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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School 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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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 8.3

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Oct 2019
    Beds were clean and comfy.toilets and showers were clean.lots of room for cooking in kitchen. And had a warm and cozy lounge.was nice to meet and chat to people from all around the world thier.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Oct 2019
    Great hostel, I really loved the athmosphere with a large and cozy common area and the cute courtyard
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Nov 2019
    Great place with a unique vibe. Lots of places to chill and gather. People were friendly and you can't beat the location!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Nov 2019
    If you want a hostel where you're part of it all, once you set foot in it. This is the right place. Everyone makes you feel at home in an instant and a really safe and lovely environment is created. There's cooking going on together, daytrip recommendations or even if you're looking for work, everyone helps out everyone!
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Oct 2019
    Super awesome hostel with heaps of cool people. Large common area and a nice chill out area in the back yard. Would definitely recommend spending some time here if you visit Whitianga.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    13 Nov 2019
    The atmosphere and people in this hostel made it for me, with a great family vibe. I came on a very lucky evening where the long stays were having a pot luck dinner and they kindly invited me to eat with them. Till was the guy who greeted me he was full of enthusiasm and very accommodating. I was happy to stay up & have a couple drinks and fortunately was on a night with the right people in the right place. Only one guy I didn't click with; I think he was the manager? Miko? I can't recall....
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    06 Nov 2019
    The place was great. We had a really nice time there. It felt extremely homely and every body were nice to each other. A downside though was the beds. They were quite uncomfortable, way too soft. But still a lovely hostel to stay in for a few days.
    Denmark, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    25 Oct 2019
    It was a good hostel, great price and excellent location. However, got super rowdy and didn’t get to sleep until 2am. Couldn’t tell the employees as they were drunk and also taking part. But good value for money, felt safe and the building was warm.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    31 Oct 2019
    the guy at th front desk didn't really seem to enjoy what he did and the kitchen was a mess even with signs everywhere to clean up after oneself.On a positive the beds and pillows were super comfy
    South Africa, Couple, 18-24
  • 3.4


    25 Oct 2019
    The worst hostel I have stayed in. Check in slow and disorganised. Only 3 small lockers (provide your own lock) in the 8 bed dorm, extremely sunken beds, room freezing due to window not shutting properly. For the whole hostel there were only three toilets, each of which in a room with a shower so when three people showered there were no toilets available. The kitchen was absolutely filthy. I woke up to hearing rats in the walls. No room keys and anyone can walk in off the street into the rooms.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities