Fremantle Prison YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    From East Perth Terminal Station, take the city train to the city centre and then switch to the Fremantle train line.

    Getting here by bus

    Take the free Red Cat Bus to Kings Square stop and continue up High St to the traffic lights and turn right onto Parry St. Continue walking for 350m on Parry St, then at the end of the open car park on the left, walk up the ramp to the hostel.

    Nearest airport

    Catch myAirShuttle from Perth Airport to Fremantle - available from 6am until 10pm every day.

    Must pre-book on website or call 0497 259 825 (9am - 9pm)

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Fremantle Prison
    • Round House
    • Army Museum of Western Australia 
    • Fremantle Arts Centre
    • Rottnest Island
    • Port Beach

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • The Shipwreck Galleries
    • Western Australian Maritime Museum
    • Little Creatures Brewery
    • Monk Art Photography Gallery
    • Tourist Wheel Fremantle
    • Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
    • Fremantle Markets
    • Fremantle Esplanade
    • Duyfken 1606 Replica
    • Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
    • Fremantle Visitor Centre
    • Walking Tours
    • Scenic Cruises
    • Fremantle Golf Courses
    • Scuba Diving Tours
    • Japingka Gallery

    Find us...

    Address: 6A The Terrace
    Fremantle, WA 6160
    Email: fremantle@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+618) 9433 4305
    Hostel Manager: Sean Stahlhut
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa, EFTPOS

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  • Fremantle Prison YHA

    Winner of 2016 Best Rated Extra Large YHA Backpacker's Hostel as voted by guests

    Fremantle Prison YHA has all the added comfort of a modern backpacker’s hostel - a mix of private and shared rooms, free Wi-Fi, modern facilities - all within a charming historic building.

    If you’re brave, sleep in the actual prison cells! This Fremantle Prison backpackers hostel has an additional purpose-built building with ensuited private rooms for luxurious travellers. Perfectly-preserved Victorian-style guards’ cottages are also available.

    Learn about the rich history displayed throughout the hostel during your stay. World Heritage-listed Fremantle Prison was built in the 1850s with the first convicts occupying it in 1855, all the way up until 1991. The women’s division of the prison is now the Fremantle Prison YHA.

    **FREMANTLE COLONIAL COTTAGES**

    Fremantle Colonial Cottages
    Three self contained, lovingly restored historic cottages, located on top of the hill with historic Fremantle City at your doorstep. Accommodating up to 6 people in each of the three cottages with two bedrooms (double and bunk rooms), a fully equipped kitchen/dining/lounge room, outdoor patio in the back yard and relaxing veranda from which you can watch the world go by at the front of the cottage – perfect for family, groups and friends wanting to stay somewhere special when visiting the historic maritime city of Fremantle.  You can find them under "Cottages" when you press "Book Now"

    Accommodation

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Parking
    • Tour Desk
    • Television
    • Internet
    • Games Room
    • Disabled Access

    Activities

    • Tours
    • Cruises
    • Beach
    • City Sightseeing
    • Markets
    • Theme Park
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Cycling
    • Shopping
    • Fishing
    • Snorkeling

    Reviews

    96% customer rating, based on 906 Reviews
    • As usual it was a great stay. Very happy
      97%
      Michael C September 2017
    • I liked this hostel very much because of the kind patrons and staff. I enjoyed meeting all the new people from across the world! 10/10 would stay here again :)
      97%
      joshua h September 2017
    • I love the Fremantle Hostel because it's a 5 star accomodation, it's a family atmosphere and the staff are very friendly I couldn't ask for more.
      100%
      Russell F August 2017
    • It was a really modern, great hostel - and the location in the old prison was just amazing! The location is really good.
      100%
      Marianna S July 2017
    • Really enjoyed my stay here. Really relaxed, friendly and clean. The staff are lovely and ready to help with anything
      93%
      Lia B July 2017
    • Love this place! The staff are my my special YHA friends. ❤️♥️❤️
      100%
      Mary V July 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 6A The Terrace
    Fremantle, WA 6160
    Email: fremantle@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+618) 9433 4305
    Hostel Manager: Sean Stahlhut
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa, EFTPOS

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year
    Reception

    24 hours

    Check in from 1:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Fremantle

    Escape lock-up! Just a few minutes’ walk away from this Fremantle hostel will put you in the centre of this vibrant port city. With its colourful Fremantle markets, humming Cappuccino Strip and buzzing nightlife, you’ll fall in love with Fremantle and its charming, untouched 19th century streetscape.

    Visit the Maritime Museum, Shipwreck Galleries, take a historic tram ride, watch the spectacular sunset at Fremantle Esplanade, cruise to Rottnest Island, wander the Fishing Boat Harbour for fish and chips and micro breweries, and don’t forget to take a tour of the neighbouring Fremantle Prison! Or take the train for a short ride to Perth City and stunning Western Australia beaches such as Cottesloe!

    Fremantle has a diverse range of pubs, clubs, micro breweries and comedy bars which are always bustling with happy people. Music is everywhere in Fremantle with constant street performers and live music shows.

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    FREE things to do in Fremantle

    1. Fremantle Markets houses a family of stallholders from encouraging young local talent such as designers and artists, launching the careers of budding musicians including John Butler to creating a hub of events for visitors.
    2. Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia's premier cultural heritage sites and tourist attractions- and you're going to be staying there! Have a look around and check out the scary tours.
    3. Discover the recently completed restoration of Fremantle Town Hall. This exuberantly composed two storey stuccoed limestone and brick building was designed in the Victorian Free Classical style and features a 32 metre high clock tower and a picturesque roofscape of turrets and mansard roofs.
    4. The Fremantle Railway Station is a memorable historical landmark for visitors to the renowned port city of Fremantle. Catch the train from Perth, or just stop in on your walking tour of Fremantle. Wander through the early 20th century building, which closely resembles England’s Cambridge railway station.