At Fremantle Prison YHA we have retained the original fabric and character of the Fremantle Women’s Prison, plus we provide purpose-built facilities to make your stay comfortable. Steeped in history with tales of the more infamous inmates on the walls, Fremantle Prison YHA is perfect for your education excursions and school camps.


Fremantle Prison YHA offers the following:

  • Key card security for all rooms
  • 24 hour access and reception
  • Private group meeting room that can comfortable seat up to 40 people
  • Historical information panels throughout the property
  • Multi-share and private rooms in former cells
  • Self-catering kitchen and BBQ area are available. However, they are shared with the other guests in the property
  • Continental breakfast for all groups
  • Full catering available on request
  • Storage areas for sports equipment
  • Full wheelchair accessibility

Excursions and Activities

Fremantle has a huge amount of diverse excursions, activities and attractions available for groups. Our dedicated School Group Coordinator can help you out with any of these activities, many of which are within walking distance of your accommodation, so ask us for more information today! Some of the most popular things to do include:

  • Tour through the incredible Fremantle Prison
  • Fremantle Arts Centre
  • WA Maritime Museum
  • WA Shipwrecks Museum
  • Fremantle Markets
  • The Roundhouse
  • Rottnest Island

The Accommodation

Dorm Rooms

Fremantle Prison YHA has a large number of 4 – 10 bed multi-share rooms (including some in the former cells), with communal bathrooms located on every floor. All rooms include linen, lockers and personal bed lamps.

Private Rooms

We have a selection of both Twin and Double rooms with ensuites, plus we can offer our truly unique “twin cell” rooms for anyone wanting a special experience. These rooms are conveniently located near to our multi-share


At Fremantle Prison YHA, we have the option to rent the old Prison Warders' Cottages for the exclusive use of your group. There are three of these cottages, each sleeping up to 6 people.

Why choose a YHA hostel?
YHA Australia is a membership-based, not for profit association.
In Germany in 1909, schoolteacher Richard Schirrmann had the idea to create a network of budget accommodation options across the country to be used by school groups. The first permanent youth hostel, Altena Castle, was established in Germany in 1912 and still operates today. The YHA movement has over 60,000 members in Australia and records more than 1.5 million overnight stays annually.


  • We have a dedicated School Group Coordinator to help with anything your group needs, from enquiry to check out.
  • We take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety and security of your group and are pro-active in ensuring we maintain the highest possible standards in the field of risk management.
  • Staff members are available 24/7 to help with any issues or emergencies.
  • All of our staff are trained and capable of handling any emergency situations that may arise.
  • Your group will be allocated separate bedrooms and you will not share any rooms with other guests that are not in your group.
  • Group leaders will be allocated separate rooms to anyone under the age of 18, unless otherwise requested.
  • We will allocate your rooms as close as possible to each other, to enable easy supervision of your group.


YHA is a not-for-profit membership organisation, and part of Hostelling International, the world’s largest youth travel organisation. YHA’s mission is to provide opportunity for all, but especially young people, for education through travel. The organisation has a strong commitment to sustainability with a program of environmental initiatives including solar power, water saving and recycling.

All groups that stay with YHA automatically qualify for group membership. This provides a range of benefits and is at no extra charge to you as it is included in your stay. Full details of this are available from our Group Coordinator.


Suitable for: 
Tertiary - Uni/TAFE
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
All Ages
Wirelesss internet
Additional Information: 


The security of our guests is of the upmost importance. We offer first class security, with CCTV cameras, security card coded rooms and bathrooms. Fremantle Prison YHA complies with appropriate Risk Assessment procedures.

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Physical Address: 
6A The Terrace
Fremantle WA 6160
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Phone Number: 
1800 948 386
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Opening Timings: 
10:00 am till 8:00 pm. If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.