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Youth Shack Backpackers

69 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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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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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A PIG Stye is an understatement to describe this S&^% H*&%. The kitchen is running with left-overs from people's "attempted cooking". Toilets are covered in vomit in the morning and people are washing their dirty clothes in the sink!! The only safe place is your room and that depends on your room mates. If there is a lower rating than... More 

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

Hi Nabil, We are sad to hear you did not enjoy your stay. Our kitchen is cleaned three times each day with checks carried out by reception staff in between. Sorry to hear you came across a toilet a guest had been ill in, hopefully you reported it to reception, otherwise our housekeeping team start work at 7.3o in the... More 

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

I was in Ashton Lodge before coming here and compared to there, youth shack was like the hilton. In our double room we had fridge, tv, dvd, wardrobe and sink, was good for us! For me I enjoyed this hostel and I wasnt there to party, I had 3 days chilling on rooftop while everyone else partied, good vibe. Staff... More 

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

Hi Scott Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and all of our facilities. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and we will see you again in the future! More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for people looking to get smashed for there stay, looking around I felt like I was in geordie shore, its in Darwins main party district though so nough said, rooms are clean, next time I will read the reviews first

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

Hi, We are sorry to hear you felt this way about your stay. Yes we have a bar, but we also have a pool, a TV room and a sundeck for guests who do not enjoy the bar scene. We have a large variety of guests stay with us, some to party, some to work , some looking for adventures... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a twin room, fridge, air con, ceiling fan but not TV or a sink in my room...think they might need to rewrite their response to a previous reviewer. Lockers were great, I had 3 padlocks...you just never know when you might need them ;-) but no wardrobe. Would be nice to have somewhere to hang wet towels, not... More 

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

Hi Thank you for your review. We have been having some signal issues with some of our private rooms TVs at the moment we are trying to resolve, so it may have been removed. Three of our private rooms do not have sinks. We will look into the shower heads and fitting the coat hooks in the rooms. We do... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location and reception staff are the good things about this place. The 4 share rooms are super small with 2 bunk beds, a sink (cool but!?) and a cupboard that you can lock with your own personal pad lock if you wish... The cockroaches are everywhere. The fact that you need to give your room key or $20 deposit... More 

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youthshackcrew, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Erki, thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s nice to hear that you were happy with our staff, we have a great team here and they do work very hard, and yes we are lucky to have such a great location in the heart of the city! It is a pity you found our dorms... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great stay at Youth Shack Backpackers in Darwin! Loved the bar specials every night good starting point before heading out onto Mitchell street. Great staff and vibe made it easy to meet other backpackers.

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youthshackcrew, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi George, So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and to read another good review about our staff, great little team we have! Our Pool bar definitely is a good place to start your nights out; we certainly enjoy having it on premises! Best of luck on the rest of your travels, hopefully see you again in... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Backpackers, Darwin is very much a party town. Most people are out 7 nights a week and lazing during the day. Brett and the guys were friendly and there were always folks chilling by the big pool and the beer during Happy Hour is really good value. Kitchen was nice and large. Apart from some backpackers forgetting how to... More 

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youthshackcrew, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Josh, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Darwin definitely is quite a lively town, and the hot weather certainly helps on those lazy days. Glad you enjoyed our bar and the happy hours! It’s great to hear that you have only good things to say about or staff also, everyone works quite hard so it’s always... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Advantages: the situation of the hostel. Everything you need is around. nice swimmingpool and kitchen. Disadvantages: it is dirty, cockroaches in the room. shower and bathroom dirty too. But just foronenight is ok.

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youthshackcrew, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes we are very lucky to have our hostel located in the heart of the city in Mitchell Street, and to have an onsite pool and pool bar. I am very sorry to hear you found our hostel dirty; we have a great team of cleaners who are here... More 

Yidu, China
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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youthshackcrew, Owner at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Sara, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Very sorry to hear you had issues with your air conditioning unit. I can assure you our air conditioners do work bar the occasional fault; we have a maintenance man on site Monday – Friday to carry out repairs where needed. If there are resolvable issues we can... More 

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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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youthshackcrew, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Andreu, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are located in the heart of the City on Mitchell St; Darwin can get quite busy at weekends. We have a mixture of rooms, some with city/street views which suits some guests but others that face inwards towards our spa deck and pool areas. These may have... More 

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