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.

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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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2019
    I stayed at the Albatross for about 3 weeks while looking for work in Newcastle and had a blast. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Bread, milk, tea and coffee were all provided and there was always space in the kitchen to cook food. Bathrooms were always clean, good showers + hot water. Could get a little noisy at night on the street side on a weekend - but there is always a chance for that when you're in such a great location.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2019
    First stay in a hostel and wont be the last. Great location less than 5 mins walk from station. Good location to see Newcastle. Plenty of pubs and restaurants near by. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Was up for the Great North Run and would recommend anyone coming next year to give this place a try.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2019
    The albatross had everything we needed for our stay and the staff couldn’t do enough for you. Only negative for us was due to doing the GNR we needed a good nights sleep as we were at the front of the building the noise from the pubs and clubs kept us awake so we didn’t get much sleep, also our floor had no bathroom so it was a a bit of a trek to the bathroom. That said it didn’t stop us having a great time.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    13 Sep 2019
    Amazing location and Staff, cozy facilities. Social vibe in the hostel and mattresses just average, but overall a pleasant experience for good value
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    09 Oct 2019
    Door to hostel and my specific hostel room didn’t lock unless you pushed the door, so often they were unlocked. WiFi isn’t available in all areas, (though it worked fine in my room). Clean, polite staff, beds were fine, very affordable, loved the shared kitchen. Walking distance from metro/central train station/bus station. Very convenient location. Would definitely stay again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    08 Oct 2019
    Loviest people. Lovely vibe.
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    06 Oct 2019
    Very relaxed atmosphere, staff were polite and helpful. Close to train station and downtown area. They offer washer/dryer and it's reasonably priced, but be warned the dryer takes ages... A good place to stay for a trip to Newcastle.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    16 Sep 2019
    Great location. Good facilities. Staff were super friendly and helpful with recommendations on where to go out and what to see. Comfy rooms and clean bathrooms.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Sep 2019
    The best thing about this hostel, apart from the central location, is the staff! I was there over the great north run, and they did little things like had free bananas for the runners, straws, plasters etc. Little thoughtful things that made a big difference. The staff there were very lovely too!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    09 Oct 2019
    Decent place - everything clean, beds were comfy and everything worked properly. Warm duvet provided, which was a nice touch. The atmosphere is a bit sterile and unexciting, but perfectly good if you just need a decent place to sleep. Staff were friendly and helpful.
    England, Male, 31-40
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  • 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

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