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Albatross Backpacers In!

51 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JE, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The prices for The Albatross are great, it's really really affordable. Staff are all very friendly, there's free wifi downstairs in the kitchen / lounge and a very comfortable couch. It's clean, it's quite big, the beds are comfy and the rooms are spacious. The only bad thing is that the showers don't continually run, you have the press the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I went here for the first time I been to Newcastle on the first Stag Weekend. This is a great city centre location which is cheap and secure. Lots of people turning up to have weekends using this location and not to mention clean beds. Not the most nicest of places but location for cost you could not complain being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were 6 guys and stayed in one of the 6 bed dorms. The rooms were very spacious and the beds were good enough. The temperature of the shower was not adjustable and way too hot. The location of Albatross was amazing as it situated right in the middle of the city, close to shops, stores and city nightlife. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Stayed here recently for a hen do and it was just what we needed. Cheap, clean and right at the city centre. The rooms were spacious and clean and there was a large lounge and kitchen area downstairs. It did get slighty noisy at times but we expected it as newcastle is a popular party destination!

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Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Booked the albatross for 2 nights for my 21st as there were 11 of us coming down from Scotland, managed to get a room of 8 and room of 4! Was perfect, rooms were right next to each other and bathrooms really clean. Unfortunately my 21st didn't exactly go how id planned, first night out in Geordieland (in Sam jacks)... More 

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teesside
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

i booked this to save hassle of getting to newcastle the morning of my GNR and i was very suprised at how clean the whole place was showers toilets kitchen rooms were all cleaned to a very high standard having only ever stayed in a hostel on my hen night with 16 girls before ..but it was very central not... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you spare just a 2 days or less in Newcastle ...you can stay in this hostel, the kitchen is really good, and you can prepare your own food, the internet lounge is great. The rooms are good ( just for sleep), the toilets are ok.

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Perth, Australia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
54 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I came here not really expecting too much for some reason and was pleasantly surprised about how nice the hostel was! The rooms were well spacious and the beds comfortable with plenty of bathrooms available in the building. The common area was huge and seemed like it would be a good place to meet people (I only went in there... More 

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london
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I stayed here on a Friday night after I'd finished the 80+ mile Hadrian's Wall walk. I found myself in a room with 5 girls who were still getting ready to go out until around mid-night - they couldn't care less that someone else in the room was trying to sleep. Apart from the lack of sleep, the facilities were... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was on a trip through England for the month of June and this was my last stop on my journey before returning to England. I have to say that was the worst of the lot in my travels for a number of reasons. When I traveled to Newcastle I was not aware of its party lifestyle on the weekends... More 

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