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Chilli's Backpackers Reviews

69a Mitchell St, Darwin, Australia

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212 Total Reviews
  • 54%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 58%Cleanliness
  • 59%Facilities

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Staff is amazing! Nothing is to much trouble. Pippa especially made my stay awesome, she recommended a day trip to Litchfield, which was fantastic! Location: awesome, hart of CBD next to Coles, bars&restaurants/shops. Great semi- outdoor open kitchen. Showers could be better (not much pressure/ a bit cold) atmosphere: workers mainly, not super social. quiet at night (except weekends) great bar and swimming pool, in other shared hostel down the street (youth shack) Very safe&clean. Thanks! Sarah


there no proper social area, no smoking area. pretty big hostel, many rooms. not good for meeting new friend.


Air conditioner was very loud so not practical to actually use whilst sleeping. Everything else was fine, staff were good, room fine, cleanliness good.


I was in Chilli's Backpack and I think, that this Hostel ist good and clean. The people was friendly :) Staff at reception were happy to help and friendship!

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Is this place a backpackers or workers accommodation?!? Hallways (& stairwells) are lined with work boots making the whole place stink & feel like a dive. At the very least they could install a boot rack somewhere to clean the place up.

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This is a party hostel, not so much as Youth Shack, but close to it. There is no alcohol permitted on site, but there are still drunk people yelling in the hallways at night. A lot of people live there long-term, so the rooms are pretty cluttered and there are work boots littering the hallways; it smells pretty bad. You have to rent cookware and keep it in your room. The place is pretty clean and the staff are pretty nice, but I would probably stay at the YHA next time.


It is ok.

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