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The Pirates Backpackers Fremantle

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Special Update : March 19th, 2020 ….G’day crew. Pirates is up and running as normal with our beach and outdoor activities still full steam ahead. Western Australia is probably one of the safest and best places to be right now. Here at Pirates we’re doing extra sanitising, and best of all, we’re small, so there’s less people than the big hostels. So please come and stay with us & continue to enjoy your great Aussie adventure! Vaughan and the crew :)

Pirates Backpackers is Fremantle’s only small hostel, most often described like a shared house. Pirates is secure and cozy, situated right in the heart of vibrant Fremantle, with the famous Fremantle Markets at one end of our street, and the Esplanade and Fishing Boat Harbour at the other.

Pirates is heavily focused on Beach & Outdoor activities including Surfing, Stand up Paddle Boarding, Beach Volleyball, Snorkelling trips, Bush Walks, Yoga, Exercise Sessions, Sightseeing Excursions & loads more! We also have the best open courtyard of all that everyone loves!

Pirates is run by the energetic owner Vaughan, who has been at the helm for 13 years! Along with Niav & a small crew of brilliant staff we will do our utmost best to ensure you a sensational stay.

Pirates prides itself on its cleanliness, friendliness, homeliness & activity based lifestyle. It truly is your home away from home. The hardest thing is leaving!

Pirates Backpackers is an international backpackers and as a general rule only accepts overseas travellers.

Please cancel at least one day prior to arrival.

Check ins after 18:00 are accepted when notified in advance. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2020
    Loved staying here. Vaughan was so lovely and helpful & got me and my friends jobs in Fremantle which was a massive relief. Hostel is in a really good location and right next to the beach x
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2020
    Excellent stay at Pirates! The location can't be beat - right by the famous Esplanade Hotel. A short walk to all the bars, restaurants, market, waterfront, everything! Comfy bed, I particularly liked the memory foam pillow. The owner is super friendly, and staff are always making sure you have everything you might need. I'll be back for sure! Stayed in a female dorm - good sized lockers and they provide padlocks. Plenty of clean showers and bathrooms. Kitchen is a good size.
    Sweden, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2020
    My home away from home. This is my 3rd stay at pirates and I always have an amazing time. Such a friendly atmosphere. The owner is always so welcoming and always offers lots of job opportunities. The location is great. Highly recommended. Come and join us. Just don't get stuck!!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2020
    One of the best hostels I've stayed at. Highly recommend it!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    12 Dec 2019
    Hands down the best hostel in Freo. Unreal location, close to the beach, the markets and a short walk to the station. Great friendly staff and one of the best vibes you’ll find at any hostel. Very laid back friendly atmosphere makes it super easy to meet other travellers.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    08 Mar 2020
    Great location. Had activities on in the hostel but they were cancelled due to people not booking on. The place was obviously a regulars place so people not in the groups already formed weren't included. Place was spotless after cleaners had been in but residents left the kitchen dirty the rest of the time.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    17 Dec 2019
    I had a great time at Pirates, and stayed here for about 3 weeks. There a couple things to be said about Pirates. There is no A/C, the WiFi doesn't work, bedbugs were an issue for a week, and the foam mattresses are not incredibly comfortable. But the real reason you'd stay in Pirates, is for the location, and the people. Nearly every night I was here, I was down in the courtyard, drinking with the friends I had made, playing cards and laughing lots. It's also a short walk to Bathers Beach.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Feb 2020
    It's a nice place to stay for a few days as the vibe and the people are really chill, but I wouldn't recommend staying there if you are working/looking for work in the area. There is partying going on pretty much every night and most people do not care about the noise levels much. It's not super clean either. However the owner plans activities for everyone on most days, such as surfing, beach volley, pub outings at really friendly prices, so it's really great.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    15 Dec 2019
    My flight was delayed and I arrived at 11pm but this was no problem, the night manager was waiting for me to arrive. The atmosphere was good and there were always people around to socialise with but this was one of the only good things about the hostel. The facilities really are very old and well worn. There is no a/c and unfortunately I arrived here with a fever and after two days I checked out early as I couldn’t stand the heat any longer. There were also cockroaches in the kitchen.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    01 Jan 2020
    Really not what I was expecting, the whole place had an unfriendly vibe, with peeling paint, dirty showers and a strong smell of peoples feet and sweat throughout the whole building. The yard (which I guess was meant to be the chill out zone) was full of trash and the hostel just seemed completely un-cared for. We had to wait outside for half an hour to check in because the woman at reception had disappeared. Ive roughed it in cheap hostels all over the world, but this place just felt unpleasant
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wii