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Albatross Backpacker Inn

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1 Torquay Street, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Restaurant
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All reviews the kitchen dolphin encounter new zealand stayed in a double room communal feel friendly vibe stayed longer dolphin swim enjoyed my stay main building recommend staying here stayed here for one night comfortable rooms close to town ben baking hostel
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

A very cozy hostel with a lot of soul. Really friendly staff, comfy beds, an open fire, baking everyday, pancakes for breakfast, instruments, games, loads of cushions and comfy chairs to lounge on and read your book. So many quirky corners and art work all...More

Thank Aoife M
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Plus points: The hostel is located In a quiet residential area and not too far from the town center, where you can find grocery shops, diners, bus stop, I-site and cafes. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, one of them even went out of...More

Thank ChinLiangT1
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Without a doubt the most homey and cosy hostel we've ever stayed in, the owners have perfected every small detail, from the free arts corner for guests to use to the leftovers bin which is sent to local pigs! We ended up staying very happily...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I lived at the Albatross for over 3 months, and it is easily the best hostel I have stayed in the year and a bit since I started backpacking. There is a good mix of long and short term residents, who all come together in...More

Thank AMaine12
Reviewed 18 April 2018 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

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Description
The Hostel with Soul! Characterful historic building filled with music, art, food and good company! Run by travelers for travelers, at The Albatross you'll find a warm, inviting place in which to unwind after your More time on the road. What we offer you:- Spacious lounge filled with art by world travellers, musical instruments and plenty of space to relax.- Funky well-equipped kitchen with complimentary herbs, spices, cooking oil and Fairtrade Organic tea, coffee and hot chocolate.- Warm, comfortable rooms with heaters in each and fully made beds.- An Art Corner for creating masterpieces! - Guitars, ukuleles, hand drums and songbooks.- Loads of fun board games and well-stocked book exchange.- Regular group dinners, BBQs in summer and hot puddings by the log fire in winter.- Sunny garden with a gas BBQ, lots of tables and herbs & veggies for you to pick.- Free bikes. Cyclist specials and lockable bike storage.- Lots of good local info and advice, free guide book rental, onward travel booking. Come join us for our next Curry Night, a Jam Session or an epic round of "Kaikouropoly"! Ben and Katie look forward to welcoming you to The Albatross. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$40 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Albatross Backpacker Hotel Kaikoura
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$40 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Albatross Backpacker Hotel Kaikoura
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Traveller (24)
Room & Suite (11)
Dining (4)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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"walking distance to town, few minutes to the beach"
Catalina_Mhj
5 Mar 2017
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"only tried -he 6 bed dorm wich is good"
pierrealexandreh2016
21 May 2016
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"The "awesome dorm" was designed as a hobbit room! Isn't that clearly a kiwi experience to..."
manonp493
9 Nov 2015
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"Room 3 was great but the curtains didn't keep out the light very well!"
EarthlyAmbler
13 Sep 2015
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