Backpacker Hostels in Fremantle, Australia

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Get to know Fremantle (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Fremantle. To help you make friends with Fremantle before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Fremantle, commonly known as "Freo" is a laid back town full of cafes, hip bars, tourist shops, and historic sites that lies right along the water. It is only 40 minutes from Perth and has a train station and bus port for easy transportation to and from your Fremantle hostel and in and out of town.

Freo itself is quite small and can easily be explored by foot or bike. A very informative visitor centre lies in the heart of the city with countless pamphlets and activity deals for the area. Your Fremantle hostel should also have information and activity suggestions. Markets are also frequently held in town with fresh food, live music, and unique crafts. The Little Creatures Brewery resides in Freo and is a popular tourist stop. Remarkable seafood restaurants line the wharf and compete for the title of "best fish and chips". Water taxis leave Freo Port for Rottnest Island several times a day allowing for a day or overnight trip to the island.

There are many backpackers hostels in Fremantle to choose from with great meal deals and competitive pricing. Freo is generally safe so location of the hostel is not too important; most are located on the same streets. Grocery, liquor, ATMs, and chemist are all easy walking access. Freo’s lovely atmosphere and friendly locals make it easy to spend at least a week in town.

FAQ about Fremantle Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Fremantle. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Fremantle. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Pirates Backpackers Fremantle is the best rated hostel for partying in Fremantle.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Fremantle

Your Packing List for Fremantle

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Fremantle and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Fremantle Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Fremantle, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$21 Average dorm price
$19 Cheapest hostel in Fremantle
3 Party hostels in Fremantle
Pirates Backpackers Fremantle is the best rated
7.8 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Fremantle - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Fremantle. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Fremantle. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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