Popped into town after a month working on the farm and decided to stay a the Pirates backpackers in Freemantle. It was the right call and I had a really enjoyable and relaxing weekend. The owner Vaughan puts in a lot of effort to make his guests' stay enjoyable with lots of organized activities and events throughout the week for people to join in on. The location is also ideal with everything just a few minutes walk away. I'd definitely stay here again if I'm back in Perth.
Age 30 | USA
Nice pleasant staff and guests, clean toilets and bathrooms.
Age 63 | Aus
Great little backpackers, always something to do
great staff, easy going, like little family -- not baby sitters. little bit of wildlife but not of great concern. a great location. activity board gets everyone in a social group and is fun.
Age 42 | aust
Your home away from home
First thing i ever read about Pirates was the sentence "Your Home away from Home" and i thought thats just one this stupid advertising mottos you hear everywhere. But after altogether 4 month i stayed in this Hostel i realized it's not just a stupid sentence, it is just the truth. Pirates is in the centre of lovely Fremantle and you have everything what you need and more then that. You'll find friends and this awesome Pirates family. It is a small Hostel what makes it easy to meet other people from the Hostel. And especially during all this activities (surfing, snorkeling, rockclimbing, bushwalks, watching sunsets, winetasting tours, barbecue on the beach, dress code partys) which are offered by the Hostel you gonna meet other people easily. Captain Vaughan and his crew making this place to something really special. And even when you staying away for a couple of month and coming back to Pirates, people changing but it's still this good atmosphere. It is still home. It seems to be a place where just awesome people living in. Stay in this Hostel and live the australian dream. i've done it and i'm coming back. I never gonna forget this time, this place, this people.
I liked the pirates a lot. it has been like a second home for me. it might not be the cleanest hostel but it is cozy and there are always friendly people around. the staff depends some are nice and some are ignorant. when vaughn was around he was always interested and he would never ignore you.
Brilliant little hostel
Booked in for just 3 days but ended up staying for 2 weeks. We just loved the place. We had a brilliant time. Everybody has been so friendly and looked after us. Could be a little quiet at times with many people seem to be working. The place was clean, although some people were a bit messy with their clothes on the floor. The courtyard is excellent and we spent most of our time there. We recommend this brilliant little hostel to everyone.
Pirates Backpackers -- there is no better way to stay!
Since 2007 I'm a regular guest. The great location in Fremantle (just footsteps away from the world-famous cappuccino strip, shops, and pubs), the always friendly Pirates Crew, and specially the amazing activities perfect organized by the owner Vaughan (boat trips, camping, surfing lessons, parties) made me stay there almost 1 year instead my planned 3 days. And I wasnt the only long-term guest!! Its never getting boring, it feels like living in 1 big family. Its more than a hostel its like a shared house. Cant wait to go there again!!
In the top 3 hostels!
I spent the best few weeks I've ever had at Pirates. It definitely rates as one of my top 3 hostels of all time! It's small and very relaxed. It made it so easy to meet some amazing people and I had some amazing/funny/interesting/awkward/relaxing/memorable experiences. Cool staff, a very funny cat that loves lying on it's back, and lots to do. Highly recommend this place!