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Fremantle Prison YHA

Fremantle Prison YHA

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Fremantle YHA is closed until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Experience a historical and unique stay at the Fremantle Prison YHA. Built in the 1850's it's the only accommodation in Western Australia with UNESCO World Heritage Status. If you’re feeling brave, sleep in the actual prison cells! The hostel has an additional purpose-built building with ensuited private rooms for luxurious travellers.


Three self contained, lovingly restored historic cottages, located on top of the hill with historic Fremantle City at your doorstep. Perfect for families, groups and friends wanting to stay somewhere special when visiting the historic maritime city of Fremantle.  

  • Accommodating up to 6 people in each of the three cottages with two bedrooms (double and bunk rooms)
  • 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

For more information click here.

To book click "Cottages" when you press "Book Now" 

Shared Rooms

All shared rooms include:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Linen, & air conditioning
  • Individual bed lights & powerpoints
  • Access to communal kitchen & games room

Private Rooms

All private rooms include:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Linen, & air conditioning
  • Access to communal kitchen & games room

Note: cells do not have air conditioning nor heating

Option up:

  • Ensuites, TVs, & fridges
  • Colonial cottages 

Private Cottages

All private cottages include:

  • One double bed
  • Two bunk beds
  • Fully equipped kitchen, dining, & lounge 
  • Outdoor patio in the backyard & veranda 
  • Wi-Fi, linen, & air conditioning

To book, click "Cottages" when you press "Book Now". 

Family Rooms

Family rooms include:

  • Queen bed and bunk beds
  • Linen and towels provided 
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • TV & Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge

Optional Extras:

  • Breakfast


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Free Luggage storage
  • Paid Parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Reading lights
  • Hair dryers for hire (free)
  • Postal service
  • Tour Desk
  • Cinema Room
  • Games Room
  • Internet


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More about Fremantle Prison YHA

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.

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.


91% customer rating, based on 2088 reviews
  • With all of the stuff that is going on the staff are still able to here and the place is clean
    Cameron J 24/03/2020
  • Amazing staff ! Good experience to sleep in jail !!
    Victoria J 24/03/2020
  • Fantastic friendly hostel, loads of space to relax and soak up the sun, chat, enjoy a social drink......and free breakfast every day! 😎😎😎👍
    Trevor W 23/03/2020
  • This place makes you feel upbeat and positive.
    Kelly M 20/03/2020
  • Amazing place to relax
    Morgan G 11/03/2020
  • It was great, I highly recommend it!
    Alice F 10/03/2020
  • 5 star!
    Bea M 28/02/2020
  • It's a good hostel for people looking to have a laid back experience. It's clean! People are friendly but it's not the most sociable hostel. Families stay here often as well.
    Cristina D 23/02/2020
  • Loved it! Will definitely be back!
    Kathryn E 18/02/2020
  • Everything was right. Relax hostel.
    Adrian L 17/02/2020


Address: 6A The Terrace
State: WA, 6160
Phone: (+618) 9433 4305
Hostel Manager: Jay Long
Payment: MasterCard,Visa


Hostel Open all year

7:00 am till 11:00 pm. If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

Check in 2pm - 11pm
Check out until 10:00am daily
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