Overview of Hostel
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
Please note: The pronunciation of Kamwokya is Kam-Oh-Cha. This will save you a lot of hassle.
If you’re travelling by matatu, from the New Taxi Park take a matatu to Kamwokya (direction Ntinda) and get out at City Oil Kamwokya (the matatu conductor will show you). The journey costs 1,000 UGX (40¢).
We are about 3 mins walk from City Oil, near Iguanas. If you’re lost head to Iguanas and ask the motorcycle guys outside.
If you’re travelling by boda boda motorcycle, tell the driver to take you to Kisementi or Iguanas. We are 2mins walk from the square. From the city centre if you’ve got a big bag the bodas will charge you around 5,000 UGX ($2).
If you’re struggling to explain where you want to go, try saying City Oil Kamwokya.
If you’re travelling by taxi/special hire, give the same instructions as for a boda. Expect to pay somewhere around 20,000 UGX ($8) from town, and about 100,000 UGX ($40) from Entebbe Airport.
We can also provide transportation from Entebbe Airport to the Fat Cat using our own transportation service at a fee of $30 per trip..
The hostel is on Bukoto street, about 100m from KIsementi square. Kisementi is home to some of the city's finest eating, drinking, shopping and dancing and is within easy reach of downtown. We're also within walking distance of the National Museum and two excellent galleries. The area, Kololo, is safe and secure and is home to many of Uganda's foreign residents.
Conditions & Policy
Fat Cat Backpackers Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. Check in: 2:00pm - 7:00am. Check out before 10:00. Full Payment required 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.