Bayview House (fmr)


City of Albany

Place Number



49-53 Duke St Albany

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Youth Hostel - Backpackers

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1900

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Jun 2001 Category B
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Jun 2001 Category C

Statement of Significance

The front part of the Youth Hostel, also known as the Backpackers, is a good representative of early Federation architectural style with Victorian influences. Formerly known as Bayview, the house has has a large extension to the rear to accommodate travelers.

Physical Description

Set close to road, behind low picket fence Original section of building has prominent wing with gable Decorative timber bargeboard Projecting bay with half-pyramidal roof Bay window has three panels, with sash windows Verandah under separate roof across rest of front elevation Timber balustrade to front of verandah Two large chimneys with moulded capping. Original residence Management Category : B Newer section Management Category : C


Bayview was built as a single storey, stone, with rendered brick, residence c1900. It was converted to hostel accommodation by Youth Hostels Australia, who added a large extension to the rear, attempting to suit the character of the building. The building has modern social significance in that it provides accommodation to visitors from a number of different countries, on any given day.


Integrity: Moderate Modifications: Very large extensions to rear of building




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Town of Albany Heritage Survey 1994
Heritage TODA Y Site visit and Assessment 1999

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Institutional Housing

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

17 Mar 2000

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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