We had not stayed in a backpackers/hostel type of accommodation before and I was a bit wary. Well I must say I couldn't find anything wrong with our stay. Check in was easy and the girl at Reception was really friendly. The common areas were nice and clean and it was quite unique being in an old prison. It feels very safe.
The room we had was 316, a Family room with ensuite and we thought the $94 price was great for our needs. As it backed onto the high prison wall it was very quiet.
The room itself was very clean and had a small fridge which was handy. There was a double and a set of bunks, comfortable too. The ensuite was a good size, bigger than some hotels we have stayed in. Oh and the shower head was awesome, hot water, good pressure.
We were also trying this as an option to bring our two boys(older) and have a weekend in Freo. We will be doing that for sure as there is so much to do and only a short walk to restaurants /bars, markets and the train is not too far a walk. Being at the prison will be something different for them.
Really enjoyed our stay.More
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