Backpackers Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Check in up to 2:00pm - 7:00am.
Check out before 10:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash (UGX or USD).

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

General:

No curfew.
Child friendly.

We have a cat and a dog and while neither enters the dorms, both are around. They're both friendly and pretty dumb but just to let you know.

Smokers are welcome but please don't smoke in the rooms.


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