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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Have stayed before and it's reasonable, but we had an issue recently where BBH site stated rooms were available, yet Albatross staff kept on rejecting our booking. Eventually transpired there had been an 'admin' error according to the manager, and we therefore lost the room. Manager was less than apologetic (after me reminding them to reply to my complaint) and... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

people were nice and was a busy hostel but the cleaning could be better but it was not awful. facility was in interesting historic buildings and in a good location. location was quiet and the outside seating was nice.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was the last of fifteen hostels that we stayed in whilst touring The South Island and unfortunately our experience of the Albatross was not a good one! We were both bitten alive by bed bugs - although we didn't realise until the following day when the bites started to itch. This was the only hostel that we experienced this... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Friendly, welcoming staff that can help you plan adventures. Clean, cozy common and private areas with a well-equipped kitchen & comfy lounging spots. Close to the main town although a bit of a hike to ththe big grocery store - a good 30 minutes walk). Our only complaint was our double room was really small..barely enough room to move around... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I like the whole setup of the place. The living units are away from the main building which houses the admin, kitchen, dining and get-together area. The deco has a fire place, guitars, boardgames and an out of tune piano. If you are young or young at heart who likes to mix, this is the place to stay. The kitchen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Sadly we only stayed one night on our way through kaikoura but I have no doubt we will be back. Despite showing up at closing time we were warmly welcomed and shown around enthusiastically. Really lovely communal vibe and nice outdoor area. It is just off the seafront which was actually quite good because it was more sheltered from the... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I stayed at this hostel for a week and enjoyed every minute of it. The beds were comfy and the room I was in was big so we didn't feel like we were living on top of each other. It is about a 10 minute (1km) walk into town but it is along the coast which makes for a nice... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place is super lovely - there are guitars, paints and games in the common room, a cosy fire, and shared baking! The kitchen is big and spacious with plenty of supplies to make a meal. The staff are very helpful, and will give you tips on how to spend your day. You can also borrow a bike to make... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

I left after 1 night. Kitchen wasn't as clean as the many many hostels I've stayed in. Bathrooms/showers were ghetto. My private room was shabby and tiny. There was a white crusty stain on my sheet and I regret not asking them to change it (whoever changed it that morning MUST have noticed). I slept with full clothing on. Vibe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stayed here for one night at the start of our 10 day trip around the South Island. Comfy beds in the twin room, clean showers and friendly staff. Wifi was a reasonable price. Bonus that they let us keep our luggage here as our bus wasn't till the afternoon, free of charge. Overall, a pleasant hostel.

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