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Pirates Backpackers Fremantle

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11 Essex Street, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Pirates for a couple of nights and got the greatest welcome (4th of July Party... yeeeaaai) plus people were friendly and so much fun! When I discovered how many of them actually stayed there for a really long time (like months) I understood why they all seemed to be a big family but at the same time... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit to pirates backpackers has been one of the greatest things i have done. Such a amazing atmosphere,great people and amazing staff. There is always something to do,day to day activities updated weekly for all to enjoy,and every know and then a themed party put on by the one and only Vaughan Wilkinson. Vaughan is the nicest guy i... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

friendly and homely environment loved staying here good for long termers. theres always something to do plus organised activities. and right in the center of fremantle so is so much to do everynight of the week. never be bored here :)

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had the time of my life so far at Pirates. You meet people as soon as you walk in the door. There are events on most nights of the week and free WiFi. Sarah, the receptionist is amazing at wangling casual work to keep you ticking over. Vaughan puts on great and affordable day trips. Pirates attracts the most beautiful... More 

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

Aaron mate!!! We're missing you already! In fact, when we were having our wine and cheese night on Thursday a couple of the crew said exactly that. Well thanks heaps for the great review. I love your comment, "Pirates attracts the most beautiful souls". It really is true..Sarah and I are constantly amazed at how many great people keep coming... More 

Essen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

After leaving my auntie's house I randomly picked Pirates and directly found a new home. I couldn't have imagined anything better.. lucky strike! Such cool people from all over the world, an atmosphere not to be found elsewhere, not an hour of boredom but numerous adventures. It's pretty clean there (dorms, bathrooms..), only the kitchen could be a bit more... More 

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

Hey Luis, cheers for the great review! Love the title ... "Treasure of enjoyment" ... spot on for Pirates! It was a pleasure having you here Luis. You'll be pleased to know your art work with Kate is still proudly hanging up on the wall. One day when you make it famous as an artist, they'll be worth heaps! Ha!... More 

Gray, Maine, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Clean, tidy, family like atmosphere. Vaughan (Surf Guru/Owner) runs an outstanding backpackers by making you feel at home with introductions to the crew and knowing everyones name! Day trips and events that are put on by the hostel really put the icing on the cake. Family like atmosphere at a very fair price for Fremantle! The lovely Sarah who works... More 

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

G'day Trevor. It was great having you at Pirates. I appreciated your time there. I hope all is great back in the good old U.S of A ! Take care...oh, and the Hot Tub is now in action. You would have loved the first night of having the spa ... we had a bubbles night...free champagne to go with the... More 

Noosa, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Pirates is fantastic. I picked pirates at random from the internet and found a hostel that was smaller than the average with an amazing family feel. It is right in the heart of freo a really trendy suburb of Perth with loads of things to do and a beach a couple of mins walk away. The staff are excellent and... More 

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

Thanks for your review. I wish I knew exactly who you are though Goat F. But I appreciate your comments and thanks for mentioning the excellent staff and myself. I'm just glad your random pick resulted in you coming to Pirates! But best of all, you're coming back some time ... brilliant! Until then, take care, Captain Vaughan :) More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Pirates was great. No where near as big as majority of backpackers, which made every one who stayed there get to know each other over a few drinks each night. The owner organises things to do almost every day if you want. He took us North to Lancelin to do some surfing, sand dune boarding and check out the Pinnacles.... More 

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

G'day Resh. Thanks heaps for your great review. Much appreciated! Yeah the Lancelin day was definitely a great day! It really was a case of great weather, great activities and a great crew! I loved it! Well it was a pleasure showing you around the wild west and thanks for being at Pirates! Remember, when you need a break from... More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The staff are great and the day activities offered are amazing. I stayed at Pirates for just over a week and really enjoyed my time. I made some good friends in the back courtyard, I slept well in my room and worked most days but when i was off there was always something to entertain us. I would stay here... More 

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

Thanks for your terrific review and recommendation, including mentioning our famous activities! Just a shame you couldn't stay longer, particularly with the spa arriving soon! Well take care and hopefully we'll see you again soon. Vaughan More 

Padua, Italy
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I was looking for a hostel and i found a home!! I've been there for more than 3 months!! I arrived there alone but i left with a lot of new friends!! Once u get in, u will become addicted of the atmosphere; the hostel is not so big and everyone spends a lot of time in the courtyard then... More 

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

Hello Miss Italiano!!! Thanks so so much for your great review. As you know, myself, Sarah and everybody for that matter, really loved having you here at Pirates. You're such a great person and no wonder everyone misses you. By the way, I love your opening sentence, "I was looking for a hostel and I found a home!!" .... that... More 

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