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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pirates is without a doubt the best hostel I have ever stayed in. I have never felt this much at home anywhere. Everyone is so nice and friendly and the owner is amazing, really makes an effort to actually get to know you and wants to hang out with his guests. He arranges different activities everyday most of the time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hostel. Clean. Friendly employees. Once you get sucked in into the familyvibe that goed on. You'll never want to leave again. Loads of activities to do throughout the entire week. And each and every one of them is really good.

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

Hey Guus ! Thanks heaps for all your great comments! It was a total pleasure having you here with us. Thanks for mentioning the activities we do every day also. A shame you're missing out on our hostel dinner tonight. Well I hope all is great back home as you enjoy that European summer! Hopefully we'll see you back here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant hostel friendly atmosphere staff very helpful if I was ever in the area again would Defiantly go back! Only stayed one night with a few friends. Clean tidy the building was very dated but good value for money! Sarah the manager was brilliant with us!

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

Hey Simon. Thanks for staying with us and for writing your review. It was a pleasure having you here. Just a shame you couldn't have been here longer. Safe travels and make sure you come back one day. Cheers, Vaughan More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only stayed here for 1 night but would of liked to stay longer. Quite a small hostel but everyone seemed friendly and made you feel welcome. Old fashioned building but bedrooms and bathrooms were clean. Definitely good value for money!

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

Thanks heaps for your review Joe. So glad to hear you enjoyed your 1 night here and that you felt so welcome. Being a small hostel as we are definitely helps in making people feel comfortable quicker. Take care and thanks again! Vaughan More 

Maroochydore, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the manager Sarah is fantastic and other staff. The accommodation is clean and comfortable. The staff and fellow backpackers have been great - so helpful, friendly and welcoming. The backpackers is so close to everything. Pirates celebrated their 9th birthday on Friday night with a fantastic party. If you want action stay here - there's always something happening. I would... More 

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

Thanks Jake for your great review! I totally agree with your comments about Sarah .. she is fantastic! So great that you got to celebrate our 9th birthday party .... such a brilliant night enjoyed by all. It's my highlight night of the year! Enjoy the rest of your travels and hopefully we will see you back here some day.... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a few days coming from Perth and going on a weekend trip to Rottnest Island. Totally recommended! It's a great little place, right downtown Freo in easy walking distance to really everything! Loved the atmosphere and friendly people! If you're a backpacker looking for work & travelling, this would be a great place to start as... More 

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

G'day Kate, Thanks for the terrific review! So glad you enjoyed your short time here and found it "comfy, cozy and familiar" .... just what we're after here in our small hostel! And thanks for mentioning the jobs we give out. We've got a few coming through at the moment so if you know of any friends heading Freo way... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time, the staff were really friendly and there was a great bunch of people there. The hostels own wine tour around the Swan Valley is worth doing went to loads of wineries and a couple of chocolate places!

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

G'day Steve, Yeah a great day the wine tour! Everyone else is wanting to do it now so we'll probably head for another one next weekend. Well cheers for your review and thanks for mentioning the friendly staff .... I'll pass it on to them. Enjoy the rest of your time here in the west and hopefully we'll see you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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piratefreo, Owner at Pirates Backpackers Fremantle, responded to this review

G'day Lil Traveller! Unfortunately I'm not sure who you are, but great to read that you enjoyed your stay here. Your title is spot on, "Like a second family". So many people after staying here refer to the crew here as their Pirates family. Well enjoy your travels and thanks for the review. Vaughan More 

Harbin, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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piratefreo, Owner at Pirates Backpackers Fremantle, responded to this review

G'day NMW ! Thanks for your great review. Much appreciated. It was great having you guys here for the weekend and I enjoyed having you along on the diving trip. If you're free from the farm this weekend try and get here for Friday night. I'm throwing the annual Pirates birthday party with beer, wine and champagne supplied along with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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