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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 #16 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Darwin
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The youth shack is located in the heart of Darwin's Mitchell Street. The first night I spent at YS was fine, a clean room, friendly staff etc. The second time was different. My room was filthy, it looked like it hadn't. Been cleaned in weeks. I asked to change rooms, and was moved to another clean room, without any problems.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most of the staff are very helpful and super friendly. Until my last night when I was checking out I was treated as if I wasn't a customer and given very poor customer service. I stayed at this hostel for three weeks, that's why it was so disappointing that a staff member put closing a till above serving a customer.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in a few hostels recently and also done quite a few nights camping in the outback and would still prefer to spend a night there instead of this place! The room was tiny with only 1 plug, the air conditioning was rubbish we had it on full blast but the room was still boiling hot and there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, friendly, well equipped hostel just a shame about the drunk, loud, selfish guests that stay there. Location was pretty good aswell, The staff were very helpfully and always friendly. Glad we only had two nights there then moved to the yha

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed several times there and enjoyed my stays. This time was poor customer service. Bar staff rude and after telling management was told to harden up by one manager. Spoke to the owner of the youth shack. Said he would follow up and get back to me. That was 3 days ago. Still waiting for some reason the staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i just stayed 2 nights, as my trip in darwin was very short, i stayed in a private room which makes it more expensive, but i needed a bit of privacy anyway. overall the hostal was nice and with a friendly atmosphere, the staff were helpful and they provide many services at the reception, probably ill stay there again in... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hostel for a week when I arrived in Darwin. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. I had a 4 bed dorm, and although it wasn't perfectly clean, the room was cleaned every day. The room came equipped with a locker big enough for my backpack (approx.30 Litres) as well as my travel on,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Jordan at the front desk! He went above and beyond to accommodate us in a unique situation. I doubt many other hostels would have been so helpful. The hostel is very centrally located and has a fun, lively vibe.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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 April 11, 2015

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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