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Albatross Backpacker Inn Reviews

1 Torquay St, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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249 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Area we stayed in did not have the same security as the rest of the hostel, and resulted in the theft of some of our things (luckily nothing valuable). Otherwise, location was good, and the rest of the hostel looked nice.


A friendly, comfortable atmosphere! Close to everything. Would have liked free wifi.


Good hostel, stayed in private double - was very small but perfectly fine. Lots of good showers but only 2 toilets for our block. Keep in mind that this hostel promotes being eco friendly - we found that the people staying there at the same time as us were quite hippyish and abit clicky. Only other negative was that there were alot of flies in the room and kitchen. May be the time of year but noticeably more than any of the other hostels we stayed at that month. Would use again for short stay


Really great vibe, awesome communal spaces and good gear in kitchen. The rooms are a little cramped, but it's not a problem if you spend most of your time in the living room. Wifi is really good and it's close to town.


Quirky little hostel a five minute walk from the Main Street of Kaikoura. I was a little disappointed as I was really looking forward to staying here and it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Bed was so uncomfortable and creaky that every time someone moved we all woke up. My four bed was so small that only one person could stand up at any one time and the beds felt as though they were going to break.


Lovely Hostel a bit away from Town centre. We had a Great Stay. Would defo recommend it.


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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