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Albany Bayview YHA
Ranked #16 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Albany
Reviewed 28 July 2013

I went to Albany for a short trip (4 Nights) and chose to spend my nights at the YHA since I had good experiences with YHA Hostels. When you check-in the people from reception show you around and tell you everything you need to know. You even get a full set of dishes and cutlery and free wi-fi. The atmosphere in general is nice, there are nice wallpaintings throughout the hostel (Especially the big mural in front of the entrance). Kitchen and rooms were clean. The staff seemed to know the area very well and were always at hand with advice about how and where to spend the days (e.g. hire bikes for a daytrip). Last but not least I got a discount for my whale watching ticket which was the reason for my trip to Albany.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

I am glad i chose to stay here while i was in Albany, i met some great people and had a pretty good time getting to know the place! I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in Albany! The garden is nice and it's generally a nice relaxed place to stay!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

I've done a trip to Albany with my other 5 friends, staying for 2 nights.

Like: free wifi password (if you are fast enough to get one from reception) but cannot connect from bedroom. Hostel provided us a set of eating cutlery, dish, fork, spoon , cup

Dislike: Number of bathrooms are quite too small comparing to the size of hostel. No heater in shared bedroom, but blanket provided is good enough to keep warmth in the winter night. Kitchen cutlery were not varied, and most of them were not in good shape. Security was one issued I'm worried since most of the time the door accessed after office hours usually kept unlock.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank ChoOnch
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Everyone is really friendly and helpful. They show you everything in the hostel, you have to know about and answer all your questions.
You can get some concession on tours (for example: whalewatching) if you stay at this hostel.
Clean facilities and rooms.

You have free internet for as long as you like.

Room Tip: Take warm clothes with you, if you are travelling at winter.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

On a recent trip to Albany Three of us needed a bed for the night and checked in here, it being the cheapest place we could find. For the price, I guess it was OK. I personally, didn't sleep a wink. There seemed to be a nightclub directly under my bed. Due to there no rails on the top bunk (mine) I moved the mattress onto the floor. I got horizontal, but no sleep. The other two guys sharing the room, one was in and out all night getting beers from the cupboard and the other snored like a freight train. Look, you get what you pay for. It was better than sleeping in the car. The showers were clean and hot and the sheets clean. Even got YHA discount and I'm not a member. I would stay there again but I would take ear plugs.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Not much heart or ambience;
the staff were offsite or away for the majority of the time; the showers were temperamental; there were lots of lodgers so there wasn't really a travelling environment; kitchen cleaning took place during meal times so we were asked to hurry and leave while we were cooking; dishes and utensils were old and worn and not very clean.

It's the complete opposite of 1849 where we stayed the night before.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

first of all, the staff is nice and ready to help. The backpacker has a pool room, a lounge (warm and cosy during this cold and rainy winter) but the kitchen is a little small. The place is quite clean but you only have 3 female and 3 male bathroom that is not enough (but they are clean). Internet is slow but free so it's ok and you have free tea and coffee. The ambience is good, a lot of friendly people live here because they're seasonal workers. We were in a 4 beds dorm, the room was good but the problem with the seasonal workers staying in is that their stuff is everywhere and you have to find out where to place your backpack. As always in dorms, if you have good roommates is ok, if not it could be bad (our came back totally drunk and was not so good). The location is very good, in a quiet street but close to the main street.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 49 Duke St, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Albany
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Albany
Price Range: £18 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Albany Bayview YHA 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An award winning YHA hostel in the centre of Albany. Located on a leafy side street in the quiet historical district and still only 3 minutes to York St. The smallest hostel in Albany which makes us the boutique hostel with a friendly atmosphere. Huge stainless steel kitchen. Big 52' flat screen TV. Dorms have free lockers inside the rooms. Double, twin, single and family rooms have a fridge, flat screen TV and harbour views. ... more   less 
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