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Reviews of Albatross Backpacker Inn

Hostel | 1 Torquay Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand 7300

90.9% Overall Rating

149 out of 168 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/02/2014)

"Friendliness and comfortable atmosphere. Includes everyone in free BBQ. Fun to hang out around lounge and hear conversations and singing."

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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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90.9%

Overall Rating

149 out of 168 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Albatross Backpacker Inn'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
96.8%
Value
88.8%
Safety
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

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.

100.0%
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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.

97.1%
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Customer review

29 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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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.

94.3%
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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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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.

80.0%
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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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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

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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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

26 April 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: LOVED IT!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

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.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

20 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were fantastic.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Michel den Elzen

10 February 2009 Michel would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness and helpfulness of the staff

Disliked: Michel left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Matthew Hutton

01 December 2008

Liked: Beds comfy, but staff rarely on duty and upper bunks were too high, far too far from the station.

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

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bradley Smith

18 November 2008 bradley would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, fun and clean

Disliked: bradley left no negative feedback.

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Katharine Smurthwaite

14 October 2008 Katharine would recommend this property

Liked: qiuet but not too quiet - could watch a dvd. very friendly and helpful staff. really nice room, BBQ area

Disliked: Katharine left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Michael Kreuzfelder

03 August 2008 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: very nice stay!

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

05 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice, great communal areas

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.