We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Banyan View Lodge

119 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Banyan View Lodge
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Banyan View Lodge
Write a Review

125 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    12
    32
    38
    21
    22
See reviews for
12
34
46
2
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (19)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (125)
  • Mar-May only
    (23)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (49)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (32)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (21)
All months
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pictures online look very misleading: the "pool" is 2 square meters, the "spa" is the size of a bidet. A lot of creepy, old, drunk people. Almost no backpackers around. The common area are completely useless and uncomfortable. Toilet and showers dirty to the point that you don't want to use them. You have to go outside to use... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NSW
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is my 4th stay and it has gone downhill. The trundle bed in the 3 bed female dorm was virtually unusable with a big dip in it and VERY squeaky and noisy every time I moved. The air conditioner was set to 24 C or below so it was cold, and there weren't any blankets when I requested them... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

stayed here for 5 nights recently.Good location but near some building sites so prone to some noise.Staff were helpful when I lost my purse and cards.Pool and spa were not open at the advertised hours tho' and the lounge was closed up earlier than stated. It felt a little like juvenile jail but I'm 70! My first room was borderline... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Red Cliffs, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I am single, & 70 recently stayed in a private double room.Very basic, but I expected it to be.No extras at all, & I would have expected maybe soap, a cup etc. However I was for-warned via reviews.. Banyan suited me very well. The staff were extremely helpful, & polite,even offered to help with luggage up stairs-- help not needed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very old , plain , rubbish facilities, Half of the shower n toilet block were unusable . Would my stay again , only decent was could leave our baggage in storage for the day, 3 beds in our room for some reason aswell ?! Not recommended ! .........

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Canberra
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
94 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was surprised at the poor state of this place. One bathroom four each floor but not all 4 toilets operated and the showers were in very poor state - mouldy and rotten. The kitchen was a bare minimum and not available till 8AM on Sundays - not suiting most travellers who move early in the hot weather. I gave... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Overall poor experience. Poor kitchen facilities so you couldnt cook. Even though you have to pay 20 bucks for cuttlery. Bathrooms were dirty and disgusting, 2/3 toilets didn't work. One has a broken door which judging by other reviews has Been there a while. Mold, clumps of hair and slime in the shower. Rooms were basic, dirty floors, had to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Munich, Germany
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
58 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I stayed at Banyan View Lodge right after arriving in Australia. I had booked an ensuite single, and got a three-bed. room to myself. The cleanliness was alright, but could have better, considering the price. The furniture in the common room is quite worn down - and it is true what others reviews said, you don't meet people easily. However,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Cairns
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in a standard double room which resembled a prison cell. Basic bed and wardrobe were fine but the fridge was filthy. 2 out of 3 of the toilets on our floor were out of order with the doors hanging off! The only useable toilet door was also broken! Some showers also out of order with doors hanging off. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Amazing this place must be on the demolition list. It's a I don't give a stuff reaction from staff when pointing out the toilet blockages, loo & hand paper missing and it's just so run down. I would have left but was staying with someone who raved about the place. I think this even changed their mind. Not worth it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Banyan View Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Banyan View Lodge

Address: 119 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 46
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelBookers and Odigeo so you can book your Banyan View Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Banyan View Hotel Darwin

22 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (12)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Other (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay