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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place and I've been here twice already, for it has its very own charme with lots of great people, spacious and open common room, plenty guitars and a corner to be artsy in. It's 3 min walk to the beach and 5 min walk to the Dolphin encounter!

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Attleborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy and homely with a lovely kitchen to cook in. Everything is clean, the only downside being that the shower in our block was being updated, so we had to go outside to other block to shower. But the shower was clean and warm when we got there. The staff were very helpful and they even printed off our boarding... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for only one night and would've loved to have stayed longer. The atmosphere was lovely; very chilled and friendly. The artwork around the place was amazing! More important points...it's clean, comfy bed, provide towels, great location to walk everywhere from and the kitchen is stocked with everything you'd need...even ingredients to make cake! Which someone did when... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really lovely place with lovely staff and a relaxed atmosphere. 5 mins walk to the shops/bars and easy access to Kaikoura Discovery for Dolphin/Albatross tours. Very sad to leave. Free fair-trade tea and coffee is a definite plus, and a big kitchen.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We only spent one night at the Albatross BBH in Kaikoura but it was great experience though. The rooms were absolutely clean and big enough. The loung and kitchen is a really nice place to chill out a little bit. Lots of game possibllities. And you only got 1 minute to the beach, so an ideal location. Recommend it to... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Having travelled around NZ and stayed in quite a few hostels, for me the Albatross is clearly one of the best! It's a quite small hostel, so you really have a chance to feel at home. The current Manager, Ele, is very friendly and helpful, as well as the many wwoofers. You will always find someone to have a coffee... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I found this review difficult to write. We were so excited when we initially arrived here- the place was run by former backpackers and seemed to have everything you needed and more (art corner and piano included!). Our double room was even in a separate building, and shared a kitchen and lounge with another twin (?) room. However a couple... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great hostel, the owners clearly love running it and are really friendly. They are good at arranging groups to do activities so you can keep costs down, and they are happy to talk you through walks in the area. Comfortable rooms and common area. Wifi costs 5NZD for 24 hours, but is very fast, unlimited and available in all the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stayed at albatross for 2 nights in a double room. Everything was great! The bed was so comfy, with really plump pillows. The shower in the larger shower room was the best shower ive experienced in NZ, so powerful. We didnt use the kitchen much, but it was well equipped, clean and the free tea/coffee/ hot chocolate was great.... More 

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Devon, UK
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

One of the nicest hostels we've stayed in. Cheap, fast reliable internet. Nice communal areas. Good quality free tea & coffee. & the coffee was proper ground coffee which was a real treat. Free garden herbs. We liked the emphasis on being environmentally friendly although we did notice the lights in communal areas were left on overnight so perhaps on... More 

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