Backpacker Hostels in Albany, Australia

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Get to know Albany (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Albany. To help you make friends with Albany before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Albany is a relatively large town located in the South West of Western Australia. The town is the oldest European settlement in the state, with many old colonial buildings still found near the foreshore of the historic precinct, many of which have been left to decay.

In contrast to the colonial buildings, there is a modern waterfront area, with many new shopping centers and malls, a range of restaurants, cafes, bars, and fast food chains. Albany is also home to a stretch of white sandy beaches, and many coastal walking and cycling trails. There are also several museums, art galleries, and information centers. Diving is also a popular activity, and many dive shops can be found along the waterfront, offering anything from half-day dive trips to PADI diving licenses.

There a several budget accommodation options, the most popular of which is hostels in Albany. There are hostels in Albany to suit all types of travelers and their needs, with anything from party hostels to more relaxed, laid-back hostels. Most Albany hostels provide a choice of either a dorm or private room with shared bathroom and access to hot water. Most hostels in Albany have spacious communal areas, with a fully equipped kitchen. Restaurants in Albany, and within the whole of Western Australia are expensive in comparison to most other countries, so if traveling on a budget it is worth finding an Albany hostel with a communal kitchen so you can cook meals at the hostel to save on unnecessary expenses. Some Albany hostels also provide additional extras, such as free coffee and tea, complimentary breakfast, free car parking, and free Wi-Fi or internet.

Written by local enthusiast for Albany hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Albany hostels Kelly Sheldrick

FAQ about Albany Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Albany. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Albany. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Albany costs on average $25 for a dorm. A hostel in Albany with private rooms costs on average $93. shows all 3 Hostels in Albany. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 3 hostels in Albany, Australia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Albany such as
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Your Packing List for Albany

Your Packing List for Albany

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Albany and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Albany Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Albany, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$25 Average dorm price
$93 Average private room price
$22 Cheapest hostel in Albany
1849 Backpackers Albany is the cheapest
7.7 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Albany - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Albany. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Albany. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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