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Backpackers Hostel & Campsite

3 km From the City Centre On the Natete/Wakiliga Rd, Kampala, Uganda
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02/07/2017 03/07/2017
1 room
  • 1 room
    2 adults
    • 2 adults
      0 children
      • 0 children
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        • Excellent8%
        • Very good21%
        • Average34%
        • Poor27%
        • Terrible10%
        1 Aug 2016
        “Awful Service”
        27 Mar 2017
        “Nice but far”
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        Fat Cat Backpackers
        169 reviews
        #1 of 121 Speciality lodging in Kampala
         
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        #3 of 121 Speciality lodging in Kampala
         
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        11 - 15 of 93 reviews

        Reviewed 30 November 2015

        Decent accommodation close to the centre of Kampala. Pricing was ok. Although the website says one price, and when you arrive its a different price. Kinda a standard problem within Uganda though, websites not being updated! Staff were friendly, showers were warm! They arranged my...More

        1  Thank jacobhp1992
        Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

        I spent 2 nights in this hostel in Kampala. The architecture of the building is beautiful and all the facilities are very clean, specially the dorm. It is a great place to meet other backpackers that are starting a trip in uganda or soon moving...More

        Thank Jordi V
        Reviewed 7 September 2015

        This place looks like it was a cool place to stay maybe 20 years ago but has since fallen into disrepair. The bathrooms, bedrooms, lounge and outdoor hangout are in need of serious updating and TLC. If nothing is done it will soon be on...More

        2  Thank Tyrannosaurus_Ross
        Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

        We arrived in Kampala after more than 20 hours of travelling from the UK and just wanted a nice, clean place to recover. IF you look at this place's website it appears to be wonderful and even has pictures of a pool! THE REALITY, HOWEVER,...More

        Thank lauragrb
        Reviewed 10 July 2015

        Kampala backpackers is a strange place. It's like it once was a great place, with lots of facilities, crazy club-life and a popular hotel. But nowadays you only see a glimps of all that. What strucks is the dark and huge bar. You can sit...More

        Thank NelVerbeke
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        • Central Region >
        • Kampala
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        • Backpackers Hostel & Campsite Hotel Kampala
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        "Only certain double rooms have power outlets, dorms do not."
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        "Huts out-back are quaint and away from club"
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        "Dorms are cheap and clean."
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        "Get a proper room with door that locks and not the bunks. Take care of and keep luggage safe"
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