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BACKPACK ALBANY IN STYLE! OUR FACILITIES IN A NUTSHELL

  • Accommodation for 100 superstar travellers in shared & private and family rooms.
  • FREE  Wi-Fi throughout the hostel.
  • 24 hour Reception manned with a rock star reception team from many different countries.
  • Free delicious pancakes in our upstairs Pancake Kitchen for breakfast served daily… check with reception for breakfast time.
  • Clean bathrooms cleaned around the clock
  • Funky TV Room
  • Guest Laundry – coin operated washing machines and dryer on site for your convenience.
  • Cool free events program to keep you entertained.
  • Table tennis and darts and games in our lower level fun area.
  • Outside relaxing areas with BBQ and soccer pitch.
  • Travel desk and Jobs information
  • Free luggage storage ** (Conditions may apply)
  • Free Parking
  • Town centre location to make your life easier… near to all the bars, cafes,  restaurants, nightlife and retail shops.
  • 5 min walk from Bus Station Terminal. 12km from Albany Regional Airport.

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Places to Explore

  • Get a Map from Reception
  • Stroll along the beautiful Boardwalk to Middleton Beach
  • Visit the farmers markets on Collie street and get fresh local produce – every Saturday
  • Visit the Fish markets at the Boat Shed on Sundays
  • Explore the GAP, Natural Bridge and Blowholes and take in the view from stony hill lookout (car necessary)
  • Take a look at the Anzac Memorial on top of Mount Clarence
  • Take 360 degree views from mount Melville
  • Visit the Albany Museum and find out more about Albany and the Great Southern
  • Take a picnic basket to the Brig Amity
  • Take a free tour of the Sandalwood Factory at Mount Romance (car necessary)
  • Stroll up York street and see Dog Rock at Middleton Loop
  • Walk a section of the Bibbulum track
  • Go wine tasting and visit all the great Albany Wineries (Take a sober driver with you)
  • Watch the sun go down at the Albany Windfarm (Car necessary)

Other Activities and Entertainment 

  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
  • Table tennis (On-site)
  • Hiking (Off-site)
  • Cycling (Off-site)
  • Badminton equipment (On-site)
  • Movie nights
  • Bike Hire $10 a day including Helmet and Bike Lock.

Cafes, shops and restaurants are only a short stroll from the hostel.  There is a daily bus service from Perth to Albany and vice versa. If you travel by car it takes about 4.5 hours from Perth to Albany. Or you can walk from Perth to Albany on the Bibbulmun Track, 1000 kms through beautiful forest and bushland and along beautiful beaches. Bike riders are also welcome.

  • By Car and Motorcycle: Take Great Eastern Highway towards the airports. Head south on Tonkin Highway and follow Armadale signs. You’ll meet Albany Highway and for the next 400kms this will be your friend.
  • By Bus: TransWA services run daily to Albany from Perth. The quickest route is via Williams/ Kojonup and Narogin. Book online, via phone 1300 662 205 or in person at a TransWA booking office.
  • By Plane: Albany has a domestic airport only, served by Perth and Bussleton. Flights don’t come cheap and with only 1 operator, Skywest, things don’t look like changing anytime soon.
  • By Bicycle: 2 options here. Take the normal roads or take the Munda Biddi Trail from the Perth Hills all the way down to Albany. The complete trail should be finished by summer 2013.
  • By Foot: Yes by foot! The Bibulmun Track, all 963km of it, connects the Perth Hills and Albany. It passes through the heart of the scenic south west of WA.
  • All guests must provide a passport or current Australian driver’s licence with a valid credit card on arrival. Proof of age cards are not accepted.
  • Check in time is 2pm – free luggage storage is available for early arrivals.
  • Check out time is 10am — Free luggage storage on the day of check out for all who check out on time. Any late check outs will incur $5 luggage storage fee.
  • Any guest under the age of 18yrs must be accompanied by their legal guardian and be in a private or family room.
  • A one night cancellation fee applies to any reservation cancelled within 24 hours of  arrival.

What Our Customers Say

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“We REALLY enjoyed our weekend in this hostel. The german girl managing the place was lovely and couldn’t do enough to help us, and gave us some great ideas on what to do. The hostel is huge, and was full but still had loads of room. The place was clean, the bed was comfy and I would recommend this hostel to anyone.”

Jamie – United Kingdom – March 2020

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“Never thought the place were big as looks from the outside but it was really BIG and warm with a good location that you can go by walk to look around. Had clean & comfortable room with heater since it’s cold at night also with a big clean bathroom. Even the host serving us delicious pancakes for breakfast. Much love ♥️”

Hanie – Malaysia – July 2019

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