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Darwin YHA Reviews

97 Mitchell St, Darwin, Australia

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80%

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81 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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100%

Wonderful hostel in Darwin! It seemed to be the only place without a party atmosphere, but still had a great location. Staff were very frindly and helpful. Thank you!!


89%

Staff were great. Would be better if there was some hooks in the bathrooms for hanging towels and clothes. But otherwise facilities were good.


60%

I stayed in a 6 bed dorm room. The dorm was very cramped and there weren't any lockers. The bathroom was very small and dirty and consisted of one toilet and shower (in a 6 bed dorm room!). Due to the dorm being so cramped, there wasn't sufficient room to put luggage and therefore the rooms were very untidy.

  • 3rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel is an amazing place that you can relax quietly.The pool is great but the place is a bit small. Staff are very helpfull! I stayed only 1 day in a 6 female dorm, and the place was big enought, maybe a locker should have been great in the room, or more space to tidy up clothes. Bathroom and toilets in the room are clean. Good location from the center, and the place is quiet at night. Shuttle to the airport, bed confortable. No free breakfast but kitchen clean!


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.


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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)


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


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