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Albatross Backpackers 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently one of the best hostels in Britain yet not one of the four taxis I asked to drop me off knew where the place was. Day staff unhelpful and rude, spoke to is like we were children. Night staff nice although strict (it's a hostel not the Hilton). Very clean kitchen, they obviously Harv good cleaners x

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how this place has managed to get good reviews about its staff, because they're terrible. Didn't appreciate the lecture on arrival, spoken to like I was a child. Then I ask a question and I'm told to shut up... Its really confusing why people like this work in customer service. That aside, room was nice and had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I stayed two nights in May. The place wasn't busy at all, and they did say it gets busier at weekends! The rooms were big, no lockers but very clean, awesome lounge and kitchen space, great showers. All round pretty good, though the staff seemed miserable every encounter I had after my initial check-in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just returned during a stay for a friend's 30th birthday and was very impressed with the value. Staff were friendly, giving a no nonsense talk prior to our stay though understanding our that our time spent in the city was to be enjoyed. It suggested that even with large groups (we were 9 strong) staff were vigilant of any misbehaviour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Friendly staff upon arrival, beds are comfy, rooms are nice and big, The Kitchen is amazing and open till late hours :) :) Great location and walking distance to everything. the bathrooms are quite close to dorm rooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

First off the staff really made this hostel. The kitchen and common rooms were well equipped and kept clean. The hostel in general was clean but when it was busy on the weekend some areas were less desirable. The rooms did lack areas for keeping your things and you could feel all the springs in the bed. A good and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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