Meet Our Staff

Riccardo Quadrelli

Part owner, full time manager

Riccardo is part owner and the full time manager of the mighty OFS establishment. Hailing originally from Italy, Riccardo first checked in at the Old Fire Station as a guest on 22 May 2006! Riccardo lives and breathes the Old Fire Station. He is 300% super excited about everything to do with the hostel and works with incredible energy to make it the amazing place it is. He also knows Fremantle better than any local and can tell you about every pub, restaurant and cafe in town!

He is very competitive and can usually be found on the football pitch training with his beloved OFS football team, playing ping pong, engrossed in a FIFA tournament or wrangling with someone at the foosball table . His amazing head of thick black curls distinguishes him, bouncing and darting around the hostel as Riccardo tends to all matters and maintenance issues.

So, be quick if you want to catch him! Riccardo is a storyteller par excellence. Ask him about the myriad of stories over the past 10 years at OFS; he has his own very unique style!

Oliver Sandow (Olli)

Hostel manager

Olli is the IT guru at OFS. His hometown is Frankfurt in Germany and he first checked in to the Old Fire Station on 15 August 2010.

Olli loves to solve technical issues. So, if you need any help with your technology or WiFi issues, Olli is your go-to guy! He also has a sound knowledge of the Australian Tax system and can help you lodge those tricky tax returns.

Football passion is alive and well at OFS, with both Olli and Riccardo leading a team made up of hostel guests. They train together every week and play fiercely competitive matches. Recently Olli and his team were seen wandering the streets of Fremantle in their jocks after the Australia Day football knockout comp!

Priscilla Andersen

Director of Cleaning Services

Ah! Priscilla, the hostel mumma! Priscilla (originally from Norway) has been with the OFS family for over 10 years and is a nurturing spirit.

Priscilla does everything she can to make the hostel home for everyone who stays, even bringing in her homemade cakes and waffles. Of course, everyone loves Priscilla; she is so very warm and funny and her laugh can be heard all over the hostel. Priscilla manages and trains the cleaning team and if you make something dirty just after she’ s cleaned it… watch out!

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Lucas Barbosa

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