One of the cheapest of the many backpacker hostels located close to the city Centre, Cat and Moose Backpackers gives a no-frills option for those on a shoestring, while being almost in the heart of the action. At the south-west end of Long Street, the entertainment hub of central Cape Town, it’s still far enough away to avoid the noise into the night. The dorms are plain but roomy and lockers are provided. There are only few toilets and showers, but they are reasonably clean and there is 24 hour hot water as well.
There is a sitting room with DSTV and a common kitchen for guests to use. It’s a bit small, but it has most things you’ll need. There is an interior courtyard which is nice for sitting out in with plenty of shade. The front dorm has a balcony that overlooks Long Street. That means that there is a little traffic noise to contend with. There is free Wi-Fi, but the signal fluctuates alarmingly and isn’t available all over the house. Free tea and coffee is provided from reception.
This is a fair choice if you’re penny-pinching, with a decent location. It’s a little rustic and very popular with Japanese travelers, but it gives what you’d expect for the price.
A little basic for some
Beds from R165
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