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97 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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Ranked #12 of 39 Specialty lodging in Darwin
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband & stayed in Room 21 upstairs. Nice having our own shower & toilet plus fridge & jug in main room and being able to look out a window. it was clean with a good bed & quiet on the nights we were there Also at our age 73, we had good lighting & plenty of power points in... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best hostel experience during my stay in Australia - clean, good facilities (including fridge, table in the room), friendly staff. I had room to myself, no so cheap, but at least you get good quality for that money, unlike some other Aussie hostels.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far In my opinion the best hostel in darwin... But the choice isn't great! The rest of the hostels in darwin are dirty and very small rooms... Yha has big rooms and clean private bathrooms and a great clean pool.... The majority of the staff are great and very helpful... The only thing that let's this hostel... More

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Armadale, Western Australia, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always had a cold shower, no hot water. I understand YHA is about 35 dollars a night but then I thought about it, this place is getting about $210 per night per room, given that I think they could perhaps provide better mattresses. I will admit my dislike for this YHA my have been the other guests in the room... More

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Darwin YHA, responded to this review

Hi Dion Thank you for your important feedback and our apologies about the difficulties you had with the hot water. We have a number of tanks and one of them was out of operation recently, requiring repairs. This obviously affected your room at the time you wanted to shower, so again our apologies for that. If you are ever having... More

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122 reviews 122 reviews
39 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I stayed here at each end of an Adventure Tours trip of the national parks. I stayed in a double room on the first floor on two occasions, and the rooms were very clean and well presented. I did find that the room rate was a big on the high side, but as I am not a YHA member I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Travelling as a couple, we were a bit worried about sharing a 6-bed mix dorm with other people but our roomies were great and trustful. The room was big, clean, modern with private bathroom and a fridge. Aircon was a bit noisy but I had my earplugs and had one of the best sleeps of my life. The room we... More

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Swan Hill, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Typical YHA with good value for money. The room we had was better than average as it was quite spacious with a double bed, bunk bed and it's own ensuite. There were three of us and we had plenty of space for suitcases without them being in the way. There are limited car parks which are allocated on a first... More

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Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When I was looking for accommodation in Darwin I was pretty amazed by how bad the reviews were. Coming from SEAsia I would never have to pick anywhere under 4 stars so I was a bit unsure. However, I was pretty happy with the accommodation and I'm not really sure why there are so many bad reviews. The room was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Good location and value for money. Kitchen was a little on the small side. Nice pool and BBQ area. WIFI should be free though. Dorm rooms very spacious and ensuite. Staff could have been a little more assertive with a very unfriendly guest.

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Koudekerk aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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105 reviews 105 reviews
82 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We walked in here after our reservation at the YMCA didn't work out. Clean 6 bed dorms, good shower, fridge in the room and a nice pool. We could store our bags for free. You do have to pay for wifi which I believe is a bit outdated nowadays. The location is good, a 5 min walk from the closest... More

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Address: 97 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
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Located in the heart of the Northern Territory's tropical capital, Darwin YHA offers all the essentials you would expect of a YHA, plus air-conditioning in all rooms, outdoor pool, and lively bar that opens out onto popular Mitchell Street in the city's entertainment precinct. The hostel's tour desk can help you find the best tours and travel options to the Top End's Tiwi Islands, Nitmiluk, Kakadu National Park and Arnham Land. ... more   less 
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