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Youth Shack Backpackers

69 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Youth Shack Backpackers
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Ranked #15 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Darwin
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks 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
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here wen first arrived in darwin. Ran out the next day. Filthy, noisey and uncomfortable. There is always a party on not always a bad thing . Job shack is useful. I wouldnt stay here again its way too dirty and felt like i was on holidays after leaving school.

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Broome, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I just spent 6 weeks at the youth shack and we were actually sad to go. In any hostel you have to live closely to travellers from all over and its not always easy. What does make it consistent is the staff that run the location. In this instance we were fortunate to be surrounded by a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and 3 friends have been staying here for the last 3 weeks and we can't think of a single reason to move! The rooms are basic but very clean! Toilets and showers cleaned daily! Great little bar and pool also, the most helpful staff you could come across especially Brett & Niall! It's like a home away from home!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in several hostels in Australia fortunately the hostels we stayed in were far better than the Youth Shack which was dreadful. We had the misfortune to stay there on two separate occasions, as part of tour packages. The first time the staff on reception were friendly and registered us efficiently and were helpful despite being busy. The second... More 

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

It is appalling that Trip Advisor allows the publication of a review like the above which identifies a staff member twice by their full name. Trip Advisor's own guidelines regarding management responses to reviews do not allow guests to be identified and it is extremely unfortunate and unfair that these guidelines do not also apply to guest reviews involving hardworking... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I stayed a couple of nights in the Youth Shack Hostel. Strange enough, we booked our accommodation at Chili's (via their own website) only to realize upon arrival in Darwin that this hostel is under maintenance for a couple of months. We were automatically transferred to Youth Shack, only nobody bothered mentioning this to us. The hostel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time staying in a backpacker lodge so I wasn't too sure what to expect. It was OK but not great. The staff were helpful but we didn't have a chance to talk to other travellers. A bit noisy but clean and Ok. Good location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good little place to stay. Only reason I'm not giving it a 5 is because one shower on my floor isn't working properly. Not enough water pressure coming through. Swimming pool looks good, staff are friendly and signed up with the job shack and got a job on the day working on a tree farm for 3 weeks. Tough job... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here for over a month, genuinely friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great facilities including pool, TV room, bar and kitchen all kept very clean and rooms cleaned everyday. The girls at the jobshack try really hard to find you suitable work and the guys at the front desk are always helpful and sincere. Bar staff are lovely and chatty, will... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small rooms, dirty hallway, dirty and badly smelling toitlets. Showers from 1990.. so on. same price you can get better rooms with private toitlet and showers. At least there was friendly staff. That was only thing what I liked.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The staff is very nice, the place is neat the rooms are spacious, clean and silent, which is something very hard to find in a hostel. It is extremely well located in the heart of the city centre. I would definitely go back.

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

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to submit your review, we appreciate your feedback and we are always looking at ways to improve our services. Your review was very positive and we are glad your enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again and wish you all the best for your future travels. Thanks, The Youthshack Team More 

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