Fat Cat Travellers Community

2 A Sherrybrooke Place, Sunnyvale, Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand, 0612

Overall Rating: 76

Fat Cat! 100% organic travellers community off the beaten path! We are a small eco-backpackers in West Auckland. We run our eco-backpackers’ accommodation the way that a hostel should be run – like a home. Veggie garden, fireplace, communal meals and great atmosphere! We are 30 minutes away from the city centre and close to the spectacular Waitakere Ranges National Park. A great place for relaxing and meeting like-minded travellers.

Fat Cat Eco Backpackers has the following accommodation types: Dorm rooms: Each has large windows and view of our sunny organic garden. All linen provided :) Private Double Room: Private room with garden views and all day long sunlight. Tent camping: Bring your own tent, we have a dedicated space for camping. Van parking: Have your own van? No problem, we have plenty of space for you to park and sleep in your own van, while having access to all the facilities. Caravans: We also have cosy private garden caravans for up to two people.


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • BBQ area
  • Communal kitchen


Rating Type
76 Overall
86 Atmosphere
84 Staff
72 Location
71 Cleanliness
70 Facilities
78 Safety
0 Fun
77 Value

Important Information

Welcome to our little Eden! Fat Cat Travellers Community is a 100% organic city farm located close to the spectacular Waitakere Ranges National Park in West Auckland. We run our eco-backpackers’ 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 awesome facilities that you are welcome to use during your stay: • Veggie garden • Outdoor solar shower and fire bath • Tree swing • Fireplace and BBQ areas
Our place is part WWOOFing farm and part backpackers; a vibrant, varied and friendly community built around our home and gardens, where we grow vegetables which allow us to create colourful and delicious communal meals every day. Backpackers are invited to share in our daily breakfast, lunch and dinners ($3 Breakfast, $6 Lunch, $6 Dinner)! All of our rooms have garden view and plenty of sunlight. We have parking for vans and a dedicated space for camping. You'll walk straight into a warm and welcoming community. You are invited to join us for pizza nights, communal meals and on our outings to the beach. We have bikes and walking trails which are great to explore - you're also welcome to help yourself to the beautiful vegetables in the garden!
We are 25 minutes from the popular west coast surf beaches (closer than any other Auckland hostel), 10 minutes to spectacular Waitakere Ranges National Park where you can trek from one to several days and just 30 minutes to the city centre.
You too will think you have found Eden!