Cat and Moose Backpackers
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- 74%History Buffs
- 50%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (2)
- Cat and Moose BackpackersJul 05, 2012
This backpackers is located at the far end of Long Street, right next door to the Turkish Baths and conveniently close to allow guests to enjoy the nightlife on both Long and Kloof Street, as well as the culture and history of the city centre. It’s set in an old historical building dating from 1792, which has seen better days! The wooden floors, dark wall colourings and murals depicting themes of feasting create quite a warm atmosphere, however the rooms are all quite dark and basic. There is a central courtyard with some plants, tables and chairs in which guests can mingle, as well as a TV room and kitchen with a chunky wooden table and benches. The communal bathrooms are light and clean, but quite a walk from the dormitory rooms. 24-hour reception, wi-fi, laundry and travel bookings are just some of the services the Cat and Moose Backpackers offers.
- Cat and Moose BackpackersFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Up until recently, I only knew this backpacker from one of my favourite books: Thirteen Hours by crime writer Deon Meyer. After finishing it, I decided that I hád to pop by for a visit. Although I am beyond my backpacker days, my first impression was good. The dorms with their stereotypical bunk beds might be nothing special, which also counts for the individual rooms, but they are clean and functional. That is what counts I guess. One of the best spots in the house is the balcon that overlooks Long Street, and of course the Jacuzzi in the courtyard. The services on offer don’t vary much from those offered by other backpackers: linen is free, there is a communal kitchen, and you can hire lockers. That said: Cat and Moose is – from the kitchen to the bathrooms and other communal spaces - clean, clean, clean. From someone who has spent many night in many backpackers, that counts for something - trust me!Recommended for:Backpackers