YHA Fremantle Prison

YHA Fremantle Prison and Sustainability

Not to boast, but at YHA Fremantle Prison, we’re committed to sustainability in all we do, so much that we recycled a building! We Participate in Earth Hour each year, are growing a drought resistant garden and want to see a more sustainable future. Some of our commitments include:


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    Energy Efficiency:

    • Low energy motion-sensor lighting: no need for lights on in empty rooms
    • Active promotion of public transport options – the easiest way to reduce your carbon footprint!

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    Waste Minimisation:

    • Recycling stations in rooms, kitchens, common areas and office areas. We recycle anything from printer cartridges or our paper, to tinnies of beer and plastic containers, light bulbs, old batteries and even clothing!
    • Swap shelves give second hand goods, clothing, food and more, new life
    • No plastic bottles or plastic bags on site, we only sell reusable bottles and cups, with refill stations across the hostel
    • Our herb garden will spice up your life with zero plastic waste in the process!

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    Water Saving:

    • Our showers and taps are 3 stars! 3 WELS stars for efficiency that is, our toilets? Dual flush for ultimate bathroom efficiency
    • Get educated with signage encouraging guests to take shorter showers, turn off taps while brushing teeth, report leaks to become a sustainability superstar! 
    • Automated irrigation for our garden turned off in winter to reduce water use

    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.

    Did you know?

    Every night you spend in a hostel creates an average of 9 kilograms of carbon emissions
    (Certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute).


    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.