I have a mild allergy to cats. I'm usually fine, unless there is nearby cat urine or a heard of longhairs. Within 30 minutes of being here I was sneezing, red eyed and popping antihistamines left and right. This completely ruined my stay but wasn't the only issue. Staff is hard to find, dorm facilities are rickety, the decoration is hilariously tacky and you generally get the feeling the owner is trying to get as many guests through the place as possible without having to make any improvements. In four months of travelling through Asia and Oceania, this was probably my worst accommodation. I would definitely not stay here again.
- 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