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The Cats Pyjamas

12 Albert St, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

But, if you like your sleep, want to have a locked in booking and like relaxed decor, this place might not be for you. We stayed in a double room, the bed was fine, the room was small but that was ok. However, the walls are paper thin (well, I think there's some cardboard covering a hole to the dorm... More 

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Thank Malcolm S
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights there and we enjoyed every day. The manager was really friendly and helpful, and made us feel at home. The facilities are good, the kitchen is really well kept and the lounge is really comfortable! We biked to cathedral cove and enjoyed the next day around the city and the beach.. A magical place! A... More 

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Thank Francesco P
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This place recently changed management hands, so there is no nice woman running it. We stayed in the big dorm room but since it's still the off-season, there was only another couple there besides us. It's very dark in there, and for some reason, the lights don't match up right with your area of the room. So if you needed... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I chose to stay here based on reviews!! Dorms are small with 3 bunk beds !! no room for bags,and you can't even fit them under the bunks. I had a spring bunk bed that was so saggy , uncomfortable and squeaky. The kitchen and lounge were between my dorm and it was so noisy so no sleep. Lighting was... More 

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Krabi Town, Thailand
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I adored this place, from the little cat statues dotted around to the cheerfully painted walls, it has gorgeous duvet covers too! I spent 3 nights here, 2 in a double room which was comfortable, I then moved to the dorm, unfortunately.its very cheaply made creaky beds which weren't as comfortable though they were fine. The showers also have colourful... More 

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Thank Rebecca2016
Whanganui, New Zealand
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

I drove into Whitianga without a place to stay and found this cute little house on the Main Street. It's great! Small and friendly. The girls dorm was clean, as was everyone else. There weren't any other girls booked into the room so I got the place to myself. Showers and bathroom were close and the kitchen was nice. There's... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Me and my bf had two beds in a dorm room which was warm and tidy, also the manager is a lovely lady always willing to help you out if you need anything. The lounge are was large and quite comfy, theres an amount of free wifi and bathrooms are clean and working well! Def worth staying there and we... More 

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Whangaroa, New Zealand
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44 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We loved our stay at the cats pyjamas, the manager Wendy was so welcoming and lovely when we arrived and we had some great chats. The hostel is so clean, it's really well cared for. The kitchen has everything you need and the lounge is big with lots of sofas to choose from! There is lots of sunny outside space... More 

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1 Thank Meg-NZmoo
catspyjamas2015, Manager at The Cats Pyjamas, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Meg. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay here. Also thanks for posting some great photo's of the Hostel. Safe travels :) More 

Idstein, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The new manager is just awwwwesome! Its hart to describe....it has to be expirienced !!! You will stay longer than you planed to and she'll make it not easy for You to leave. The hostel is nice, clean and well located (beach, Shops,...) If you're an easy going person with your heart at the right place: you belong here!!! Legend... More 

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2 Thank Mira D
catspyjamas2015, Manager at The Cats Pyjamas, responded to this review

Thanks so much Mira for the lovely review, hopefully I will see you again one day :) Safe Travels x More 

Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was just awesome to stay here !:) A lot of things changed here and everything is clean. We were a group of 3 people and we enjoyed staying here the most in whole New Zealand. The new manager here is just amazing and we had a great time with her :) I would definitely recommend this place.

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2 Thank Fabian B
catspyjamas2015, Manager at The Cats Pyjamas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review!. My first week as Manager and I get the best guests so much fun : ) Safe travels x Cheers Wendy More 

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