drawing of the hotel

About us

albatross crew

Welcome to The Albatross!

The Albatross Backpackers is housed within characterful historic buildings that were once the town’s post office, postmaster’s quarters and telephone exchange. These days, we, Ben and Katie, are the proud owners and have been since 2010.

We work hard to ensure that The Albatross is more than just a bed and invite you to join us in our quirky home, share a meal with new friends, join in or start a jam with one of our many instruments, paint a canvas in our art corner or enjoy a game of giant chess in the garden!

Our hope is that you’ll find The Albatross a warm, happy place where you can relax and revive after time on the road. But most of all we hope that The Albatross feels as much a home to you as it does to us.

See you soon,

Ben & Katie. And Louie, the hostel cat. Meow!