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    Youth Shack Backpackers

    69 Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview

    • Excellent18%
    • Very good25%
    • Average21%
    • Poor13%
    • Terrible21%
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    “tv room” (8 reviews)
    “cheap drinks” (5 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Pool
    Bar/Lounge
    3 Star Hotel
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    Chilli's Backpackers
    206 reviews
    #33 of 48 Speciality lodging in Darwin
     
    Darwin YHA- Melaleuca on Mitchell
    334 reviews
    #34 of 48 Speciality lodging in Darwin
     
    Down Under Hostels
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    #23 of 48 Speciality lodging in Darwin
     
    Dingo Moon Lodge
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    #30 of 48 Speciality lodging in Darwin
     
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Me and my partner have been staying at the hostel for a few weeks and it already feels like home. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the room is spot on. We have a double bed.. with a comfy mattress 👌, Tv, fridge,...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    In general Having booked to stay at Chilli's, we were moved to Youth Shack (sister hostel) as it was closed for the wet season. It was only a short walk from Chilli's and our booking was the same so this was not much of an...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Rooms, bathrooms and toilets are disgusting. Nobody is coming to clean after check out. Sink in the room full of hair. People checking in at 6:30 in the morning. Wifi free and unlimited but really slow. You should avoid this placeMore

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    Response from Helen F, Assistant Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers

    Hi, We are so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. It is a pity that you did not let us know you were unhappy during your stay so we could have tried to rectify things for you. Our housekeepers start the room...More

    Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

    Great little rooms (stayed in a double bed private room) with air conditioning and TV. Staff at the desk were incredibly friendly and helpful, providing local info and tour suggestions; as well as helping out with other little queries. There was also a desk for...More

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    Response from Helen F, Assistant Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers

    Hi Jenny, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lengthy a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed so much about the services we offer. It is a pity you felt that way towards our night manager - of all of...More

    Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

    Stayed here with my girlfriend in a double room for 4 nights. Our room was clean and we enjoyed having a wardrobe and fridge. Loved the laid back and friendly atmosphere of the place. The staff were all very nice and helpful. The pool area...More

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    Response from Helen F, Assistant Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, had the opportunity to see how great our staff are and enjoyed our facilities! Best of luck on the rest of your travels...More

    Chilli's Backpackers
    206 reviews
    #33 of 48 Speciality lodging in Darwin
     
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    Dingo Moon Lodge
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    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$20 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Room Tips
    "Take padlock for supplied room locker."
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    "All the rooms are of equal high standard"
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    "One side of the hostel isn't near the pool so it might be a bit quieter...not positive though"
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    "If choosing double, make sure your geting tv, dvd and fridge. Especially if your on a budget"
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