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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.

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Fat Cat Travellers Community

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome travellers :-)

**PLEASE READ**
Room categories are as follows (facilities, activities, breakfast and EVENING DINNER are included in the rates):
PRIVATE SINGLE = PARK YOUR VAN in one of our parking spots
Private Double Bed = Private room with a double bed
Private Double Bed = Cozy caravan with a double bed
2 Standard dorm rooms with 4 resp. 5 beds

We are a vibrant, diverse and friendly travellers' community running a sustainable homestead with organic gardens, cats and chickens. The heart of our community is an old farm house in which we would like our visitors to feel home away from home.

Each day we share a big veggie dinner together, which is included in the rates, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet everyone. Some nights we light a campfire which we share stories, experiences, great conversations and music around. Sundays are usually Pizza nights. We have a library full of different books and frequently watch movies together. Our intention is to cultivate a peaceful environment with a focus on learning and sharing.

We run workshops and skill sharing sessions, such as bread baking, upcycling, crafting and organic gardening. You are welcome to join our workshops and learn, or offer one yourself if you have a skill you would like to share with others.

Following the concept ”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, we use compost showers, an outdoor fire bath, compost and recycling systems and a bicycle-powered washing machine.

Whether you want to make treats, do yoga, read or relax, the open green space and cozy living areas lend themselves to all kinds of needs and projects.
We are located off the beaten track and a little outside the city centre, but still easily accessible by train.

We look forward to seeing you!! :-) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Apr 2019
    This place is absolutely delightful! It is definitely not your average hostel but I loved it and wished I had more time to spend there. It has a wonderful sense of community and the staff and volunteers are unbelievably welcoming and kind. It was a little hard to find, but once I got there it immediately felt like a home away from home. Everyone was friendly and engaging right away. If you appreciate sustainability, community, interesting surroundings, and lovely humans you will love it!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    09 May 2019
    Great, friendly place to stay. The shared evening meal was delicious!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Mar 2019
    This hostel is truly one of the best ones I’ve stayed at! Staying there is more like living in a community - always nice music playing or even live music, breakfast and dinner are delicious, vegan and home made - everyone cooks together! I guess it’s true that this hostel might not be for everyone but I if you’re an open-minded person you will feel at home instantly! You can really see that the people working there enjoy it a lot! The only negative thing was that the shower is very weak.
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    30 May 2019
    Cool hostel and great value for money. Really nice that you get a communal breakfast and dinner included in the price. Everyone is really friendly but maybe I wouldn't recommend staying here if you don't smoke as most do and it creates a bit of an awkward atmosphere.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    27 Mar 2019
    One of the most unique and pleasant hostel experiences I have ever had and may ever have. A quick overview of the kind of traveller I am for context. My main priorities when finding a hostel are value for money, atmosphere, and potential for meeting good hearted people. This is the kind of hostel that has all of those things. I met incredible people and the vibe is very relaxed and fun. This is truly a special place for people looking for a down to earth hostel experience with amazing people.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    12 Aug 2019
    A really great community that's off the beaten path. Make sure you bring cash to pay the hostel fees.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Mar 2019
    The type of place you go for the lifestyle & to stay a while; a laid-back community amidst food gardens, chickens & pigs, plentiful outdoor/indoor hangout spots (for musical jams, yoga, art, chilling). Accommodations are basic & straightforward (dorms/bedrooms/camper vans). Toilets & showers could be much improved in both quantity & quality. Highlights are homemade vegetarian communal dinners/breakfasts! Cute cats for company. Short tramp from a train station; a bit far from Auckland centre.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 May 2019
    This is not your average hostel. It felt a bit like returning to a student hippie house - could be great if that's your vibe and you're there long enough to make good friends but for the one night it's no good. Dinner was good and breakfast lovely - mostly vegan! Coffee in the morning was two dollars though... Everyone is also allocated a job after dinner - I like that but just a heads up these can be clean the dishes or prepare breakfast for the next day. Oh and the grey cat is the best!!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.4

    Rating

    03 Mar 2019
    Not a great experience. Had a very hippy feel to it. No reception. Indoor shower had no pressure at all, washing my hair in the sink would have been more effective. There’s an outdoor shower as well but no hot water. The bed sheets smelled like campfire smoke and the mattress was concave with not much padding, just springs. The cost includes breakfast and dinner, but it’s vegan only and dinner is served at 9pm. Wifi stopped working as well. Otherwise everyone was very nice and welcoming.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 2.9

    Rating

    06 Feb 2019
    If you're a member of the hippie/traveller/wwoofer/non-conformist community, you'll probably love it here. You'll meet your kindred spirits and love the vibe of the place. For the rest of us it is, I'm afraid, a squalid dump of a place. The common areas are grubby and I dared not look too hard in the kitchen where the evening meal was being prepared. The toilet/shower/washing facilities were, to put it mildly, primitive. If you're a regular backpacker, I would AVOID at all costs!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


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