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Above average 6.0
Based on 38 reviews

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Above average



based on 38 reviews
  • 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

Monika R.
Australia
March 10, 2014
Great location, helpful staff
Friendly staff, great location, excellent pool
Had a great stay at the Youth Shack - staff were fantastic, kitchen was huge and there is a great lounge area near the pool. Certainly stay here again!

Lilli H.
Indonesia
January 14, 2014
Darwins best Hostle
friendly stuff, clean rooms, good location
I really enjoyed my stay at the backpackers. The stuff was very friendly and helpful. The locations is central and common facilities are clean and comfortable. I enjoyed to lay at the pool as well as having a few drinks(great price) at night at the youth shack bar. I can highly recommend this hostel!!

Stefan T.
Germany
January 04, 2014
nice staff, clean rooms. good one.
staff, bar, pool.
Cool. Was there for 2 days during the rainy season so not much to do. Hostel was nice.

Brent M.
Australia
October 18, 2013
good stay for the short time I was there!
central, easy access, good bar
I had another good stay at this backpackers! the people where nice enough and the location is central! I would recommend it to the traveller waiting for Darwins red eye express!

Brent M.
Australia
October 18, 2013
nice stay, good bar, central location
bar, location, people
I had a nice stay, at this backpackers! central location and easy access to the city and night life! I would recommend this place as a good stop over for one or two nights!

siew G.
Malaysia
October 17, 2013
No Comment
No Comment
Value for the money for a solo travellers. During the check-in lady at the reception no so friendly.

Hans W.
Belgium
October 13, 2013
Worst hostel EVER
There arent good things to say
A very dirty hostel, smelly everywhere, people trowing up in the bathroom, noisy, very arrogant owner a the reception. You have to pay for the key and for each set dishes, deposit your key to get any pans, ... I traveled almost each continent and stayed in a lot of hostels; but this was 100 % sure the WORST hostel I ever stayed in. I really have nothing good to say about it.

SILA P.
Australia
October 08, 2013
Never again, room was okay but too much noise outs
a bed was there n someone was there to check us in at 1am in the morning
We couldn't sleep coz of the fighting of other patrons, disregarding other guests n slamming of doors. I didn't have a shower as it was dirty, cigarette butts every where n rubbish on the ground n the stench of alcohol n smoke was unbelievable. I will never stay there again

Alexandra L.
Australia
September 28, 2013
Working Holiday Visa stomping ground
Pool, Bar, Budget Room
This hostel has a lot of travellers on Working Holiday Visas living here, especially from the UK. There is a bar onsite and it gets really busy. For me, this place was a nightmare - we were in Darwin in transit and did a day trip to Kakadu and really what we were looking for was somewhere we could rest our weary heads and sleep at any hour of the day. Definitely not the right choice - this place is super loud with a 24/7 party vibe. If that IS what you are looking for, then this place is perfect! You'll meet heaps of other travellers, be able to buy your drinks onsite and stumble off to either the nearby clubs or your room with no hassles. The facilities also include a swimming pool, "Job Shack" to assist with finding jobs for travellers, internet access, shared bathrooms and security features. Note that the hostel requests deposits for virtually everything - room keys, cutlery, towels - and they shortchanged us when returning the deposits (or the staff member at the start overcharged us to begin with). This makes the check in and check out process stupidly long and with only two people working and about 10 people trying to check in, it was an ordeal.

wayne O.
Australia
September 28, 2013
GREAT SPOT GREAT LOCATION GREAT VALUE
LOCATION COST PRICE
It is a good location and value for money based on my work type I enjoy staying here each time and recommended it