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The Cats Pyjamas

12 Albert St, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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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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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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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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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
1 review
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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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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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 

Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Loved my stay here so much. The new manager was so sweet-- she even drove me to a road nearby where I could hitchhike from when I left, completely unasked for. The rooms were clean and comfy, the courtyard was pretty, and the kitchen was clean and well-stocked.

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

Thank you so much for your great review. I loved having you stay :) I hope your jacket arrived before you left. All the best Wendy More 

Dublin, Ireland
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179 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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