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and Hall of Fame Awards 2013-2019

Covid 19 Update

Please refer to The Federal Department of Health and the Western Australia Department of Health for current updates and guidelines.

We have implemented all requirements and recommendations outlined by the government to mitigate the risk to our guests and staff.

1849 Backpackers Albany is located in the centre of Albany, overlooking Princess Royal Harbour and Anzac Peace Park. The property features free unlimited WiFi and a spacious guest lounge, downstairs full size table tennis, dart board and lots of games and more!

All rooms at Albany 1849 Backpackers Hotel offer access to shared bathroom and laundry facilities. We offer dormitory style accommodation and also private and family rooms. The private rooms and family rooms are on the top floor and some twin rooms downstairs.

The property offers a large commercial guest kitchen. Guests can enjoy the sun terrace and gardens with BBQ facilities, relax in the games room or play a game on the grass soccer pitch and volleyball court. Guests can also make use of a covered street theatre stage with lighting and musical instruments.

1849 Backpackers Albany is situated a short stroll from the shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs in the town centre. Mount Clarence and Mount Melville are both a 5-minute drive away. Free parking is available on site. It is the perfect central base for a beach holiday, exploring the Great Southern, or just stopping overnight.

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in a nutshell

Top notch facilities include FREE wifi, FREE pancake breakfast every morning, around the clock cleaners, 24 hr manned reception and heaps more. Click to check out the full list of our amazing facilities.

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around Albany

Albany is a great location to explore with a range of activities and entertainment options from hiking trails, wineries, golf courses, cinemas and local markets. Click here to view our top suggestions.

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easy as pie

You can get to 1849 Backpackers by plane, bus, car, or you can even hike the Bibbulum Track to get here. Click here for a full breakdown of transport and travel options to get you to our doorstep.

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On a Working Holiday in Australia?

So it’s time to save up some coin so you can stay in Australia longer!

When you can’t decide where in Perth to stay during your next working holiday, allow us to make your decision easy. 1849 Backpackers doesn’t just provide you with hip and cheap accommodation in Perth/Albany but our team might also be able to hopefully unite you with a new employer.

For the latest jobs in Perth/Albany and all over Australia head over to the Job Search Australia Live Jobs board.


If you need a few extra dollars let us know, we are true all-rounders here at1849 Backpackers and can even help you find work during your next trip through Australia. Our team get job alerts and is dedicated to linking employers across Albany with work hungry backpackers.

Many of our guests enjoy our convenient location next door to lots of cafes, restaurants, retail shops and other small businesses looking for staff. They are happy to employ hard-working travellers and they use 1848 Backpackers as their base for workers in Albany.

So: where do you go when you want budget accommodation in Albany , friendly staff members, a central location and comfortable rooms? That’s right: 1849 Backpackers. With our rates you can save your money for the really important things in life: travel, sightseeing and just having a simply fab time.


Throughout the year different companies that take workers in a variety of different industries. We specialise in helping travellers find work in short to medium term positions to qualify for their second year visa. We only deal with companies that look after their workers and pay the award wages or above.

1849 Backpackers provides cheaper weekly rates for guests that are staying longer term. If you are looking for work we are the backpackers to stay at in Albany. For more information you can contact our friendly staff on 08 9841 1574.

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