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About us

Welcome to The Albatross!

The Albatross Backpackers is housed within characterful historic NZ buildings that were once the town’s post office and telephone exchange. We, Ben and Katie, have been the happy owners since 2010 and spend our days ensuring that The Albatross is more than just a bed!

Join us in our quirky, ever-changing home, put the kettle on and dive into hostel life! Share a meal with new friends, join in or start a jam with one of our many instruments, paint a canvas for our wall of art or just relax around the coffee table and share stories with other awesome travellers!

We look forward to meeting you and hope you’ll find The Alby 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. Oh and Louie, the hostel cat 🙂