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Albatross Reviews

51 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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84%

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1554 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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91%

Great location. The hostel was in the centre of the city and only a 5 minute walk from the train station. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was free tea available, so for an englishmen this was great. Bad point: no lockers in the room, but they had behind the counter lockers. My 6 bed dorm room was on the street side, which was noisy all Saturday night with drunken people. Would recommend if you don't get a room on the street side.


80%

Thought the atmosphere was great especially as it was the Great North Run weekend. I would suggest more Fridges or bigger ones in the kitchen if there are lots of guests as I found it difficult to get space for my perishable items. Also the cleaners should be told to knock before entering a room even if they assume there is no one inside as on one occasion they just came in unannounced.


91%

I stayed one night, staff was so helpful, all the other guest was friendly .. I would definatly recommend the Albatross and will be staying there again


54%

Decent location and friendly hostel. However, kitchen far too small for the size of the hostel, especially fridge space and cookers if you want to store or cook anything. No lockers in rooms. Quite expensive too.

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

I stayed here for the Great North Run weekend in a 10 bed dorm. Facilities were always clean and tidy and staff were friendly. The location is excellent being near central station in the city centre, the metro is also opposite. The only disappointing thing was that there were only two plugs in the dorm room which means people russell to charge phones etc. I would definitely stay here again.


83%

The vibe in this hostel is pretty good, the showers and toilets are kept clean and the beds are sorta comfy. Pity the rooms don't have WiFi. The lounge is super chill and the kitchen is well stocked with plates, glasses and cutlery. Staff is super friendly.


94%

Really good stay, good rooms, comfy and good staff. Impressed

  • 30th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

I came here not really expecting too much for some reason and was pleasantly surprised about how nice the hostel was! The rooms were well spacious and the beds comfortable with plenty of bathrooms available in the building. The common area was huge and seemed like it would be a good place to meet people (I only went in there for a small period of time when it was still quiet). There really isn't anything I can fault this place with, it isn't excellent but it does the basics right!


100%

reception desk team were a great help, made you feel welcome


83%

Right in the city centre. Lots of nightlife outside but not too noisy in the quiet wing of the hostel.

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

This was a great place to stay! It's right in the middle of the action with great pubs and clubs around the corner. The main shopping section and restaurants were only a block or 2 walk! So close! The rooms are big and clean and there is a heater to keep warm. I was very happy with this place!!


89%

The hostel is well located, near the station, near the centre and near the shops. The hostel is very very clean. The staff at the reception most of the time is not cordial and professional. The breakfast is not good at all.

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

The hostel is near the station and well located. It's near shops. You can leave your luggage in one room if you arrive earlier than check in time and behind the reception there are lockers for other belongings (not in the rooms). The showers are good. I was not convinced by the breakfast though.


80%

good hostel in resonable location and has everything that u want from a hostel


69%

The two female staff members who checked in my party of five on 2/8/14 at just after 3pm were absolutely appalling. They were incredibly rude, unhelpful and considering they are working in customer service their attitude and manners were disgraceful. I assumed payment would be deducted automatically two weeks prior but it didn't. Be wary, they will cancel your booking with no notification (or reminder emails that they claimed to have sent to me reminding to pay the remaining balance).


66%

Good location in Newcastle and good kitchen facilities.


83%

The hostel is super central, very close to the main station. That's excellent! Rooms are very nice, good kitchen, very nice lounge.

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

The hostel was in a great central location and the staff were very friendly. Fee wi-fi was a bonuse but the downside for me was the bed and showers. The bed was like sleeping on a plank of wood and the pillow was so pathetic it may as well have not been there. The shower was cold and couldn't be warmed up in anyway no matter what I did. Bit of a let down ad the hostel seemed pretty good aside from these faults.


97%

I would definitely recommend staying at the Albatross... We went for my 21st birthday, location was close to everything

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I stayed midweek when it was fairly quiet for one night. Friendly and helpful staff, very clean, good facilities and great value.

  • 8th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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