Albatross Backpacker Inn Reviews
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The setting and ambience of this hostel was amazing. It was chilled and welcoming and everything you could ask for, for a few relaxing days by the sea. The owner was fantastic. He advised on things to do locally, printed out booking confirmations for me and let me use the showers and store my bags in the safe after checking out. Strongly recommend this hostel.
best hostel in town. super friendly staff. free real eco coffee. kitchen with good pans and knifes. would stay there again
Brilliant hostel. This is the second time I have stayed here, and the atmosphere is unlike anywhere else. Kaikoura itself is such a beautiful place, and the Albatross is a perfect place to base yourself. The staff are all wonderful, and the place is very clean. Very highly recommended.
Lovely, welcoming hostel in the most beautiful place on earth. Excellent location so close to the beach, with all the staff and guests really friendly.
The best thing about this hostel is the atmosphere. The living area is really homey, good for games, reading, chilling, Internet and music. The staff were friendly and helpful, and remembered your name the next day to say hello and ask how your day was (some places check you in and then don't say anything else to you!!). Good size bedroom (mattress was too soft so we out it on the floor but that's not the end of the world and couldn't be helped). The coffee was delicious!!
By far the best, most welcoming hostel we stayed at in New Zealand. It was quite small, and during the quiet season, but even so, the hostel's nature still attracted a group of interesting and like minded travellers that it was fun to share a hostel with.
Lovely stay, a great atmosphere, really relaxed.... Loved it
What a wonderful hostel - I spent my 25th birthday there and, despite there only being one other guest at the time, we (including the staff) had a great time together playing cards and drinking vodka! The hostel itself is awesome - loads of (good condition!) acoustic instruments for jamming and tons of board games to boot. The only downside to hostel is the shower - not hot enough for my liking. Apart from that, this is definitely one of the better hostels I've stayed at in the South Island!