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Melaleuca on Mitchell

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   52 Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

When booking in never got told that you can't drink in your room was on my way to have a smoke on the balcony , when a security guard marched me to reception to be told there are signs everywhere I asked him to show me he showed me a total of 2 signs one of front door and one... More 

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VINNDarwin, General Manager at Melaleuca on Mitchell, responded to this review

Good afternoon Wiradjur, Thank you for your review of Melaleuca on Mitchell, Darwin. We are sorry that you felt that you were not explained the no alcohol in rooms policy that we have in place within the property. It is standard protocol for our Front Office receptionist to advise guests this information as part of the check in process for... More 

Nuremberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was the cheapest hostel we could find at this time (but still, Darwin is quite expensive!) , stayed in a 6 bed dorm. A/C worked great, room was okay. But well it has three bunks and lockers, thats it. The toilets and showers were super narrow and dirty. It was quite loud during the night, we stayed at the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My girlfriend and I have been travelling around Australia for 7 months now, we have stayed in more than 20 hostels all over the country and Melaleuca was no doubt the worst we have stayed in so far. The staff is rude, the bathrooms are dirty and the kitchen has very few hot plates that actually work. The first room... More 

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Essex, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Good location and bathroom was a good size although really hot. Had pool and bar but guests quite rowdy. The room was really damp, the bed felt wet and you could see the water on the walls!! It smelt mouldy, glad I was only staying for one night!

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

The rooms were not overcrowded and had everything you needed including lockers. The rooftop pool was a great way to cool off and the people were friendly. The rooms were not cleaned well so don't look under the beds but otherwise the place was good and convenient with everything steps away including the free city wifi.

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Address: 52 Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Melaleuca on Mitchell 3.5*
Number of rooms: 98
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