Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

10% payment is due when booking is confirmed. The outstanding balance to pay is 14 days prior to arrival.
Cancellation policy - for any amendments is 2 weeks prior to arrival. NO refund or reduction in numbers are possible thereafter.
Bookings for 4 people or more are classed as a group. Groups have to accommodate and pay for full rooms

Additional Terms and Conditions

A code of conduct form is to be signed by a selected group leader on arrival and a photo ID has to be shown. Each group member has to pay £ 25.00 on arrival in cash. ( £ 5.00 key deposit and £ 20.00 BOND - both are refundable )

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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

We would like to thank our valued customers for their appreciation of our team's efforts; this will only motivate us to improve our services further. We are proud to announce that Hostelworld customers have voted Albatross- Backpackers In ! the 'No.1 Hostel in England'

This clean and modern backpackers hostel is located in Newcastle's City Centre. It is walking distance from sporting and musical venues, food markets, art galleries, historical attractions and great links to the local and national transport. We are a fantastic venue to stay at as part of the Hadrians Wall Walk and the Coast to Coast route.

So come discover the North East, and get ready for Newcastle's highly acclaimed night life.

Photo ID is required when check-in (passport or driver license)

All guests must provide a key deposit on arrival. This can either be £5.00 in cash per person or 1 photographic ID which can cover up to 3 key cards. Further policies apply to bookings of over 3 guests.

Any number of guests exceeding 3 are classified as a group. Groups must accommodate and pay for full rooms – this may not be reflected on booking but we will email you if any amendments will be required. For groups we require payment 2 weeks prior to arrival – this is to ensure payment is received and for a quicker check in on your arrival.

Our cancellation and amendments policy for individuals is 24 hours prior to arrival and for groups this is 2 weeks. View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2019
    A perfect hostel in the city centre. No faults at all and the staff were very welcoming. I would recommend this hostel as great value for money for a weekend in Newcastle
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2019
    Had a great stay! Room, bathroom and showers spotless, kitchen and dining room too. Tea and toast available all day! Friendly staff. Great location 😊 Just one minor thing , could do with some hooks in rooms for coats , jackets , wet towels.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Mar 2019
    Stayed at the Albatross before and it does not disappoint lovely clean rooms excellent location and the young lady and gentleman on reception go above and beyond to make your stay as good as possible will definitely stay there again Maureen and Billy
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2019
    Lovely, inexpensive, clean and friendly. Couldn't ask for more.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    15 Apr 2019
    Pleasant staff and quick efficient service. Room was a bit cavernous but very clean and quiet.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    13 Apr 2019
    Great stay here. Best location, right by train station and main strip with bars/etc. facilities are great, staff were super helpful. Atmosphere was a bit non-existent while we were there, no one socialising in the common spaces. BUT the common spaces were great (pool table, massive kitchen and lounge) so that could change day to day. Would definitely stay again if in Newcastle.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    07 Mar 2019
    Stayed here early March. Pretty quiet. Rooms were a little cold. Our dorm door squeaked so bad and loud. A little lube would fix this!!! Other than that great kitchen with everything you need. Helpful staff. Showers were warm and had room to hand stuff. Things were clean. Happy. I’d stay here again but I’d buy some Lube for the door hinges.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    07 Apr 2019
    Perfect location, nice hostel, only thing I missed was breakfast
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Apr 2019
    large premises, geat location,everything ok. only toilets could be closer...weirdly enough if u wanna use cutting knifes they will hand it to u at the reception, there were none in the kitchen :-)
    Czech Republic, Male, 31-40
  • 4.0


    12 Apr 2019
    Even this rating system is bad i would give it 3 out of 5
    England, Male, 25-30
Read all reviews


  • Free Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners England

View all Award Winners