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Fat Cat Backpackers

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Fat Cat Backpackers has quick become the best hostel in the heart of Kampala, Uganda. Boasting clean beds, hot showers and lovely staff, and within walking distance of a whole bunch of great places, it's the ideal place to base yourself while you're in town. 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 very pleasant staff (available 24/7) will do everything within reason to make sure that your stay in Kampala is lovely. Our rooms are mostly shared dormitories with between four and eight beds each, but we also have a few private double and triple rooms for friends, couples, partners – however you like or for just yourself if you want your own space!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
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Nice place and super nice manager. Good location close to the towncenter. A big mall is very close, where you can buy everything you need. And they have got an awesome rooftop were we had a few cold beers with the entertaining manager.
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I stayed in Uganda for 4 months and every time I came though Kampala I went to Fat Cat. I was never disappointed. The place is great, clean rooms, nice complimentary breakfast and it has a rooftop with a sunset view and a bar on the weekends. Lots of interesting people, both
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Clean, simple and stylish rooms that offer exactly what you need for a good night sleep. Delicious breakfast! Very nice manager with good sense of humor, good entertainment for the guests. He also knows all the good spots in the area; where to eat, where to shop for souvenirs,
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So I first arrived and was happy with the place, good beds. All the local staff and security where very nice, smiley and officiant. Beds made every day and nothing went missing. breakfast was good. There's was a strange vibe coming from the manager when it came to me talking
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The pancakes with cinnamon (breakfast = included) are a-mazing. "Once" I got back late from a party, slightly tipsy, and filling the breakfast order for the next day made me forget about the potential headache. Super central location; close to the huge
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Leopard Private Room
Rooftop sunset view
Sunset view from the roof
Kira the dog
"Rooms at the first floor are more quiet"
"Best location, great rooftop view, good vibe"
"Private rooms are normally booked so I would book in advance, if that's what you need."
"great rooftop views, respectful tenants, awesome staff with insider tips"
"Rooms upstairs are the best."
US$17 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
UgandaCentral RegionKampala
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