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Dingo Moon Lodge

88 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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  • Location
    4 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 4 days ago NEW

Room was cramped Free laundry offered Showers/toilets cleaned once in the morning by evening very unkempt Top bunk millimetres from air con unit - health warning stuck on walk beside pillow Fridge in room full of long term stayers stuff and full of dishes on top. Stayed 3 nites and never cleaned. Free breakfast but not entitled to this if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I stayed at the dingo for 3 nights at the end of June. The place is clean and the beds are pretty standard for hostel comfort. We had a 4 bed mixed dorm which had ac which was a plus. Breakfast was included, location was good, not too close to all the loud bars etc, and showers and toilets were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I booked online through HostelWorld. Before we arrive, we called the reception and said I am arriving with my children before 5pm and booked for 2 beds. The lady said ok. When we arrive, the lady said , me and my son cannot share one bed so I said that's fine, I will get 3 beds then. She said" but... More 

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DingoMoon, Manager at Dingo Moon Lodge, responded to this review

Just to clarify, there was no mention of children until the guest arrived. She explained to the receptionist that she would be arriving with her daughter. For all we knew, her daughter could have been 18. This is the first time we've ever had someone assume they can bring children into a dorm room without asking about the hostel policies.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My partner and i were looking forward to staying here as the lodge was a little further down mitchell street, out of the hustle and bustle, and it seemed like good value for money with the brekky included. always a plus! we arrived at a confusing time...at midnight on the morning of the 17th. i had told the receptionist over... More 

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DingoMoon, Manager at Dingo Moon Lodge, responded to this review

When this booking was made, it was done over the phone. The manager did speak with the receptionist regarding the dates, and she made it clear to the guests that they were booked in for the 17th and the 18th - all was agreed at this time. All guests are sent a confirmation email, which clearly states their booking date... More 

Holstebro, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Writing this review we're still here. To start of with, we came to this hostel having read some of the reviews in here - some good and some not so much. We took a chance and booked it, arrived at night so reception was closed. The double room has enough space but smells a bit funny. This morning we were... More 

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DingoMoon, Manager at Dingo Moon Lodge, responded to this review

The reason that we only offer our store room to paying guests is because it is very limited on space. The receptionist at the time was only half way through her speech of the luggage room policies when you walked away and didn't listen to what she had to say. Guests are welcome to store their luggage while they are... More 

Vincennes, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My stay at the Dingo Moon Lodge was quite fun! There were some surprises as hearing about people who's been evicted or others changing rooms every day or 2, but the atmosphere is cool. There was a bunch of german youngsters who out their music so loud thinking it was ibiza but we calm them down by the end of... More 

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DingoMoon, Manager at Dingo Moon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We always like to see guests having fun during their stay here, and we take pride in our fun, laid back atmosphere that many other hostels lack. As there is such a laid back communal area, people can become comfortable enough to get a little loud. We sometimes have to remind people that they need... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

hostel is pretty good. the linen are not very clean but not messy as well. free laundry and breakfast make a difference. the swimming pool is cool . the accommodation are clean and individuals. the staff is not crazy but you can ask something when you need. they are reliable. it's enough to sleep and to stay for a short... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It is what it is...cheap. the rooms are hot and small. The bathrooms are not very clean, wifi is super expensive and in general is quite disapointing... but not everything is bad of course, the swiming pool and the kitchen are cool.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The breakfast included was nice for a hostel. But that's about it. You have to book 2 nights minimum and policies are extremely strict. They told us if you check out 5 minutes late (checkout is super early, at 10!) they can take parts of your deposit. Other than that the staff at the desk was unfriendly with the "what... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Dingo is a great starting point if you want to see Darwin and the surrounding area, the staff will help you with your booking and questions. Having breakfast by the pool was the best part of my stay. I went there with 3 other friends of mine, we enjoyed staying there despite it was quite noisy at (almost) every hour... More 

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