Booked this for a few nights as the hostel booking website hinted the place was quirky and offered a hostel in a rural setting, which it was. But by no means is this place a hostel. It is a shack full of hippies, though they were friendly on arrival and offered tea. We booked a double room on a hostel website, to be told on arrival we were in a caravan. Needless to say we left swiftly and booked a hostel in Auckland central, as the caravan was a tip, no heating or running water. How this place can be called a hostel beats me. A hostel this is not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Off the beaten path, Fat Cat Travellers Community! Solar shower, vegetable gardens, outdoor fire and patio area, communal meals, fire bath! Dorm rooms with garden view. 30 minutes train ride from the city centre, a great place for relaxing, unwinding and meeting travellers! Eco-friendly. Backpacker-friendly!Welcome to our little Eden! Fat Cat Travellers Community is a 100% Organic city farm. Off the beaten track. Eco-friendly. Backpacker-friendly! We run our community accommodation the way that a hostel should be run – like a home. We have an old farm house surrounded by lush gardens and vegetable patches that we have converted into a self-sufficient Eco paradise. We live by the mantra: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Consequently, we have used salvaged materials to construct some wonderful facilities that you are welcome to use during your stay: • Outdoor solar shower • Garden fire bath • Tree swing • Outside sauna tepee • Vegetable gardens Our place is part WWOOFing farm and part backpackers; a vibrant, varied and friendly community built around our home and gardens.Our Location. We are tucked out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the city centre – truly a great place for relaxing and unwinding! We are a 600m walk to the train station where you can catch a 30min ride straight to the city centre. Trains run several times per hour and are inexpensive. We are located 25 minutes away from the popular surf beach of Piha (closer than any other Auckland hostel!) and only 10 minutes away from the spectacular and incredible Waitakere Ranges National Park where you can trek for a day or even a whole week! If you would like to come and join in our wonderful community and share your time with other wonderful travelers then we happily welcome you! ... more less
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