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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 8.2

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2020
    Nice chill place
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    05 Mar 2020
    Best hostel in NZ!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Jan 2020
    As I was unable to be in Whitianga that weekend,my cousin from Melbourne used the room here. She and her husband were very impressed with the facilities and would recommend staying at the Cats Pyjamers in the future. So I will.
    New Zealand, Couple, 41+
  • 8.9


    07 Mar 2020
    Staff are amazing. Friendly atmosphere if you get involved
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Feb 2020
    Very funky experience! If you don't mind a student dorm vibe then I'd say go for it. I enjoyed it!
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    03 Feb 2020
    A very cute establishment with a nice patio. We stayed only for one night and got everything we needed. The double private was pretty and tidy. Anyway, this hostel seems to attract the very youngest of the backpacker crowd so the kitchen was a mess and it was noisy late in the evening despite the rules. But then again, maybe old farts like us are not the target group...great location, too.
    Finland, Couple, 41+
  • 8.6


    30 Jan 2020
    Liked the place. Location is great, beach about 150m away. Staff is helpful/friendly. Lots of long term people but they are all very nice. Place can get quite messy/dirty and the kitchen is tiny, but you really get that small town feel which I liked. Water pressure is non-existent which sucks in the shower, and it’s smoking hot in the summer. Beds suck. The small “house” feel of the place forces you to interact, which for me is good, being mega-introverted. Overall, would definitely stay again.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    04 Feb 2020
    The hostel will be good for you if you feel like party. We spent 2 nights there and both were very noisy, with people yelling and drinking out around the room. We booked a private room, It was ok, clean, with private bathroom and comfortable mattress. The problem was the sound coming from outside. The hostel is well located just, 100 mts away from the beach and next to places to buy food and drinks. We put 4 ice Plastic bricks in the fridge the last night and one of them disappeared.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    02 Feb 2020
    Had to wait for quite a while for them to find the good key. Beds were not comfortable and the room was small for 2 people.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 2.0


    15 Feb 2020
    DO NOT STAY HERE. RATING 0 Bloodstained sheets and hairs in the shower. Hostel not manned after 8pm so no one to report issue to (phone unanswered). Had to sleep in sleeping bag from our car. Complained the next AM and said we weren’t prepared to stay 2nd night due to conditions. Staff refused refund of unused night based on ‘policy’ despite the complaint, accused us of lying despite photos. Stated ‘this is a hostel, what do you expect?’ Staff ignoring all communication
    England, Couple, 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