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Banyan View Lodge

119 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Frauke S Leer, Germany
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Poznan, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The problem with the Banyan View Lodge is that it's not good for backpackers. In my room there were long-termers who, of course, had their things all around the whole room. Apart from them, most of the people were about 40-something years old. The atmosphere was pretty poor. The good things are: price and friendly staff, A/C in the room

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Leer, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I strongly advise to request a room facing the backside. Didn't really sleep very well at nights because of so much noise from the street coming in. Bathrooms and kitchen alright, rooms as well, everything a bit run-down though. Needs quite a couple of touch-ups here and there but overall in an okay condition. Air/con and fridge in every room,... More

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Velden, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This hostel/lodge is located just outside of city center. About 5/10 minutes walk to the city center and all the pubs and clubs, so nice and quiet. The park and sea view are just minutes walk. I stayed in 4bed dorm. Rooms were ok and equipped with airco and fan and fridge. On every level are toilets and showers located.... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is a very average hostel which caters more for the 40+ demographic. We unfortunately were unaware of this upon booking. The hostel is a bit further down Mitchell Street than the rest of the hostels but it's not too out of the way. We had booked a 3 bed dorm which when we got to there was already a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I don't think you can beat this place for EVERTHING. Price, friendliness, facilities and very central to everything. Sorry, but complaining about a pink exterior???? Enough said on that. Rules and regulations are there for the comfort and security of everyone, keeps the riff raff in line. We were more than impressed with everything about our stay. Will most definately... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The first thing you see is the Pepto-Bismol pink exterior of the building & it doesn't get any less 'odd' once you go inside. I'll start with the positives - Good location, A/C in our room, very cheap the 6-dorm girls room only $23 a night, fridge in our room, 2 free computers to use, pool out back & 2... More

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

There must be better options in Darwin. To start with, the building is a prison-like cinder block building, with a steel bar security gate. Then, you are bombarded with signs about all of the rules & regulations. I understand they are worried about security, but it still seems a little bit of overkill. And, in spite of security features, there... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

My first experience of Banyan View Lodge was the bright pink exterior of the building. It was definitely not hard to spot! The lodge provides a pleasant place to stay with a lovely garden and swimming pool. However, there are a lot of negative aspects to it. Firstly, we were told that we had to pay a $25 key deposit... More

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Valby, Denmark
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I stayed at Banyan View Logde for one night in a single room on a womens floor only with view to the graden and pool. The location is alright about 5 minutes from the main center of Darwin. So it's away from all the noice. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was okay with a fridge, tabel and... More

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for a few nights while I was traveling in Darwin. Firstly the rooms were so affordable for a 3 share. I was lucky enough to have only one another person in the room. The bathroom/showers were always clean as well as the lodge. I had a few issues as I got into Darwin quite late and there... More

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Also Known As:
Banyan View Hotel
Banyan View Hotel Darwin
Address: 119 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #11 of 38 Specialty lodging in Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Banyan View Lodge (BVL)is owned and operated by the YWCA of Darwin. The lodge offers budget accommodation for all travelers and provides an addition income stream for the community services programs the YWCA of Darwin run. We are conveniently located just five minutes walk from shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. With its relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff Banyan View Lodge is the ideal place to make the most of your Top End experience. With our ideal location we offer a quiet alternative to the other budget accommodation and backpacker establishments in Darwin. Relax in our tropical gardens, enjoy a BBQ or take a dip in our sparkling swimming pool. Limited off street parking is available and a bus stop is located directly outside the Lodge. With a range of accommodation – from dormitories through to ensuite – Banyan View Lodge caters to travelers on all budgets. We offer a large communal kitchen, fridges in all rooms, TV lounges, coin operated laundry and FREE Internet at our two terminal computers! With our garden backing on to Doctor's Gully, one of the last remaining rainforest pockets in the inner city area, you can enjoy the sounds of the birds and observe the wildlife first hand. The lodge is in easy walking distance to many of the activities Darwin has to offer. Our recent renovations have seen the new common area & kitchen opened as well as the introduction of a food service between 6.30pm - 7.30pm Monday - Friday. Banyan View Lodge also hosts a coffee kiosk selling some of the best coffee and snacks in Darwin 7am - 2pm. Hot pies, cold drinks & ice-lollies are available all day during office hours. ... more   less 
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