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1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany

45 Peels Pl (Gps Address: 49 Peels Place), Albany, Western Australia 6330 Australia
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#1 of 4 hostels in Albany
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1849 Is WA's 5-Star Backpackers, the only Albany hostel featured in the latest Lonely Planet and winner of TripAdvisor's award for Excellence the last FIVE years. We provide the comfort and security in a beautifully looked after hotel, to ensure your stay with us is memorable. Unique features include FREE, fast, unlimited WiFi, FREE delicious unlimited pancakes made for you each morning, a grass four a side soccer pitch and volleyball court, games room, free bikes AND a theatre with stage, stage lighting, piano, guitars and percussion instruments for you to jam and practice with. Large screen TV in the lounge with FOXTEL and SETANTA, ensuring all matches in the European league season are available free to guests. 1849 Backpackers is also the perfect, comfortable start and finish point for the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail. Plenty of lock up bike space inside, a free cold drink to everyone coming off either of these tracks.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Game room
Canoeing offsite
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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Henry Burgess wrote a review Jan 2023
Perth, Australia84 contributions30 helpful votes
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A certain type of traveller may find this place quite suitable. It is actually in a top location in Albany. But you would need to be ok with noise and a very dirty kitchen: 2 of the biggest failures of this place. Best to avoid here if you want a good night's sleep or like to have clean utensils to cook with.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Camilla H wrote a review Nov 2022
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We booked 2 nights for a family of four as we couldn’t find any other accommodation on a Saturday night in Albany and we didn’t have a car. We had just finished hiking the Bibbulmun Track and my husband was at the Albany Hospital for a hip problem when I booked. The hostel was filthy, there was not a single cup, plate or spoon in the communal kitchen, the bathrooms were dirty, marijuana fumes were all through the place, young people were high and yelling and acting crazy. We paid $320 for two nights and when we asked for our money back for the second night to book elsewhere they refused. The place should be condemned !! Big lesson learned for us !!! Abraham who checked us in was lively.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paula F wrote a review Oct 2022
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I've been there before this last time, so I told two more friends that it was ok to be there. But this last time was disappointing overall. I told them it was a simple hostel but it was ok in terms of cleanliness and staff. But when we arrived to check in, it was a huge scare for our eyes, even for me, who already knew the hostel. Cigarette pollution even in prohibited areas and the hostel entrance was very dirty. I was very ashamed of the girls (after all, they only stayed there because I said it was okay… fights, swearing, many of them are disrespectful. They slam doors all night. Then there are those who insist on waking up early and doing even more noise, it was not even 5 am). We couldn't sleep. This time we didn't even want to leave things in the room while we were out as we were really worried that someone was going to break into our room. We felt unsafe the entire time we were there, and we only went there to shower and sleep (we even avoided getting some rest during the day because that was impossible). The manager was pleasant and welcoming. This was my third and last time at this place, in other stays there I didn't have any problems. It's a strange place - a mix of hostel and halfway house with "very strange people". What a shame 1849 has reached this level, I had already recommended it several times to friends and I know friends who recommended it to me there for the first time. But this will also come to the notice of all the people I know so they don't go through the suffocation and despair it was for us this last time. read less
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Heather A wrote a review June 2022
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We often stay in back packers if only one night and accommodation is hard to find. We always book a private couple room, like supporting back packers! BUT this place 1849 was terrible. Run down, crazy management, the photos on website nothing like reality. We think it's a hostel now? Seemed many people were living long term. I would warn any holidaying families NOT to stay here. It is not a holiday place! There was a young mum with 2 small children living in a room. And long term elderly there too. I felt for these people and glad they had accommodation. But it should not be advised as a back packers. It was hectic, noisy and shambolic. Run down, messy. A night I'll never forget. It's the right community responsibility to post this honest warning review.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alex wrote a review May 2022
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Fantastic place to stay in Albany. Historic building with very clean rooms and facilities. Friendly and helpful staff and superb location. Free off-street parking. A bit quiet when I was there but being offseason and still not many backpackers in the country it’s not surprising. For me a positive.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Chris C wrote a review Jan 2022
Perth, Australia7 contributions
I found the room to be extremely basic and the bedding substandard. I didn't get to sleep until 2.30am due to noisy guests and was woken at 5.30am from other guests. I paid for the room in advance, and was informed afterwards that the wi-fi wasn't working. I travelled with my teenage son and I'm afraid I've inadvertently turned him off backpacking for life. Too expensive for what it was.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Rose wrote a review Nov 2021
Tasmania, Australia84 contributions71 helpful votes
Conflicted about this place - as a hostel it was ok. Bathrooms clean, rooms fine. The problem was the long-term residents who sat around the common areas smoking all day and yelled, fought and swore, and slammed doors all night (until 5am). Didn’t sleep a wink. We were actually worried someone was going to burst into our room at one point. Just didn’t feel safe. The manager was nice and welcoming. It’s a weird place - a mix of hostel and halfway house.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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phil h wrote a review Apr 2021
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions
Big thanks to manager Mark and all his staff. They went out of their way to make my stay comfortable after I completed the Bibbulmun Track. He even gave me a face mask for the bus after a sudden covid scare in Perth. The lovely family dog loves cheese! Thank you.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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charis87 wrote a review Jan 2021
Perth, Australia19 contributions16 helpful votes
There are rats running around the backpackers day and night. Says alot about the cleanliness of this place. Noise levels are very high until 2am in the morning. Room was fine, very small but does the job.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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OGRC wrote a review Dec 2020
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Filthy kitchen with dirty dishes and dirty dishwater left in the sink overnight. Bedroom smelled of wee (not near a toilet) although the mattress was dry, and the bedding dusty. Ok, so it was NYE, but the late noise ended about 5am and the early noise started about 6am. On the positive side: Toilets exist. Showers have water. Wouldn't recommend it even as a prank.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about 1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany
Which popular attractions are close to 1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany?
Nearby attractions include Replica of the Brig Amity (0.4 km), The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum (0.2 km), and Western Australian Museum - Albany (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at 1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at 1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gourmandise & Co, Albany's Indian Tandoori Restaurant, and Dylans on the Terrace.
Is 1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Albany.
Are any cleaning services offered at 1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at 1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to 1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum (0.2 km), Princess Royal Fortress (2.6 km), and Old Farm, Strawberry Hill (1.8 km).
Is 1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.