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Banyan View Lodge

119 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Ranked #25 of 39 Specialty lodging in Darwin
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Still a cheap option in expensive Darwin. But really needs to be cleaned by somebody. Also the out-of-order toilets that were still being used was not a good look. Perhaps it is about to be demolished; does not look like the maintenance is predicated on it being here much longer. Some bits were good; the bedrooms. Not so the bathrooms;... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Found the accommodation very comfortable and the location very good. The amenities were very clean. The reception desk was excellent and very helpful. Would certainly stay there again and would recommend it to older backpackers as you are out of the busy part of Mitchell St, but an easy walk or short bus trip into the party area

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Intended to stay four nights but only stayed one, 6 May 2014. The double room was satisfactory although the fridge could have been cleaner. No problem with the key deposit as many YHAs do this but the deposits for cutlery and crockery was an irritation and then in the kitchen itself there were hardly any pots and pans. No plugs... More

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Ocean Shores, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

this place is disgusting! The first floor bathrooms are dirty and mouldy, they supposedly clean them in the morning...they don't clean them, they spray bleach and the use a hose to hose everything down. No scrubbing, no wiping, nothing! 1 toilet was blocked for 2 days until I went up and complained, so the cleaners or management while they were... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Have to pay a deposit to hire cutlery, crockery and room key. Hostel used a lot by workers so not a place to meet fellow travelers. Office has limited opening hours. I had to check out before opening time so had to return my crockery etc by 5.30pm the night before to get my deposit back. This meant I had... More

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Address: 119 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
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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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