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The Cats Pyjamas

12 Albert St, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
The Cats Pyjamas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this hostel. John and Jill are really helpful. A cyclone rolled through while I stayed there. They kept us up to date on what was happening and ensured we were all informed on the situation. It's clean, tidy and has most anything you want is available. 1 slight is criticism is my room was a 8 bed dorm... More 

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catspyjamas2015, Manager at The Cats Pyjamas, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us and yes, during that weekend the weather was less than perfect. However, it gave our guests the opportunity use the cozy lounge, make new friends,and surf the DVD collection! More 

Burton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A well run hostel managed by efficient managers Jill & John. Clean, tidy and lots of space outdoors too. Immaculate kitchen and good showers. Beds comfortable with nice linens. Easy to find location that us near to the town and beach. Plenty of on street parking. We would certainly return.

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catspyjamas2015, Manager at The Cats Pyjamas, responded to this review

Thank you so much taking the time to review your stay. It was a pleasure having you to stay with us. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I loved this hostel - one of my favourites that I have visited! Not commercial and full of loud party people. John and Jill are a very friendly couple and are very helpful and caring!! I was here over the cyclone Pam so ended up spending a lot of time inside the hostel itself and the place had a really... More 

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catspyjamas2015, Manager at The Cats Pyjamas, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. We would always welcome you back if you ever find yourself in our town again. Safe travels.. More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I stayed 3 nights there, and I just loved it ! The warm welcome and the kindness of the two owners are the main reason I'm writting this review, because they said that they had bad reviews from people thinking this is another hostel (same name but different place). Anyway, the living room is so comfy with nice big sofas,... More 

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catspyjamas2015, Manager at The Cats Pyjamas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and it was a pleasure to meet you. May I clarify that there are two Cats Pyjamas hostels in New Zealand and we had a chat about making sure your review was for the hostel in which you stayed. We hope you enjoy the rest of this beautiful country. Safe travels.. More 

Perpignan, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a simply fabulous place.The best welcome and helpfulness from John and Jill, with spotless spacious dorms and bathrooms always with fresh towels and bathmats. Excellent well equiped kitchen with fresh herb garden and comfortable terrace and lounge areas with nice views. Ideally situated on the main street and yet only a 2 minute walk from a wonderful beach.... More 

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catspyjamas2015, Manager at The Cats Pyjamas, responded to this review

Steve, Thank you for the review-It was lovely to meet you, and a pleasure having you stay with us . More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Had a great time when staying here with my mates. The owners were awesome and were really helpful when we needed to know how to get to places like Hot Water Beach, definitely good that they know the area well. The rooms and shared areas were all clean, and the owners did a solid clean up each morning of the... More 

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catspyjamas2015, Manager at The Cats Pyjamas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your in depth review of your stay. I do hope that all the information you provided assists other travellers making the decision to stay with us, and of course, if you are ever back in our town, we would welcome you here for another stay. More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Only booked for a week ended up staying for 6. Spend Christmas and new years 2014/15 with the owners and the long termers I couldn't imagine a better place it felt like a second family. The owners are really nice and cares about keeping the place clean and comfortable. The hostel is perfectly located with the beach about 45 seconds... More 

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catspyjamas2015, Manager at The Cats Pyjamas, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay here.We were pleased to have you stay with us, and wish you all the best for your future travels.Of course, if you come back to our beautiful town, we would love to see you again. More 

Auckland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I recently stayed here for 4 nights, over new year. I was very impressed with the friendly hosts and the standard of cleanliness of the facilities, and the nightly rate makes this a very economical place to stay. The location is fantastic, within a very short walk there is the town centre and the beach. I have stayed in many... More 

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catspyjamas2015, Manager at The Cats Pyjamas, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Please come back and see us when you are next in Whitianga. .Happy travels! More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We recently stayed here on the 6th of December 2014. I had booked our stay about 3months in advance, as we booked a work doo trip fishing trip. When I originally booked the prevouse owners sounded like nice hospital people There was 9 of us staying all respectable adults who work for a respectable goverment organisation. We had the best... More 

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catspyjamas2015, Manager at The Cats Pyjamas, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay.We have taken into consideration all of your comments and acted upon them accordingly.We are sorry that we were unable to provide your group with the raucous and party atmosphere that you may have anticipated.However, we do provide areas for both a calm environment for weary travellers from late evening, and... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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