This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Albury. To help you make friends with Albury before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Albury is one of the major cities on the border of New South Wales and Victoria. Wodonga is the town center on the Victorian side, and New South Wales is home to the larger city of Albury. You will find all major amenities for a big city here and should have no trouble finding your hostel and then getting around as they have a good public transport system of buses that can get you around the neighbourhoods.
The Albury-Wodonga region has ample things; for nature lovers, there are plenty of nice parks, such as Belvoir Park and Huon Hill, in which you can take a walk and enjoy the scenery. Lake Hume is also a great place to visit if you are into swimming, boating, angling, or waterskiing. You will find many of the locals doing this in the summer months.
The Bandiana Army Museum contains huge amounts of army memorabilia from both World War I and World War II and is a must-see for those who are interested in the war times and history. The Bonegilla Migrant Experience, which was an army base during World War II, was converted into a migrant camp where they processed migrants to Australia until the early 1970s, and you can visit here for a through look at immigration to Australia after the war.
The Gateway Village is a hip area with jazz clubs, theatres, art galleries, and cafes. You will also find the Wodonga Visitor Information Center here, too. The Hume Murray Farmers' Market, which also takes place here every second Saturday, gives you a good taste of the fresh produce and food from the local area.
Hostels in Albury are a small way out of the town center, where you will find all of the amenities that you would expect of a reasonably sized city. Public transport from the downtown area to the hostel is only readily accessible during the weekdays and can be very infrequent during the evenings and on weekends.
Written by local enthusiast for Albury hostelsGlobetrotter