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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

14 days cancellation in months May to September inclusive - first night charge
7 days cancellation October to April inclusive

Additional Terms and Conditions

Groups must pay for empty beds in dorm rooms.
Under-18s must be accompanied by a relevant number of adults.
Key Bond of $10 per person will be charged on arrival.

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Melaleuca On Mitchell – Darwin YHA

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  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Melaleuca On Mitchell located in the heart of Darwin’s vibrant backpacker district, we’ve got some of the best facilities anywhere in Australia! Chill out on our huge first floor sundeck and enjoy 2 swimming pools, a waterfall spa, and pool bar. Join our free Street Art Walking Tour, Parap Market Tour, and/or guided fishing trip. Offering a range of air-conditioned rooms including dorms, private twin/double rooms with en-suite, and a girls only floor. Free off street parking, lift to all floors, communal kitchen, and 24 hour reception available.Chill out in the Netflix room if arriving early or departing late.

Our friendly staff are able to assist in what to see and do around town and organise the trip of a lifetime for you to any destination Australia wide. Bike hire, tour sales and local advice is available from our 24hr reception

*Photo ID is required on check in
*Final payment is due on check-in, with payment for the first night taken inside the cancellation window.
*All guests must be 18 years or older unless accompanied with adult. Minimum age for dorms is 18.
*Check in time is from 14:00
*Check out time is by 10:00

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.2

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 8.6


    10 Oct 2019
    Great location! Rooms and bathrooms were clean overall. Some attention could be used on dusting rooms. AC in rooms was a life saver! Enjoyed the pool and outdoor seating area as well. Loved how laundry line was provided! I would stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    17 Aug 2019
    Good bits: location amazing, in the heart of Darwin 10 min walk to waterfront Lots of long termers but it was the first hostel I’ve stayed in where they smiled and said hi which was v nice Pool looked good but didn’t use it Air con good in rooms Rooms cleaned every day and were clean Bad bits: huge mega hostel, quite daunting No WiFi in rooms, and was terrible in common area (have to pay for it) Have to rent cutlery, plates etc which is the worst
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Oct 2019
    Pro: - nice pools and outdoor area - good location - lift - bathrooms good and clean Contra: - very heavy and loud doors - lots of young party people - small kitchen - TV-/Reading room too small and not nice at all - not enough power outlets
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    31 Oct 2019
    Pretty basic hostel - fine to stay at for a couple of nights, but didn’t feel super secure and key cards didn’t work well. Kitchen is nice and big, but only chilling areas are outside where the music can be quiet loud.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 Sep 2019
    It was a good enough experience, the hostel has a big kitchen, a bar, and nice pools to hang out around. Definitely a good place to meet fellow travelers. One thing that I think they could improve is cleanliness, when people checked out of my room no one came to clean their beds (which you could see since they left some trash on the beds) and when I was checking out someone got the same room and was told that it was already all cleaned up. Otherwise, good experience and nice staff!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    26 Oct 2019
    Don't hesitate to see the staff you something wrong
    France, Male, 41+
  • 6.9


    20 Sep 2019
    Location is good but the sheets were old, stained and generally didn’t seem super clean. Mattresses are paper thin and the room only had 1 outlet for all the guests to share. On the plus side bathrooms were clean. Rooftop pool and bar is a plus. Overall the place could use a fresh coat of paint and a spruce up.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    29 Oct 2019
    Ok place to base yourself when doing things in Darwin. Real mix of ages which let down the atmosphere, and the bathrooms were unbelievably hot. You felt like you needed another shower immediately after getting out of them. They were also unclean as we found cockroaches in them. Rooms were a bit dingy and dark, but beds were comfy and the lockers were big and spacious. Staff were helpful when recommending car rental and bars. Pool area was also good. Free food on some nights was also a bonus.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.0


    04 Aug 2019
    It was most unenjoyable. The room was so noisy from ?? fridge outside or an adjacent room with machines???? that came from outside , It was impossible to fall asleep, that besides the screaming of young ones that came from outside wandering the night, I asked to be shifted to another room and did get their sympathy. I stayed in many youth hostel and this was the worse, sorry. I will not recommend it. Rate-3
    Australia, Couple, 41+
  • 4.6


    06 Aug 2019
    When I arrived the staff member behind the counter was extremely helpful and nice. However when I got to my room it was very unclean and dirty. The toilets were disgusting - bins overflowing and definitely not clean. Was very disappointed in the cleanliness of the hostel. Won’t be staying there again.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi