The Albatross opened in February 2006. Since opening it has been very popular with backpackers staying from all over the world with many different backgrounds.
The building is approximatly 150 years old and was previously a bank. It still retains a lot of the old features, which adds to the charm when staying at the Albatross.
Our current Albatross team (length of residency)
Management Chris and Liane (from day one February 2006)
Senior receptionist Clare from Newcastle, England (September 2011)
Receptionist Erika from The Highlands, Scotland (November 2011)
Receptionist Kylie from California, USA (January 2012)
Receptionist/night security Jay from Hebburn, England (February 2012)
Receptionist Bianca from Italy (June 2012)
The Albatross is the largest seabird in the world with a wing span reaching 3m. With this massive wing span the Albatross can cover distances of up to 10,000km within 10-20 days.
For thousands of years man has dreamed of flying like a bird and discovering the world. Today, people from all over the world come to explore the North East of England. The Albatross – Backpackers In! is a destination for people to rest after travelling long distances – just like the Albatross!
Save the Albatrosses
The Albatross is facing extinction unless serious action is taken.
100,000 Albatrosses die each year on fishing hooks. They are being killed in such vast numbers that they can’t breed fast enough to keep up. This is putting them in real danger of extinction.
If you want to help please click here.