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“Excellent, if cramped, hostel in brilliant location”
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The Cats Pyjamas
Reviewed 4 February 2010

The hostel is right in the middle of the town centre and only 5 minutes from the beach. All the facilities and rooms are good, but everything is very cramped, especially the kitchen, which would be impossible to use if more than 5 people were using it. The owners are very friendly and provide quick, cheap internet, as well as loads of info about weather and local attractions. There is parking for a few cars and a nice courtyard out back with picnic tables.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2010

I didn't think it was bad, being my first visitied Hostel in NZ, but after staying at BASE and others, it was actually the worse one we stayed at. But, not sure where else you can stay in Whitianga?

No room in fridge, uncomfy pillow.... too warm in the shared co-ed room. BUT.... VERY FRIENDLY helpful owner. So, can't really say it was horrible for a small town!

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 November 2015
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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 June 2015
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Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2015
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Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile
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  • Stayed: February 2015
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Reviewed 9 March 2014
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Cats Pyjamas

Address: 12 Albert Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Whitianga
Number of rooms: 7
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 

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