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Located 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, YHA Fremantle Prison 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. YHA Fremantle Prison is 1312 feet from Fremantle Markets and within walking distance of Fremantle Train Station. The nearest airport is Perth Airport, 15 mi from YHA Fremantle Prison.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

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Property highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Fremantle, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2!

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Guest reviews


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  • Sophie
    Australia Australia
    Awesome experience and facilities. Everyone staying there seemed pretty happy too. They held little events each night too (movie nights, table tennis, trivia etc) which helped people get to know each other. Great atmosphere for the price.
  • Sean
    Australia Australia
    Location was great, not far from Freo centre. And where else do you get to stay in a prison?! The cells are small, but kind of the point! Kitchen facilities were also decent. Would definitely stay here again.
  • Carmen
    Australia Australia
    Safe, quiet, respectful travelers. Everyone both staff and guests were exceptionally respectful and helpful at all times. Location is perfect to all of freo landmarks , easy walk to all areas of interest. Excellent facilities . Right next to...

Area info

Amenities of YHA Fremantle Prison
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Ping-pong
  • Game room
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

YHA Fremantle Prison takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash is not accepted YHA Fremantle Prison accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

You must show a valid photo ID upon check-in. Guests must be over 18 years.

The supervision of guests under 18 years of age remains the responsibility of their parent or legal guardian while at a YHA property. Guests under 18 years of age are not permitted to stay in Co-living shared dormitory rooms, they can only be accommodated in private rooms. For further information on the YHA child safety policy please contact the property directly.

For bookings of 10 or more guests, different prices, policies and procedures may apply. For further information please contact the property directly.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform YHA Fremantle Prison of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about YHA Fremantle Prison

  • Check-in at YHA Fremantle Prison is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at YHA Fremantle Prison may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • YHA Fremantle Prison is 2,300 feet from the center of Fremantle. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • YHA Fremantle Prison offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Game room
    • Ping-pong