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Louisiana
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cute and welcoming hostel with fun decor, easy access to the rest of the town, and a nice social environment. Will set up activities at the hostel and also help book things around town. Games, music, and areas to chill in the common room. Full kitchen. Shared bathrooms.

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the doubles and really enjoyed the whole experience. The hostel has no TV, which makes the place very social. Kitchen is well equipped and the bed was comfortable. The owners are very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The vibe was very relaxed and suited two 50 something backpackers right down to the ground.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had awful luck with our room location; it shared a very thin wall with the kitchen/common area so it was noisy until 2 am with people talking/laughing and banging things around in the kitchen. Then, at 6 am it was noisy again with people getting breakfast. We could even hear the tea kettle warming up! The toilets are tucked... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I'll start by saying that it's a really nice hostel. Quirky and cute and I can see why it got such good reviews. However, we had a horrible experience with one of the owners. Unfortunately, after the reception was closed (closes 7PM), we pulled the covers to get into bed in our double room and saw a white crusty stain... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

+ very clean + great atmosphere, so friendly and welcoming, felt like home! + free rainy day activities- craft corner, musical instruments, baking equipment, games + central location, short walk from shops and whale watching + characterful- rooms and communal areas well decorated + great communal space + lazy Sunday's- free delicious pancake breakfast made by Katie and late check... More 

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Thank Becki S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Been there for a couple of days on my way to ChristChurch, Had a great time in this small backpacker with an amazing space to meet with the other guys. Music instruments to share (guitar, ukulele, piano), and the kitchen is nice and big ! Everything you need, rooms are clean and the beds are good !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Had such a good time staying here! Staff are so friendly and helpful, other guests were really nice. Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate which was a nice surprise! Really good atmosphere. I'd definitely recommend it and would love to stay again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Adorable and quirky hostel. Awesome dorm was lovely, with individual plugs and curtains. It was a wee bit chilly but there's a heater so no worries there. You have to pay for WiFi but you get 100gb for 24 hours. Staff are super friendly and helpful. There is a lovely atmosphere here, with communal dinners by donation. It was that... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Albatross is a charming little hostel 5-10 minutes from town. I initially regret booking there because there were hostels in the center of town but then i realized that many activities such as the Dolphin swim and Kayaking were on the same block which was helpful when i had to wake up at 5am to do the dolphin swim. The... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here twice and both times I absolutely loved it! The rooms are spacious, the kitchen is well organized and thought out (and has a baking box! If you use the ingredients from it you have to share, and sharing is caring), they offer free bikes for excursions into town, and have a variety of activities at the hostel.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Albatross Backpacker Inn

Address: 1 Torquay Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $43 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Albatross Backpacker Hotel Kaikoura
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