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Albatross Backpacker Inn

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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“the kitchen”(54 reviews)
“free bikes”(8 reviews)
Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Kitchenette
Self-Serve Laundry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel was my absolute favourite in all my travels! I only stayed two nights but really wished I could have stayed longer. The owners are the nicest people you will meet. No matter where you are travelling in NZ, make it your business to...More

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Arrived here and had my booking wrong with a bunch of 5 people. Ben covered it and was so helpful finding a solution, so we stayed here and had a great time. Everything well kept and nicely decorated with style. And New Year’s Eve was...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Albatross Backpacker is that kind of place you would like to keep secret so it would never change and always stay perfect just like we experienced it. Ben the owner has been fantastic as we arrived quite late. Every details and keys were left for...More

Thank BenoiteetCamille
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The owners are backpackers themselves so they know what makes a good hostel. The rooms are usual for a backpackers & the kitchen much the same but it includes free baking ingredients & free pancakes are provided on Sunday morning as well. The hostel has...More

Thank leeecus
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great location, can walk everywhere. Super friendly staff. Nice facilities with big kitchen, lots of indoor and outdoor seating space, and clean bathrooms. No security lockers and have to pay for WiFi though. Free coffee and tea! Use to be a old bank building so...More

Thank Gabby Z
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
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Price range
US$49 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$49 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (24)
Room & Suite (11)
Dining (4)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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"walking distance to town, few minutes to the beach"
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"only tried -he 6 bed dorm wich is good"
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"The "awesome dorm" was designed as a hobbit room! Isn't that clearly a kiwi experience to sleep..."
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"Room 3 was great but the curtains didn't keep out the light very well!"
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