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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Albatross Backpacker Inn

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to The Albatross!

We invite you to join us in our ever-changing home and share life and stories with other independent travellers. :)

You'll find everything you need here from comfy, fully-made beds, a spacious well-equipped kitchen and free unlimited WiFi, to free daily breakfast throughout winter and free Pancake Sunday's year 'round! Enjoy our colourful lounge space, musical instruments, board games, books, hammock, bean bags, baking box and art corner!

We're an eco-friendly hostel and take steps to limit our environmental impact undertaking extensive recycling and offer a pick-your-own herb and vegie garden through summer and free Fair Trade organic tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

Run by travellers, we are Kaikoura lovers ourselves and full of local knowledge, available to book tours, onward travel, accommodation and are always up for a cuppa and a chat or to teach some chords on the ukulele!

We look forward to meeting you soon and hope that The Albatross feels as much a home to you as it does to us. :)

Ben and Katie (and Louie, the hostel cat) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    Home. I’ve never stayed somewhere that felt more like it. From shared baking ingredients, to walls covered in guest-painted art, to musical instruments, books and games - the deep love poured into this place makes you feel instantly at home. It encourages socialising in a warm and welcoming way. I can’t wait to go back.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2019
    Excellent. Spoilt.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2019
    Super nice hostel in kaikoura. Very homely vibe and it shows in the atmosphere, this is a real place to meet people. The owner is an amazing man that whips up a delicious breakfast and helps you wherever you need. Rooms are great and the beds are comfy. Also has electric blankets and radiators so there is no way you can get cold at night. 10/10 would recommend, one of my better experiences.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2019
    An amazing little hostel with so much charm. All the things you need, and nothing you don't (such as a tv!). Really cozy with the lovely fire going in the evening, and plenty of books, blankets, and social spaces to sit and chat to other travellers. I could've stayed for days! Ben is a wonderful, friendly host and was so kind in providing a lovely breakfast and fresh coffee for everyone. Highly recommended!
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2019
    Best hostel have ever stayed in , lovely staff and really homely
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2019
    Brilliant low Key,No Fuss Warm room and electric blanket Fantastic I didnt want to leave
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2019
    amazing place - great atmosphere and vibe. Ben was lovely, and my late check-in was facilitated without any issues. Would come back again! Warm cosy rooms and the added electric blankets were a major plus!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Oct 2019
    Lovely staff, great location and very clean! Had a lovely 2 day stop over in Kaikoura
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Aug 2019
    Great hostel!! Even more amazing to spend inside on a rainy day in Kaikoura. Was so fun to have an arty corner and baking box at our disposal to use when the weather otherwise scuppered our plans. The electric blankets were an amazing surprise given that we visited in winter! Will definitely be booking again soon in the summertime!!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Oct 2019
    Nice place, even the guitars were in tune :)
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi