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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I enjoyed my stay at the youth shack! Staff were friendly, rooms were cleaned everyday. For a backpacker its a perfect location nice bar and pool. The only thing I will say was it was annoying having to get pans and kitchen utensils from downstairs at the reception. Overall I had a really enjoyable stay here.

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Thank Saffy S
Brett M, Reservations Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Saffy, Thanks for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay ! The poolside bar is great and the staff do enjoy interacting with the majority of our guests. Our kitchen facilities are very well used by guests, and while we understand it can be a little annoying having to leave a room key as a deposit for...

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Not the best hostel ive stayed in but definitely not the worst. Rooms are clean and tidy with fresh linen. Bathrooms need to be cleaned more regularly as toilet floors on third level always had water a centimetre deep and showers had moss around the drain. Also towels cost $2 with a $10 deposit

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Brett M, Reservations Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our cleaning team do work extremely hard, we are glad the rooms were clean and tidy and met your expectations. At the same time, we will make sure more of an effort is put into keeping the bathrooms clean and will address the issues you describe immediately. Towels are available at a nominal cost of...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Only stayed a few nights, the staff were very friendly and helpful with all the questions i asked them... the housekeeping were nice and did a good job cleaning, the bar was closed at a reasonable hour so it was possible to get a good nights sleep... all around a good hostel.. would stay again if i came back to...

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Brett M, Reservations Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. We are delighted the staff were able to assist you with your questions and the housekeeping team met your expectations in terms of friendliness and hostel cleanliness. The music in the poolside bar does get switched off at 10pm to ensure guests have a decent nights sleep and we are glad this was the case...

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed a few nights. Unfortunately it was weekend n I wasnt rly up for the all nite party. Bunk beds in dorms were ok. Sink inside the room (501) which was nice tho wifi didnt work inside the room. Only in common areas. Other than that facilities were so-so/ ok. It attracts young party crowd hence kitchen area needs a...

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Brett M, Reservations Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Many of our guests do enjoy a good party although we try to make sure guests who are not so 'party-inclined' are comfortable as well and not affected by the behaviour of partying guests. We have a night manager on duty from 10pm till 6am along with a security company who regularly patrols the hostel...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I stayed at Youthshack for a couple of days between two trips. Coming from a camping trip I was looking forward to a warm shower, a shave and a nap. Sadly the showers are very run down. The spray of the showers is more like a drizzle and the toilets are too few for such a big hostel. I did...

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Brett M, Reservations Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Phillip, thanks for your review. We appreciate all feedback good or bad. We will certainly take your comments regarding the bathrooms on board, they are high use areas as they are in any hostel. Each level does have bathrooms and toilets for each gender and our cleaning staff do their best to keep these areas presentable and use-able. We...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you like to stay in a nice and calm hostel, I would definitely NOT recommend this place. People were partying all night long and there was no chance to keep the noiz out of the room. Also the kitchen was most of the times not clean and it was not nice to cook there. Furthermore you can smell the...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The staff were full of attitude, not helpful at all. They all looked miserable. There was a fight outside the doors of the hostel. I asked if I could borrow the phone to call the police/ambulance as one guy was covered in blood (my phone had broken) they said "it's not our problem". The bedding stinks. There's cockroaches (I know...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Location excellent. Noise very loud. Room was clean. Bathroom cleanliness varied day to day. Kitchen cleanliness was up there with the worst. Hostel bar was good and spacious. We visited two hostels in Darwin, this was the better of the two.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This is the worst place I have ever spent a night! Noisy, loud & dirty Everybody I have met that has spent a night in Darwin that has stayed at the YS has checked out after 1 or 2 nights to stay at another hostel... Loud music persits until 2am most nights, impossible to get good nights sleep. Compared to...

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Skokie, Illinois
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

If I could give zero stars I would! Funny, you walk into reception and it looks nice. Rooms are small, kitchen will make you throw up, bathrooms are disgusting, hallways smell of pee. Don't stay here, just don't! Party goes on until 1 am, it's a disgusting party hostel, so if you like that sort of thing...then have fun!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Youth Shack is a great choice for backpackers and travellers looking for affordable, value for money accommodation. Located right in the heart of Darwin at 69 Mitchell St, the Youth Shack is just a short stroll away from the wide range of cheap eateries, 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), the Youth Shack has become a home away from home for many satisfied guests during its' time. Featuring a large semi-shaded pool, Poolside Bar, great Sundeck, a huge kitchen with adjoining dining area and a Job Shack desk, the Youth Shack has everything required to make your stay comfortable while in Darwin. Get your tan on atop the first floor rooftop sundeck after a day out adventuring or night out partying. Soak your miles away in the pool, relax on the sunbeds and catch up on that book you've been meaning to read or just have a few cool drinks in the bar and make new friends or hang out with old ones. In addition to all this, 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 Australia's 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. ... more   less 

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Address: 69 Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Price Range: $30 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Youth Shack Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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“Take padlock for supplied room locker.”
 of 5 bubbles MLT73, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are of equal high standard”
 of 5 bubbles michaeldJ5926GE, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“One side of the hostel isn't near the pool so it might be a bit quieter...not positive though”
 of 5 bubbles sophiesophiesophie3x, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If choosing double, make sure your geting tv, dvd and fridge. Especially if your on a budget”
 of 5 bubbles S7694AFscotth, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I had a room along the front which was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles squizzy11, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
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