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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had only booked in for a couple of nights so was slightly intimidated on arrival by the fact that everyone else in the hostel had been there for at least 3 months. If anything, this made my trip ten times better as almost everyone there went out of their way to welcome me and make me feel part of... More 

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Harbin, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I popped in for the weekend after working out on the farm for over a month and it was just what the doctor ordered. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the people staying at the hostel were all really fun to hang out with. It was nice as Vaughan puts a lot of effort into making your stay... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first impression of Pirates was the reception which I though stank of cat pee. I thought I was wrong but two days later on returning to reception, I caught the same whiff again. This is predominantly a long-termers hostel so no-one makes much effort to welcome a newbie. I had requested a female dorm but ended up with two... More 

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

G'day Ptwanderer. Unfortunately I do not know who you are or when exactly you stayed here. But that being said it's a real shame to read your harsh review, particularly after having just responded to some great reviews previous to yours. In relation to the cat pee, we do have a hostel cat called Ceefa. She's been a much loved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you intend to go or live in frematle, this is the best hostel to go. You can party and have fun but the staff make sure it's in a respectful way. Nice atmosphere, people from everywhere but the best is the activities. Every day the owner offers you some activities (snorkeling, surf, sport session, movie night, free hot dogs...)... More 

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

Bonjour Jade! Thanks heaps for your great review. It was lovely having you stay with us. Thanks for mentioning all the activities we put on daily. I do believe they are a unique and special part of Pirates Backpackers. Well take care and enjoy the rest of your time in Australia. Vaughan More 

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, I said I was gonna stay for a week or two and ended up staying for almost 3 months. So they must have done something right. :) The place is an old style Aussie building with nice high ceilings. The walls are decorated with some awesome murials/grafitti. Toilets/showers are decent, the ones downstairs don't look terribly clean but I've... More 

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

Hey Gary, Cheers for your great review. Thanks for mentioning the trips I put on ... it's definitely one part of owning the hostel that I love. I'll pass your comments onto Sarah as well....thanks. And yeah, being a small hostel makes it a lot easier to create the homely feeling we strive to obtain. Well no doubt we'll see... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent just about 3 months at this hostel and am extremely glad I made the choice to do so. I've made some very strong friendships and extended my family in doing so. The experiences this hostel has allowed me to have from road trips to just hanging out, getting drunk in the court yard are incredible. It'll be hard... More 

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

Alex! It was a pleasure having you here mate and you wee a great character to have around who everybody loved! Thanks heaps for your time here with us and for the great song sessions with your guitar. Enjoy the Ocean adventure and we'll be definitely waiting for you to come back! Vaughan More 

Sorel, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived at Pirates, I already knew that it was my place to stay in Perth, and for most, it is located in Fremantle. Everybody make you feel at home, the pirates crew and the locator as well. A lot of activities are organised and thats help a lot to explore Freo and to make new friends.

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

G'day Annie! Thanks for your nice review of Pirates. The fact that it felt like a little family is spot on to what we want. It was great having you with us. Just a shame you couldn't stay longer. Well enjoy your adventure around the south coast and hopefully we may see you back here one day. Take care. Vaughan More 

Potsdam, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pirates Backpackers is the perfect hostel for those who are looking for a place to stay with a family-like atmosphere where everybody is welcome, lots of fun activities that make it easy to get involved and get to know the area and an accomodation in a very nice location: lots of bars and restaurants around, beach, cinema, regular festivals of... More 

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

G'day Pia !!!!! Thanks for your great review! I really love your description of us as having a family-like atmosphere. Exactly what we're trying to achieve! We were actually talking about you today. I took a few of the crew on a trip up to Lancelin for the surfing, sandboarding and the Pinnacles and we were saying how it's sad... More 

Montpellier, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

Bonjour Thomas! It was so great to have you with us Thomas. We definitely enjoyed having you around and being part of the "Pirates family"! Thanks for your great review and hopefully we'll see you on your return from the East coast. Travel safe! Vaughan More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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

G'day. Firstly, it's a shame I can't identify who you guys are. But in any event, it's disappointing you're so scathing of our little hostel. You have two concerns which I'd like to address quickly. 1. The car bays. We only have a limited number of car bays. So unfortunately there were none available when you were here. We would... More 

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