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Youth Shack

69 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 801, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good for price. Darwin is a party town so be prepared to get little sleep anywhere you stay on the main street. Room was clean but basic. Was pretty noisey but as a young couple we didnt mind too much. Definatley need to get some new windows as the flip down windows block out NO noise so thats why you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked our tours through Youth Shack and the lady that helped us went to great lengths to assist us to find the best attractions in the time we had available as we only had a couple of days in this city.

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed one night, worst night ever. Both conditioner and the fan where out of order, rooms are small, so by the end of night you could swim in that air, not that you would want to, because it smelled something terrible. I ended up getting up in the middle of night and spending some hours by the pool, it felt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

By far the best hostel in Darwin with the best staff, arrived on the 5th of June was greeted by Jason who was just a sound bloke checked us in real quick and still had a bit of banter with us and from day one he remembered our names over the 3 months I stayed here, while staying at the... More

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live in the Youth Shack for 2 month and i have to say it was not a very good hostel during that time. I mean the staff was always friendly, the prices at the bar are alright, they have many events there and free BBQ some nights. The Pool area and the sundeck is ok cause of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The youth shack is situated right on the main strip so you're not far from shops and attractions etc. the toilets and showers are very dated and in desperate need of updating. They are extremely dirty and the rooms don't fair much better. You're right above a bar so very noisy and they even play loud music in the halls... More

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Ceduna, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The heart of Darwin is Mitchell Street and the Youth Shack is at the very centre. It’s close to the transit centre, where most tours pick up and drop off. Most activities are within walking distance from the hostel, but if they’re not, you’ll need to book it for the bus tours. The first thing to remember is this place... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the worst hostel I have stayed in since arriving in Australia 8 months ago. Rooms- the rooms are tiny, too small to even open a suitcase. The bunk beds have no bars on the top and if you had a bottom bunk you couldn't sit up on the bed because the bunks were too close together. When... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Darwin accomm is so expensive so with Youth Shack, you get what you pay for. Great for young ones and very boozy place. the kitchen is not really a kitchen with no utensils, you have to pay for them at reception so to prepare your own meals is not really set up for this. The kitchen is usually quite untidy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great place! Husband and I were in desperate need of showers after a big NT tour and the manager upgraded us for only an extra $30 to a private ensuite room! Cool place, great atmosphere! Only stayed the 1 night and it did the job! A bit noisy but we were so exhausted we didn't even notice!

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Address: 69 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 801, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
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Youthshack is located right in the beating heart of Darwin's tourist and central business district. This means Youthshack Hostel is near all the main attractions, pubs, shopping centres and beaches. Our Darwin hostel has all the modern comforts and facilities to cater all travellers from around the world! ... more   less 
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