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“a little old but functional”

Backpackers Inn Freo
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Backpackers Inn Freo
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“a little old but functional”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Booked online for double/queen room. cant remember.. ended up with bunks in a squashy room, a fan that didnt work, still hot weather forecasted. No aircon. - they exchanged it for new one swiftly. Place seems somewhat haunted, old and crowded feeling. if you have a car... on street limited time parking with inspectors. Bathrooms old - take the white king. friend got bed bugged on top bunk, although the cleaning lady did work hard i could tell. it is close to a nice pub down the road. kitchen clean courtyard to eat and smoke cigarettes, laundry hours are limited.

If I was a backpacker and not working in city - as a backpacker its fine. Internet and communal tv downstairs which was cosy. Staff at desk are busy and focused it can come across rude but they certainly were not. I am guilty... i have put a friend off from staying here.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Dayboro, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

DO NOT STAY HERE!!! even tho it said $45 per night for a private room they charged $90 as they only had a double bed even tho booked as single i was forced to pay as everywhere else was full. The manager blamed hostelworld admitted the mistake but refused to offer a refund or even an apology. This is unethical and they should be ashamed for ripping travelers off like this and to make matters worse was the disgusting condition of the room/showers/toilets. the mattress and unwashed pillowcases were stained. The staff are rude and unwelcoming i will NEVER stay here again! the whole place is shoddy mismanaged and a rip off SHAME ON YOU!!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Darwin
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

Was booked in here to stay for 2 nights. We ended up checking out and going to a far more expensive hotel nearby after the first night. The hostel states it is YHA approved, but I cannot see how it has achieved this.

The rooms reeked and were dirty, bathrooms were filthy, common areas dirty and filled with people drinking, smoking and making inappropriate comments to us at all hours of the day/night. Curfew was 11pm, but was not enforced - the loud drinking games went on for all hours of the night. Couches and chairs in common areas were stained and smelly. Overall, got a very bad feeling when at this place. The only good thing about this hostel was the location in Fremantle.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Brisbane
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

I had to get extremely drunk as a strategy for dealing with a single night in this place. Wish I couldn't remember it.

Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Esperance, Australia
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

when i first walked down the street to check in, i noticed fresh vomit on one of the front windows, and was still there all dried up when i left. the staff were not friendly. i saw a cleaner, which surprised me, since it is filthy. the room i was in was female only and it was like no-one had even seen a bin before, there were empty water bottle and just [--] everywhere! i want to rate this a less than one dot but tit is not possible.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

its was the worst hostel ever the tried put us in a room dat i wouldnt even let a aniamal stay in it so den we got put into the smallest room in the world wit sheets wit stains on them , the toilets are so bad it really is unbelive able i only went to it cos only hostel not booked out and i see why now we should of jus sleep in the car, it really should be shut down

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

We have travelled far and wide staying in backpackers and they are all 5 star and half the price compared to this hell hole. Mens urinals have no water and are thick with urine residue which you can smell from outside and there is a wierd room you can see from the common area that looks like a rubbish tip. Its a disgusting health hazard, avoid at all costs if you value any resemblance of a clean environment!

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Property: Backpackers Inn Freo
Address: 11 Pakenham St, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Fremantle
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Fremantle
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Inn Freo 2*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently renovated heritage building situated in the heart of vibrant Fremantle. Backpackers Inn offers quality basic budget accommodation with a friendly relaxed clean atmosphere. We take pride in being a hostel that offers peace and relaxation for travelers that need time to relax and recharge. We cater for the lone traveler to groups. So come on make a booking come join our family. “You won’t want to leave us.” ... more   less 
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