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Youth Shack

69 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 801, Australia
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Ranked #21 of 39 Specialty lodging in Darwin
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    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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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 4 weeks ago

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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Warburton, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for the young ones only, you are above a night club so its very very noisy, also with people coming back after lots of drinks, it also has a bar on premises, I had a room to myself and it had mites in the sheets so I had bed bites all over my legs, I am a solo female... More

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Agnes Water, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 4months, and I must say the atmosphere is great and most of the staff are helpful. The bar always has happy hours each day and the apart from the hassle of paying for plates/cutlery and leaving your key for pans/pots the kitchen is really good. The only problem is the bathrooms need to be updated, and... More

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is located in the only street of darwin where you can find restaurants and pubs so you cant sleep until 2am because of the noise outside. Thus we were able to sleep a few hours only. I found many big bugs in my room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed at my fair share of hostels in Australia and the youth shack is by far the best one. I spent 9 months there!! The staff are so good and always there to help you , the atmosphere around the place is great , Rooms are a reasonable size and cleaned every morning, the location is brilliant 2... More

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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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