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Fat Cat Eco Backpackers

2A Sherrybrooke Place, Sunnyvale, New Zealand
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in a 6 bed dorm in the hostel and it was great. My bed was comfortable and I could unpack my things under my bed. The atmosphere is awesome as everyone is so friendly. The vegan breakfast & dinner is amazing and free, all you have to do is pick a chore at random which is fun like... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Such an amazing place with firebath, yoga deck, workshops, chicken, mulch shower, compost toilets, eco bike and amazingly open minded people who care about the world. Dinner and breakfast was vegan and tasty, meals are together on a big table and you can create a better place with the community. Try it out. Highly recommended when you are looking for... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I quite enjoyed my time at Fat Cat. It's in the middle of nowhere, so the Wi-Fi is hopeless and getting to shops can be quite a chore, but the actual idea is a good one, also the people are generally decent enough. The free vegan meals are a great idea, while most of the staff are friendly enough. There... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Its a pretty good hostel. I can kind of imagine the people who own the place making a fair bit from this, 30 dollars a pop or whatever it is, lots of people there its almost always booked up, all the staff work for free and the costomors help out with the chores at the end of an evening. However... More 

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Fat Cat T, Manager at Fat Cat Eco Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with the Fat Cat Travelers Community. We are very happy you had a great time being a part of our family of travelers. Safe travels More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Great place for low cost backpackers but nothing for people who are ussually staying in hotels. Very nice servis from woofers. Breakfast for 3 NZD, lunch and dinner for 6 NZD. Wooden bath, eco garden, compost, fire place, nice decorations, nice people. What do you need more? :)

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Fat Cat T, Manager at Fat Cat Eco Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for bringing your fairy spirit to our travelers community. We are glad you had a great time and hope you have a good trip. The Fat Cat Family :) More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I absolutely loved this place - stayed here for a few nights - the best thing about staying here is the vibe with the people. Real community, loved the communal dinners. Great experience. Wish I could've stayed longer. Would be good if the wi-fi was stronger and free

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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 July 24, 2014

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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Thank Derek T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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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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