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Chilli's Backpackers Reviews

69a Mitchell St, Darwin, Australia

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215 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 70%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.


Extremely expensive, horrible atmosphere, stupid rules about smoking and drinking, poor and dirty facilities, internet (which costs 4$ per day) never works. p.s: ALL THE HOSTELS IN DARWIN are exactly the same for the same wicked price. Best advice in can give you is just avoid that city, there's nothing there but drunk muscleheads brawling and struggling aborigines treated worst than garbage by everyone. Never been in such a bad place.


we had an issue with the deposit There is a key deposit and also a cutlery deposit which I beleive was not returned they say it was Why have a deposit system anywhay Not every hostel does and it caused some problems The key deposit was eventually returned Staff thouigh were helpful but friends who also stayed in a mixed dorm had the problem of people doing things they should not


I stayed here in the private room because I didn't want to stay in the noisier hostels for my last night. The room was located on to the street with no real windows so I heard everything the whole night. I would have just stayed at the other hostel had I known. Price was reasonable at least. There are few facilities here. Deposits for cutlery is highly annoying. Surely not worth the annoyance to guests in return for the odd fork being stolen?

  • 10th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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