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1849 Backpackers Hotel

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Luxury Double Room | In-room safe, individually furnished, blackout drapes, free WiFi
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Overview of 1849 Backpackers Hotel

1849 Backpackers Hotel

2.0 star property
City-center Albany hostel with bar/lounge
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

118 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
45-49 Peels Place, Albany, WA, 6330
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Arcade/game room
  • Library
  • Computer station
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Albany, WA (ALH) - 11 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • The Alkaline Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Due South - 9 min walk
  • Dylans on the Terrace - 4 min walk
  • London Hotel - 5 min walk
  • Artisan Gelato - 1 min walk

About this property

1849 Backpackers Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Albany, 1849 Backpackers Hotel offers a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). You can visit the fitness center for a workout or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this Victorian hostel include a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and local sightseeing get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Volleyball
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1849
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • Arcade/game room


  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • 3 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 2 per person
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.9 percent
  • Towels are available for an extra charge of AUD 2.00 per person, per stay (or guests may bring their own)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Parties and events are allowed on site.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

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1849 Backpackers Hostel
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Frequently asked questions

Does 1849 Backpackers Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, 1849 Backpackers Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at 1849 Backpackers Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at 1849 Backpackers Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at 1849 Backpackers Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by 1849 Backpackers Hotel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at 1849 Backpackers Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at 1849 Backpackers Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes volleyball. Enjoy amenities like a fitness center, an arcade, and a picnic area. 1849 Backpackers Hotel also has a garden.
What's the area around 1849 Backpackers Hotel like?
1849 Backpackers Hotel is located on the waterfront, a short 4-minute walk from Town Hall and 7 minutes' walk from Albany Entertainment Centre. The local area is considered walkable as well as being good for sightseeing.



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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

Full of free loaders and people with no respect
The two people running the place, Abraham and his Irish lady colleague are very helpful, polite and trying to do a good job. But they are understaffed and under resourced, and have to deal with a lot of people who have NO respect for others in the building. Blocked up toilets, not flushing them after 2's! People literally stealing the teabag out of your cup while you are washing up in the next room. People rummaging through the pantry in other peoples supplies, and THEN when they see you have a jar of coffee, having the cheek to ask for your jar, AND your own spoon.... Who stays at a place like this on a long term basis and doesn't provide their own tea, coffee, utensil??...SO many of them do NOT wash up the common room, even leaving their food in pots, pans, bowls, and leave it to the over worked staff to deal with... It is truly disgusting and pathetic. One "long term" resident even walked in front of two of us watching TV, and just changed the channel without even asking or saying anything, because, you know, he is entitled to, because he is 'long term'. SO many people doing self centered things with no thought for others sharing the common facilities and space. Will Never stay there again and do not recommend anyone doing it either, worst and dirtiest "back packer" experience of my time... This isn't a reflection on the staff, they try, do great pancakes, but are hamstrung by so many people who don't give a rats about anybody but themselves. Not all obviously, but a lot!
Kevin, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Stefan, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Enjoyed our stay.
Leah, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1849 is a very bussy backpacker hostel! The rooms are of reasanoble size and the staff is very helpfull and friendly. I recomend it to all backpackers and to those who want to stay in Albany (Western Australia) at low but convenient price. There is one free pan-cake in the morning between 8:30-10;30 ($2 each for susequent ones). Dr. Raul Raiter
Raul, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice place
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

One thing to note is that it is quite run down and old, which has a bit of an appeal. However, we got locked inside our room as the door lock was broken and were told to just leave it unlocked, so just be aware and double check!
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Absolutely unpleasant environment to stay especially with family. Passage smell stinky. Couldnt stay in this property. Had to find other room with xtra cost on our own expense
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

They hold a $10 for key but they don't pretend to give it back as nobody answer the phone in early morning. Bedroom smells bad, full of stuffs of other occupants and you don't have space for anything in the room, even walk. People smoking everywhere. Don't recommend at all.
Henri, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Verified Expedia guest review