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Albatross Hostel

51 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JE, England
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just happened luckily to select this hostel for a two night stay which has a Sunday discount. Everthing felt newly painted and the shower facilities were spotless and seemingly forever being cleaned as was also the well equipped self catering kitchen with unlimited tea coffee and toast! The staff were very helpful and the company was good.In spite of the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I like the idea of self catering, not only you could save some penny but also you could customise your dish, across the room there is tesco and a lot of bar with walking distance. Problems is there is no wifi in room and remember to bring slippers, they dont provide one

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Albatross H, Manager at Albatross Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Howard for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our self-catering facilities. Many of our guests enjoy our location and the facilities that are accessible from the hostel, we are glad you did also. We are sorry about the aspects that disappointed you within your stay. If you did want to make another booking please contact our reception,... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

It was very safe and clean.Only problem was that when we went that time wifi was not working. Location is good, rooms are good and clean. But staff has to be more polite. We booked 7 beds in 8 beds Room.But after booking i goit mail from hostel that if you book more than 4 bed than you have to... More 

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Albatross H, Manager at Albatross Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found the location a good place for your stay in Newcastle and liked the rooms. I am very sorry you found our staff to be rude, we do have a group policy that 4 or more people is a group and needs to occupy their own dorm. If you are... More 

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Very good location, clean, safe. Kitchen area was spacious and they had a nice lounge to hangout. Toilets were very clean, cleaning stuffs were friendly. Free bread in the kitchen. Did not have storage in the room i stayed in. In general, very good for the price.

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Albatross H, Manager at Albatross Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Jenny for your informative review. We are pleased you found our facilities helpful and found our hostel good value for money. We are currently getting refurbishments so we will have more facilities for storage, however we do offer a free safe behind reception for valuables. We hope to see you again! Natalie and The Albatross More 

San Francisco, California
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62 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We stayed overnight here on our way to the States from Scotland. It is very conveniently located. We arrived in Newcastle Upon Tyne by train from Scotland and then the next day took the metro to the Newcastle airport. Both the train station and metro station are only blocks from the hostel. There are also a slew of restaurants within... More 

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Albatross H, Manager at Albatross Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you had an enjoyable stay at The Albatross. We are happy that you were pleased with our facilities and location and found our hostel a useful place to stay between traveling. Our staff would be very pleased to see you again at The Albatross if you come back to Newcastle! Natalie and... More 

Belford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I give it 4 stars for the very spacious dorm and very comfortable bed. The girl that welcomed me was extremely friendly and happy to answer all my questions. However the shared bathroom was too faraway from my dorm (or maybe I was not using the correct bathroom). Must be annoying if you want to take a late night visit... More 

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Albatross H, Manager at Albatross Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive and detailed review! I am happy that you found our staff to be helpful, and answered all of your questions. If you decide to stay with us again and book in advance we can give you a bed in a dorm that is close to the bathroom facilities. We are currently getting the whole hostel... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Came here with large group of males and females 20 -30 age wise. Great place to get the head down rooms for large or small groups. Right next to the pubs and clubs and Greggs lol. If your looking somewhere just to sleep and nothing fancy then I recommend stay here.

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Albatross H, Manager at Albatross Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Steven for your review, we are happy that you found our hostel an ideal location for your party group. And are glad that you felt it was good value for money. We are currently having our hostel fully redecorated and would love for you and your friends to revisit to see if you think we have improved our... More 

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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Decent price to stay in Newcastle, the hostel was clean there was lots of space in the rooms, there was plug sockets but not near each individual bed they were just in the corner, it had free wifi. I'd stay there again if I was going to Newcastle.

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Albatross H, Manager at Albatross Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review, we are glad that you will be visiting us again. We will take your comments about the plug sockets for future improvements to our hostel. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Albatross in the near future. Natalie and The Albatross Team More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Have stayed here twice with friends. Both sets of friends had never stayed in hostels before so were a bit worried about sharing rooms and all that but they all really enjoyed it here myself included. Both times I've stayed it's been for nights out and a visit to a St. James' Park, St. James' is a shortish walk away... More 

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Albatross H, Manager at Albatross Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and positive response, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comments about the showers will be passed on, we hope that you and your friends will visit us again soon. Our staff look forward to welcoming you back to the Albatross. Natalie and The Albatross Team More 

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51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant hostel, cheap and cheerful and really central, close to the train station and all the bars and shops. It is a bit noisy with lots of stag and hen parties so not a great night's sleep but fine for one night. There's a kitchen with free tea, coffee and toast too

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The Malhotra G, Manager at Albatross Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of your stay with us at Albatross Backpackers Inn. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable time and hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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