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Melaleuca on Mitchell

52 Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location of the Hostel was great as its in the party street and the coles and woolies are walkable distance. The Party Pool and Pub was nice to meet freinds. The Kitchen was pretty unclean and the washroom was just okay.. Rooms with Bunk Beds are not attractive but aircondition was good. Having a neutral feeling and its not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travle more then 4 month around New Zealand and Australia, and this hostel is defently the worst one that I have ever visited - and I certainly do not consider myself as a spoiled backpacker. The hostel was too crowded, most of the washing mechines and dryers did not worked (and the once who did work, did not work... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rude, bitter staff. Great facilities, best location. Got accused of trying to steal when i asked for my $10 room key deposit back because "the sytem had no record of me paying". Left my sunglasses in my room but were never recovered. My advice - Stay next door at the value inn; 100% better rooms and staff, still allowed to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't get much sleep the first night due to flights/tours so all I wanted to do at night was to just chill somewhere. The area outside the kitchen isn't very comfy, it's also right next to the bar and therefore very loud.. The tv room was dark and cold, I ended up having to eat my dinner in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Stayed there for one night. Hostel was really packed with backpackers. We got a room with private bathroom and didn't hear any of the noise all people was doing in the fool and BBQ area. Really exactly what we needed after driving from Alice springs to Darwin.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Disappointing on the whole unfortunately. The front desk tells you not to touch the AC but it means the rooms have to be kept freezing by the AC or the walls drip with condensation. So down lean any bags against the walls and take extra blankets. There is no free wifi at this hostel. You'd think as you're paying to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Having read some reviews, part of me was apprehensive about going to the melaleuca but I can honestly say these doubts were unfounded. Very clean communal bathrooms, decent bar and good laundry facilities. As a backpacker, I liked the large lockers which were in the room that could store all your things and more. Kitchen was very big, spacious and... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was one of the only hostels I could find an available private room in the area at the time. It's okay. The room was mostly clean (a few black hairs in the bed) and we couldn't touch the AC as we were told at reception that it would make the room wet, so it was freezing cold all of... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

For a backpackers, I thought Melaleuca was excellent! It is close to shops, supermarkets, pubs, clubs and tourist attractions. The facilities were cleaned daily, the staff were mostly friendly and always helpful, and the kitchen was all in working order. Mitchell street is the main street in Darwin so it is sometimes noisy- mainly Friday and Saturday nights but I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

recently stayed at this backpackers in a 6bed dorm , i thought the staff on the front desk were very friendly and helpful, the hostel is located in the heart of mitchell st so you are right near all pubs, bars and restaurants , also right opposite coles supermarket which was handy, the room was good and spacious and you... More 

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