Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Private Bathroom
Key card access
Non-smoking rooms
Baggage storage
Facilities for disabled guests

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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, 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 1,300 feet from Fremantle Markets and within walking distance of Fremantle Train Station. The nearest airport is Perth Airport, 15 mi from Fremantle Prison YHA.

This is our guests' favorite part of Fremantle, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Fremantle Prison YHA has been welcoming guests since Jun 9, 2015
Hotel chain/brand: Youth Hostels Association

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Fremantle, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1!


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beaches
  • Bathers Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    3,700 feet from property
  • North Fremantle River Beach

    8.4 Very good beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Fremantle South Beach

    Fremantle South Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Port Beach

    8.1 Very good beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Leighton Beach

    Leighton Beach

    8.4 Very good beach
    1.7 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do you have planned events or activities?
    Due to local COVID restrictions there are no activities currently planned.
    Answered on 23 April 2022
  • Do you offer a luggage storage service prior to check-in time?
    Yes we have free luggage storage
    Answered on 19 March 2020
  • This bedroom I’m booking has a double bed and bunk bed. It won’t let me book 3 people when the room Can fit 4?
    Hello, The room can fit 4 people with 1 queen bed and a set of bunk beds. If you have any issues we can sort out the numbers when you arrive.
    Answered on 17 March 2022
  • Are there lockers or lockable storage in the shared dorms?
    Hi, thanks for the question. Yes there are lockers in all of our shared rooms, you just have to bring a small lock to use on them. Thanks!
    Answered on 31 October 2022
  • Hi, I was wondering if children are allowed at the hostel? one adult one child age 3 in a private room?
    Hi there, yes we do allow children under the age of 18 at the hostel, but only in private rooms and when they are accompanied by a parent or guardian...
    Answered on 30 November 2021
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Amenities of Fremantle Prison YHA
  • 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

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


2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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


9:00 AM - 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 are considered 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.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Fremantle Prison YHA accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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

Guests under the age of 17 can only check in with a parent or designated guardian, who must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian. Children aged 17 will need a letter from a parent or official guardian to stay in the private rooms. This includes school groups.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform Fremantle Prison YHA 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 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.

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

FAQs about Fremantle Prison YHA

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

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

    • Game room
    • Ping-pong

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

  • Fremantle Prison YHA is 2,300 feet from the center of Fremantle.