Chose this backpacker inn on my first month long trip of NZ. Only stayed the 2 nights and more than enough. Picked off internet from list of Kaikoura accommodation, as was the first listed beginning with an "A", was cheap by NZ standards and had stated to have previously won awards. Had my own room , but this was no more than a small grubby box with rickety metal framed bunk and a plastic item for a desk/table. Building itself is of historic interest, the communal lounge is quite large and staff friendly but nothing else in its favour. When I asked confirmation of directions at I-Site on arrival, the response received should have warned me of what to expect. Throughout my 2 nights, I did not manage a shower because of a heater fault with no hot water, although it was only the one morning that I had to shave in cold water. Kaikoura is a lovely place to stay. It is small with an abundance of backpaker accommodation , but few places offerring rooms otherwise. Make sure you first study the reviews carefully and do not pay using your credit card if you wish the details to remain secure. Would not stay at this inn again even if free.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hostel with Soul! Characterful historic building filled with music, art, food and good company! Run by travelers for travelers, at The Albatross you'll find a warm, inviting place in which to unwind after your time on the road. What we offer you:- Spacious lounge filled with art by world travellers, musical instruments and plenty of space to relax.- Funky well-equipped kitchen with complimentary herbs, spices, cooking oil and Fairtrade Organic tea, coffee and hot chocolate.- Warm, comfortable rooms with heaters in each and fully made beds.- An Art Corner for creating masterpieces! - Guitars, ukuleles, hand drums and songbooks.- Loads of fun board games and well-stocked book exchange.- Regular group dinners, BBQs in summer and hot puddings by the log fire in winter.- Sunny garden with a gas BBQ, lots of tables and herbs & veggies for you to pick.- Free bikes. Cyclist specials and lockable bike storage.- Lots of good local info and advice, free guide book rental, onward travel booking. Come join us for our next Curry Night, a Jam Session or an epic round of "Kaikouropoly"! Ben and Katie look forward to welcoming you to The Albatross. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albatross Backpacker Hotel Kaikoura