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Albatross Backpacker Inn

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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“free bikes”(9 reviews)
“the kitchen”(55 reviews)
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Kitchenette
Self-Serve Laundry
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All reviewsmusical instrumentsfree bikesthe kitchendolphin encounterfair tradeamazing atmospherefree pancakesnew zealandcommon roomstaff were exceptionally friendly and helpfulstayed in a double roomcommunal feelperfect hostelfriendly vibestayed longerminute walk into the town centredolphin swim
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My myself and a friend arrived late in the evening to a warm hostel that felt like home our private room was cosy and clean. The location is awesome for walking distance around Kaikoura. The facilities are all you need for a nice comfortable stay...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5* Really enjoyed tike spent there with the music and artistic vibes! Sometimes there was even cakes or better still a meal provided by the hostel! Close to town and main attractions, one of the best hostels I've stayed in

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff there is really great and helpful, and the hostel has a good vibe. One day in the evening we even had brownies and ice cream for free which the hostel provided. On the negative side: i was in the so called „awesome dorm“ which...More

Thank Katharina V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a double room (1 bunk bed) for a night at Albatross and enjoyed our stay there. It has a warm, relaxing and artistic vibe to the place. Lots of attention to details to the decoration and I could stare at the art work...More

Thank becca108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happily booked this hostel thinking we were going to stay at a great place! Ooooh boy. Where to start... First I received an email stating my card was invalid. Not the case and kinda awkward coz I'd literally JUST used my card without a hitch....More

Thank briarpalmer
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Details
Price range
US$49 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$49 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (24)
Room & Suite (11)
Dining (4)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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Room Tips
"walking distance to town, few minutes to the beach"
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"only tried -he 6 bed dorm wich is good"
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"The "awesome dorm" was designed as a hobbit room! Isn't that clearly a kiwi experience to sleep..."
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"Room 3 was great but the curtains didn't keep out the light very well!"
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