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Fremantle Prison YHA

6A The Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160, Australia

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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.

  • Dorm
    From $18.67
  • Private
    From $51.53
10 or more people?

Fremantle Hostel

Hostel Fremantle

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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

If you’re brave, sleep in the actual prison cells! This Fremantle Prison hostel has an additional purpose-built building with ensuited private rooms for the luxurious traveller. 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.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • No membership purchase necessary, it is included for this booking.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Lockers Available
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 23:00
From 13:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+618) 9433 4305

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Fremantle Prison ()
  • Round House ()
  • Fremantle Arts Centre ()

See the full list of attractions



Excellent location, helpful and friendly staff. Would recommend.


Avatar for Timothy


Wed 27 Mar 2019

Tolle Location mit historischen Dokumenten und angenehmer Atmosphäre. Fremantle selbst ist ein gemütlicher Ort, mit vielen Kaffees, Restaurants und Läden in der Nähe. Der Markt (Freitag bis Sonntag) ist klasse! Der Zug nach Perth fährt alle 10 min und kostet 4.80 AUD (einfache Fahrt).


Avatar for Regine


Mon 03 Dec 2018

Vending machines. Water fountain Inside of building. Cleaner kitchen. Recycle?


Avatar for Bruce


Sun 20 Nov 2016

everything is fine, js some corridor quiet dark even before 10pm.


Avatar for Shy Lin

Shy Lin,

Wed 22 Jun 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • City Centre
  • Cycle trails
  • Golf course
  • Hiking / Walking trails
  • Museums / Art Galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Parks / Green Area
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarket / Food store
  • Theatre
  • Wooded Area
Getting to us

Getting to us

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).
Take the free Red Cat Bus to Kings Square stop. Continue up High St to the traffic lights and turn right on Parry St.
Alternate Transport
From the Fremantle train station the hostel is a 13 minute or 1 km walk.
Must From East Perth Terminal Station take the city train to the city centre and then switch to the Fremantle train line.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Rugby
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted

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