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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.
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  • 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.
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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

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  • 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.

Run by travellers for travellers you'll find everything you need from comfy, fully-made beds, spacious well-equipped kitchen, colourful lounge and shared bathroom facilities to a variety of musical instruments, board games, books and even an art corner!

An eco-friendly hostel, we take steps to limit our environmental impact from extensive recycling, composting and herb and vegie gardens to offering you free Fair Trade organic tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

Our friendly staff are Kaikoura lovers and full of local knowledge, available to book tours, onward travel and accommodation and are always free to teach you some chords on the ukulele!

Join us in beautiful Kaikoura, where the mountains meet the sea and enjoy warm communal vibes, shared meals with new friends, jam nights, pancake Sundays (including sleep ins and late checkout!) and our famous winter onesie-land!

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 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jun 2019
    One of the coolest and friendliest hostels I’ve stayed in. Wish I could have stayed longer! Was even greeted with free homemade soup. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Kaikoura, look no further than this place
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2019
    Visit Kaikoura and stay at Albatross. 100/10 recommended. It is a home away from home, one of my favorite hostels ever. I had one day in town, it was pouring down rain, and I didn’t mind. The owner of Albatross made homemade soup and bread and Sundays mean pancake breakfast. 🤤 They have onesies to borrow, a great game collection and a beautiful lounge full of color and art. I can’t wait to go back.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2019
    Beautiful artwork & photography all over the hostel. I have never felt more welcomed, and I really appreciated the free coffee/tea/milk and homey atmosphere. We arrived on a Sunday, and they had a complimentary pancake breakfast!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 May 2019
    We had a quick overnight stay, but were so happy with our experience! Room was comfortable, the bed was literally dreamy and the sheets were SO soft. The hostel has such a homey feel and the people are great. We were slow going on checkout and got out just at 10am, everyone was perfectly nice about it. We were able to hang around and eat our breakfast before getting on our way. We would love to come back for a longer stay next time!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 May 2019
    This is a lovely hostel and one of the best I have stayed in in NZ. It's clean, friendly and cosy with loads of space and lots of options for entertainment (games, an art corner, musical instruments). There is also hot coffee available for free each morning, an amazing bonus! They also do a late check out and pancakes on a Sunday but I missed this because I had to leave early anyway :(. The staff were all lovely and helpful. Would recommend 100%!!!!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    24 May 2019
    Lovely welcome warm friendly and helpful!!!
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    29 Apr 2019
    One of the best hostel on my hole new zealand journey! The staff is really friendly and positive. The kitchen, the showers and the bedrooms are nice and they place value on the cleanness! You can get free coffee and tea whenever you want. Sometimes it's pretty cold in the hostel but you can handle it ;)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    17 Jun 2019
    Best hostel we've stayed in. Loved it! Katie and her cupcakes were awesome!! Free breakfast was beyond expectations. Lots of things to do in the hostel. Cozy and welcoming atmosphere.
    Finland, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    30 Apr 2019
    Really lovely stay here. A cool arty hostel with a really good vibe. Super friendly and helpful staff. Really well equipped kitchen and clean showers. We also got upgraded to a private room from a dorm room as it was quiet! Walking distance from whale watching and the town.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    25 Apr 2019
    Cozy hostel. Didn't get the chance to hang around much but the facilities were nice and the staff were friendly!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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