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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

.......complete with cockroaches. The Cats Pyjamas is for sale and consequently hadn't seen much in home improvement in a long time. Perhaps OK for youthful hardened budget travellers but for us, "mature" travellers it was pretty dire. No way I'd go back and probably have abandoned idea of backpackers for ever.

Thank SBL372
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Stayed in Ensuite Room !! nothing like pic on TA Gawdy décor with bright sticky sheets!! Needs a womans touch!! Kitchen and showers need upgrading, If you want sleep don't stay here as paper thin walls !!!!!! Management don't seem to care. Recommend looking elsewhere in Whitianga.

Thank chrissyehartfrg311
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Good basic hostel with a funny vibe. Staying in a cosy double ensuite was, of course, more comfortable than probably in a dorm. Clean, functioning kitchen, nice staff. Common areas sometimes a bit loud, then it was best to join the party!

Thank pjuhanas
Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We stayed here for two nights and we loved this place. It was so homely! And we had a lovely warm welcome from the owners and their daughter Rhiannon who seemed to be running the show whilst we were there. Location was right in town close to bars, restaurants, shops etc. Kitchen & facilities were all good, a really fun...

Thank CornishBeachBum
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Would have liked to stay at that place - so we "booked" via E-Mail, were told that there is a room for us which we have to confirm via E-Mail again - that's what we did. So at the day of our arrival I wanted to get sure and called them in the morning and they didn't know about us...

Thank Matthaeus84
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2016

But, if you like your sleep, want to have a locked in booking and like relaxed decor, this place might not be for you. We stayed in a double room, the bed was fine, the room was small but that was ok. However, the walls are paper thin (well, I think there's some cardboard covering a hole to the dorm...

Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights there and we enjoyed every day. The manager was really friendly and helpful, and made us feel at home. The facilities are good, the kitchen is really well kept and the lounge is really comfortable! We biked to cathedral cove and enjoyed the next day around the city and the beach.. A magical place! A...

Thank Francesco P
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 October 2015

This place recently changed management hands, so there is no nice woman running it. We stayed in the big dorm room but since it's still the off-season, there was only another couple there besides us. It's very dark in there, and for some reason, the lights don't match up right with your area of the room. So if you needed...

Thank getvisas_theborder
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I chose to stay here based on reviews!! Dorms are small with 3 bunk beds !! no room for bags,and you can't even fit them under the bunks. I had a spring bunk bed that was so saggy , uncomfortable and squeaky. The kitchen and lounge were between my dorm and it was so noisy so no sleep. Lighting was...

Thank heikekrop21
Krabi Town, Thailand
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I adored this place, from the little cat statues dotted around to the cheerfully painted walls, it has gorgeous duvet covers too! I spent 3 nights here, 2 in a double room which was comfortable, I then moved to the dorm, unfortunately.its very cheaply made creaky beds which weren't as comfortable though they were fine. The showers also have colourful...

Thank Rebecca2016

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Home away from home, The most centrally located backpackers hostel in Whitianga. We are 2 minutes walk from beach,shops, cafes,bars,restaurants and the tourist information I-Site. Take the ferry to Cook's Beach and you can also reach Hotwater Beach and Cathedral Cove by bicycle,Shuttle during the Summer or hitch-hike. As there is so much to see and do, we suggest to plan to stay for more than one night, so you can experience all the area has to offer. Includes fully-equipped kitchen (tea/coffee, herbs & spices), Outdoor Courtyard, Satellite TV, WIFI, BBQ's. Bus stop out front and off street parking available. A warm welcome awaits you from the Manager Wendy, however, the cat no longer lives here!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cats Pyjamas

Address: 12 Albert Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Number of rooms: 7
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“Try to get a room that's not next to other rooms as the walls are very thin.”
 of 5 bubbles MalcolmS344, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in a dorm and also a private room. Both very small and simple but all you need from a reasonably priced hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles Laura8458, 14 Mar 2015 | Read review
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