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Chilli's Backpackers Reviews

69a Mitchell St, Darwin, Australia

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182 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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I forgot some clothes in the hostel and they didn't even request when I asked them to send them to me. This hostel is pretty ok. The rooms are standard. When you want to cook you have to get all the cooking utensils from the reception to the first floor. The stuff can only show you the standard tours, they are not well informed about other things to do in Darwin and not motivated to help you at all. Better use your lonely planet. very disappointing first hostel experience! !!

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A bit of a come down after hostels in Asia, the place could be great but it is over run with long termers working in town which affects the cleanliness and atmosphere. The dorm rooms are small so the little available space is inevitably taken up by teenage boy's cr@p who don't have mummy to clean up after them. Having said that the location is ideal and staff were great but surprised to be paying for internet access this day in age!


I just stayed in Chilli's for one night and I wouldn't expand my stay there. The rooms were really clean and everybody had an own locker. It smelled disgusting in the different floors because all shoes stood outside and that wasn't nice. Another negative point was that you always had to pay 10 $ or give your key to reception to get anything like pots and dishes. Nothing was already in the kitchen upstairs and you always had to go up and down after and before cooking what was a bit irritating.


The bed mattress was really bad and the shared bathroom was dirty. There are people actually living in the hostel, therefore it´s not so nice if you are planning to meet other travelers. In addition, the rooms tend to be very messy as people are living in them.

  • 10th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Staff ok if your a good looking guy they will be all over you. Guy staff were better. There is a large point of time between when night manager comes i saw a lot of people waiting each night to checkin. showers and bathrooms downstairs are co ed. They are renovating for more showers. The room is small but air con, clean and quiet with a fridge. Breaky is basically just toast. Kitchen is nice. Dont do laundry terrible stains and not dried either. Avoid Meleluca across the street noisy DIRTY!

  • 8th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bermuda
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Awesome spot in the city. They don't have a bar or pool on site, but the sister hostel is just down the road leaving Chilli's nice and quiet at night for those who value their sleep. Clean kitchen and bathroom. Amazing staff who were always helpful and friendly

  • 8th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


You won't get a better location than this, right in the heart of Mitchell street. We had a 4 bed dorm which was compact but manageable, the air con units are old and noisy but if you bring ear plugs you'll be fine! There are a lot of long term residents so it's hard to meet other back packers but depends whether you want to or not! Only real frustration was on our floor they closed off the showers and toilets for cleaning at 8am, when check out is 10am it's really inconvenient!!


was a well run hostel & suited our purposes well

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