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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 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2019
    One of my favourite hostels ever! Really nice relaxing vibe, free pancakes on sundays and late check out, bikes, wifi, free baking goodies as long as u share what u bake! Cant fault it
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Mar 2019
    This hostel is so great! They really know how to make it feel like home and it’s so easy to meet other people there! The staff are super friendly, free pancakes and late check out on Sunday is lovely, perfect location for whale watch or dolphin swimming! Would definitely stay here again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2019
    Great place to stay. Excellent friendly staff and especially enjoyed the film and pizza evening. Very relaxed atmosphere and good to hear people playing the piano and other musical instruments.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Mar 2019
    Me and 6 of my friends were traveling through NZ and stayed at 6 hostels (and camped the rest of the way) and this was by far our favorite hostel. Great people, great atmosphere, great location. Thanks for a great time!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Apr 2019
    This place is a heart with its soul, a house and it's staff. C.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Mar 2019
    Great hostel, very warm welcome. Close to everything and very handy for the ferry
    Wales, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    22 Mar 2019
    Quite a busy hostel, atmosphere seemed nice. Not too noisy in the evening despite this. Kitchen and showers were clean. Probably better for younger travellers, but fine for those wanting a quieter life!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Mar 2019
    Great place to stay while in Kaikoura! The staff was phenomenal and I loved the lazy Sunday atmosphere. They made us pancakes and we got a late check-out that day. The place was very clean and the room was cute. Showers were really nice. The only downside was the walls were very thin and we could hear people in the other rooms very clearly so got woken up a couple times through out the night.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    16 Mar 2019
    A quirky little place with lots of character. Clean room and bathroom, great showers. Good atmosphere from the other guests, kind of like a big house rather than a hostel. Quite a unique place to stay.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Mar 2019
    Hostel is basic but fine for what it is. There is no real security or place in rooms to lock things up (it’s behind reception). Female dorm is very very small but has its own seating area and kitchenette which was very nice. Location is good and quiet surroundings. Parking on site too and on the street. WiFi is medium to poor (especially in the rooms). Would consider staying again but rooms were overpriced for the facilities.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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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
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi