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1849 Backpackers Albany

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   45 Peels Place, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 35 Specialty lodging in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It felt like a home away from home Every one was so welcoming and friendly. The place has free coffee and free wifi. Clean and well managed. Hosts are very helpful and make u feel right at home. I would recommend this to any one visiting Albany.

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Lemmer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a really good stay at 1849. The place give you a home feeling strained a way. It a relaxing, social and great place with lovely staff and I never seen a place that is so clean and tidy. Go by to see it for your self... I will defiantly go back and stay here again for a few... More

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1849Backpackers, Owner at 1849 Backpackers Albany, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing this review for us, we really appreciate it :) Very happy too that your stay with us was so good. Wishing you safe and happy travels around this big, beautiful country :o) More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place to stay, Ultra clean and tidy, with a home from home feel. Amenities are above and beyond other backpackers I have stayed at. All staff are fun and friendly with great local knowledge of the area and surrounding national parks. Pancakes for breakfast, free bike hire and internet add to the greatness of this hostel. But most of... More

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1849Backpackers, Owner at 1849 Backpackers Albany, responded to this review

We are all very, very happy you had such a great stay with us, and took the time out to tell us anbd the world as well. Thank you so much, and have a lovely trip!! More

Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location couldn't be better. The room was spacious and very clean, but the highlight was the fantastic staff. Thank you Paula, Chan, Claire and Vanessa for making my stay so pleasant. The Pancake was delicious Chan, Ta! Would have liked to take Sammy home with me! Would recommend this hostel to anyone.

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1849Backpackers, Owner at 1849 Backpackers Albany, responded to this review

TassiePhil you are very welcome! Sian is rapt you liked her pancakes, and I am sure she made them on the Windeward Bound sometimes for the crew there as well. Sammy has a great life here, but I am sure she'd love Tassie as well. She could be a very well travelled dog if she wanted to be - or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It was a great place. Welcoming and full of community spirit. An experience that's easy to recommend if you're looking for a different kind of stay, with less social stiffness than a hotel. We went there as part of a road trip through the south. And I would recommend it to almost anyone.

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1849Backpackers, Owner at 1849 Backpackers Albany, responded to this review

"Like it's own village" ... I really like that! :) Thank you for your review and kind comments. We all appreciate the time you have taken to write a review for us, it makes a big difference. Thank you! More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed for two nights and found many good things about this hostel: clean, proper showers, location in the centre of town, a nice big kitchen, good outside lounging eating area and garden, ping pong, and good vibes from all the guests. Only downsides; double bed had a single bunk on top (unlike photo on hostelworld) and there was some... More

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1849Backpackers, Owner at 1849 Backpackers Albany, responded to this review

Hello again, thank you for your review it is really appreciated! The noise hasn't returned as far as we know, so it is still a mystery. There used to be a generator downstairs for the wine bar, but this has been turned off for more than two years. Apparently it hasn't been switched on since, and is in fact disconnected.... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I found this hostel by accident and so glad I did !! Relaxed, loads of character, and staff who are passionate and interested in you maximising your time in Albany. Homemade pancakes for brekky to load you up with energy for the day...Actually got to talk to others as they weren't buried in their technology !!

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1849Backpackers, Owner at 1849 Backpackers Albany, responded to this review

We are very happy you found us too, and delighted you took the time out to tell us what you thought. Thank you, and have a lovely trip around this amazing country! More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

1849Backpackers is a very cosy, relaxed and pretty place place that makes you feel as if you're at home. One cute dog and two cute cats live there too and they get petted by everyone :-)The staff is very friendly and helpful. What the hostel offers: There's a big kitchen with all the equipment like pots, pans, cups, oven dishes... More

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1849Backpackers, Owner at 1849 Backpackers Albany, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the effort to write down your thoughts about your stay with us. It makes a huge difference, both to us and the travellers I know are reading these reviews, trying to decide which place will suit them best. We travel a lot as well, we always have, and finding the best match for what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I was fortunate to get a couple of days here during a recent trip. From the moment I walked in, both the other guests and the staff were really welcoming. Even though I was only there for a couple of days, I felt right at home, and got to know many of the people both staying and working there. The... More

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1849Backpackers, Owner at 1849 Backpackers Albany, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and taking the time to write a review. We're very happy your stay with us was so enjoyable and you felt so relaxed here and at home. yes, we agree, as clean as we keep the bathroom facilities, and of course the area is always well maintained and kept, we would prefer to have a... More

Albany, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I think this hostel will remain forever in my memory; i had the best stay of all my journey here. The staff helped me a lot in the first days of permanence in Albany; they made me feel like at home, like i was a part of their family and they always give an answer to my questions (and i... More

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1849Backpackers, Owner at 1849 Backpackers Albany, responded to this review

We are so happy your stay with us felt so good, thank you for letting us, and the world, know. We all know and understand what travelling is all about, and it is always full of challenges as well as good times. We really appreciate your comments and wish you all the best for everything that comes next for you... More

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Address: 45 Peels Place, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Albany
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — 1849 Backpackers Albany 2*
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
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1849 Backpackers is Albany's ONLY hostel mentioned - PLUS featured with a star rating - inside the 2014 Lonely Planet publication, and for two years in a row won the Award for Excellence on Trip Advisor. Come in and we'll show you why. We'll provide the comfort and ensure your stay with us is a memorable, fun experience inside Western Australia's oldest hotel. Unique features include a grassed, fenced four a side soccer pitch and volleyball court, free fast, unlimited WiFi, free delicious pancakes made for you each morning, free bike hire AND a new theatre downstairs. Large screen TV in the lounge too, ensuring not one match of the World Cup needs to be missed. ... more   less 
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