Fremantle Prison YHA

6A The Terrace,Fremantle,Australia

  • Experience World-class Service at Fremantle Prison YHA

    Situated in the women's division of the World Heritage-listed Fremantle Prison, this YHA offers a mix of private and shared rooms with access to free WiFi. Guests can also choose to sleep in the actual prison cells. Built in the 1850s, with the first convicts occupying it in 1855, all the way up until 1991, Fremantle Prison YHA has rooms with private bathrooms or access to shared bathroom facilities. Most rooms have air-conditioning. Linen is provided. The property features a games room with table tennis. There is a shared lounge area with a TV and a library. Fremantle Prison YHA is 400 metres from Fremantle Markets and within walking distance of Fremantle Train Station. The nearest airport is Perth Airport, 24 km from Fremantle Prison YHA.


    • Internet
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Laundry Services
    • Television
    • Non Smoking
    • Breakfast
  • reviews

    • A great hostel stay in a unique building

      Reviewed 05 September 2019

      We booked a twin cell but were graciously upgraded to a double room with its own shower and toilet, which is gold in terms of hosteling. The room was large, comfortable and secure. The common spaces were well equiped and nicely furnished and encouraged a sense of community. The hostel itself is built within the walls of the original Fremantle prison and has a unique charm that should be experienced. The staff are extremely welcoming and helpful and make every effort to enhance your time there. The free breakfast was superb with plenty to choose from and the hostel even offers little extras such as a free dinner evening, a cheese and wine social, movie nights, etc. A great experience and definitely should be your top choice for this budget in Fremantle.

    • First hostel experience

      Reviewed 07 June 2019

      This was my first hostel experience with my boyfriend and we were a little nervous as hostels tend to have a bad reputation. We were expecting things to be dirty and the shared utilities to be in bad condition. To our surprise the kitchen was clean when ever we needed to use it, breakfast was provided which adds to the affordability and although our room was small, it suited our needs. The location is perfect. The only reason it is a 4* is because we found it very difficult to sleep as the doors (or at least the cell wing we stayed in) had holes at the bottom of the door like a prison cell which i get add to the history but makes it pretty much impossible to sleep. If someone shuts a door or talks in the hallway, you could hear every word. Although this was a little inconvenient, i would definitely recommend this hostel, just bring some ear plugs.

    • Four walls, washbasin, prison cell...

      Reviewed 18 May 2019

      Actually, you may have to queue for the washbasins in the restrooms - there isn't one in your room, which is about as basic as a private room can get, with only a double bunk, a table, two (uncomfortable) stools, a window, two power points and a fan. Then again, what else do you need? And on a more positive note, the location is excellent, barely a block from the Fremantle Markets and the cappuccino strip. The adapted cells are small, but they're secure and soundproofed (I could hear someone snoring while I was in the corridor, but nothing while I was back in my room). It's excellent value for money, with a free breakfast (pancakes on Sunday), and free wifi in the dining room and lounge. The staff were friendly and helpful, the kitchen is large and well equipped, and the public rooms and corridors are decorated with stories and images of the prison's history, It's not 5 star, but I'd be happy to stay here again.

    • Awesome place to stay

      Reviewed 06 May 2019

      Hostel was AWESOME. We had a double room with en-suite. Room and en-suite were roomy and had a TV & fridge. Hostel is less than 10 mins walk to the centre of Freemantle and heaps of places to dine. Kitchen, Common Room & Laundry were all excellent. Parking is a little bit of a problem as almost everywhere in Freemantle is paid parking but the hostel does have 4 spots that you can reserves for a small fee. Wi-Fi in common areas is fine but not in all areas due to the makeup of the prison. All of the staff were extremely friendly & helpful & a huge thank you to the awesome Craig - extremely friendly, chatty & helpful.

      Christine C
    • Superb Hostel!

      Reviewed 02 May 2019

      YHA Fremantle Is in an unusual setting of a former Prison. But I have to admit it works. It is a lovely hostel. Decent staff who will help anytime. Exceptionally clean rooms, toilets and showers. As well as kitchen/dining area Plenty of cooking/dining area space. A short distance from supermarket and eateries. My #1 favourite hostel in it and thank you!


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