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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. 

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

Guest reviews

Customer ratings for this hostel

80% average
Cleanliness: 76%
Condition of Facilities: 73%
Efficiency of Service: 86%
Friendliness of Staff: 88%
Location: 90%
Overall Atmosphere: 76%
Security and Safety: 80%
Value for money: 74%
432 customers have rated this hostel

Latest reviews (50 reviews)

  • Guy, August

    87.5% average
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    Value for money: 80%

    Great hostel to stay in.Enjoyed my stay.Was too short there.The only disappointment was that there was no lockers in the rooms

  • Britt, August

    67.5% average
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    very loud place but (most of) staff very helpful and friendly

  • Nathan, August

    70% average
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    I was having a bad start to the day until I checked in at Yha, Max gave me a free bottle of water and sat down and talked to me about my troubles. The whole staff is very friendly and helpful, the kitchen needs work and the rooms get crowded but overall nice hostel in the heart of Darwin.

  • Hayley, August

    95% average
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  • Gael, July

    80% average
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  • Catherine, July

    77.5% average
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  • Karin, July

    72.5% average
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  • Sabine, July

    82.5% average
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    nice staff, nice location, nice pool, nice kitchen and eating area, nice hostel! not too loud, not one of those party places :-)!! room has an ensuit bathroom, not really clean but really nice to have your "own" bathroom. good value for money! I would come back :-)

  • Berivan, July

    42.5% average
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  • Una, July

    87.5% average
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  • Tiffany, July

    52.5% average
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  • Marion, July

    100% average
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  • Yicen, July

    95% average
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  • Eliska, July

    45% average
    Cleanliness: 40%
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    I am a big fan of YHA hostels in general, but that one is not the best - seems like all I like about other YHAs is missing here - staff don´t look like they enjoy to help travellers, common areas are neither sufficiently big nor welcoming and they are closed early, no lockers, chair or tables in rooms, no nice smoking area, no recycling bins in the kitchen... Having "private" bathroom at room could feel luxurious when there is two of you, not six - especially when there are no common facilities. Swimming pool is not going to fix it, location between kitchen, those few places to eat and noisy sport bar is not really happily chosen. Plus warning signs suspecting you from "bad behaviour" everywhere and the fact that it was the most expensive and also the most unfriendly YHA I ve been to - never more!

  • MALCOLM, July

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    The staff were extremely friendly and helpful at all times- nothing was too much for them

  • Kim, July

    80% average
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  • Jan Robyn, July

    75% average
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  • Demuni, July

    67.5% average
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    Need a chair to sit and put the shoes on Provide free towel and soap Need Lockers to put the valuables in

  • Antoine, July

    80% average
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  • Thibault, July

    65% average
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  • Nathan, July

    100% average
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  • Jen, July

    77.5% average
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    Basic accommodation in a location close to the action but far enough away to not be too noisy. Good having a pool, but some bathroom features needed repairing.

  • Zili, July

    95% average
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  • Demelza, July

    87.5% average
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    Great value for money, ideal if you need a 2/3 night stay! Even got upgraded!

  • Peter, July

    95% average
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    staff well informed about where to go, what to see, and very helpful

  • Marie, July

    80% average
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  • Helen, June

    90% average
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    Nice place to stay, very central, extremely noisy, need night staff to tell noisy guests that midnght is time to shut up, especially when leaving early. Kitchen bit small, need more teatowels ensuite was perfect for us seniors

  • Elenore, June

    92.5% average
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    Very Good Loved it closed to most things

  • David, June

    85% average
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  • Tobias, June

    92.5% average
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  • Scott, June

    95% average
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    Excellent value for money accommodation during a Darwin High Season. When other hotels/motels jack up their prices significantly in June the YHA continue to offer value for money accommodation. Friendly, helpful staff!

  • Kay, June

    62.5% average
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    find another place to stay

  • Amy, June

    67.5% average
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    As far as YHAs go, it is not the best. It is rather expensive and has a motel feel to it. The female front of house staff are lovely and also have a smile. It you don't want a party hostel, stay here. It is away from the bars and clubs and you get a peaceful nights sleep. The door locks are not brilliant and many people forgot to lock them.

  • Hsiao Lin, June

    82.5% average
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    Value for money: 100%

    This was my second stay at the Darwin YHA and overall, it was again an enjoyable experience. The hostel is conveniently located along a main street of Darwin City with a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and tourist information nearby. Its a nice touch to have a small bar fridge in each room. The pool looked great although I didn't manage to get around using it this time around. The kitchen is very small so it would be helpful if you can plan your lunch and dinner times properly out of the rush hours. Should I return to Darwin in the future, I would definitely stay at this YHA again, without a doubt.

  • Anna-Johanna, June

    75% average
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  • Ronald, June

    97.5% average
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    Excellent en suite room

  • Sydney, June

    67.5% average
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  • Dening, June

    87.5% average
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  • Christopher, June

    82.5% average
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  • Douglas, June

    77.5% average
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    Only 5 minutes to the action on Mitchell St., so quite here, which is what I wanted. On the bus route and the staff was most helpful in all matters requiring assistance.

  • Melanie, June

    77.5% average
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    No lockers in rooms, too small rooms for 6 people, cleanliness is ok, nice and friendly staff, good location

  • Justin, June

    85% average
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  • Marilyn, June

    85% average
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  • Simon, June

    67.5% average
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  • Stephanie, June

    97.5% average
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    The first few days I took cold showers.. then I found out that the hot and the cold water cranes were switched. So the hot water was actually the cold one.. Room 12, maybe time to repair this :) Further it was really pleasant and no complaints.

  • Anja, June

    77.5% average
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  • Ann-Marie, June

    65% average
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  • Scarlett, June

    80% average
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    I missed a locker in the room for my laptop or other stuff. To have a fridge in the room was very nice. The wash basin in the bathroom was really small, I dripped a lot of water on the floor, sorry. :P Staff was very friendly and everything was very clean. Good to see that the fridge in the kitchen will be cleaned really on not only when there is the right mood. Thanks for the free water refill. And I like that this was not a party hostel.

  • matthew, May

    100% average
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    Great place, great location, clean and good cooking facilities

  • Christophe, May

    75% average
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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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