Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.

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Property Description

Providing air-conditioned four, six or eight bed dorms, Double or Twin private rooms (Shared Bathroom), the Youth Shack has become a home away from home for many satisfied guests during its’ time. Free WiFi.

Featuring a large semi-shaded pool, Poolside Bar, great Sundeck, a huge kitchen with adjoining dining area and a Job Shack desk, 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 your miles away 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 and make new friends or hang out with old ones. In addition to all this, our experienced and helpful reception staff can assist you with all your tours in the Top End.

Ask about our amazing deals on single or multi-day tours to Kakadu, the waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, Uluru, if it's available we will get you on board. Experience the natural beauty and culture of Australia’s Northern Territory. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.6

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 5.1

  • Facilities 6.2

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    01 Jun 2019
    Bar was fun and staff was very friendly. We left early unexpectedly and they let us hold onto a night for future use! So awesome. Will be back.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 Jun 2019
    The location is amazingly perfect next to coles and just one step away from the bus interchange, toilet is clean and you got pretty much everything in your room but somehow the fridge isn’t working and it’s so dirty. So many unwanted stuff left in the room and yeah so far it’s all good except the fridge and the sink in the room. Cheers,
    Indonesia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    13 May 2019
    Staff were friendly, but the place overall was pretty tired & dated. Annoying that you have to leave a deposit for cutlery bowls etc as well. Location was great and I suppose you get what you pay for.
    Wales, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Jun 2019
    They could definitely improve on the cleaning
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    28 Jun 2019
    I spent 2 nights at the Youth Shack. I found the atomosphere (big pool, sundeck, poolside bar and massive kitchen) to be great, but the cleanliness of the bedrooms & specifically bathrooms could use a lot of work. The showers were always disgusting. 50% of the staff were wonderful and so helpful, where as the other half seemed to be annoyed but the few simple questions I asked. The location was great, on the main strip in Darwin, but so were probably 5 othet Hostels.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 May 2019
    Beds were the most uncomfortable I've ever experienced, rock hard and can feel every spring. Air con in room was blasting straight on my bed so I freezed in the night. Big party hostel. Nice pool. Lots of nice space to relax. Good wifi. Good sized lockers in rooms. Bathrooms weren't good, showers were filthy and had no pegs ro hang clothes etc, some didn't work or only had cold water.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    15 May 2019
    The staff are very nice, and so is the pool. The kitchen is really dirty, barely any space to put your food. All the surfaces in the kitchen were covered in bugs and I saw a crock roaches running around on be counter tops. The bar is barely open and you can’t bring your own drink in, either allow people to bring their drinks in or have the bar open at more convenient times. If you plan on staying for more then a day or two wouldn’t recommend.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    15 May 2019
    Reception staff was very friendly and the swimming pool is great but the room was extremely dirty. Under the bed were socks and bottles and the shower had hair stick on the walls and a weird huge bad-aid . Cockroaches inside the room. The cleaning stuff were just outside and we told them and They didn’t do anything, they didn’t clean. Also, they didn’t have any cutlery. I wouldn’t come back ever.
    Argentina, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.0


    14 May 2019
    Pros: -right in the city centre -fridge in the room -tons of common space to meet people Cons: -have to pay a deposit for any dishes or cutlery -only 2 outlets per room -front desk staff act rude and like you’re bothering them any time you ask for any kind of help
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    03 Jul 2019
    Absolutely terrible standard for a hostel. The rooms are a terrible and the beds are a disgrace. Honestly the toilets are disgusting and filthy. What a pity because the location is great. The owners should be ashamed to run a business like this. The staff were polite and about the only good part of the hostel.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
  • Pool Table