We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fat Cat Backpackers

Share
Traveller (32)
Room & Suite (14)
Dining (3)
Overview
Visit hotel website
E-mail hotel
Plot 13 Bukoto Street Kisementi, Kololo, Kampala PO Box 14016 Uganda See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Rooftop Bar
Concierge
Laundry Service
1 Star accommodation
Additional information
Visit hotel website
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]}}
Reviews (222)
Filter reviews
212 results
Traveller rating
131
64
16
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
131
64
16
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews acacia mall great location dorm beds card games nice rooftop great manager noisy bar power outlets cool place stayed longer minute walk included breakfast every morning place to stay other guests late at night peace and quiet
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 212 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fat Cat hostel provided me with all means necessary to have an unforgettable stay in Kampala. I am talking about the things that matter, like meeting like-minded adventurous souls, reminiscing about life with a cocktail on the rooftop, enjoying breakfast while surrounded by the beautiful...More

Thank Emilie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fat Cat is one of the best places in Kampala. What makes it so special? The rooftop from which you can see the amazing Kampala sunset, the breakfast (try cinnamon pancakes!), the cocktails (managers's special on top) and the manager him self. Daan is one...More

Thank Maddalena G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! The manager threatens to throw me off the rooftop at least 3 times a week, free flying lessons! How generous of him! More seriously, the place is great: rooms are nice, the staff is awesome and friendly to everyone, and Daan created a...More

Thank Mathilde G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great stay there. The staff is really professional, cleaned the rooms every day and helped out with any questions! The vibe at the hostel was great! Just hanging around you'll meet tons of people who are in fact awesome! They have an on-site...More

Thank DemiS99
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the fat cat for two nights, visiting some friends in Kampala and getting accommodated on our trip through Africa. It’s a great hub to discover the city, located near the Acacia Mall. You can reach everything from here using a BodaBoda. The...More

Thank benjaksch
View more reviews
About
Description
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 More 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! Less
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Pool
Beachfront
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Number of rooms
34
Price range
US$16 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Number of rooms
34
Price range
US$16 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Photos
Traveller (32)
Room & Suite (14)
Dining (3)
Family and Play Areas (7)
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 118 nearby hotels
Arcadia Suites
117 reviews
.92 km away
Humura Resorts
235 reviews
1.23 km away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Kampala
280 reviews
1.25 km away
Explorers Hub
20 reviews
1.42 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 352 nearby restaurants
The Bistro
275 reviews
.14 km away
Cafesserie Kampala
442 reviews
.22 km away
Endiro Coffee
203 reviews
.10 km away
Cafe Javas - Javas Namirembe
67 reviews
.38 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 384 nearby attractions
Uganda Museum
328 reviews
.77 km away
The Acacia Mall
18 reviews
.80 km away
Kombi Nation Tours - Day Trips
15 reviews
.01 km away
Good Glass
14 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Fat Cat Backpackers staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"Rooms at the first floor are more quiet"
MaddalenaG386
2 weeks ago
Read review
"Best location, great rooftop view, good vibe"
Soso6454
11 Jul 2018
Read review
"Private rooms are normally booked so I would book in advance, if that's what you need."
honeydew232
16 Nov 2017
Read review
"great rooftop views, respectful tenants, awesome staff with insider tips"
georgeschidoziee
28 Jul 2017
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing