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Dingo Moon Lodge

88 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Ranked #19 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Darwin
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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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Darwin, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

THE WORST BACKPACKERS IN THE WORLD Dirty unsafe unenjoyable.... if you want too enjoy your time in darwin do not stay here. Im an aussie that has backpacked australia and i would not book my worst enemy in here, your food will be stolen your alcohol will be stolen there is no security once inside so whatever happens happens,free breakfast... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warning! You must have your life 100% planned out before staying here. It would be a cold day in hell before I ever spent one more night here. Previously I had enjoyed 4 nights at Dingo Moon. When I returned to Darwin 10 days later I was disgusted with the owners policies. on my return visit the owner had increased... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Myself and a friend stayed here for two nights (which was the minimum amount of nights and quite frankly too many for Darwin). Upon arriving we were greeted by an unfriendly and quite rude young lady. Firstly she accused us of booking a triple rather than a double and had the audacity of blaming us for their mistake. By reception... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

So this place I would not go to again. After paying 29.50 for a 4 bed dorm that is ment to be only for girls (even had a sign saying on the door female only dorm) yet had two males staying in it I felt a bit pissed off. I tried to argue the point to the staff and ask... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stayed here in October for 3 nights before we went to pick up a campervan to travel the Northern Territory. The rooms are tidy enough but if you end up in the top bunk by the aircon like I did then it can be somewhat chilly and noisy. The big plus side is the great pool that's a huge advantage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This hostel does not have anything spectacular as such that would set it apart from any others, yet it is one hostel that I found myself most comfortable in. The rooms are basic but clean, the pool is spotless and the toilets are okay. But the atmosphere in the place is good and it is easy to both socialise if... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

The staff was friendly but the people staying there didn't want to socialize with anyone new. Seemed like everyone staying was living on the floor of the hostel rooms for months. The floors were covered with everyone's belongings. It was hard to get to top bunk because you had to climb over all the items scattered throughout. No lockers in... More 

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