Albatross Backpacker Inn, Kaikoura

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Once the town's post office and telephone exchange, we're now a characterful and homely backpackers. Enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere with relaxed background music, FREE Fairtrade tea and fresh ground Fairtrade coffee, and good FREE movies and Sky TV in our TV Room, separate to the main lounge. Check-out is now 11am to give you chance for a lie-in should you be in need of one.

Enjoy our large garden or dine alfresco on our bbq sundeck where you can use our gas barbeque. Our kitchen includes FREE herbs and recipe books. On cold nights we'll get the fire roaring and you can enjoy cozy warm rooms with individual heaters in each.
In addition to all this we also have wifi and internet, a book exchange, laundry facilities, and off-street parking.

Some of our dorm beds are semi-enclosed with curtains and reading lights.

We are an 8 minute walk from the town centre, and one block away from the beach. We are located on a quiet street, sheltered from the wind and traffic of the town.

We are a member of Kiwi Green and do what we can to limit our environmental impact.

Ruth and Mark look forward to welcoming you to The Albatross. You may stay longer than you intended.

Location and Contact


• The hostel is situated an eight minute walk from the town centre (800m), including the i-site (Visitor Centre) and Bus Stop.
• From the Bus Stop/ West End: From the High Street walk towards the Peninsula so that the Ocean is on your left. After the Fire Station take the first Right turn (Killarney Street). We are one block back on the corner with Torquay Street.
• From the Train Station: FREE Courtesy Pick-Up by Kaikoura Shuttles upon request.



Address: 1 Torquay Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Phone Number: +64 3 3196090
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Facilities and Amenities

Airport Pickup


Luggage Storage



Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8 AM - 8 PM (08:00-20:00), manager/owner lives on the property

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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