4.5 out of 5

"Very few backpackers maintain this stanard of cleanliness " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 22 May 2016

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Hotel Description

1849 Backpackers Hotel puts you in the heart of Albany, within just a 10-minute stroll of Albany Convict Gaol Museum and Albany Visitor Centre. Highlights at this Victorian hostel include free breakfast (local cuisine), free self parking and a free airport shuttle.

All 23 shared rooms feature free WiFi and portable fans.

At the hostel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also free extended parking, along with the convenience of free train pick-up service.

With a stay at this Albany hostel, you'll be 4.1 km (2.5 mi) from Middleton Beach.

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (Sleeps 6)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max
AU$30* Per night/room 26 Aug. - 27 Aug.

Luxury Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Quadruple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sleeps 6)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

1849 Backpackers Hotel ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for 1849 Backpackers Hotel

Everyone (19) Couples (5) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Good location. People are very friendly. The carpark is in need of some resurfacing - especially in winter, when it's wet.

Posted by , from Joondalup on 17 Jun. 2019

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3 out of 5
Place looked old and warnout...paint peeling beds were squeaky, place was cold Staff were friendly and helpful.

Posted by on 4 Jun. 2019

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4 out of 5
good price hotel with good room condition... toilets and bathroom shared but neat and clean.. loved the pankcakes very tasty...happy stay

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Run by the owners and very warm greetings. It's an historic building and feels very old and inviting.

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
I really loved all the people there; workers, people staying, and all! There's a wonderful homely atmosphere and it was just really enjoyable! The breakfast was lovely too, as are the people who made it. I would recommend it maybe more for people who enjoy meeting new people and enjoy staying in places that feel more like a really comfortable home rather than something extravagant. All the same, it's a good experience.

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very good This place is joyfull for one or more night.

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2019

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2 out of 5
Great location. Run down, daggy tiny double room with stained carpet, noisy old cheap metal bed, wafer thin pillows, terrible mattress. Noisy. Nothing like the dishonest picture. The bathroom and toilets were worse than a bad caravan park. The men's urinal absolutely stank, like a seedy pub at 3am, except all day. The whole place is in need of a serious maintenance overhaul. It was just dirty. From the sand pit car park, to the dirty doors and walls. Do not recommend! As an ex Albany resident I was embarrassed that this was presented as acceptable accommodation for guests to our country. I will be lodging a formal complaint with the City of Albany demanding a health inspection.

Posted by on 27 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice place to stay comfortable bed nice breakfast and service

Posted by , from Esperace wa on 21 Oct. 2018

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About the 1849 Backpackers Hotel

Location 45-49 Peels Place, Albany, WA 6330

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A fitness centre, a library, and a terrace are also featured at 1849 Backpackers Hotel. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and A train station pick-up shuttle are free. Free self parking is available. This Victorian Albany hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1849
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Games room or arcade
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking , Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Albany, WA (ALH) (12.2 km / 7.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking, extended parking, and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

1849 Backpackers Hotel offers 23 forms of shared accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature portable fans and blackout curtains. Each accommodation is individually furnished. This Albany hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a bath and shower with a deep soaking bath. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Communal kitchen
  • Deep soaking tub
  • HD television
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Unique furnishings

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free local cuisine breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Parties and events are allowed on site. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No lifts
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Events/parties allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 1849 Backpackers
  • 1849 Backpackers Albany
  • 1849 Backpackers Hostel
  • 1849 Backpackers Hostel Albany
  • 1849 Backpackers Hotel Albany

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • 1849 Backpackers Hotel offers transfers from the airport and train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't served at 1849 Backpackers Hotel.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.