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Pirates Backpackers Fremantle

11 Essex Street, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place to be ! I had an amazing experience at Pirates backpacker. Everythings is good like parties, jobs, events.. and especially the people who become your family. The staff member are so helpfull and friendly like everyone who is staying here. I stayed there for 3 months, I would recommend to go and stay there. Just thank you to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the last hostel in Fremantle with beds available, and it was unsurprising why. Checked in ok. Advertised parking was none existent so had to park some distance away. I'm sure this is a good place if you want to live like a student in halls of residence surrounded by floor full debris, but not suitable for general hostel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned to be there a few days and ended up there for 3.5 months. Vaughan the owner always puts on events every day from surfing lessons to bbq's on the beach, all reasonably priced too. It's located 5 mins from the beach and little creatures brewery and about 10 mins from the train station, with the free CAT buses... More 

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piratefreo, Owner at Pirates Backpackers Fremantle, responded to this review

G'day Trevor! Thanks heaps for your great review. Thanks for mentioning the activities, the atmosphere, staff and job placement. But most of all, thanks for staying with us. It was great having you here and you are definitely missed. Enjoy Brisbane and hopefully we'll see you back here in the wild west of Australia! Vaughan More 

Fremantle, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome backpacker! Staff is good (Sarah the receptionist is wonderful :) ) There is always good people ther. I met awesome people and met a perfect family there. There is a reason why I went there back 3 times every times I was back in Freo. Big love to the Pirates crew!

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piratefreo, Owner at Pirates Backpackers Fremantle, responded to this review

Hey Jess. Thanks heaps for your review. We loved having you here. I love how you mention the hostel as a family. It really is like one large family in a big house with Sarah as the " Mum ". Ha! Take care and thanks again. Vaughan More 

Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the time I spent at Pirates! Vaughn and the rest of the Pirate's crew were extremely friendly and made you feel like family. Everyone who was staying at Pirates were very welcoming and with the activities board Vaughn made, it wasn't a problem getting to know the other backpackers. I met amazing people and made great memories during... More 

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piratefreo, Owner at Pirates Backpackers Fremantle, responded to this review

G'day Erin, Thanks for such a great review. It was a total pleasure having you and your brother here. Just a shame you only had a week! Oh well, it just means you'll have to return! Take care and see you back here one day! Vaughan More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stayed there for just one week, but the staff made us a part of the family! They are helpful and kind, always ready to give you a hand whenever you need it! Toilets are in common with other guests, and this could be a problem for some people, most for girls. But if you are a real backpacker, and... More 

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piratefreo, Owner at Pirates Backpackers Fremantle, responded to this review

G'day Federico. It was great having you here for the week. Thanks for your great review and I'll be sure to pass on your good comments to the rest of the staff. I loved your comment about being part of the family. It's definitely our goal to try and make people feel a part of the Pirates family, whether here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is one of the better hostels in Australia. It is very easy to get to know people, and socially it is more like one big group of friends. People there are mostly backpackers trying to save some money before traveling, and there is a slightly change to meet some of the same people elsewhere on a later point. Wifi... More 

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piratefreo, Owner at Pirates Backpackers Fremantle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review John. Glad you liked our little hostel and thanks for putting us as one of the better hostels in Australia! A huge compliment! Safe travels! Vaughan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It's quite a small backpackers but that is what makes it so great! Everyone is super friendly and it only takes a day or two to get to know everyone! Sarah is always there to help and answer any questions about Fremantle you want to know. And Vaughan always has days out planned. Every day there's something different! It changes... More 

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piratefreo, Owner at Pirates Backpackers Fremantle, responded to this review

Thanks Kim for your great review! Spot on to how Pirates is! You've captured it perfectly ... small, friendly, great staff and lots of activities. Thanks again for staying and we hope you're enjoying Adelaide. And make sure you come back one day !!!! Take care... Vaughan and Sarah More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Forget it!! $100 for a double room shared bathroom that is very dirty, noisy, hot and miserable. Couldn't wait to get out in the morning but there is no staff until 9am what a joke. No wonder it was the last hostel available in Freemantle. It's places like this that give Australia a poor reputation in backpacking terms!!!

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piratefreo, Owner at Pirates Backpackers Fremantle, responded to this review

G'day Hugh. It's a real shame you feel this way about Pirates. It's obviously a view that myself and the vast majority of people who stay here do not share. In fact, when asked, your partner said that your 1 night stay was fine. Just for the record, the double room is not $100 as you say. The shared bathrooms... More 

Braunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Cool vibe, good activities in the week which bring people together.....it's like a traveller family! Nice atmosphere. I met some good people of all nationalities. Cheers Vaughan and Sarah. Aircon and free pool would be nice! ;-) lol.

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piratefreo, Owner at Pirates Backpackers Fremantle, responded to this review

Thanks Hayley for your review! Thanks for mentioning the activities too. Although you definitely left 1 week too soon. We had the boat trip yesterday which was brilliant! You would have totally loved it for sure! Take care.... Vaughan More 

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