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Banyan View Lodge
Ranked #40 of 51 Speciality Lodging in Darwin
Reviewed 25 June 2011

The location is not very good but good enough if you're looking for a good night rest. If you're yound and want to party it's maybe not the best.

It is one of the cheaper hostels in Darwin, everything is very expensive! The rooms are big an clean, could be bigger as I had a creepy guy roommate who was looking at me while I was slepping. And another guy was looking while a girl was taking a shower. Last but not least, there was a guy who got really drunk every night and became very aggresive with his pregnant girlfriend. I think the topfloor was specially for women with kids who need to get out of their normal life or something. So there were some kids running around; not the best location for them.

The kitchen is very big and has everything you need. The fridge could be bigger but it was alright.

The service wasn't very good as I accidently booked a night too much. They promised I would get my money back on my creditcard but they didn't do it at all and it's more then a month ago.

On the website they say there are free computers but only 1 is working and the internet is very slow. Most of the time somebody else is on it so you need to wait.

For the price it's alright but if your'e staying longer than a week in Darwin I would recommend another hostel where they use a weekly rate.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 June 2011

Rooms are spacious and clean. Location is good - 5 min to city centre. The garden is nothing special but nice. This is not a party hostel! internet and laundry where broken but kitchen is clean.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 25 January 2011

I stayed here on 3 different occasions! Would 100% recommend! Rooms are very spacious! Kitchen very good size and clean as are bathrooms! Free Internet on one PC not the quickest but does the job! Good location about 5 minute walk to the centre of Mitchell Street!

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights. We had a nice, clean double room. I think we were lucky our room had a new bed,fridge, etc. The rest of the hostel looked a bit outdated. The kitchen was very clean, only 4 forks available was a bit weird. Bathrooms were fine, but of the three toilets only one had a working lock.
Location is nice, not too close to noisy parts of the Mitchel street. Staff was helpful. Free internet is useless, as it is really slow and only one PC, impossible to get.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2010

I stayed there for two nights. it was nice, because it wasn't right in the citycenter but walking there took only 5 minutes. bed was cozy and room was big enough for two people to feel comfortable not squeesed in. aircondition worked properly. flat screen tv in common room. I defenetly recomend.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Banyan View Lodge

Address: 119 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Amenities:
Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 51 Speciality Lodging in Darwin
Price Range: $23 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Banyan View Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Banyan View Lodge (BVL)is owned and operated by the YWCA of Darwin. The lodge offers budget accommodation for all travelers and provides an addition income stream for the community services programs the YWCA of Darwin run. We are conveniently located just five minutes walk from shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. With its relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff Banyan View Lodge is the ideal place to make the most of your Top End experience. With our ideal location we offer a quiet alternative to the other budget accommodation and backpacker establishments in Darwin. Relax in our tropical gardens, enjoy a BBQ or take a dip in our sparkling swimming pool. Limited off street parking is available and a bus stop is located directly outside the Lodge. With a range of accommodation – from dormitories through to ensuite – Banyan View Lodge caters to travelers on all budgets. We offer a large communal kitchen, fridges in all rooms, TV lounges, coin operated laundry and FREE Internet at our two terminal computers! With our garden backing on to Doctor's Gully, one of the last remaining rainforest pockets in the inner city area, you can enjoy the sounds of the birds and observe the wildlife first hand. The lodge is in easy walking distance to many of the activities Darwin has to offer. Our recent renovations have seen the new common area & kitchen opened as well as the introduction of a food service between 6.30pm - 7.30pm Monday - Friday. Banyan View Lodge also hosts a coffee kiosk selling some of the best coffee and snacks in Darwin 7am - 2pm. Hot pies, cold drinks & ice-lollies are available all day during office hours. ... more   less 
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