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Youth Shack Backpackers

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The Youth Shack is a great choice for backpackers and travellers looking for affordable, value for money accommodation. Located right in the heart of Darwin at 69 Mitchell St, the Youth Shack is just a short stroll away from the wide range of cheap eateries, restaurants, bars and nightclubs that Darwin has on offer. For those wishing to relax, grab a meal, shop, or catch a few rays, the Waterfront lagoon and its surrounding cafes and restaurants are only a leisurely ten minute walk away. Providing air-conditioned four, six or eight bed dorms, Double or Twin private rooms (Shared Bathroom), the Youth Shack has become a home away from home for many satisfied guests during its' time. Featuring a large semi-shaded pool, Poolside Bar, great Sundeck, a huge kitchen with adjoining dining area and a Job Shack desk, the Youth Shack has everything required to make your stay comfortable while in Darwin. Get your tan on atop the first floor rooftop sundeck after a day out adventuring or night out partying. Soak your miles away in the pool, relax on the sunbeds and catch up on that book you've been meaning to read or just have a few cool drinks in the bar and make new friends or hang out with old ones. In addition to all this, our experienced and helpful reception staff can assist you with all your tours in the Top End. Ask about our amazing deals on single or multi-day tours to Kakadu, the waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, Uluru, if it's available we will get you on board. Experience the natural beauty and culture of Australia's Northern Territory. 24 hour check-in. Arrivals between 10pm and 6.00am can call the night manager, the number is on the front door of the hostel. In room Locker, Linen provided. Valid photo ID and credit card details required upon check in.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Good hostel. Great location in the main street, friendly staff, good facilities and a good price! Perfect for backpackers on a budget :). During my stay it was the end of low season, so more quite than normal, perfect for me :).
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The hostel is on the main street, close to everything. Walking distance to Coles, Woollies, banks and all the bars. Cool pool to hang out (very important in Darwin). Perfect for travelers since it's very easy to make friends here. Helpful and friendly staff. Free Wifi and breaky
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In love with this place! The staff are so friendly and accomodating and go out of their way to help you or give you advice. Great massive kitchen and eating area but the pool and bar are by far the best, such a good vibe in this place. Lived here 4 months now and not planning on
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It's the best hostel. Very clean and people working there are so friendly! You can feel the human touch, especially in a solo travel (like mine) it's really important to feel at home. Here I found a family!
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I had an amazing time staying at Youth Shack. Thank you to all the staff that looked after me, you guys were so helpful. The hostel is so cool and laid back with lots of different nationalities, ive made some friends for life :-) There was a small problem with the fan in one
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"Room at the end of the hallway are quieter"
"Rooms on the 400/500 level have sinks and are further away from the bar/pool"
"rooms facing the main street, all the 400s and 500s suffer the night life noise of darwin"
"Basic hostel that was fine for one night"
"Book via the website so they get your booking!"
$21 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNorthern TerritoryTop EndDarwin
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