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    Albatross Backpacker Inn

    1 Torquay Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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    • Excellent61%
    • Very good18%
    • Average12%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible3%
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    Self-Serve Laundry
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    Dusky Lodge & Backpackers
    184 reviews
    #14 of 36 Speciality lodging in Kaikoura
     
    Kaikoura Apartments
    412 reviews
    #5 of 20 hotels in Kaikoura
     
    Sunrise Lodge
    49 reviews
    #12 of 20 hotels in Kaikoura
     
    Dolphin Lodge Backpackers
    133 reviews
    #7 of 36 Speciality lodging in Kaikoura
     
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    Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

    Had such a good time staying here! Staff are so friendly and helpful, other guests were really nice. Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate which was a nice surprise! Really good atmosphere. I'd definitely recommend it and would love to stay again.

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    Reviewed 29 April 2016

    Adorable and quirky hostel. Awesome dorm was lovely, with individual plugs and curtains. It was a wee bit chilly but there's a heater so no worries there. You have to pay for WiFi but you get 100gb for 24 hours. Staff are super friendly and...More

    Thank fenton2016
    Reviewed 22 April 2016

    Albatross is a charming little hostel 5-10 minutes from town. I initially regret booking there because there were hostels in the center of town but then i realized that many activities such as the Dolphin swim and Kayaking were on the same block which was...More

    Thank rdnyli
    Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

    I stayed here twice and both times I absolutely loved it! The rooms are spacious, the kitchen is well organized and thought out (and has a baking box! If you use the ingredients from it you have to share, and sharing is caring), they offer...More

    Thank I_Test44
    Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

    I stayed in a 4 bed dorm. Good atmosphere, comfortable and a place full of personality. It is not the closest backpacker to town, about 10 mins walk to the naked bus drop off. However since my main reason of going to Kaikoura was the...More

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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • US$24 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 14
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    • Kaikoura
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    • Albatross Backpacker Hotel Kaikoura
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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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