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The Cats Pyjamas

12 Albert St, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014
Britsticker Leicester, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed with Brian and Trish for a few nights and it was a pleasant stay. The room was nice and clean with towels. Took us a while to get checked in and the owner couldn't understand the spelling of my name which was actually quite amusing! The kitchen is quite tiny and there is only one, so it can... More

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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Shared accommodation. Only booked because we needed somewhere relatively cheap to stay. 10 ppl in one dorm is too many. The room was small with little space to keep your things so when we arrived other people's things were everywhere including on our beds. Owner simply pointed at our beds without any attempt to clear them. Ok for the price,... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We got trapped in a rainstorm for a few days so we ended up here...and I'm glad we did! The owners were really nice and we had a cozy double room for ourselves. The facilities were good, and there were plenty of movies (although they were VHS) and a nice lounge area to sit and relax.

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

I just stayed here one night, but it´s a lovely hostel, clearly runned by people who love doing it. It hase a nice atmosphere and easy to make contact to other travelers, because there are big communal areas. The cat doesn´t wear pyjamas but is a really friendly host :)

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
89 hotel reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I stayed in a female dorm for one night. There were clean linens. The bunk mattress was very soft and the metal bunks quite noisy. Otherwise, no problems with the dorm. The bathroom was clean, and the kitchen was reasonably well equipped. There was a nice communal lounge with a TV and a good selection of videos. People gathered sociably... More

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Very central and the manager was really helpful, but the other guests ruined our stay. Whilst the guests aren't the fault of the owner, more could be done to keep things in order. A couple were shouting at each other in the room next to ours until midnight, we repeatedly asked them to keep it down. People were still noisily... More

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My Back Pack
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place reminded me of when I was younger going to see my grandparents. It has a very rustic feel to it. The owners were very nice and always willing to help you out with anything. Close to the beach and close to everything down town. My only issues were the pressure of the water when taking a shower and... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

Casual, youthful, homey, timeless. Very convenient to town and beach, great value for the price.

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Denver, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I have a mild allergy to cats. I'm usually fine, unless there is nearby cat urine or a heard of longhairs. Within 30 minutes of being here I was sneezing, red eyed and popping antihistamines left and right. This completely ruined my stay but wasn't the only issue. Staff is hard to find, dorm facilities are rickety, the decoration is... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Great place! I do not usually stay in backpackers but this one is great. We found it to be very clean, friendly host and good kitchen facilities. Very cozy inside and nice outside area. Perfect location, close to everything - beach, pubs, takeaways.

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Address: 12 Albert St, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
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