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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Cats Pyjamas Backpackers

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to The Cat’s Pyjamas!

Our hostel is located in the towncentre of Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula, North Island of New Zealand. From here it's only a 2 minutes walk to the beach, shops, cafes, bars restaurants, tourist information and the bus stop - if you travel by Intercity Bus you'll even be dropped off and picked up in front of the door. The Cat’s Pyjamas is close to Whitianga wharf and the ferry boat terminal (passengers only) for connections to Hot Water Beach, Hahei, Cooks Beach and Cathedral Cove. By vehicle it'll only take you a short 30 minute ride to visit the famous Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.

We offer a warm and friendly atmosphere for you to feel welcome and meet backpackers from around the globe. You can choose from different types of rooms, which include double with en suite, standard doubles and mixed or women only bunk rooms all suitable for adventure-seeking individuals, couples and small groups. We have a fully equipped, communal kitchen with FREE tea and coffee, a spacious lounge area and a sunny courtyard for guests to relax.

Reception hours are 8am to 8pm, when we will be happy to give recommendations for local activities, etc. Late check-ins can be arranged only with prior notice otherwise a late check-in fee may apply or the inability to check-in at all without refund of deposit.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2019
    This place is a magical fairy land and if you don’t book here you’re insane. If I wasn’t trying to move through NZ so fast I would have stayed for weeks. Comfy rooms, great outdoor space, friendly and welcoming staff. Felt right at home. Can’t wait to go back.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Apr 2019
    It is hard to provide an average rating when having such an amazing management staff. Big star x
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 May 2019
    Lovely, cozy hostel. Mostly long termers at this time of the year which made it hard for me to socialise. Would def stay again though.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Apr 2019
    Awesome place with awesome staff. We really loved the laid back atmosphere, the art on the walls and the outdoor area. Will do our best to stay here again when we're back in the area. Thanks team!
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 May 2019
    Nice backpack idealy situated. Great staff Thank you Julia
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    30 Mar 2019
    Good points: Amenities Location Negatives: Bed soft and sunk in middle Wasn’t warned that the room next to ours was going to be painted at 9pm, and the fumes were very strong all night and morning No one at reception in the morning (8am) for check out, and no note on door indicating how to check out
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    10 Mar 2019
    Nice crowd and friendly staff, but the shittiest beds ever - too soft. The kitchen was quite dirty too.
    Slovenia, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Mar 2019
    Great location - short walk to the beach and the ferry that takes you over to Ferry Landing. Cheap accommodation and chilled hostel atmosphere, plus Lars was nice. Unfortunately we were very disappointed with the cleanliness of the hostel. Kitchen needs a deep clean and the shower curtain was black with mould.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Apr 2019
    The location of the hostel is great & the service from the staff was friendly & accommodating. The bathrooms were very small with a basin area that had no privacy from the lounge & unfortunately the patrons didn't leave the showers clean. The kitchen was filthy due to people not cleaning up after themselves, but I guess this is the nature of hostels. The private room was barely bigger than the bed & there was literally a piece of cardboard between my room & the neighbouring room, so very noisy
    South Africa, Female, 41+
  • 4.6


    20 Apr 2019
    This was the worst hostels I have ever stayed at. There were ants in the kitchen and it was not properly cleaned. The toilet and showers were basically cabins, it felt like you were taking a c*** inside the kitchen. A long-termer in my room had taken all space and refused to make room for anyone else. There were no private lockers or even keys to the room. The walls were thin and you could hear everything that was going on in the house. The only positive thing was the large common areas.
    Sweden, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities