Fremantle Prison YHA

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Fremantle Prison YHA

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

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.


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"


  • Sleeps 202 guests
  • Multi-share dorms
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Ensuite rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Group bookings
  • Rent-a-YHA exclusive use


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


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


per person

Rottnest Island Ferry Package Including Bike Hire

Relax and explore the beauty of Rottnest Island as you cycle around the island at your own pace. Enjoy the pristine beaches and crystal clear waters and meet the famous Quokkas! Departs from Perth or Fremantle!
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6-Day Camping Escape Secrets of Esperance

This unique, all inclusive, camping tour takes you from Perth all the way around the South West to Esperance. Tour departs from Perth City YHA 7am on the following Sundays: Sep 10, Sep 24, Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 19 Every Sunday in December, January and February March 4, March 18
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Wave Rock 1 Day Tour

Visit one of Australia's incredible natural monuments, Wave Rock and other epic granite formations. Hear dreamtime stories and discover Aboriginal art work and sacred sites.
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Margaret River Day Tour from Perth

Spend a day enjoying the sights and flavors of the South West including Busselton Jetty, Mammoth Cave, Augusta, Margaret River Wineries and a Boutique Brewery.

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.


94% customer rating, based on 1113 reviews
  • Wonderful place peaceful location and everything nearby.... must visit YHA.
    David E 23/02/2018
  • awesome, unique place to stay.
    Markus N 12/02/2018
  • Great atmosphere and a great way to get a feel of Fremantle.
    James P 12/02/2018
  • Great location, friendly staff. Fremantle has a cool vibe and ferry to Rottnest island.
    Chris T 11/02/2018
  • Interesting & quirky property, good location close to the great markets, cafes and tourist attractions.
    Kathryn C 2/02/2018
  • Had a fabulous stay in the cells!! Clean and tidy. Great location
    Sharon W 26/01/2018
  • everything was awesome I would highly recommend anybody to stay
    Phil F 24/01/2018
  • One of the best YHA hostels in the world! Fantastic.
    Andrew T 22/01/2018
  • A very unique place to stay! Interesting information on history of prison throughout
    Gillian C 18/01/2018
  • It's a brilliant hostel that is clean and in a excellent location! Everytime I stay in Freo I stay here!
    Nicola S 8/01/2018


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


Hostel Open all year

24 hours

Check in 1pm - 11pm
Check out until 10:00am daily