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Youth Shack Backpackers

69 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Ranked #15 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Darwin
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 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
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we had a twin room- it was very noisy throughout the night. One of the beds was very soft and should have been thrown out a long time ago. Bathroom looked shabby and unclean , rusty looking pipes that the paint had come off. slow checkin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The youth shack is exactly where life is. Next to pubs, bars and restaurants. The custumer service is really friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and the pool is very inviting. The wifi was not for free. In my opinion, this should belong to the service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is very friendly, rooms are not the best as the mattress and the bathrooms, too hot inside!! The hostel is nice, it has a pool and lots of good communal areas. The hostel is very centrally located and has a fun, lively vibe. Stayed June 2015

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 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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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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 May 26, 2015

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 May 16, 2015

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 May 16, 2015

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 May 14, 2015

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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