It seemed the general consensus of the couple of dozen or so people unfurtunate to find themselves there at the time I was there that this place is a bit of dive (i.e. unclean, unkept, dirty, unhygienic, unsafe). There seemed to be little care from the staff and the little work that was done to keep the place tidy was done by guests wanting to reduce their rates. I was at the better part of the hostel, and it was still terrible.
The health department of the N.T. should be inspecting this place and issuing violations of many, many codes. Toilets and bathrooms seemed to be rarely serviced and expecting toilet paper seems to be setting a target too high. Stairways can be blocked, noise not managed (very noisy at all hours), tile floors usually wet and slippery. One might feel lucky to walk away from this place without an illness or injury. Not worth the money.
Definitely suggest others choose something elsewhere, based on experience from the many, many hostels that I have stayed in around the world.
I even noticed an undercover bicycle storage area had been used as a car trailer space. The pool was badly fenced and I'm not sure the water was properly treated. Garden waste was left lying un-managed in pne corner of the yard. A little effort would go a long way at this place. An un-fixed vending machine at Frogs Hollow had a note (warning) on it from someone (a guest) that 'it takes your money and gives you nothing' - sums up the hostel pretty well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Frogs-hollow is a purpose built Backpackers in Darwin and has held on to that chilled out social style of travel- a laid back BYO everything style of backpackers. We are located opposite one of the prettiest parks in Darwin and have no nightclubs in our street so we are one of the quieter areas, in saying that we are often making our own noise and welcome people to play a guitar and have a sing along while the have a BBQ or swim in our pool. Our office hours are kept to a minimum to keep prices low low low and we have a no hassle you about tours policy where if you want it we will book it (no booking fees, and lic travel agent)but we will not actively interrupt your day to sell you one. Our free all you can eat breakie is basic cereals and toast and tea and coffee is out all day. Our big kitchen has all you need to cook and play and we have alot of fridge space. Frogs-hollow Backpackers is all about the independent free-spirited backpackers and we en-devour to provide an easy and cheap place to call home while you explore work or play in Darwin.You will need to bring your own towels and blankets pop a deposit on the plate bowl and cutlery set. We supply Pillows and sheets for the bed. We do not sell food or alcohol on premises but with a few giant fridges and Woolworths only a stroll away - you are sure to make yourself at home in no time. ... more less
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