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97 Mitchell St, Darwin, Australia

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64 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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No lockers Good location Nice pool

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


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.


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


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


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


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.


Staff not so friendly. No lockers.


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.

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


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.


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


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


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.


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)


Over all well manage , room to improve further .


its lovely and clean and its located perfectly on mitchell street not to far away from anything and its nice and quiet.

  • 5th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Quite dirty and far from the ciry centre


Fantastic, clean place. The en suite was brand new and as good as a hotel! Clean kitchen and a nice pool area to relax by. The bar and bbq area are nice features too. Only downside no lockers in the rooms!


Nice, helpfull staff. Clean bathrooms. Fridge in the room. Good equiped kitchen. Poor and dirty outside and common area. No free WiFi. Room/ Aircon in the room smelled.


It was nice some of the dorm rooms had their own shower.

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