I had a brilliant 3 nights staying in this lovely hostel. The rooms were clean and quiet. The staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. I was picked up as promised off the bus in town and made to feel at home with free coffee,tea and hot choc available in the spacious kitchen . There was also a most useful shelf of herbs/spices from the garden and sauces that guests'' had left behind which saved buying everything which i thought very useful. i really loved that they recycled absolutely everything too. Top spot to visit. definitely recommend this hostel and the dolphin swim which leaves from just around the corner which is much appreciated if you have a 5am swim!
- 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