Our hostel is set within 3 of Kaikoura’s most historic buildings. Back in 1890, these walls housed the town’s post office, a place where people came to connect with loved ones and strangers near and far.
The Albatross is so much more to us than just a bunch of beds! As travellers, we, like you, know the basics of a hostel. But who just wants a basic life..?! We invite you to join us in our quirky, ever-changing home, share a meal, play a tune, paint a canvas, be yourself and embrace the real backpacker life! Where chats last all night and friends become family in a home that’s built for you. Our house is literally your house. (Only a 5 minute walk from Dive Kaikoura!)