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Youth Shack Backpackers

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69 Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia See on map
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Poolside Bar
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
3 Star accommodation
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The Youth Shack is a great choice for backpackers and travellers looking for affordable, value for money accommodation. Located right in the heart of Darwin at 69 Mitchell St, the Youth Shack is just a short stroll ...More away from the wide range of cheap eateries, restaurants, bars and nightclubs that Darwin has on offer. For those wishing to relax, grab a meal, shop, or catch a few rays, the Waterfront lagoon and its surrounding cafes and restaurants are only a leisurely ten minute walk away. Providing air-conditioned four, six or eight bed dorms, Double or Twin private rooms (Shared Bathroom), the Youth Shack has become a home away from home for many satisfied guests during its' time. Featuring a large semi-shaded pool, Poolside Bar, great Sundeck, a huge kitchen with adjoining dining area and a Job Shack desk, the Youth Shack has everything required to make your stay comfortable while in Darwin. Get your tan on atop the first floor rooftop sundeck after a day out adventuring or night out partying. Soak your miles away in the pool, relax on the sunbeds and catch up on that book you've been meaning to read or just have a few cool drinks in the bar and make new friends or hang out with old ones. In addition to all this, our experienced and helpful reception staff can assist you with all your tours in the Top End. Ask about our amazing deals on single or multi-day tours to Kakadu, the waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, Uluru, if it's available we will get you on board. Experience the natural beauty and culture of Australia's Northern Territory. 24 hour check-in. Arrivals between 10pm and 6.00am can call the night manager, the number is on the front door of the hostel. In room Locker, Linen provided. Valid photo ID and credit card details required upon check in. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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USD 20 - USD 48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This hostel is by far the dirtiest hostel I've been to during all my travels for the last 2 years in Asia, Europe and Australia. Someone urinated and puked in the corner of our hallway, and after telling the manager he told me this happens...More

Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The manager is the meanest, least accommodating woman that doesn’t think any other hostel exists on this strip. I was a nice person to her and she was nasty. Definitely choose another one over this one because it’s small, dirty and YHA (across the road)...More

Thank Mallory M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stop to this backpack after working for months in fruit picking so lets say we needed a good rest!! Good choice we had a great room calm and tidy, they have a swimming pool wich is quite good , nice kitchen area, and very...More

1  Thank FromVBToTheWorld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived announced on a Saturday morning after a flight in from East Timor. I needed a place to drop my bags, a bed and a shower before departing for Sydney that evening. Staff were friendly, I paid $29 for a bed in a 4...More

Thank MRyanPhotography
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Spent most of my first dry season at The Youthshack and had some absolutely great times there. Living in Darwin now but still pop into the bar every now and then. Continue to use the Travel services there too. Most recently Raelene booked myself and...More

Thank JeremyN564
Response from HelenAssist, Manager at Youth Shack BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jeremy, Thanks for taking the time to review us! Great to hear you are still using our services after you have moved out! Hopefully see you back here again

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"Room at the end of the hallway are quieter"
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"Rooms on the 400/500 level have sinks and are further away from the bar/pool"
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"rooms facing the main street, all the 400s and 500s suffer the night life noise of darwin"
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"Basic hostel that was fine for one night"
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