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Albatross Backpacker Inn

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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“free bikes”(9 reviews)
“the kitchen”(55 reviews)
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 26 February 2017

Booked a room by telephone, paid cash and then after showing the room found out that the room was very small and smelly (like sweat) and noisy, street close by an the veranda. Also no heater in the room available. Tried to get another room...More

Thank xadou123
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights with my girlfriend and had a great stay! First of all we loved the chilled out atmosphere and friendly owner, the rooms were a little cramped but fine, the kitchen area was good and the showers are amazing. Kaikoura is...More

Thank Max L
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This hostel is fantastic, the owner operator Ben is really friendly and helpful. the rooms are clean, the facilities are great and the showers are really nice and clean. this hostel has a really friendly and homely vibe, there is a large communal lounge, kitchen...More

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This is a well placed hostel in Kaikoura with a good atmosphere and decent size rooms. The evening BBQ put on by the owners Ben & Katie was delicious and a great way to meet the other residents and Katie's desert of Banana cake was...More

Thank Sparky8167
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I have stayed in lots of hostels around the world, and I think all of them could learn something from the Albatross. It is perfect. The common room is beautiful, vibrant, and welcoming even before you make it through the front doors. I stayed their...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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Top amenities
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
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Price range
US$50 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$50 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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"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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