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Albany Backpackers

Corner of Stirling Terrace and Spencer Street, Albany, Western Australia 6330 Australia
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#17 of 46 Speciality lodging in Albany

Located in the centre of Albany, overlooking Princess Royal Harbour 1 minute walk from the visitor centre and bus stop, Albany Backpackers newly renovated hostel offers the most private dormitory style accommodation in Albany. All our dorm beds are fitted with custom made privacy screens. If you are just looking for a room by yourself we have cosy private rooms at a very competitive price. Our hostel features free WiFi, free basic breakfast and free parking. Albany Backpackers has two guest lounges on two levels, one big movie theatre room and one cosy lounge room. Perfect for those days where you can use a rest from your travels. Both rooms have reverse cycle heating and cooling in whatever the weather may bring.

Winner of the 2015 tripadvisor excellence award, our property offers two kitchens for our guests to cook up a scrumptious dinner or we are conveniently located to Albany’s best restaurants, pubs and cafes. Our guests can relax and recharge in our courtyard and take advantage of our free BBQ facilities. For your entertainment we hold free open pool table nights on the weekend.

All rooms at Albany Backpackers offer access to shared bathroom facilities, laundry facilities and client computer terminals. When booking ask for a room on the Southern wing which features beautiful views over the harbour and the entertainment centre at night. Perfect if you come to Albany to catch a show, as it is in short walking distance to our hostel.

As the longest running backpacker hostel in Albany we have the best local knowledge and inside information on where to go and what to do during all weather conditions. Ask our friendly staff for a complementary map and their recommendations for things to do in Albany.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Self-serve laundry
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Koko wrote a review Feb 2020
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I stayed at the hotel for 8 months. It was a very memorable time. It is as warm as home, but free because of the large public area. The location is close to the supermarket IGA, shopping is very convenient, and 5 minutes walk to the beach to watch the sunset. I will definitely miss the people and the place!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Simone wrote a review Sep 2019
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I spent really beautiful time here! Met a lots of nice people, very good vibes, the hostel is clean and the manager are really nice! If u are looking for a job, this is the perfect solution! Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Michele wrote a review Sep 2019
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Really good hostel, very clean and nice rooms, the manager are really nice!! Albany as well is a beautiful place where to live, especially when is warm. I had a really good time, recommended if you visit Albany.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Stefan B wrote a review Jun 2019
Canberra, Australia2 contributions
Me and my finnish girlfriend stayed 4 months in Albany backpackers from November to March. It was the hardest part of our travel so far but with a lot of great experience and a lot of money we left this place with a tear in the eye. We found a family far away from home there. Sandy and Jenny who are the managers of this place took care of me after a work accident and helped me and did all they could do. I arrived on 26 November and on 27 November i started working on a garlic farm hourly payed with all my friends there. This place has a soul and im happy that we were a piece of this soul. Greetings Stefan and Irene we carry this hostel forever like a treasure in our heart.
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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ishy S wrote a review Feb 2018
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Flew to WA from Melbourne based on the recommendation of a friend who completed his farmwork here the previous year and it did not disappoint. I had a job at an asparagus farm straight away with the most amazing employers ever for three months. Once that finished I had to wait less than a day for a new job to come up which was working on an oysters farm. Both jobs were amazing, great employers, minimum wage with the latter exceeding slightly. I believe the hostel values it self on finding good reputable employers for backpackers to do their farm work and it was true in my case! Depending on the season there is usually heaps of work going. The hostel itself and the people who stay there are very much become your family since the vast majority are there for 3+ months to get their farm days. It's based in a great location right in the town centre, clean rooms, good showers, very social. Wifi can be very temperamental at times which was annoying and pricey for what you pay in comparison to getting a shared house. Overall a really great hostel and couldn't recommend it enough as a place to get your farm days sorted with good people, a good location and some of the best beaches in Australia only a drive away.
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Albany Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Albany Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include The Church of Saint John the Evangelist (0.4 km), Albany Entertainment Centre (0.2 km), and Blush Retail Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Albany Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Albany Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Albany Backpackers?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Albany Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gourmandise & Co, Albany's Indian Tandoori Restaurant, and Dylans on the Terrace.
Is Albany Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Albany.
Are any cleaning services offered at Albany Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Albany Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Princess Royal Fortress (2.3 km), The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum (0.5 km), and Old Farm, Strawberry Hill (1.5 km).