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Albatross Backpacker Inn

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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.
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This is one of the best hostels in New Zealand. The couple that run the show are exceptionally friendly and helpful people and they really make staying at the hostel a great experience. The way the hostel is laid out is designed to make it easy for people of all creeds and colour
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A very cozy hostel with a lot of soul. Really friendly staff, comfy beds, an open fire, baking everyday, pancakes for breakfast, instruments, games, loads of cushions and comfy chairs to lounge on and read your book. So many quirky corners and art work all around the hostel.
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Plus points: The hostel is located In a quiet residential area and not too far from the town center, where you can find grocery shops, diners, bus stop, I-site and cafes. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, one of them even went out of her way to help me with laundry.
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Without a doubt the most homey and cosy hostel we've ever stayed in, the owners have perfected every small detail, from the free arts corner for guests to use to the leftovers bin which is sent to local pigs! We ended up staying very happily for several months at the Albatross, i
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I lived at the Albatross for over 3 months, and it is easily the best hostel I have stayed in the year and a bit since I started backpacking.

There is a good mix of long and short term residents, who all come together in the common area in the evenings making for a great place
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"walking distance to town, few minutes to the beach"
"only tried -he 6 bed dorm wich is good"
"The "awesome dorm" was designed as a hobbit room! Isn't that clearly a kiwi experience to sleep in a LOTR inspired dorm?? :)"
"Room 3 was great but the curtains didn't keep out the light very well!"
"I'm not sure they have good room here."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 40 - US$ 63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
albatross backpacker hotel kaikoura
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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