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Reviews of Albatross Backpacker Inn

Hostel | 1 Torquay Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand 7300

89.8% Overall Rating

158 out of 178 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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89.8%

Overall Rating

158 out of 178 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Albatross Backpacker Inn'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
95.2%
Value
88.8%
Safety
89.6%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

bradley Smith

18 November 2008 bradley would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, fun and clean

Disliked: bradley left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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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.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

24 May 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The character and space in the hostel and around it. And it was clean and there are good showers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Brian Hyman

28 April 2008 Brian would recommend this property

Liked: A good hostel in a nice location would recommend to anyone.

Disliked: Brian left no negative feedback.

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

Tamara Evers

18 April 2008 Tamara would recommend this property

Liked: Nice lounge area, and a great atmosphere!

Disliked: Tamara left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

09 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was smaller so you got to meet more people!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

08 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

04 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to Dolphin Encounters which is also a little walk out of town and much further from the Train Station

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Alison Perry

27 March 2008 Alison would recommend this property

Liked: friendliest staff I've ever encountered, great kitchen and recycling system, nice outdoor eating and lounging areas.

Disliked: Alison left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

04 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

george gardner

27 February 2008 george would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: george left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

19 February 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: goof atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Laura Collins

10 February 2008 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: the staff were amazingly friendly and the living area, kitchen and showers were really clean. we had a great time here, one of the best we've stayed in

Disliked: Laura left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

31 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

27 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice and cosy atmosphere!rooms styled with love!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

JOSH PEARSON

21 January 2008 JOSH would recommend this property

Liked: very homely

Disliked: JOSH left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

16 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Was a nice and chilled out hostel. If you want a break from noise and hectic city style hostels, this is perfect

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Uliana Bulavintseva

13 January 2008 Uliana would recommend this property

Liked: historic background

Disliked: Uliana left no negative feedback.

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

Carin Backlund

09 January 2008 Carin would recommend this property

Liked: A very friendly and helpful management - many thanks to Heidi for helping out !Maybe a little slow internet !

Disliked: Carin left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

06 January 2008

Liked: Lovely hostel shame about the staff - we were made to feel an inconvience when asking a question

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.