Good things first: The staff of the hostel is very friendly, and their ecological thinking deserves a big thumb up! Nevertheless, the room was tiny and the smokers table unfortunately straight in front of our window, and the sleep quality all in all not very good. The kitchen was more or less clean, but the rooms and the bathrooms definitely need closer attention. Staying here for one night was okay – 78 NZ$ for a double room with shared bathroom seemed a bit too expensive though after having whole units with bathrooms and kitchens on the North Island for the same price.
- 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