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Reviews of Albatross Backpacker Inn Kaikoura

Hostel

1 Torquay St, Kaikoura, New Zealand

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 86%

Location 90%

Safety 90%

Staff 95%

Value 90%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 86%

Location 90%

Safety 90%

Staff 95%

Value 90%

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Anonymous
30 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Excellent atmosphere. Staff and guests really friendly. Had a fantastic stay there.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staff very helpful and friendly. Room little small, but very clean and nicely decorated.

Disliked: Nothing really

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: 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.

Disliked: I stayed in the female dorm which was in a separate annex, colder inside than out which meant we were all freezing! The dorm room was tiny so we had to keep our suitcases outside the room and were tripping over each other. Shower pressure poor, although much better in communal bathroom. Hot water tap broken in kitchen, Wifi $5/24 hours, every other hostel I've stayed at in NZ provides this free of charge. No lockers in rooms - though this seems to be standard across NZ.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: location was great!, staff was very amiable, the art studio is a neat touch

Disliked: n/a

Customer would recommend this property

57% Overall Rating
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57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Gardens are pretty

Disliked: Not enough toilets for number of people and kitchen not cleaned with flies because of insufficient cleaning.

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Very friendlyClean & comfyGood kitchenPeriod building with characterFree bikes

Disliked: No towel

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
09 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: Very creatively put together, very comfortable, colorful and inviting. It was also well organized and easy to use.

Disliked: Nothing!

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The atmosphere was fantastic. The books, the ride share board, the communal kitchen, the instruments on the wall, and the lounge area were all great and fostered a nice community among the guests.

Disliked: Everything was wonderful! The rooms are hot if you don't open the windows, and then the room feels a little less safe, but I'm sure that is just the paranoid traveler in me wanted to have everything locked up at all times.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Helpful staff, good facilities, clean rooms and bathrooms.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
21 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

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