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Melaleuca On Mitchell Hostel

52 Mitchell Street, Darwin City, Darwin, Australia 0800 (Show on map)

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Formerly : Melaleuca Hotel
Good 7.0
based on 111 reviews

"location, proximity to everything, kitchen..."

  • Vladimir, Australia
  • June 22, 2015
  • Area: Darwin City
  • Rooms : 98

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Room Types
Twin Room
Twin Room
Double/Single with Ensuite
4 Bed Ensuite 2 Night Special
4 Bed En-suite
Double/Single with En-Suite
4 Bed Ensuite
Double Room Shared Bathroom - 7 Night Special
Double Room with En-Suite - 3 Night Special
Double Bed Private - No En-Suite
Double Room with Ensuite - 3 Night Special
Double Room Shared Bathroom - 7 Night Special
Double Bed Private - No Ensuite - 2 night stay
Double Bed Private - No Ensuite
6 Bed Female Dorm
Mixed 6-Bed Dormitory
6 Bed Female Dorm
Mixed 6 Bed Dorm


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Features of Melaleuca On Mitchell Hostel

airport transfer


BBQ facilities

business center

car park


express check-in/check-out

facilities for disabled guests

laundry service

luggage storage


smoking area


vending machine

Sports and Recreation


golf course (within 3 km)

outdoor pool




car park

Languages Spoken



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Perfectly located in the heart of Darwin’s tourist precinct, Melaleuca On Mitchell Hostel is surrounded by bars, restaurants, and authentic Aussie pubs. Offering guests with budgeted accommodation, backpackers can gather around the pools, enjoy the barbecues and games nights, check out the famed Deck where guests can hang out and drink beer in the sun while watching live sports on the big screen TV. There is also the underground nightclub to party. The MOM, as it’s affectionately called, is a communal kitchen allowing guests to cook their own meals, and there are double rooms as well as male and female dorms. While staying here, guests will also get a chance to explore some of the popular attractions such as Kakadu National Park, The Red Center, Litchfield National Park, and even day tours. Best of all, there is friendly, knowledgeable staff always at your service as well as no shortage of travel-savvy guests with whom to trade stories and advice. You will never go wrong with Melaleuca On Mitchell Hostel. Perfectly located in the heart of Darwin’s tourist precinct, Melaleuca On Mitchell Hostel is surrounded by bars, ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
10:00 AM

Distance from City Center
1 km

Distance to Airport
12 km

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Vladimir R. Couples Australia, June 22, 2015
Your standard backpacker

location, proximity to everything, kitchen
Great things: - location - security - friendly staff among bad things: - no free internet - bathrooms can be located quite far from the room
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Paul G. Business travelers Australia, June 21, 2015
Great location

Location, price, bar prices
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Candice H. Couples Australia, June 7, 2015
Weekend in darwin

Fairly good location, rooftop pool bar, good security
It was tidy, handy, safe. We had everything we needed in a private 4/bed ensuite room for a good weekend away. Good location to amenities and cool pool bar on the rooftop. Security present which was good as streets gets a bit rowdy..but rooms blocked out a bit of noise. Towels, soap, sheets and blankets provided. Would easily go again to that same place.
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Simon M. Couples Australia, June 2, 2015
Quick overnight stay.

Location, location, location
Arrived around 1.30am and left around 8.30am, so was just a place to sleep for us. Did the job, can't comment on the facilities as didn't use them.
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Johann G. Solo travelers Switzerland, May 23, 2015
nothing particular

reasonable price for Darwin but still overpriced
Sometimes some rooms can be very noisy during the night
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Marlene C. Solo travelers Thailand, May 12, 2015

Centrally located with travel agent and things to do at your fingertips
quick overnight stay on two occasions so I found this place easy to located among the city centre.
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Naufar J. Solo travelers India, March 29, 2015
Good Location , Not clean Kitchen and Creepy Room

Location, Party Atmosphere, Pool
The location of the Hostel was great as its in the party street and the coles and woolies are walkable distance. The Party Pool and Pub was nice to meet freinds. The Kitchen was pretty unclean and the washroom was just okay.. Rooms with Bunk Beds are not attractive but aircondition was good. Having a neutral feeling and its not worth for the money as the Darwin is quite expensive
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Christin K. Solo travelers Germany, March 21, 2015
Alright stay

Im the heart of the city, good bar atmosphere
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Therese C. Solo travelers Australia, February 19, 2015
Back for 4 nights, after 5 years. Still the best.

Location, kitchen, staff
Friendly staff. Fantastic location. Women-only floor on 3rd floor. Security on duty at nighttime, too. Clean bathrooms.
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Stacey J. Solo travelers United Kingdom, January 23, 2015
Better than read in previous reviews

Location, staff, female only floor
Staff were friendly with assisting with airport transfer and any other requests I had. I read previous reviews saying that they couldn't sleep at night because of the noise, perhaps it depends on the location of the room because my room was located opposite side from the pool and bar area and I heard no noise and slept fine. Also I was on the top female only floor so there were no noisy boys around. Free aircon is a bonus
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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • Crocosaurus Cove (80 m), Aquascene (1.1 km), Darwin Entertainment Centre (0.4 km), Darwin Waterfront (1.6 km)

Centrally located with easy access from all major transport options such as coach, taxi and shuttle buses

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Customers like this hostel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Cullen Bay 806 Bus Station (2.4 Km / 29 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • restaurants
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Darwin International Airport (7.3 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Great location" , "Great pool" , "Great staff"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Crocosaurus Cove (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Hanuman Restaurant (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Nirvana Asian Restaurant (0.9 Km / 11 min walk)
  • Aquascene Fish Feeding (0.9 Km / 11 min walk)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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