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Pirates Backpackers Fremantle

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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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Free Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Rooftop Bar
Fitness centre
Pets Allowed
2 Star Hotel
Pirates Backpackers is a small unique hostel situated right in the heart of vibrant Fremantle, where the owner and staff know your name! It's a secure and small hostel run by the energetic owner Vaughan, who along with brilliant staff will do everything they possibly can to ensure you...
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11 Essex St, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
24.5 km to Perth Airport
187 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
0.6 km from Fremantle Prison
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Grate atmosphere and people the staff were very friendly and the was lots going on. As a solo traveler was made to feel very welcome straight away. The building shows its age a little but I feel this ads to the character.

Thank Adam K
Response from Vaughan-Pirates, Owner at Pirates Backpackers FremantleResponded 3 days ago

Hey Adam, great to meet you on the weekend and hang out. A great avo on Sunday with our free 15 jugs :) Take care and be sure to come back when you're next on a break. Thanks, Vaughan

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free beers on sunday, free wine and cheese on wednesday, free popcorn on thursday and so on. Great location and staff too. It's very small what makes it feel you know everybody in no time. There's free parking in a 5 minute walk from the...More

Thank Tom A
Response from Vaughan-Pirates, Owner at Pirates Backpackers FremantleResponded 5 days ago

Hey Tom, Thanks heaps for your review and thanks for joining in on all our free treats every week :) I travelled a lot myself in my earlier years and I know how sweet it is to get some freebies now and then. Thanks again,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were friendly and helpful and it was in a good location (but if you're in Fremantle, everywhere is within walking distance). The rooms were fine we thought until we found a few cockroaches...eww! 50/50 on whether or not you will get a hot...More

1  Thank Gabro58
Response from Vaughan-Pirates, Owner at Pirates Backpackers FremantleResponded 1 week ago

Wow Gabro, pretty harsh I think, but you're entitled to your opinion of course. You were here with a large group of students. It's actually the first time I've taken such a large booking :) We enjoyed having you all here. In the 12 years...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve stayed at pirates multiple times over the past 6 months both short term and long term. The atmosphere is like no other and the staff are really top notch. It is an older building that could use TLC but the friendly home environment always...More

Thank Brett M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed at Pirates backpackers twice now. It's the kind of place you are always welcomed by friendly faces and you really do feel part of a family. Only a 10 minute walk from the train station or 2 minutes from the nearest bus stop...More

Thank lisamcl87
Response from Vaughan-Pirates, Owner at Pirates Backpackers FremantleResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Lisa, It was great to see you back here again. Always great to see an old Pirate return :) Thanks for your great review and enjoy you rnew job. We'll be looking forward to your return Take care, Vaughan

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Self-Serve Laundry
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US$16 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"backpachers or temporary workers or travelers"
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"great staff, guests, quite, relaxed and respectful"
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"i think my room was the best location. Room 5. Nice and quieter."
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"cheap, clean."
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