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Melaleuca On Mitchell Reviews

52 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Australia

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841 Total Reviews
  • 66%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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When i first arrived arrived the receptionists were very rude and talking to me like i was nothing. Ive been traveling for three and a half years so i've stayed in quite a few places... An this is horrendous. I walk into the room and there is a smell of stale cum in the air, theres a porn poster on the wall an no one to be seen. Decided to change hostel, went back down to reception the receptionists tried argueing with me when i said i wanted to change room, so i asked to leave an get a refund.


Very big hostel, rooms are quite basic for price but do have big lockers and mirror. Only 2 power outlets for 4 people & located near the door not near beds. Pool bar is cheap with events/offers every night. Have to pay for wifi but pretty decent speed. Great location, kitchen & pool area usually crowded due to number of guests.


It's what you expect from a hostel - place to sleep, parties, dirty facilities. Generally it was all okay, although one of the staff members, this guy with an American accent, was a douche.

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Bathrooms and kitchen was dirty at certain points of the day, could perhaps had a little more attentiveness to this. Aside from that no complaints, fun hostel, plenty of chances to meet people and rooms were spacious.


Although i didn't stay much long, it's a perfect place for partying people!

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is a sociable hostel in the sense there is a large pool deck/patio and bar onsite, but not alot of other opportunities to meet other travellers, some organised events could be good ie/ bar crawl Also, the kitchen set up was quite awkward with lack of utensils, and only half the stovetops working


Cockroaches, very poor kitchen, dirty floors, smelly sheets...


Huge Party-Place. People start at noon with shots. I found only 4 outlets in the common area. kitchen very dirty. location top but shuttle bus to airport $36 (return).


It is a very big hostel in the centre so it is a log of party there. The rooms are clean and quite. Peter Pans is just the next door for free wifi! No power points in the room.


Great place. Pool was lovely, location was great and people were friendly.


This is a party hostel, nice pool, nice and cheap pool bar, it's on the main street and yet we could sleep very well. Downsides: you have to leave deposits for the key, the linen, the plates, the forks, the knives... a bit too much in my opinion. Plus, the internet is not free (14$ for a day, come on!).


The Melaleuca has all the facilities you could need - pool, good showers, big kitchen, washing machines and dryers. The location is probably the best in Darwin. You have to pay for wifi but it's not expensive ($14 for a week) You don't really get a wifi connection in your dorm but there are 'hot spots'. The 'mixed dorms' are not actually mixed, there is a whole floor that only girls are allowed on. I left some food in the communal kitchen (marked correctly) and it was gone after 2 days.


Nice party hostel in the centre of Darwin. Nice atmosphere. The bar and pool are is the best. The beds were not the best ones and there are no showers for females in the first floor. The kitchen didn't have cutlery or plates. Good place to meet people.


Room #35 what the fck

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


kitchen stinks as hell but is quite clean and has enough stoves and room in the fridges. Rooms(4-bed female dorm) are very clean and spacious with big lockers. there is a small pool and clean, sufficient amenities. only 2 out of 10 machines are working.


Good sized rooms with lockers. Good kitchen facilities (and opposite a big Coles supermarket) and with an excellent location virtually opposite the transit station a block back from the esplanade. Felt like quite a party atmosphere (as did most of the neighbouring bars and hostels) so perhaps not so good for those seeking a quieter place, but fine for a night or so. Great for organising tours etc.


When I asked reception to use cuttlery for cooking, they told me that they didn't have any left, but I could go and buy some at Coles!


Yeah, hostel is perfectly situated In mitchell street. Its got a great setup and allows for plenty of socialising with its common area. Security was pretty good. All in all I was very happy with my stay


Nice hostel. Lacks a common area that isn't a bar or pool but we had a private room so it was fine. Always a crowd at the bar and lovely pool area, kitchen small and very warm!! Staff were incompetent to say the least, for example, couldn't find forks for our kitchen sets, didn't program our room key correctly and when we asked if there was a female toilet/shower room on our floor we were told no and to use upstairs but we later found one on our floor. Otherwise, it was a nice enough stay.


Definitely a party hostel if that's what you're looking for. It's in a really good location right on the main strip of Darwin, but just be prepared to hear music pretty loud into the night. The pool/bar area was a cool place to hangout.

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