Albany YHA

Albany YHA and Sustainability


Albany Bayview Lodge YHA is committed to reducing its environmental footprint through a mix of conservation and sustainable practices and services.

Initiatives include: 

Energy/Greenhouse Gas Reduction:

  • Low energy lighting used throughout the hostel and signage to encourage guests to switch lights off when not in use
  • Signage in rooms to encourage guests to turn off the lights and heaters
  • Motion sensor lighting in bathrooms and outside entrance doors. Controlled lighting in main corridors on a timer
  • Low energy light bulbs used throughout property plus abundant natural lighting 
  • Restricted air-conditioning on a timer
  • Bathroom exhaust operates only when required
  • Unused computers and monitors turned off at night
  • Promote the use of public transport
  • Bike rental with free bike storage
  • Participate in Earth Hour

Waste Minimisation:

  • Recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans, batteries, clothing and printer cartridges
  • Have a dedicated area for guests to leave things they don’t need but other people might
  • Free food shelves in kitchen 
  • Use partially recycled paper in office
  • Stopped selling bottled water in vending machines
  • Grow a herb garden for guest use
  • Biodegradable cleaning products

Water Saving Measures:

  • Water efficient taps and showers
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Signage in bathrooms encouraging guests to minimise water usage

 Indoor Environmental Quality Measures:

  • Building design with open walkways and central voids for natural light and ventilation 
  • Smoking only permitted in one area of the garden 


YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present, emerging and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.

YHA is a member of Hostelling International
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