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April 30, 2016 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

You can already sleep in a cell in Australia, at Fremantle Prison YHA, and now you can stay in the guards’ colonial cottages, just outside the jail walls. You even get 3 nights for the price of 2!


The latest unique tourism accommodation in Western Australia is Fremantle Colonial Cottages, part of a World Heritage-listed nineteenth century jail complex.

Choose from three self-contained, lovingly restored historic cottages, each with its own distinctive history dating back to 1857. The cottages are ideal for families, groups and friends wanting to stay somewhere special when visiting the historic maritime city of Fremantle.

Each cottage has two bedrooms (sleeping a total of 6 people in double and bunk rooms) as well as a fully equipped self-contained kitchen/dining/lounge room, private bathroom and outdoor patio in the backyard. Guests can also relax on the front veranda – perfect for taking in the views over ‘Freo’ (as the locals call it).

Fremantle Prison is one of Australia’s most popular tourism attractions, offering a range of tours by day and by night. The history of the site dates back to 1829, when the jail was first constructed for convicts, continuing to operate as a prison until 1991. To have a fully immersive experience, stay on-site in this historic compound, in the comfort of the former guards’ homes.

Fremantle Colonial Cottages cost from just AUD $250 per cottage per night. Get three nights for the price of two, for stays before 30 September 2016.

Just a few minutes’ walk from the cottages is the vibrant port city of Fremantle with its heritage streetscape, colourful markets, bohemian cafes and buzzing nightlife.

Fremantle Colonial Cottages, 6A The Terrace, Fremantle WA, Ph: (08) 9433 4305,; Book online at

Fremantle Colonial Cottages are a standalone property managed by Fremantle Prison YHA.

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