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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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
7.8
  • Nice Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good 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 8.2

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 6.9

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 6.3

  • Facilities 7.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Jan 2020
    This hostel isn't for everyone. But it is a great atmosphere with great people and great food! It's on the out skirts of the city but if you want a great place to stay this is it. I'd recommend spending more than a day or two here.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Jan 2020
    Great food and a great location, combined with a staff that are consistently focused on providing a fun and welcoming atmosphere made this the perfect place for me to stay. If I travel back around Auckland I'll definitely be making another booking.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 Nov 2019
    I really love this place amd the atmosphere. Id like to stay here forever and ever. The food is also so good and the people are amazing ! So much to learn here
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Feb 2020
    A week at Fat Cat... The days have blurred into one long, kaleidoscopic experience of inspiration and community: waking to laughter, filling up on choc porridge, guacamole, fresh bread, homemade jam and fruit salad, human connections abounding everywhere I look, creativity flowing out of every crack in the rickety walls, nature (and chickens🐓) creeping in through every open door, delicious meals shared with the big, ever-changing Fat Cat family. This place embodies the reason I love travelling.
    Australia, 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
  • 8.3

    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
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    07 Feb 2020
    This is a very unusual backpackers! More like a massive group house, really. The amount of 'stuff' was a bit overwhelming at first, and because there are so many things it's a somewhat dusty environment. The culture is delightful, though - such a lovely social group who come together for an evening meal. Long-term residents will probably get more from this place than folks staying one or two nights.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Nov 2019
    In all honesty the mattresses was very uncomfortable and the walls are really thin, with people talking loudly late at night and others getting up early in the morning meaning not a great night sleep. That said the atmosphere is fantastic with everyone being really friendly and welcoming. You are part of a community. Really amazing veggie food. The cats are an added bonus.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    20 Oct 2019
    The house itself is really cool with lots of places to socialise and nice grounds. However there seems to be more room for people than there are toilet and shower facilities. The breakfast and dinners were lovely and the place had a nice vibe to it, however the location is bad. Seems to be so far away from everything, not a good idea if you dont have transport or are on a budget
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    19 Nov 2019
    The couple managing the property were very friendly and welcoming. However the property was run down and possibly violated health codes. No security for bags, doors never got locked. A lot of old couches and car seats all over the yard, inside furniture was DIY from pallets, the bunk beds were old, shaky, loud, very thin blanket and old pillow. The train passes by every hour and it shakes the whole house. Meals provided were nice, has Washer available which is a plus!
    USA, Mixed Group, 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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