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

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
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


94% customer rating, based on 1003 reviews
  • I liked the hostel, interesting story behind
    Nicole W 29/11/2017
  • Fabulous roomy hostel in a unique setting. Excellent facilities. Best hostel I have stayed in.
    Babs G 10/11/2017
  • Great hostel! All staff really friendly and helpful, great facilities.
    Laura T 3/11/2017
  • Loved it...clean, great kitchen & laundry facilities...great location! Prison tours were very good! Would definitely stay again & recommend to friends.
    Frances C 3/11/2017
  • The hostel was excellent. You have something for all budgets. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I had a room with a en-suite, just what I like. Couldn't fault it.
    Anita O 1/11/2017
  • Clean, complete and comfortable. Great atmosphere.
    Lautaro G 31/10/2017
  • Fantastic location, brilliant atmosphere, would stay again.
    Brad W 15/10/2017
  • Good enjoyable experience
    Wendy B 13/10/2017
  • I loved the hostel, and will recommend to everyone I meet.
    Melissa O 8/10/2017
  • Loved it! Best service! So clean and family friendly 😍
    Selina G 6/10/2017


Address: 6A The Terrace
Fremantle, WA
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