Above average 6.0
Based on 38 reviews

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About Youth Shack Backpackers

Description

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Darwin, Youth Shack Backpackers is the perfect choice. Set from the excitement of the city, this 1-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin City Cinemas, St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

The facilities and services provided by Youth Shack Backpackers ensure a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, laundromat, photocopying, postal service can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, television. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as outdoor pool, billiards, table tennis, garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. Youth Shack Backpackers is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Darwin.
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Features

Internet

  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Transportation

  • car park

Swimming & soaking

  • outdoor pool

Land sports

  • table tennis

Food & beverage

  • poolside bar
  • bar
  • vending machine
  • shared kitchen

Pets

  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundromat

Guest services

  • postal service
  • luggage storage
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • garden
  • smoking area
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • lockers
  • 24-hour check-in

Business & money services

  • photocopying
  • printer
  • ATM

Languages Spoken

  • English
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Policies

  • Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).
  • Guests over 18 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.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 11:00 AM
Check-In Until: 06:00 AM
Check-Out From: 10:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 10:30 AM
Distance to Airport: 15 km
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 85
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
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Recent customer comments

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Above average



  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 5.3
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.2
  • Service 6.2
  • Value for Money 5.8
  • Food/Dining 4.9

Desiree A.
Switzerland
July 16, 2016
Worst stay ever
The matras must have been old since the springs appeared at the surface, feels like you sleep on pointy pebbles. Room was dirty. No toilet paper on section 4 at 1900hrs. Kitchen has fridges and a lot of cooking spots, but is completely empty,. At reception you can buy cutlery for Aud 2 and your room key is a deposit if you want to use cooking utensils. The location is great, but that is the only positive remark.

Sebastien J.
France
December 29, 2015
Nice backpacker will all accomodations
Nice, clean, pleasant
Nice play to stay and chill out. swimming pool, barbecue areas, many fridges,pools... all located downtown with a friendly staff

Antonia L.
Australia
June 28, 2014
Excellent location. Great staff.
Location, staff and easy check in and check out.
It was great rooms were deceit, and staff were helpful. Really appreciated that I was able to check in and check out at anytime due to early morning flights.

Julie W.
Australia
June 14, 2014
Darwin is an interesting place!
location, pool area, reception and travel info
Youth Shack was an interesting place. Very noisy, party place for young people obviously as the name suggests. Great location. They couldnt provide me with a quieter room on the opposite side of the party area even though I asked for it months before when I booked. This was a little disappointing. Kitchen area was not equipped and not really clean so I didnt attempt to use it. Bathrooms got a bit grubby as the day went on and hotel is in need of a bit of repair. Great location though.

Shohei M.
Japan
June 01, 2014
Laid-back
Near Central city, many cafes around, walkable to see the sea
Laid-back, very good and will come back when I go to Darwin

Jester Q.
Australia
May 27, 2014
Aircon available only from 7.30pm to 9am.
1. Location 2. Easy check in 3. Own sink in bedroom
It was alright. Other occupants didn't bother me too much

Andre W.
Australia
May 23, 2014
Expensive noisy with poor shower facilities
Centrally located
The biggest single problem is the noisy, drunken behaviour of guests during the night - shouting, screaming and banging on doors in the corridors is a regular occurrence and there were fights some nights. Be advised: some male guests sneak females inside in the 4 bed dorm rooms or as some do leave the room sometimes at 2 or 3 am. Not good.

B S.
United Kingdom
May 06, 2014
bad
just location
It's the worst hostel I have been in the world. rude staff, dirty kitchen, small room and poor bed. The only good thing is the location. However there a few hostel nearby. Definitely not recommend.

STEVE H.
Australia
May 03, 2014
Affordable and friendly in a prime location
Price, atmosphere, location
Staff were very friendly and helpful, live band was playing in the outdoor/ bar area when we arrived and the atmosphere was great. Bedding was ok, adequate for the price. Fast check out, and in walking distance from many bars and resturants.

Ned B.
Australia
May 01, 2014
Noisy but reasonable
Location, access to airport, access to activities
Lots of very young, very drunk and very noisy travellers at this hotel. Not recommended if you are looking for somewhere quiet to stay but great location and facilities. The staff are friendly and helpful. The pool area is nice during the day until people get home from work and after they've all passed out drunk at night. If you are a young party animal this is the place for you!



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