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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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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 9.0

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2022
    Great location in the heart of Darwin. Great pool area with lots going on. No shortage of conversation. Staff were lovely and even let us hang out and use all the facilities (except the bedroom of course) even after we had checked out, due to our flight delay. It is located on top/next to a bar so if you’re after something more chill, I’d recommend going somewhere else. That being said, we can checked in Saturday arvo & the festivities died down by 1am. Would stay again (:
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2022
    Best hostel
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Jun 2022
    Definitely a party hostel. Simple bunk beds, lockers. Good security, need a card to get into room and there are people at the desk 24/7. Lots of space to keep food, however kitchen facilities are not great, you pretty much have to bring your own crockery and cutlery in order to cook and eat there, which is not normal for a hostel. Great location for partying, however would recommend hiring/bringing a car to Darwin if you want to go further out of the city at all. Great pool.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Jun 2022
    I find the accommodation very comfortable & clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful even though I exceeded the age to be eligible to stay. The reason being that there was so much small print that I didn’t notice that you had be under 35 years old. I really appreciated that they allowed me to stay the night.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    09 Jun 2022
    Delighted with our stay at Youth Shack in Darwin. The facilities were great, albeit a little dated. The pool area is nice and the bar prices were reasonable. The location is ideal as everything is a short distance to walk or ride a scooter. We found it easy to park our car on the street around the Youth Shack as it is free after 5pm on Weekdays, Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday and Public Holidays for 2 hours. Would happily stay here again!!!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    07 Jun 2022
    Fun, cheap place to stay in Darwin for a few days. Staff were superb and so helpful. Fun activities every night. Dorm beds were comfy and had curtains. Constantly many dirty dishes in kitchen sink.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    23 May 2022
    I stayed in the long-term part of the hostel (booked a weekly rate), rooms there don't have lockers which is strange. Swimming pool is great, daily social events, music at the pool starts at 10:30/11:00 am and goes until about 10 pm. Only quiet area is the room if you're lucky. Just like Darwin it's all about party which I liked for the week that I stayed there.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    17 Jun 2022
    Waaay better than MOM across the road. Double glazed windows, aircon, hot showers, not disgusting.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 May 2022
    We arrived on a night flight from Melbourne and only stayed the night so can't really rate the hostel fully. The rooms were clean but sparse. No lockers in our 4 bed dorm which was fine since we were altogether but not very secure if you don't know the others in your room. Staff were friendly and breakfast was provided. The pool looked really nice and the location is right in the centre of town near lots of bars, restaurants, Crocosaurus Cove etc so definitely a good location.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 4.9


    20 Jun 2022
    No hot water for showers. Kitchen was consistently dirty. Complimentary breakfast was disorganised and unclear where milk/ butter was. Overpriced laundry facilities ($6 per load $1 for powder). Other hostels provide free plates etc, here there’s a deposit. Small rooms with no window. Loud until late. Jessica at reception was incredible though and reception weren’t an issue at all - they were lovely. The facilities weren’t.
    Australia, Female, 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