From 6.30 - 9.45 our famous, delicious all you can eat pancakes. What an awesome way to start your day, made daily from fresh, local ingredients, cooked and served to you each morning. 1849 Backpackers games room and stage 2. A beautiful welcome Luxury at backpackers prices Cake! 1849 Backpackers games room and stage 1 Two excellent, spotless and well equipped kitchens. No bond to pay, no deposits. A place to relax and enjoy Cosy twin rooms, maybe toss a coin for the lower double bed. Lounge and TV Room, with big screen TV, dvd's and FOXTEL World Sports 12143358_10156200092560511_1432257977401155310_n Four a side soccer or volleyball for guests Beautiful gardens, all year round Now you can really cook for yourself! BBQ in the garden Follow the sound of the fountain, down into the garden ... Making lifelong friends

1849 Backpackers Hotel, Albany, Australia’s Number One Hostel. We also specialise in finding you regional work and jobs in local businesses. No bond, nothing to sign, no commission, from $175 per week, $30 per night, no extras to pay.

Number one Backpackers Accommodation in Albany, WA

Hostel accommodation, owned and operated by travellers for travellers in Albany, Western Australia.

Lonely Planet describes 1849 Backpackers: "A huge, modern kitchen, sunny rooms and a laid-back, social ambiance makes this one of Western Australia's best places to stay for budget travellers."

Why Choose 1849 Backpackers?

Acclaimed as 5 star backpackers’ accommodation, we offer every service travellers in WA ask for.

With a huge range of facilities and entertainment options, lots of different communal space and a dedicated group of staff available 24 hours, you know immediately why travellers are so excited about family owned and operated 1849 Backpackers. A few highlights of our hostel…

  • Free, fast, unlimited Wi-Fi 24 hours a day.
  • Free use of excellent BBQ and equipment/li>
  • Free homemade PANCAKES every morning from 6.30 - 9.30am - home made, and the best!
  • 4-a-side outdoor, grass soccer pitch and volleyball court
  • An indoors garden theatre and games room with stage, stage lighting, free use of new piano, guitars and other musical instruments for awesome jam sessions. We also use this space as a cinema with large screen and projector, showing a choice of movies.
  • Two excellent modern kitchens with two new Miele six burner cookers and stoves. We have two dish washers to cut down cleaning time.
  • Free Foxtel, on a 50" flat screen plus DVD player
  • Table Tennis, darts, indoor bowls, indoor mini cricket
  • Free onsite private parking.

Where are we, what are we doing here?

You'll find 1849 Backpackers’ accommodation in the middle of Albany, inside the oldest hotel in Western Australia and overlooking Princess Royal Harbour. 1849 is a large, beautifully refurbished hotel with all the modern conveniences and includes beautifully kept gardens, veranda, frog/fish pond and several outdoor relaxation and garden features.

We have a range of backpackers hotel rooms available including dormitories, single, twin, queen and Luxury Queen rooms available at both nightly and weekly rates.

All of our WA accommodation is spacious, with quality mattresses, heaters, fans, quilts, and linen which is changed regularly during your stay. We pride ourselves on providing you a spotlessly clean hostel, with all rooms cleaned daily and any maintenance issues seen to immediately. There are no en suites, instead we have separate men's and ladies bathrooms and toilets.

We have a big, comfortable lounge/tv room and library overlooking the harbour where you can relax with a book, fit in a game of chess or get to know people by playing a large number of board games. Keep up with all world sporting events with our FOXTEL Sports channel. We can keep your valuables safe, and also have a free lockup area for luggage and bikes.

Our hostel entrance on 45 Peels Place, behind the London Hotel. If you are using a GPS, please type in 49 Peels Place, Albany, WA 6330.

What Else Do We Offer?

Our Staff

1849 Albany owners, Danny and Paula, live on the premises along with the managers and staff. There is always someone you can trust on duty and available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Office hours 6am - 11pm, with a night manager available all night, next door to reception. Friendly and committed, our staff are as passionate about travelling as you are. We look forward to recommending the amazing things to see and do while you’re in both Albany, and the rest of Western Australia.

Are YOU looking for WORK during your stay in Albany? Then please CONTACT US (0898 421554 OR email us at We always have local businesses and farmers looking for good, reliable workers. We will NEVER ask you for a bond, there are no hidden costs for this service and there is no minimum amount of time you have to stay with us - if you don't want to of course!

For a taste of what to expect at 1849 Backpackers in WA, check our reviews on TripAdvisor.

Pay by cash or EFTPOS when you arrive. Also, please ask about our exceptional deals and WEEKLY RATES - some of the best deals in Western Australia.