Albany Bayview Lodge

Albany Bayview Lodge and Sustainability

Sustainability practices  

YHA Albany 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 


Help protect the environment

With a donation of $2, you can help fund sustainability projects to reduce the environmental footprints of both our properties and our travellers.

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

YHA Australia is a proud member of Hostelling International - a network of more than 2,650 hostels across 57 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.