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Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Youth Shack Backpackers

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Very Good
107 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Marvellous Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
107 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Mar 07, 2023
It was a short stay for me but overall pretty good. Great atmosphere. The only thing is that the water was boiling hot from the taps and showers and I booked an all female dorm but was placed with men. Pretty same place though and lots of great facilities.
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Female, 18-24
Jan 24, 2023
No major complaints. Lots of people living at the hostel as they’re working in the Darwin area so groups have already been formed. Found it hard as a solo traveller to meet others. AC in the rooms was amazing for those very hot days. Facilities were great as well and the staff was very kind
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Female, 25-30
Very Good
Jan 16, 2023
We went in wet season so I don’t think we could attest to the atmosphere because it was very quiet. Pool area, bar and communal area are great. Bathrooms weren’t wonderful, need a good update/clean and the showers were boiling hot to the point where it was unbearable. The rooms were very basic, also needed a good scrub and 2 out of the 4 lockers in our room were broken. Basic and budget, pleasant but needs some love.
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Jobs Board
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi