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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

28+ days no charge
8-27 days - first night
Full payment 7 days prior with no refund options

Additional Terms and Conditions

Bond payable on groups aged 18+

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Business Trip If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Youth Shack Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Providing air-conditioned private and dorm accommodation, with USB connectivity, funky styling and a laid back atmosphere, the Youth Shack is a home away from home in the tropical north of Australia. Under new management, and recently renovated, Youth Shack, has everything to offer!

Featuring a bar and Bali huts adjoining a large semi-shaded pool, great Sundeck, a huge kitchen indoor-outdoor kitchen and dining area, the Youth Shack has everything required to make your stay comfortable while in Darwin. Get your tan on atop the first floor rooftop sundeck after a day out adventuring or night out partying. Soak in the pool, relax on the sunbeds and catch up on that book you've been meaning to read or just have a few cool drinks in the bar making new friends or hanging out with old ones.

Breakfast included between 6.30 and 8.30am.

Our staff are available to assist with tour and employment inquiries, and make you feel at home. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 6.1

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2021
    Best hostel ever! Debbie and Nikki are the nicest women we were treated like family. Would 100% recommend I’ll defo be back next year!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Jun 2021
    Really good social hostel. If you want to meet people and have a good night out then I would recommend. The A/C was hit and miss in the rooms but needs very comfortable
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    11 Oct 2021
    Met people who are seeking the same in life. The toilets could be better maintained however I realize that cleanliness is up to the residents themselves and some travellers obviously did not care about that. In general though, a great experience.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    02 Dec 2020
    Pretty good just the gate out the back didn’t work a few nights I wanted to come home late
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    19 Nov 2020
    Just too noisy. From roughly midday they pump electro music. Can’t even sit and relax in the common areas because it’s too intense. I suggest they play some relaxed quieter music from midday til say 6pm if they really need to have music playing. Mostly aussies working and staying there from my experience. A few there from the UK.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Jun 2021
    No hot water in the whole week I stayed there. The staff are not particularly friendly. But not unfriendly, just a low level of customer service. The layout of the accommodation is good and the location is excellent.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    26 May 2021
    It is most definitely a party hostel. 12pm-10pm you cannot escape the noise, even in your room. Request a room not on the pool side! Bathrooms poorly cleaned by staff who don't really want to be doing the job. Room Aircon made a lot of noise. Social area good, pool very inviting.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    30 Apr 2021
    The hostel is a great vibe and has great atmosphere if you want to drink and party. The handyman needs to be commended! He’s always got stuff to do but the rest of the staff absolutely suck. How about try enjoying your job a little.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    25 Apr 2021
    Overall this hostel is pretty disgusting. The location is good but that's about the only good quality. The bathrooms were very dirty as well as the rooms, and I saw the 'cleaning' that was performed each day - very minimal. The kitchen was also not great. It's fine at a push there are better options for hostels in Darwin.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    03 Jul 2021
    Terrible! The rooms are absolutely tiny. Windows out to an extremely noisy pub street with 0 sound insulation, it's like having a live guitar player in your room all night. The bathrooms are filthy and broken. There are not enough outlets in the room to charge everyone's phone. It's also a massive place with two big buildings packed tight, so pretty anonymous.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi