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Darwin YHA Reviews

97 Mitchell St, Darwin, Australia

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79%

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74 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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63%

Staff were a bit odd, sometimes welcoming sometimes not. Pretty boring hostel And very hard to meet people. Good if u want a quieter stay and are looking for work. I wouldnt recomend if travelling on your own and wanting to make friends. Also my room mates never locked the door and it was always left open!


80%

this hostel was great if you wanted to meet people and make friends as it has communal seating areas including a massive bbq, a pool and a tv room. although people liked to party here ,it wasn't a party hostel per sae. the rooms were good and pretty clean. the kitchen is small but has everything you need and the bbq area has some hobs too. staff were great and although the hostel has its rules, they aren't there to restricts the backpacker. i would stay here again for sure and even recommend it!


94%

The room was clean and comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful. With the hostel being so close to the heart of the city it was very handy. I enjoyed my short stay and would recommend the Darwin YHA to anyone who likes the atmosphere of a hostel.


71%

A few nice staff members that were very helpful. Overall I liked the place. They cleaned rooms each day. Internet was down while there. You need to pay for Internet in hostels in Darwin anyway.

  • 8th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


51%

I usually enjoying stay at yha hostels but this was a big let down. I was sharing a room with a functioning alcoholic who was getting wasted every night spilling food everywhere and leaving the door unlocked when going to sleep and leaving the room. The room and shower were dirty. Shower door was broken. The lounge and dining room where unpleasant (poor furniture, set up, decor) lacking atmosphere. Wifi was down for 2/3 days and I was refused a refund. Friendly staff. Comfy beds.


89%

No lockers Good location Nice pool

  • 5th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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77%

Good stay overall but no real common area apart for the few seats around the pool but the cushions are quite dirty. The kitchen is quite small but it s a reasonably small hostel. Clean rooms and quiet hostel.


83%

Very nice and clean hostel. Great to have a swimming pool in warm Darwin! The staff is really nice and very helpful with everything!


83%

Not the best atmosphere for meeting other backpackers, but the hostel itself is nice!


77%

if u want a quiet decent hostel YHA is a good place to stay.. nothing special but better than the other places in darwin..


77%

No party hostel. Quieter area but not far from the main staff. Hostel is alright. Fair deal for expensive Darwin. You have to pay for wifi. :( kitchen cleanness depends on each guest ... Would stay there again. Most stuff was very nice.


63%

Staff not so friendly. No lockers.


97%

Staff and location two huge pluses and massive kudos here. Room was spotless and air conditioned which helps when daytime temperatures are in the mid thirties. Bar next door where drinks can be enjoyed till closing time-and no there's no noise penetrating the walls of your room! Some very cheap eateries just down the street and a stone's throw to all amenities-cinema, bars, shops, etc. All said would definitely stay here again if ever I were to return.


77%

if I will be again in Darwin for few days I would chose this hostel again


51%

Was a bit hit and miss staying here. Wifi expensive and kept dropping out, staff some what miserable. Kitchen and seating areas were closed at 23:00 so you can only be in the dorms. Hostel was clean but noisy pub next door was too much. There are cheaper options down Mitchell St. I wouldn't stay here again.


57%

No lockers. Doors left unlocked by other guests. No atmosphere. Expensive. Still the best hostel in darwin. There are no good ones


80%

Decent pool, nice renovated washrooms. Beds should already be made (especially for late checking!) good Aircon


71%

Nice enough pool, well equipped kitchen. Messy bedrooms (maybe if there was more storage space it wouldn't be an issue, especially considering the amount of long term stays). Had to make own bed, which was fine but pillow protector was filthy. Newly renovated bathrooms and great aircon. $5 a day for internet. Really internet should be much cheaper if you're going to make someone pay for it.


51%

Did not compare with any other YHA which have been of high quality. Room was very hot. Staff did not give an overview of facilities or tour. Limited extras or services were offered by the hostel. The facilities were old and unattractive. Little attention or maintenance has been spent in the design and upkeep of the hostel which affected aesthetics and overall atmosphere. There were no lockers in the rooms for storage of personal items securely. There were no individual lights bedside.

  • 29th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Over all well manage , room to improve further .


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