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Cat and Moose Backpackers

305 Long Street Cape Town 8003, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Cat and Moose Backpackers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015
snubblaraldrig Gotland, Sweden
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw some very disturbing behaviour by the staff when I was there. A guest who was fully paid up and no trouble at all was asked to leave very late in the evening because because staff had allocated her bed to someone else. She was manhandled outside by security when she tried to argue. Cape Town is an EXTREMELY... More 

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Gotland, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Cat and moose is a nice place to stay at over the weekend or longer. friendly staff, feeling of being safe and good atmosphere! We stayed both in the dorm and a private room. Just on top of long street which means close to everything!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Back in February I stayed at Cat & Moose for the third time. The staff is great and always ready to help you with whatever you need. The place may not look like much but all you need is there. I'd recommend it to backpackers and young couples

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Lüderitz, Karas, Namibia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cat and Moose is the greatest- myself and some friends visited Cape Town for three weeks, first staying in another hostel before moving to the Cat and Moose and we wish we had been here all along! Amazing vibe throughout the hostel, the workers are very, very friendly and eager to help whenever. There is always someone on the desk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Cat and Moose was my second experience in a hostel and was great! My friend and I shared the room with 3 girls that we didn't know and was super nice. The room was big, the beds comfy and had a lock, so we didn't have to worry about our stuff at all. The common area had a cool decoration... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very cheap, safe part of town, which is great. But there are no quiet hours, the rooms are quite buggy (lots of mosquitos), and it is LOUD. We didn't sleep for more than an hour at a time for the whole week we were there. If price and safety are your only concerns, you'll be satisfied. But be warned about... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great location and the staff are awesome! John, Chris and Jojo were great, very nice and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay there and highly recommend it! Thanks John for booking me a room in the last minute.

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

When I got to the backpackers I was told to write my name and ID/passport number in a book ,which can be viewed by everyone.When I ask the guy working there what security protocols they have in protecting my details. The guy got angry and turned the page to show me details, of previous people that have stayed there, and... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Josh and jojo are great guys, very friendly, happy and always willing to help, call and look things up for you. The hostel itself is spotless clean and fresh with a great location at the end of longstreet, so the noisiness will not bother you!

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Creepy men ready to jump at you from the ceiling... No seriously! Very cool though. Conveniently located near bars, restaurants and safe enough to walk and good transport system. The backpacker had character and a charm about it.

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