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Reviews of Albatross Backpacker Inn

Hostel | 1 Torquay Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand 7300

90.2% Overall Rating

157 out of 177 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/04/2015)

"Nice common room with comfy sofas, fireplace made it feel homey. Kitchen and bathroom facilities in the main building are good. Very friendly and helpful staff. Super close to town."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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90.2%

Overall Rating

157 out of 177 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Albatross Backpacker Inn'

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90.4%
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86.4%
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95.2%
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89.6%
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Jazz Bhangal

13 April 2010 Jazz would recommend this property

Liked: Location! Location! Location! Albatross Backpackers Inn a centrally located Inn/hostel, only a 5 - 7 minutes walk from the i-site and the town centre and situated a block away from the beach; you just can't beat the location. The building itself is listed, and the owners have retained most of the original features and have managed to maintain the building to a very modern standard. The managers Ben & Katie make the Albatross a cosy home away from home; with it's wood fired stove in the large wood floored common room, spacious dorm rooms, well equipped kitchen with its free spice rack and fresh outside herb garden, uber clean bathrooms and toilets. And outside they have decks and verandahs to lounge around on or just laze about on the green lawn on those sunny autumn day. You can loan the free bikes for the day and cycle to the seal colony. There's a secure carpark for campervans and those with oars. I would highly recommend the Albatross for a relaxing stay and for a little chill time. Stay here with confidence.

Disliked: Jazz left no negative feedback.

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Ziga Pavlic

01 April 2010 Ziga would recommend this property

Liked: Very very nice hostel, with very nice hosts Katie and Ben.Would strongly recommend it to everybody coming to beautiful Kaikura.

Disliked: Ziga left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

21 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, good music and amazing bbq night!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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katie williamson

08 March 2010 katie would recommend this property

Liked: homely feel with relaxed atmosphere

Disliked: katie left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

10 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very friendly and atmosphere was great. Best hostel in NZ.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

03 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice old house, friendly owner, coozy

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

18 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I very much liked the hostel for its location and friendliness of the staff. I was just a little frustrated that they had allowed very small children to stay who were screaming and carrying on all afternoon, then running around slamming doors and shouting from 6.15am!! I know this is not the hostels fault but feel that a backpackers should have an age restriction for young children.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Gillian Clark

15 January 2010 Gillian would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very friendly and helpful and the location was excellent for doing all activities that i wanted to do, particularly the peninsula walk. Excellent service all round.

Disliked: Gillian left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

29 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Adam Connolly

09 November 2009 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: Small and friendly hostel, free tea and coffee. staff gave lots of information and were very helpful. walls thin so can hear everything, but shouldn't be a problem as it's a quiet hostel.

Disliked: Adam left no negative feedback.

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rachel fisk

06 November 2009 rachel would recommend this property

Liked: staff were just loverly i felt very welcome and they were always helpful. the set up was also nice especially my room where each bed felt like it 's own room with private surroundings- so unusual to get some much needed personal space in a dorm- it felt very cosy. it was in quite a nice spot i found it easily. in all i just wish i'd had more time there.

Disliked: rachel left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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SCOTT BARRETT

08 October 2009 SCOTT would recommend this property

Liked: A really good hostel this. The staff were really nice and very helpful. No bones to pick at all and would definetly recommend this place.

Disliked: SCOTT left no negative feedback.

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Charlie Cole

27 September 2009 Charlie would recommend this property

Liked: This place is awesome. Brilliant hostel, 5 minutes walk from the station, and is run by the friendliest, loveliest people in Mark and Ruth. Would DEFINITELY recommend to anybody, best hostel of my trip so far!

Disliked: Charlie left no negative feedback.

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Shara Guettari

31 July 2009 Shara would recommend this property

Liked: staff very friendly and helpful. Not far from everything in kaikoura. Communal areas very nice with cosey fire etc, rooms ok. right next to kayaking place. Overall really good!

Disliked: Shara left no negative feedback.

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Tomasz Kubien

18 July 2009 Tomasz would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place, friendly staff. But the wireless internet didn't work.

Disliked: Tomasz left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Colin Mitchell

27 June 2009 Colin would recommend this property

Liked: Very Proactive Managers. Had a pay 2 stay 3 special on go great value!

Disliked: Colin left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

26 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice and lovely place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

14 May 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Thios was one of tyhe best hostels that we have stayed in for all of our travels. The owners are incredibly helpful, informative and really make you feel welcome. On a Monday night they make a group meal where everyone chips in and it was fantastic!! Our one dissapointment was the coldness of the rooms but it really didnt matter that much!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

26 April 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: LOVED IT!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Danny Hannah

07 March 2009 Danny would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was the best one we have stayedn at in 6months of being away. The guys were really helpfull and friendly, and was generally a well maintained and managd hostel.

Disliked: Danny left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Michelle Sum

07 March 2009 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: Mark & Ruth go out of their way to welcome you. A chilled out atmosphere, clean kitchen and shower rooms, met lots of people, a good book exchange, clean and unique. 5min walk to town, 1 minute to beach. Keep up the good work guys :)

Disliked: Michelle left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

03 March 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - Great staff- Great kitchen- Great location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
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Customer review

22 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good and staff and other guests were friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
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Bruce Hibberd

21 February 2009 Bruce would recommend this property

Liked: location - not too close to noisy centre of town but walking distance to bus/train and not uphill like a few others in town.relaxed atmosphere.

Disliked: Bruce left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

20 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were fantastic.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.