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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little rooms (stayed in a double bed private room) with air conditioning and TV. Staff at the desk were incredibly friendly and helpful, providing local info and tour suggestions; as well as helping out with other little queries. There was also a desk for helping longterm guests find work. Nice bar with cheaper beer options (for the area), ping...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with my girlfriend in a double room for 4 nights. Our room was clean and we enjoyed having a wardrobe and fridge. Loved the laid back and friendly atmosphere of the place. The staff were all very nice and helpful. The pool area is awesome; the pool itself is super clean (pretty rare for hostels haha) & big...

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Helen F, Assistant Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, had the opportunity to see how great our staff are and enjoyed our facilities! Best of luck on the rest of your travels - hope to see you both back here again sometime in the future!

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stayed in a double room, the room was clean,had a fridge, TV, wardrobe, sink and aircon. The staff were amazing (GRACE, NICOLA, MARIA AND JORDAN) from the minute we checked in to checking out. The pool area is nice to relax by and plenty of seating area in the sun and shade. The kitchen area is small, but plenty...

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Helen F, Assistant Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and your appreciation of our staff! On one of your last evenings you made the comment - how often when on holidays do you go to reception to hang out with staff - that in itself was a pretty good testament to the team we have here. Hopefully we will see you back here...

Reviewed 10 January 2017

I stayed here at a last minute decision due to my pre-booked accomodation being too cold. When I checked in Paris was extremely understanding and accomodating to my need to being able to control the level of air conditioning in the room. The room was clean and the mattress was very comfortable. Though on Mitchell street side, it was not...

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Brett M, Front Office Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad Paris was accommodating an love reading these kinds of reviews. We do our best to move on the cannabis smokes and make them take that outside but sometimes they just get past us, enjoy the rest of your travels

Kiama, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

YOUTH SHACK is a sizable, purpose-built backpacker joint in the heart of the bar/ restaurant part of central downtown Darwin. One of 3 Mitchell St (main street) backpacker places I stayed at between trips out of town, it was not my personal #1 but was pretty close* and quite impressive. *actually all 3 (DARWIN YHA, YOUTH SHACK and MELALEUCLA) were...

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Brett M, Front Office Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad we made it into your top 3 hostels in Darwin, take care and enjoy the rest of your travels

Olten, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Right on the main-dragg in Darwin, this hostels offers good and spacious dorms with good beds, big lockers for every guest (big enough for a whole backpack), but only few e-sockets. There are plenty of clean bathrooms with good showers. Wifi is good and stable. The staff is friendly, professional and helpful. In addition there's a pool (didn't try it...

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Brett M, Front Office Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always love receiving feed back and we like to look at ourseleves as a one stop backpackers with all we have to offer, enjoy the rest of your travels

Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed at Youth Shack as part of a long Wayoutback tour with a night stop over in Darwin and had a great experience there. The toilet and shower block was very clean at all times I went in, as was the pool and bar area which was great to hang out at. The linen was spotlessly clean, as...

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Brett M, Front Office Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us an hope to see you again in the future

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

8 bed mixed dorm was clean, spacious and had lockers to store valuables. Also had a couple of air conditioning units which worked pretty well. Nice pool and bar area and good laundry facilities too. Only quip would be the bathrooms on the 3rd floor could do with more frequent cleaning.. Other than that great hostel in the heart of...

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Brett M, Front Office Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and will take on board your comment about the bathroom. We do hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and hope to see you back again one

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

So I arrived here at 2am. Checked in, probs the 3rd/4th time I have stayed here. Always chosen over other backpackers! however, never felt the need to write a review of here before. The night manger Kathy was overly welcoming,very accommodating and had the banter you need when your tired and checking into a hostel. Top marks Kathy! And backpacker...

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Brett M, Front Office Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is lovely reading about Kathy as she has one of the hardest jobs looking after the after hours, and does cop a lot of flack glad you found her welcoming and had a good banter with her ... she is a good egg and loves what she does.

Reviewed 8 November 2016

The facilities and other staff were good but an encounter with the night lady meant I stayed one night instead of an intended 3 weeks. I checked in after closing, when I reached the door I could hear screaming. It was dark but this woman came an opened the door as she was shouting at first I thought at me...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Youth Shack Backpackers

Address: 69 Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Price Range: $30 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Youth Shack Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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“Take padlock for supplied room locker.”
 of 5 bubbles MLT73, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are of equal high standard”
 of 5 bubbles michaeldJ5926GE, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“One side of the hostel isn't near the pool so it might be a bit quieter...not positive though”
 of 5 bubbles sophiesophiesophie3x, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If choosing double, make sure your geting tv, dvd and fridge. Especially if your on a budget”
 of 5 bubbles S7694AFscotth, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I had a room along the front which was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles squizzy11, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
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