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Youth Shack Backpackers

69 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Ranked #18 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Darwin
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Yidu, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The manger is rude and condescending! The AC doesn't work until night and then, it was so filthy, it made me I'll. When I complained and asked for a refund, he was a total jerk! I forfeited my second night and ran! Too bad, the rest of the staff were nice and created a fun bar scene.

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Barcelona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

there was full of cockroaches in the room and also the bathrooms. Surroundings are very noisy, specially during the weekends. There are no bathrooms in all the floors of the hostel. But the worse was we found cockroaches everywere.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Youth Shack for 3 months. I also said I'd move out but I never did. I loved my stay there. The staff get to know you and you gain a mutual respect. The hostel has it's ups and downs like them all but you see they are trying to keep on top of 300 odd people... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is great, it is on Mitchell street which has loads of bars, places to eat and is a 5/10 min walk from Darwin water front. Within the hostel itself, the staff are very friendly and it is evident that a lot of effort is put in to create a welcoming atmosphere and keep the place clean. The bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My time staying at the youth shack was awesome! The guys behind the reception are amazing and made my time there feel like home. I even met my boyfriend in there! The rooms are small but comfortable, and the toilets are clean. It's a very sociable and chilled out environment. Defiantly the best hostel I have stayed in! I would... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights, having arrived by motorcycle from Katherine. I was happy with the private room which I had booked; the room was quiet enough, clean and spacious given my rather small needs. It was cleaned on both mornings by cleaning staff and was air-conditioned (a necessity in the Territory heat!). The hostel itself is close to... More 

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Debbie T, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our cleaning staff do a great job and we are pleased they were able to meet your requirements. We are also happy reception staff were able to point you in the right direction on most of your queries, they are a knowledgeable bunch. Our bar adheres to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bathroom and bedroom were clean. I slept with three boys in a room who invited six more people to have a party in the room! Rubbish everywhere... Very loud and big hostel. If you want party, go here.

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Debbie T, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are glad the room and bathrooms were clean and met your expectations. Our staff do regular room checks during the day and our night manager is available from 10pm to 6 am to deal with any issues that arise during that time. We are a large hostel and have a large cleaning team that works... More 

budapest, hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked for one night and ended up staying longer. The location is great 2mins to everything. Staff were friendly always happy to help with travel and where to go. Pool and bar were awesome great atmosphere and the cheapest beer in town!!!!!

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Debbie T, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are glad you managed to join the many guests who have stayed with us and enjoyed our facilities and hospitality. We do care a great deal about our guests and their experience while staying here and it is pleasing to hear positive feedback. Enjoy the rest of your travels. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was full of long term stayers - a bit cliquey, especially with the bar staff who could do with smiling occasionally. The 4 bed room my friend and I were put in - though I had booked an 8 bed online - was tiny and the bunk bed I was on was bent and like riding a wave... More 

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Debbie T, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we appreciate all feedback good or bad. We are pleased to hear the cleanliness of all areas of the hostel was up to your standards, our cleaning staff work extremely hard to keep it that way and we appreciate their work. We are also glad you were impressed with the pool and kitchen which are heavily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I moved here from another hostel to this one as its a little more chilled! The thing I think about this hostel is it had a bar so can be social and next to all the bars in Mitchell St but rooms are quiet! Also the staff are amazing reception lads will really help you out what ever you need!... More 

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