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Darwin YHA

97 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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Ranked #14 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Darwin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a disappointing hostel as being a YHA hostel. It is definitely not YHA worthy. The rooms are dirty and the only people who are staying at this hostel are people working in and around Darwin. There are no backpackers. The rooms are small, there's not enough space for everyone's bags and the room and the ensuite bathroom... More 

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I stayed at YHA Darwin for one night's recovery from an overnight journey on the Ghan train in a private room, then went and toured the top end and came back about a week later and stayed in a 6 bed dorm. Hostel staff were pleasant, there was an OK pool area, a very small car park (do not rely... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I stayed there in July 2013 (tripadvisor doesn't let me choose this option) and I enjoyed my stay in this backpackers because the room was clean, quite modern and had a fridge! One of the best things about it is that it is not right where all the pubs are, it is just a few minutes walk away, which makes... More 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have nothing negative to say about this hostel. It was everything I expected it to be for a youth hostel. Good comparable rates, clean, dorm accommodation, friendly fellow travelers, accommodating staff. I showed up day of and got one of the last available beds because it was busy season and I hadn't prebooked. I went up to the desk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Second stay at this YHA. Good value close to everything in Darwin. I stayed in a private room with a double and a bunk, ensuite, small fridge and tea and coffee making. Place was being renovated last time I stayed and in a much better state this time than last. Room had a ceiling fan and an air conditioner. I'd... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights in mid September. The hostel is located on the main street (Mitchell) but a short walk from the centre so it stays quiet. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was fine, air con worked well and it was clean enough. The kitchen is very small and quite dirty, there were a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed here a few times and like that it's located on Mitchell St but away from the hustle and bustle of the pubs. It's close enough to walk to everything which is good. The rooms are clean and there is a fridge in the rooms. There is a pool and a kitchen, TV room and computers in the foyer.... More 

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Wollongong
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Small, standard YHA facility. Great, safe atmosphere with helpful staff. The rooms were great and the eating area around the pool was a great place to 'hang out'. Short walk to town and regular bus available.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Average, clean and quiet non-party hostel with good location in Darwin CBD. There is a nice pool available for guests. Only down side is that WiFi is poor and costs. Overall; a bit pricey though, but I'd stay again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Positives : Close to city centre with plenty of restaurants and bars at a walk able distance Room was neat and clean. Negative : The family room Room # 17 where we were put up didnt have proper cross ventilation. Good enough to spend a night. Neutral : Unlike most YHAs which have a common shower but this place didnt.

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