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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

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 9.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2019
    Loved it.
    Estonia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2019
    This is the most well thought out, cozy, friendly, open minded, and inviting home I have ever stayed at. Katie & Ben have curated a top notch accommodation wonder in such an amazing seaside town.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2019
    Absolutely loved this hostel and didn’t want to leave. Spent 5 nights here and met Ben, one of the owners, who is so lovely and helpful. Others staying at the hostel were very nice and this creates the best atmosphere, felt like home there and made some good friends. The breakfast offered in the morning is lovely, and home made baked treats are just incredible!! Would recommend this place to anyone going to Kaikoura, and no doubt will be returning in the future. Thanks for everything! :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Jun 2019
    The most relaxed hostel I've seen, loads of instruments and chilled space. The breakfast muffins were worth coming in for alone
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2019
    Yana who welcomed me at The Albatross was just awesome! What a wonderful and friendly host. My room was very cosy. Electric blanket plus hot water bottle 2 if I wanted! Pizza on offer that night and delicious b'fast the next day. Nothing but nothing too much trouble. Cosy log fire burning Location perfect for this pretty area I can't rate this particular hostel high enough and Yana but obviously cannot generalise to all within the group Many thanks Yana
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    09 Jul 2019
    Was one of the best hostels we have had and was delighted to stay here 🙂
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Jun 2019
    Brilliant Hostel! The common areas are lovely, with loads of games and musical instruments, and the free breakfast is one of the best I've had in a hostel. We were there for the taco night which is definitely worth it, the tacos are super tasty. The location's good as well, only a couple of minutes walk to the beach and about 5 minutes into the town centre. I'd definitely recommend staying here, it's the best hostel we've been to in NZ.
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.4


    27 Jul 2019
    Such a chill hostel, very cool decor, staff was excellent, free pancake breakfast (!!), lots of good wifi. 10/10 would recommend
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Aug 2019
    Lovely cosy hostel with good facilities and friendly staff. Free breakfast also great!
    England, Female, 25-30
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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