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Dingo Moon Lodge

88 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent hostel in the heart of Darwin. I stayed here for 8 nights whilst travelling. Like most hostels in the northern territory and west Australian it is more expensive per night compared to the east coast but don't let that put you off. Unlike a lot if the hostels on Mitchell Street, Dingo Moon was pleasantly quite, and situated away... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night when we got back from a trip around kakadu. We booked a double room which was clean and just what we needed after a lot of camping. There was aircon, a fan and a fridge in the room. The location is pretty good on the more quiet part of Mitchell street. Pool looked nice.... More

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Houghton Regis
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms were of average size, though still large enough everyone's bags (plus there was room to empty them). Beds themselves were comfy enough. Staff were really lovely and helpful. Free breakfast was amazing- so much choice! And you could do laundry for free too. Also the hostel is very reasonably priced. Good location, a little further down Mitchell St than... More

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location. On the Main Street of Darwin a few hundred yards from all the night life but far enough away not to hear it. Rooms are normal size with air conditioning a ceiling fan and a fridge. Very friendly hostel great free breakfasts and free laundry in the evening. Showers are basic. Owner very friendly aswell. I'd DEFINITALY stay... More

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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Rooms were cramped, toilets and showers were only just passable, the whole place is a bit in need of some care and attention. Reception weren't blindingly helpful but not unfriendly either. Breakfast is good if they remember to replenish it. No one respects the kitchen and staff do not enforce keeping this place clean so expect piles of washing up,... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Stayed here 14 - 18 Jan 2014 having arrived on the Ghan Train from Adelaide. Had booked ahead and was allocated Room 7 a 4 bed room. No lockers but ample floor space. Toilets and showers were ok, gallons of hot water. Kitchen got very busy evenings and could do with being bigger with at least another cooking hob.Internet/wifi available... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night then we moved to another hostel which was actually cheaper and much nicer. Give them credit the room was clean and bathrooms clean but the place is very tired and cramped. The air conditioning unit above dripped on our head when we opened the door to our room. Fridge in room was good (private double)... More

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Victoria, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed in the private room for two nights after our ridiculous 45 hours (intotal) flight. Pros - Great AC! - Very quiet in the room, even during the day. Can't hear anything in the room - Continental Breakfast which is always a positive - Free laundry! - I dealt with three different workers there and all... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Wow what a great place to stay! It was my first time visiting to Darwin and I was travelling on my own, Dingo Moon Lodge was the perfect place to get acquainted with Darwin sites, sounds and souls. A lovely pool, great breakfast and comfy beds. I would highly recommend staying here if you want a chilled vibe with a... More

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Stockton, UK
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18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

The hostel itself is okay, it's nothing amazing but the rooms are fine if you're okay with dorms. There are a few problems like there is only only plug socket in the room for four people. You have to pay for the Internet and even then you can't pick it up in your room. The kitchen is always a mess.... More

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

We do not tolerate behaviour such as you have described at our hostel, however we cannot improve your stay if you vent on a website! Why did you not speak to Reception during your stay? Just this week we have had a family of 7 stay, couples coming and going from tours etc. We do not have long term guests... More

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Address: 88 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 38 Specialty lodging in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the most centrally located and consistently maintained backpackers in Darwin. Dingo Moon is independently owned, offering more value for money including Australia’s best free backpacker’s breakfast. Dingo Moon's location allows easy access to all shops, attractions and popular venues within the Darwin area. The lodge offers a variety of rooms suitable to every traveller. All rooms are air conditioned which is available 24 hours day, all double rooms and some dorms include fridges. ... more   less 
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