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Darwin YHA

Darwin , NT
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AUD$27.00
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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. Experience our new ensuite bedrooms all with air-conditioning, plus our outdoor pool and BBQ area and free Hot Spot. 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.

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YHA Grading: 3

Facilities

  • Airconditioning
  • Barbeque
  • Internet/E-mail
  • Parking
  • SwimmingPool
  • Television
  • Tourdesk
  • Video

Guest reviews

Customer ratings for this hostel

85% average
Cleanliness: 85%
Condition of Facilities: 80%
Efficiency of Service: 89%
Friendliness of Staff: 87%
Location: 92%
Overall Atmosphere: 82%
Security and Safety: 85%
Value for money: 84%
373 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (49 reviews)

  • Kirra, May

    92.5% average
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  • Peter, May

    90% average
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    Clean, Friendly and comfortable. Really enjoyed my stay!

  • Kit Ming Karen, April

    80% average
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    Clean and quiet. Easy to get around. Helpful staff.

  • Jeannine, April

    80% average
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  • elizabeth, April

    87.5% average
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    Very happy with the 4 bed room, clean, comfortable. All rooms have a mini fridge which is excellent. Bring bathers, they have a pool.

  • Sonia, April

    85% average
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    If you are grownups on a budget this may be a suitable accommodation Because it's quite but still full of young people

  • Yvonne, April

    95% average
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    It was great to have the lovely cool haven of my room to return to after pottering round the city. Everyone was friendly and the staff were very helpful. The location is very convenient.

  • Matt, April

    77.5% average
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    Very average - nothing special about this place at all. It has air conditioning, a pool, washing and ironing facilities, but isn't particularly clean and the staff weren't particularly friendly.

  • Nikos, April

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    wonderfuld hostel, friendly staff and a great locatin. had an awesome time thanks guys!

  • Jeffrey, April

    77.5% average
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    I really thought I received a good value out of my stay at Darwin YHA. The location was close to great attractions in the city, and the location was very secure. My only complaint was the A/C wasn't nearly good enough to combat the heat, which made for some disruptive sleep. It was a good place to serve as "base" during my stay, but a few more fans for higher quality A/C would have made it great.

  • lynne, March

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    This is the best hostel in darwin. I am a backpackers motel manager in remote nt and yha has been my first choice every time over the past 8 years.

  • Mathieu, March

    85% average
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  • ByroPa, March

    92.5% average
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  • Michele, March

    87.5% average
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  • Peter, March

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  • Paul, March

    82.5% average
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    Staff was kind enough to let me check in early, after a cramped overnight Jetstar flight from Singapore. Close to Coles, Woolworths, and transit facilities. No lockers in the 4-man dorm but it's not the first time I've come across that. En suite a plus, and aircon much appreciated!

  • Bjorn, March

    72.5% average
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  • thomas peter, March

    90% average
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    in a great location, staff friendly, overall i was pleased.

  • Timo, February

    60% average
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  • TSAI, February

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    Let me feel like my home!

  • Norbert, February

    57.5% average
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  • Bit Mo, February

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    The hostel is located in the city centre on the main street (Mitchell st) where is the hub of the area. Many buses and cafes are found there. It is close to the entertainment centre and 2 km to the parliament house, library and the harbor precinct.

  • Petra, February

    80% average
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    Clean. Staffs very friendly and helpful. Breakfast incl.only Bread, cereals and coffeee - but ok to start the day.

  • Gudny, January

    77.5% average
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  • Beatrice, January

    50% average
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    Not too clean, the linen smelled bad, there were ants everywhere in the room, broken shower, and no air-conditioned common room... Plus, there was supposed to be free WiFi everywhere, but it was broken.

  • Donald, January

    82.5% average
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  • Peiwen, December

    100% average
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    Friendly staff gave us a very thorough introduction of Darwin at 1:25am, increased the awareness of the safety in the area... Very nice of him

  • Thomas, December

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  • Wei, December

    97.5% average
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  • Julia, December

    65% average
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  • Adrienne, December

    97.5% average
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    Its in a very central location. Staff great. Kitchen facilities and eating facilities bit cramped and limited but lovely pool area. Staff were really helpful; and friendly.Great & cheap shuttle service from the airport right to hostel 15Aus$. I upgraded to single and this was very reasonable and easy to do. Internet $5 for 24 hours, $10 fr 3days. Single room best yet with fridge & en suite. Hgh Rm

  • A, December

    55% average
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  • Thomas, December

    90% average
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  • Marlene, December

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    Staff was very accommodating and upgraded our room when he found out we only needed the room for a few hours while we waited for a connecting flight.

  • Tarashankar, November

    97.5% average
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  • Karen, November

    92.5% average
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    If you are not looking for a 5 star and want quality and friendliness this is the place. Could do with a bit of updating but staff very friendly and very good.

  • Mana, November

    80% average
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  • Stephanie, November

    95% average
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    I was very surprised at this hostel, you have a bathroom in your room (only 3 of us in the bedroom it may have been a problem if the full 6 were in), fridge in your room, plug sockets at each bed, don't need a deposit for cutlery or anything like that, the staff were super friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed myself and will definitely be recommending this place.

  • Hilary, November

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    Darwin YHA is in a great location- close to the bars, restaurants and shops, but just far enough to be quiet. The staff are all really friendly and helpful. I stayed 2 nights, left my luggage to go on a 3 day Kakadu tour, then returned for a third night. I had my own double room with en-suite (room 21)- it was nice and large, and quiet. I'd recommend staying here.

  • Geoffery, November

    80% average
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  • Sara, November

    77.5% average
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  • Milena, November

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  • chia yang, November

    80% average
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  • Janet, November

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  • Eyal, November

    95% average
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  • Merridee, November

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    We booked the 4bed female dorm and were thrilled to bits with its very quiet location- ideal for the older traveller! The bathroom in the room was nice and clean as was the room. There were heaps of powerpoints for charging cameras and phones. We will definitely stay there if we go again to Darwin.

  • Kristina, October

    70% average
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    Staff could be friendlier. Threatening signs around the place saying to clean up and that there were cameras everywhere & you'd be kicked out for not cleaning up offset the vibe a bit. For me it made the atmosphere tense & untrusting. I've been to a few yha backpackers & general cleanliness was good without the signs.

  • Karen, October

    80% average
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  • GAETANA, October

    82.5% average
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    don't book in advance your excursions : in YHA youn can do it better

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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