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Albatross Backpacker Inn

1 Torquay Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this backpack! The owners are found of music that you can in the decoration and if you are lucky you can enjoy them playing music and singing. They are really nice and their backpack is really welcoming. All rooms were always clean (bedroom, kitchen, showers, toilets, living room). They provide bikes for free. Ans once a week they... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel was one of my favourites so far! It was clean! Had a great nights sleep! The kitchen common areas were lovely cosy maybe a little like home. The kitchen was a great size also easy to cook in! Would recommend this hostel of staying for a few days!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in a 4 person mixed dorm- not much space in room, difficult to get up to top bunks- one bunk didn't seem to have a ladder. Kitchen was grubby, lots of flies due to an undiscovered dead mouse in the toaster. Really horrible. Situation was rectified however when this was alerted to staff and toaster was replaced. Don't... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was very cosy and relaxed! The facilities were very good and the rooms and bathrooms very tidy. There was plenty of room both indoors and out for sitting and we were even able to use the barbecue. Didn't find noise to be an issue and it is very conveniently located for the beach and town. The beds were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night in a double room whilst touring the south island. When we arrived we were greeted by the staff member who was friendly enough and showed us around. Our double room had two doors, one that opened out onto the small decking area by the car park. This was very convenient but... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I loved my stay here and if I could I would have stayed longer. It’s a very homely place and it was easy to meet people. The hostel provides all kind of things like bikes, roller-skates, an art corner to create your own artwork, free baking box and music instruments. Even though I can’t play an instrument I very much... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed 1x night in a private double room (2x girls) and travelled the NZ South Island for 10 days. Kaikoura was our first stop and the Albatross Backpackers our first night's accommodation. Staff were friendly and there is a real communal feel to the place. Great art and music and decorations, more like a really big house than a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was the cleanest and tidest Hostel I ever have been to. Our room was really lovely made. The bed was so comfy, it was hard to get up in the morning. Also, it was surprisely quiet and we could take a good rest from our flight. We totally can recommend that one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed for 3 nights at the Albatross in January and wish we could have stayed longer. Our double room was in a quiet location in the building and had everything we needed including bright coloured linen, towels, reading lights, hooks, dark curtains and most importantly, a comfy real mattress (unlike the foam we encountered at other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

An amazing little hostel right next to the beach and close to town. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the environment made it really easy to make some great friends. Having been in NZ for 9 months this is definitely one of the hostels that will stand out in my mind!

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