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Dingo Moon Lodge

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Best hostel I've stayed. The staff is so friendly. Double room really clean and cheap with air conditioning, fan, fridge. Lot of toilets and shower clean too. Free laundry (washing machine and dryer) and free unlimited fast wifi. Kitchen is fully equipped. Pretty quite, nice atmosphere

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DingoMoon, Front Office Manager at Dingo Moon Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Our cleaners are backpackers who stay at the hostel, and they enjoy the vibe as well. They like a clean hostel too!

Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Nice hostel, stayed here for a week and really liked the relaxed friendly atmosphere. Most residents were workers so it wasn't a loud party hostel but it was really close to the main bars and clubs so you could go out and enjoy the nightlife close by or be able to sleep with no late noise. Free brekkie and big...

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DingoMoon, Front Office Manager at Dingo Moon Lodge, responded to this review

We cleaned and painted during the Wet Season, and our current backpacker staff are taking pride in keeping the hostel clean (please see more recent reviews). We still have the breakfast: cereals, toast, crumpets, yogurt, muffins etc, and free laundry, and have upgraded the free Wifi. Glad you liked the atmosphere.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Stayed here for 1 night when trying to catch a plane to Bali for a holiday. The lodge is great with all the hostel amenities, features etc. It can be cleaner but it was very busy lodge with all the people coming and going. Great room and great people to meet here. Pool looks nice but I didn't use it....

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DingoMoon, General Manager at Dingo Moon Lodge, responded to this review

The public airport shuttle is a great service, it is at the airport to meet every incoming flight. We do not run it, however, but can offer information to guests booked to stay with us. The pool and it's accompanying old frangipani tree are much-loved features of the hostel. We closed briefly during the past wet season (december 2016) for...

Reviewed 4 September 2016

My friend and I moved into this hostel after deciding we didn't like being in different Darwin hostel that was too much of a party atmosphere. This one advertises free breakfast, free laundry, and free wifi. We learned upon check-in that the wifi wasn't worked (apparently hasn't been working for ages!), but the breakfast and laundry were truly free, which...

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DingoMoon, Front Office Manager at Dingo Moon Lodge, responded to this review

We have new management, and new cleaning staff, and reopened earlier this year (2017) after spring cleaning, routine pest control, and a fresh coat of paint. The wifi has been upgraded too.

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Warm inviting atmosphere, although I appreciate this is largely due to the people staying there at the time. The room was the biggest one seen in a hostel so far and cleaned daily. The pool was also cleaned daily and serviced weekly I think. Free breakfast consisted of selection of cereals, toast, apple/ orange juice and yogurt. My only criticism...

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

If the rat in the kitchen had have moved slower i would have uploaded a photo. Awful place. Booked in for 3 x nights and checked out after the 1st. Where to start.. well a rat (apparently they live between floors) stealing some bread off the storage rack. No reports of them in any rooms to be fair mind, but...

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DingoMoon, Front Office Manager at Dingo Moon Lodge, responded to this review

We have new management and cleaning staff (2017) and closed briefly during the Wet Season (December 2016) for painting, repairs and spring cleaning. The Wifi has been upgraded, the kitchen restocked with new cutlery and lots of real (ceramic not plastic) plates, bowls and cups. Those of our bunks you suggest have no ladders actually have rungs across the ends,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I stayed here with some friends for a number of weeks and had a great time. Hang around the pool/kitchen area and you'll get to know all the regulars quickly. Weekends are great fun with plenty of pool parties. Owner is a decent guy to. Also there's free laundry

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Reviewed 24 April 2016

really enjoyed our stay at dingo moon lodge, rooms had aircon, the pool was clean and refreshing, free laundry was awesome, after a long roadtrip up from cairns. it's a good place to relax, and people are quite close knit

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DingoMoon, Front Office Manager at Dingo Moon Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed our hostel, we love the pool( and the big old frangipani tree) too!

Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

A very quaint and cozy hostel. The showers and toilets were cleaned daily and the pool was always a great way to cool off during the day. In easy walking distance of everything and off the main pub area so it's not too noisy. Great common area to hang out and meet people. Not the roomiest or flashiest hostel but...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 14 April 2016

If you want to have some fun at a pool area with other folks of your kind, this place is highly recommended to you. When we stayed there, some guys started their drinking at around ten in the morning at the weekends. Some of the people who stayed here worked around Darwin, so no bad word about having a little...

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the most centrally located and consistently maintained backpackers in Darwin. Dingo Moon is independently owned, offering more value for money including Australia’s best free backpacker’s breakfast. Dingo Moon's location allows easy access to all shops, attractions and popular venues within the Darwin area. The lodge offers a variety of rooms suitable to every traveller. All rooms are air conditioned which is available 24 hours day, all double rooms and some dorms include fridges. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dingo Moon Lodge

Address: 88 Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Top End > Darwin
Price Range: $26 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dingo Moon Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Staff is happy to change your room if you are unhappy and there's other beds available... room 17 was nice!”
264brandya, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Online booking is not advisable as it won't give you correct information. Better stay in other place if you have children with you.”
MariaMS1957, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“try to avoid the 11, right above the kitchen, can be noisy...”
Slie09, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Book early for double room in HIGH season.”
MinxManx, 20 Jul 2014 | Read review
“If you are a male, ask NOT to be put in the female dorm, or you will meet teenage girls, who are not happy at all to see you.”
i_love_earplugs, 19 Jun 2014 | Read review
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