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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 2 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 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Mar 2020
    Really nice host, nice hostel, clean and comfy, big kitchen. Would recommend!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    Good facilities, well loomed after by very competant and friendly staff. Plenty of activities if you get a lay day.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2020
    Lovely place and atmosphere, will stay again when up for weekends away
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    28 Dec 2020
    Good location and an extremely clean kitchen! The free coffee and tea at the kitchen were from trade aid- it's great to enjoy a coffee that is sustainably produced!
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    05 Nov 2020
    Beautiful, quirky, cosy, welcoming and really clean! Love how eco-conscious they are. Would loved to have had more time to stay a few more nights.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Mar 2020
    I really recommend this hostel. There is such a nice atmosphere! The hosts Ben and Katie are very kind and helpfull. Make sure you are there on a Sunday morning. You'll get the best pancakes for breakfast.
    Belgium, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Mar 2020
    We stayed at the double room with shared bathroom and we're happy with our stay. The receptionist took us through the rules and helped us with suggestions on whale watching and things to do. The place has a lovely vibe in the lounge area. The kitchen is well equipped too. The room was compact but neat and clean and good security features. It's close to city centre with ample parking space on the premises and street.
    India, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1


    11 Mar 2020
    Very cute place! The bunks in my room are a lawsuit waiting to happen, but otherwise, this was a great place!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    22 Feb 2021
    Great vibe within the hostel if your looking for a little getaway
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    09 Mar 2020
    Second time we stayed, enjoyed our experience once again! Nice relaxed athmosphere. Only downside this time was the lock on our bedroom door did not work!
    Norway, Couple, 18-24
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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
  • 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