We were in Darwin for a week but only booked 2 nights here, thankfully this was the right decision to make. It was awful!
We had spent 24hours on the Ghan and was looking forward to getting to the hostel.
Check in took 45mins. Unorganised staff flicking between guests instead of just dealing with one at a time. Finally got our room key but some guy was in our room when we went in. We then had to wait for him to move all his belongings to his correct room before we could check in.
Key deposit has to be paid on arrival
$10 deposit has to be paid every time you want to borrow a plate, knife, fork etc
Kitchen was a health hazard! Bugs and ants everywhere!
Room felt like a prison, no natural light and very basic
Unisex showers on the ground floor do not have doors, just white shower curtains
Overcharged us for our stay by $10. We questioned it on check out and they just gave us the difference back, no questions asked! I wonder how many travellers don't question it?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Darwin's best kept secret for backpackers and those on a budget looking for value for money accommodation, Chilli's Backpackers Hostel is centrally located right in the heart of Darwin, the capital of Australia's Northern Territory.Located at 69A Mitchell St. Chillis is just a short stroll away from the wide range of cheap eats, 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), Chillis is a tranquil backpacker haven nestled in the very centre of Darwin. Cool off on the first floor rooftop sundeck after a day out adventuring! Featuring beautiful hanging gardens and two huge brand new spas, soak your miles away, catch up on that book you've been meaning to read or just get your tan on. At the front of the property, a communal kitchen and dining area sits overlooking Mitchell St. 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 the 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. Free breakfast is available from 6am - 9.00 am. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chilli`s Backpackers Hotel Darwin