YHA Fremantle Prison

Backpackers and Hostels

Experience a historical and unique stay at the YHA Fremantle Prison. Built in the 1850’s it’s the only accommodation in Western Australia with UNESCO World Heritage Status. If you’re feeling adventurous, sleep in the actual prison cells, chill in the former prison yards and outdoor areas, and explore the history of the prison’s inmates.

The hostel is located within the walls of the gaol and offers a combination of twin share cell rooms and multi share rooms in former prison buildings, whilst there are family and private ensuite rooms in a completely new section.

Relax with the volleyball court and giant chess set, enjoy the grassed courtyard, or use the modern self-catering kitchen.

Start your visit to Fremantle with a tour of the historic Fremantle Gaol, before exploring this charming town. There are lots of popular bars, cafés and restaurants close by. Use the train to get into the centre of Perth in minutes, or take a day trip to Rottnest Island.


Baggage Holding Room Barbeque Carpark Communal Kitchen Communal Lounge Communal Refrigerator Communal Shower Conference/Function Facilities Family Friendly Games or recreation room Laundry Non Smoking Outdoor Dining Area Outdoor Furniture Tour Desk

Internet Access

Free Wifi Paid Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Youth Hostels Association


Australian Tourism Accreditation China Ready Accreditation Sustainable Tourism Accreditation by ATIC


This hostel offers a great choice of multi-share rooms from the best value 10-share room through to four-share dormitories so you can choose the best one for your budget. All have shared bathrooms and lockers with power to charge your electronic items. Some are fully air-conditioned. Enjoy all the hostel’s features as well as the unique atmosphere of sleeping in a gaol.

Air Conditioning Blankets

Modern purpose-built hostel within the walls of Fremantle Gaol. This double room has an en suite bathroom, queen size bed, television and bar refrigerator. Outside seating area and full air conditioning. Make use of all the hostel facilities including the large kitchen and dining area. Soak up the historic prison atmosphere.

Air Conditioning Private Bathroom Refrigerator Television

A great budget option for families to enjoy Fremantle with this family room. Sleeps up to four people and has an en suite. Modern, purpose built room with television and bar refrigerator. Fully air-conditioned. Outside table and chairs. Enjoy the use of all the hostel facilities including kitchen, games area and laundry for the perfect family stay.

Air Conditioning Outdoor Furniture Private Bathroom Refrigerator Television

For the ultimate prison experience, why not sleep in a cell? This twin bunk room is in one of the original cell rooms of the Women’s Prison at Fremantle Gaol. Now fully modernised, this is still a very authentic experience. Bathroom at the end of the corridor. Enjoy all the other hostel facilities including big outdoor area, large kitchen and games room.



From AU$36.00

Subject to change and availability.

Trading Times

Check In: 2:00 pm
Check Out: 10:00 am

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