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Darwin YHA

Darwin , NT
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Description

Located in the heart of the Northern Territory's tropical capital, Darwin YHA is the friendly, quieter option on popular Mitchell Street in the city's entertainment precinct. 

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Experience our new ensuite bedrooms all with air-conditioning, plus our outdoor pool and BBQ area, free Wi-Fi hotspot and premium Wi-Fi Plus. The hostel's tour desk can help you find the best backpacker tours and travel options around Darwin including Tiwi Islands, Nitmiluk, Kakadu National Park and the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve.

YHA Grading: 3

Facilities

  • Airconditioning
  • Barbeque
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Television
  • Tourdesk
  • WiFi
  • Paid WiFi

Guest reviews

Customer ratings for this hostel

78% average
Cleanliness: 78%
Condition of Facilities: 74%
Efficiency of Service: 82%
Friendliness of Staff: 80%
Location: 84%
Overall Atmosphere: 75%
Security and Safety: 80%
Value for money: 71%
522 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Tsz Yu Peggy, January

    75% average
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  • robert, January

    95% average
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  • Etienne, January

    67.5% average
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  • Ravi, January

    82.5% average
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    Simple and nice. Room was spacious and clean for a 4 bed dorm. Everything i used was sufficient. Just an observation, the pool might need an upgrade soon.

  • Elaine, January

    100% average
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    Well situated, with minimal external noise, with only short walk to convenient super markets.

  • Niamh, January

    80% average
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    Nice staff, very helpful when my flight got cancelled and I had to figure all of my logistics out! Nice, clean dorms and really convenient en suite bathrooms! Atmosphere is a bit lacking as there's really no area for everyone to convene except for at the bar next door

  • Anja, January

    62.5% average
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  • D, January

    62.5% average
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  • Theo, December

    50% average
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  • Caroline, December

    57.5% average
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    No free locks, bad looking air conditionning, didn't smell good in the bedroom, dining room very durty. If it had been cheaper, I would have been more satisfied, but for 31$ / night for a 4 female bedroom (and this is discounted, as I'm a member), I'd really expect more...

  • Julien, December

    90% average
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  • Ulrike, December

    80% average
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    This was the second time for me at Darwin YHA. Hasn't changed much in 5 years. The tv room now has chairs, thats an upgrade, haha. Overall the hostel could do with some updating, but other then that it's fine. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Friederike, December

    80% average
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  • Gabrielle, December

    100% average
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  • Claire, November

    62.5% average
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    Value for money: 40%

    The location is good if you want to experience all aspects of Darwin, close to all the bars but far enough away so you can sleep too! Close to shops and transit as well. The hostel needs a lot of work. The ac didn't work in 2 out of 3 rooms we stayed in.

  • Pedro, November

    42.5% average
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    It's dirty. No clean bathroom. Not recommended.

  • Hau, November

    80% average
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  • Luisa, November

    75% average
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  • YUK LUN, November

    82.5% average
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    Staff is really friendly and funny! The room is really clean but the air-con is too weak even though turn it to the lowest temprature! And it is a bit far to supermaket comparer to other hostel. But overall it is a good experience to stay DarwinYHA

  • Guy, November

    87.5% average
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  • Paul, November

    100% average
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    YHA is always a secure place,its clean and the rooms are also,the counter staff are excellent, always helpfull,and happy in their work,recommend this YHA always cheers.

  • ANKUNG, October

    92.5% average
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  • Volker, October

    75% average
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    Value for money: 40%

  • Juergen, October

    92.5% average
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  • pamela, October

    97.5% average
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    our room didn't have kettle, cups coffee etc as in the picture . i was in a 4 bed girls room - which needs a cupboard for each person , clothes bags etc on the floor. The air con runs 24/7 needs to be quieter. No hanging hooks etc for towels . Very helpful staff. GREAT location, next to the Darwin Entertainment Centre and great restaurants . Bus's in Darwin easy - i recommend buying a day ticket rather than one trip ticket if going to markets, museum, sunset at Mindil Beach . Clean,Room & Bathroom good .Pool good .

  • Marianne, October

    100% average
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  • Guy, October

    100% average
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  • Judith, October

    90% average
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  • Kiri, October

    65% average
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    We stayed in this hostel because all the others in Darwin had such bad reviews, and this one had better reviews. Its more expensive, but we figured for a good hostel it would be worth it. Unfortunately it wasn't. There was nothing terrible about the hostel, but it just wasn't that great either, so I don't think its worth the extra price over the others. Having said that I didn't go inside any of the others with the bad reviews, so maybe they really are terrible, but from the outside they all looked better than the YHA. The free parking is a good point though and I'm not sure if the other hostels have that. That might make it worthwhile if you have or are hiring a car, as otherwise there doesn't seem to be much free street parking around the city (although if you're there on a weekend I think the street parking is free).

  • Ching-Yi, October

    80% average
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  • Matthias, October

    72.5% average
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  • Ian, October

    82.5% average
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  • Johny, October

    65% average
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    It is a run down hostel and not what I expected from a YHA hostel. I definitely wouldn't recommend staying there, we stayed one night and moved to Melaleuca on mitchell that was cheaper and way better.

  • Stéphanie, October

    67.5% average
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    Value for money: 40%

    It is a good hostel but the private room is quite expensive. It is though a good room and we were happy about it!

  • Mark, October

    72.5% average
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  • Benoit, October

    65% average
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  • Alexandra Justina, October

    90% average
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  • Benoit, October

    65% average
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    The rooms are a real mess and the kitchen is way too small for the number of people cooking at the same time. Better use the bbq area outside and cook alfresco!

  • Manon, October

    77.5% average
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  • paul, October

    80% average
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  • min ling, October

    60% average
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  • Gillian, September

    77.5% average
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    Had a pretty good stay at the YHA, rooms were clean and roomy, but the bathroom had no soap or any hooks to hang stuff up which was really annoying. Staff were helpful but some were grumpy and unfriendly. Kitchen is small but does the job, location is good.

  • SEI, September

    85% average
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    Staffs are very kind,and nice location.

  • Felix, September

    65% average
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  • Catherine, September

    80% average
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  • Francine, September

    77.5% average
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  • Joanne, September

    77.5% average
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    Lovely hostel. Could have done with more tables and chairs for people to eat on. Staff were either really friendly or really miserable. Good location away from the noise but still close enough to walk to. I thought it was very much over priced, but then the whole of Darwin is very expensive. Overall an enjoyable stay.

  • William, September

    80% average
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    Great location, pub part of the building, well recommended tours. But 37 degrees is hot! The air con. Was well used.

  • Lotta, September

    87.5% average
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  • Yann, September

    65% average
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    Overall good, rooms are clean and beds are correct. The swimming pool is nice. Staff is nice and very helpful, they can help you organise trips, shuttles, etc. However reception is understaffed. You'll have to wait if you need something during "busy" hours. No lockers in bedrooms.

Darwin YHA

97 Mitchell Street
NT 0800

Call (+618) 8981 5385
darwin@yha.com.au

Reception hours:

6am to 10pm

Directions

Bus:

0.5 km to terminal/stop from hostel. Regular Greyhound services.

Train:

25km to station from hostel. The Ghan train from/to Alice Springs and Adelaide.

Nearest Airport:

15km to airport. Airport shuttle bus to hostel.

Please contact the Darwin YHA hostel directly for check-in after 9pm. $20 deposit required for room key and kitchen kit.

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