Kaikoura, New Zealand
Check Kaikoura Hotel Deals
Albatross Backpackers Kaikoura Reviews
Great little place Apr 07, 2011
The only real downside of this hostel, was if you stay in the budget dorm, or the Turkish dorm, you have to go outside in the middle of the night to go the toilet. Which I have to do frequently, but considering how hot it gets there it's quite nice because you get a quick refresher in the middle of the night. Really depends how you take it. The 6 bed, budget dorm I stayed in was 20 NZD, so I thought the was really good value.
The organize dinner nights there sometime and everyone is really chill, with guests being of all ages. It's not on the main street, where is where most of the other hostels are, it's past the town centre on the way to the lookout, about 15 minute walk to the "centre" or the train station if that gives you better bearings.
Showers were quite nice, and there are about 5 for the whole hostel, which doesn't sound much, but I never had to wait for one. The staff are really helpful and friendly as well. All in all it's a very chilled out place.
Part of the 18 months on the Road. travel blog
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!