1849 Backpackers Albany

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Lounge and TV room, World Sports and Movies
Double Room
Entrance to 1849 backpackers, over the bridge
1849's Downstairs theatre and stage, with musical instruments
Stage and second kitchen on the left
One of our two quality kitchens, kept clean and maintained all day every day.
Downstairs games room
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Description

The Hostelz.com Review

1849 Backpackers at the London Hotel is ideally located within walking distance to the main town of Albany, and right across the road from a fresh fruit farmers market held every Sunday.

The Location

There is space at the front of the hostel to park a few cars. It is quite easy to find as it is just a few minutes' walk from the main street. Although Albany is a great place to visit, if you have your own means of transport to see the sights and tourist attractions will make your time here a lot more enjoyable.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms here are very spacious with big windows and high ceilings. They have dorms as well as private rooms, which are kept to a high standard with clean linen and comfy beds. The bathrooms are regularly cleaned, there is plenty of showers and adequate shelving and shower hooks to keep your clothes dry. They even have a bath in the bathrooms which is quite a rare luxury in hostels!

Common Spaces

There are plenty of chill-out areas here -- benches in the kitchen and out in front of the hostel, and couches in the common room. The atmosphere is very relaxed and, although the hostel has quite a few rooms, it never feels over crowded. The kitchen is quite small but very well organised so they have made the most of what little space they have. The cooking utensils as well as cups, plates, cutlery are all provided and free to use without a deposit as in many other hostels.

Summary

The hostel has its many highlights and although it is hard to find a negative, the one glaring downfall of 1849 is the cafe situated on the lower level of the building. On weekend nights the music blaring below makes it very hard to sleep, as you can almost feel the vibrations of the speakers as you lie in bed. Although the music does stop shortly after midnight and the owners of the hostel are currently petitioning to put a stop to it, it is a real inconvenience if you need a good nights sleep.

Apart from that the hostel can not be faulted. The staff are very friendly and helpful in providing information about things to do in Albany, and you can feel a sense of welcoming on arrival. It is well run and kept very clean and tidy. Also, they hold a free barbecue for customers every week, which can come in very handy for the cash-strapped backpacker!
by Catherina Walsh
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2012-01-16

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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "1849 Backpackers Albany" at 45 Peels Place.)

Location/Contact

Address
45 Peels Place, Albany, Western Australia, Australia
Coordinates
-35.026100, 117.883151 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.1849backpackers.com/
Telephone
+61 (8) 9842 1554
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