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Fat Cat Eco Backpackers

2A Sherrybrooke Place, Sunnyvale, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Em W Chicago, Illinois
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For some, 7 days is plenty. For most, 7 days is just the beginning, middle, or end of someone’s journey. People come here and don’t want to leave. If they do leave, they come back at some point during their travels. If you’re a gardener (or want to be gardener), this is place is paradise. There is SO much life... More

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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My stay at Fat Cat was probably not the norm for your average backpacker because I was studying at the University of Auckland at the time. However my experience here was invaluable and it truly is difficult to put words to the experience. Let's get the negatives out of the way: If you are looking for perfect cleanliness, your own... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When booking this place I already had a good feeling about it. I had no idea how much better my experience would be. I expected a nice alternative hostel but what I found was a amazing backpackers community. Everybody is more then friendly and will try to help you and a lot of nice things are provided. It is a... More

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Ubud, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Great really friendly, helpful, relaxed atmosphere, so easy to meet people, staff are actually travellers who stay for longer, so they know how to create a home. Very clean, organised (old, everything is recycled, but better like that). It's a small organic farm - great gardens for relaxing and chickens for fresh eggs!! Fire bath amazing!! I felt really really... More

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Van, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

we stayed there twice for a week each time and liked it very much. probably the only backpacker where you end up, if you wish, knowing most people there. owners and staff very friendly and helpful, but dont see this as a hostel. it s an open minded community of people who like a different approach to life and a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

It certainly was not for us! A lot of the people there seemed to love it! I found it dirty&dusty (brought on BOTH of our allergies pretty strongly). The kitchen is TINY and making food is such an ordeal due to this. When we arrived we were told they had given our room to people who had arrived without a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We eventually arrived in the middle of nowhere and found a dump. We had booked a private twin room but this was actually a double bed in a freezing, damp and filthy caravan. Not what we booked! I can't be completely sure but I'm 90% certain I overheard them saying the people who had been in a caravan didn't like... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Booked this for a few nights as the hostel booking website hinted the place was quirky and offered a hostel in a rural setting, which it was. But by no means is this place a hostel. It is a shack full of hippies, though they were friendly on arrival and offered tea. We booked a double room on a hostel... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The Fat Cat is more then just a hostel, it´s a home with big community feeling. They have airport pick up service wich was awesome, It´s close to the beautiful nature park and famous Piha beach. You can join the vegan/vegetarian meals for just $3-6. At night everyone gatters around the fire to sing, play guitar and drink a beer.... More

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Praia de Pipa, RN
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

A beautiful international community combined with an organica ambience make for a stay you will not forget. If you are in Auckland and unsure of where to stay, go out of your way to stay here, you will not regret it. I received an educational experience, learning about organic gardening and a sustainable as well as meeting interesting people from... More

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Address: 2A Sherrybrooke Place, Sunnyvale, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Sunnyvale
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Off the beaten path, Fat Cat Travellers Community! Solar shower, vegetable gardens, outdoor fire and patio area, communal meals, fire bath! Dorm rooms with garden view. 30 minutes train ride from the city centre, a great place for relaxing, unwinding and meeting travellers! Eco-friendly. Backpacker-friendly!Welcome to our little Eden! Fat Cat Travellers Community is a 100% Organic city farm. Off the beaten track. Eco-friendly. Backpacker-friendly! We run our community accommodation the way that a hostel should be run – like a home. We have an old farm house surrounded by lush gardens and vegetable patches that we have converted into a self-sufficient Eco paradise. We live by the mantra: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Consequently, we have used salvaged materials to construct some wonderful facilities that you are welcome to use during your stay: • Outdoor solar shower • Garden fire bath • Tree swing • Outside sauna tepee • Vegetable gardens Our place is part WWOOFing farm and part backpackers; a vibrant, varied and friendly community built around our home and gardens.Our Location. We are tucked out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the city centre – truly a great place for relaxing and unwinding! We are a 600m walk to the train station where you can catch a 30min ride straight to the city centre. Trains run several times per hour and are inexpensive. We are located 25 minutes away from the popular surf beach of Piha (closer than any other Auckland hostel!) and only 10 minutes away from the spectacular and incredible Waitakere Ranges National Park where you can trek for a day or even a whole week! If you would like to come and join in our wonderful community and share your time with other wonderful travelers then we happily welcome you! ... more   less 

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