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Albatross Backpacker Inn Reviews

1 Torquay St, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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238 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Very good hostel with excellent atmosphere, environment and people. Will definitely recommend it :)


Lovely hostel with a great vibe and good location just a minute from the beach. Very clean and fantastic facilities (I stayed in the deluxe dorm)


We had a really nice, unfortunately short stay at the Albatros! Not only because of the awesome people but also the great atmosphere that the hostel brings the way it is built. You have porches and a little yard to chill at as well as a picnic area in front of the entrance. Enough parking on-site and the streets. Be careful not to lose anything in the gaps on the wooden porch! We luckily got our only car key back because the receptionist and other travellers were smart enough to help us ;)

  • 15th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Room too cold

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Really liked the cozy comfortable lounge and the kitchen setup (especially the free hot chocolate!) - would definitely come back if I'm in Kaikoura again. Showers were a little bit freezing at night though so that's a consideration if visiting in the colder months.

  • 7th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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