A social hostel, great for solo travelers, couples, or groups
Dorm Bed: NZD32.00
The Albatross is a great hostel run by travelers, filled with music and a fun, social, relaxing vibe. They have a great location in the middle of town, just a short walk to the shore, shops, restaurants, and also a short walk to the Dolphin Encounter. The atmosphere here seems to focus on music, with instruments and ukulele lessons offered by staff and sometimes other guests.
Private rooms and dorms are available, all with shared bathrooms. A female only dorm is also an option. Facilities are modern and clean, even though the building is somewhat historic.
The shared kitchen, dining area, and common room provide a terrific spot for guests to meet and mingle. They also offer free bikes to get around town. Other standard hostel amenities are offered, such as Wi-Fi, laundry, parking, BBQ, books and games, etc.
This hostel consistently receives very positive reviews from guests, many of which highlight the friendly staff, the fun social atmosphere, the cleanliness, and the warmth in the winter (heaters, hot water, log fire, etc.).
1 Torquay St ,