Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin

Darwin , , 69 Mitchell Street (Show on Map)


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Info Youth Shack Backpackers is a budget-friendly hostel located in Darwin offering a variety of room types from private double and twin rooms to dorms. All rooms have air-conditioning, secure storage and linen provided. The hostel features a poolside bar, sundeck, kitchen/dining area and free activities such as curry and pizza nights and entertainment from the partners at Discovery Nightclub. Youth Shack's staff provides tours to breathtaking parts of the Top End, such as Kakadu, Litchfield, the Red Centre and the East Coast. The hostel is the official Greyhound agent in Darwin and offers budget flexi tickets available 24 hours. Guests can use the brand-new onsite laundry, cooking equipment, and ample storage space.
Summary of reviewsYouth Shack Backpackers Darwin is a great choice for travelers looking for a hostel in the heart of Darwin's lively party street. The location is unbeatable with easy access to public transport and all the main attractions, shopping, bars and restaurants. The hostel offers a variety of room options, including private rooms with en-suite bathrooms and mixed dorms. The rooms are clean and comfortable with varying amenities and sizes to suit different needs and budgets. The staff is generally friendly and accommodating with some guests reporting issues with reception staff. The pool is a highlight for many guests with plenty of areas to sunbathe and relax. The hostel is perfect for party people with at least four great bars and pubs in its vicinity and lots of nightly events and opportunities for socializing. The beds are generally comfortable with curtains for privacy, but some guests reported concerns about lack of storage space and uncomfortable, squeaky beds. Overall, Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin is a decent choice for travelers on a budget in Darwin.
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Room Types
Standard Double Room This air-conditioned double room includes a flat-screen TV with streaming services and a shared bathroom. The unit offers 1 bed.

Standard Twin Room This air-conditioned twin room includes a flat-screen TV with streaming services and a shared bathroom. The unit offers 2 beds.

Budget Double Room The double room features air conditioning, as well as a shared bathroom boasting a shower. The unit has 1 bed.

Budget Twin Room The air-conditioned twin room has shared bathroom fitted with a shower and a hairdryer. The unit has 2 beds.

Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room (18 - 35 years old only) This bed in dormitory has air conditioning.

Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room (18 - 35 years old only) This bed in dormitory features air conditioning.

Queen Room This air-conditioned double room includes a flat-screen TV with streaming services and a private bathroom. The unit offers 1 bed.

About Youth Shack Backpackers DarwinLocated in the heart of the tropical capital city of Darwin, Youth Shack Backpackers offers a range of rooms to suit all travelers, from private double and twin rooms with ensuite or shared facilities, to triple, 4-bed and 6-bed dorms. All rooms have air-conditioning and modern connectivity with secure storage and linen provided. The backpackers also features a poolside bar, sundeck, expansive kitchen/dining area and a range of free activities, including free curry and pizza nights, as well as world-class entertainment from the partners at Discovery Nightclub.

Youth Shack Backpackers' convenient location makes it the perfect base for exploring breathtaking parts of the Top End, such as Arnhem Land, Tiwi Islands, Central Australia and beyond, with a range of tours available from their experienced staff. Guests can visit Kakadu or Litchfield, or head to the Red Centre or East Coast with all options bookable at the front desk. As the official Greyhound agent in Darwin, direct and budget flexi tickets are available 24 hours.

The backpackers' staff are knowledgeable about the best places to visit in Darwin, from markets and museums to the best spots to see the famous sunsets. For those looking to escape the heat, the tech room provides a TV room and study area, with free computers to tidy up CVs. There is also a Job Shack to chat with the team about finding a job. Guests can use the brand-new onsite laundry, available 24 hours with washing, drying, and ironing facilities, as well as a great range of cooking equipment and ample storage space. With complimentary WIFI and breakfast, Youth Shack Backpackers is the perfect choice for an unforgettable experience in the Top End.
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Location
Located in the heart of Darwin's liveliest party street, the Youth Shack Backpackers is the perfect accommodation for those wanting to be in the middle of the action. The facilities are clean and well-maintained with a great kitchen and the hostel is in a fantastic central position, making it easy to reach all the main attractions, shopping, bars and restaurants by foot. The location is unbeatable with Crocosaurus Cove being directly across the street and at least four great bars and pubs located within the vicinity of the hostel. Additionally, it is only a 10-minute walk to the waterfront and Laramoo beach, which is only 2 minutes away. The hostel's location is also great for those without transportation with easy access to public transport via the nearby Öffis stations, making it easy to explore the city. Overall, the Youth Shack Backpackers is an excellent hostel choice for travelers with the location being a highlight of their stay.

Breakfast
Guests at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin have mixed opinions about the breakfast provided. While some found it to be basic, others really enjoyed the breakfast. A few guests mentioned that they would have liked more choices or quantity, but the free breakfast provided overall was decent. The breakfast consisted of toast, cereal, fruits, juice, coffee and tea. Guests appreciated that breakfast was included in their stay but some found the quality of the breakfast to be poor, including one guest who described it as "pathetic". However, some guests thought that the breakfast was great, including one who specifically mentioned the quality of the free breakfast. Despite mixed opinions about breakfast, guests can enjoy a basic free breakfast that includes a variety of options.

Rooms
Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin offers a variety of room options, including private rooms with en-suite bathrooms and mixed dorms. While some guests found the rooms to be small and basic, others appreciated the spacious and comfortable private rooms with their own fridges and sinks. The beds in the dorm rooms were comfortable, but some guests remarked on the lack of storage and noise from the air conditioning units. Despite a few complaints of dirty bathrooms and rooms in need of renovation, many guests praised the hostel's cleanliness and well-equipped kitchen. The rooftop area is a highlight and there are plenty of rooms to choose from, including those with lockers and curtains for privacy. Some guests noted the lack of electrical outlets in the rooms and the noise from the air conditioning and street can be bothersome. Overall, the rooms at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin are clean and comfortable with varying amenities and sizes to suit different needs and budgets.

Beds
The beds at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin have generally received positive feedback from guests. Many found them to be comfortable and equipped with curtains for privacy. Despite some concerns about the design of bunk beds, the beds were deemed to be of good quality overall. The hotel was said to be quiet at night, which allowed for respectful sleeping conditions. However, some other concerns were raised, such as lack of storage space and uncomfortable, squeaky beds. Private ensuite rooms were praised for their size and amenities, such as mini fridges. Overall, the beds at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin seem to be a decent choice for travelers on a budget in Darwin.

Cleanliness
If you're seeking a clean hostel in Darwin, Youth Shack Backpackers may be the perfect choice. Multiple reviews praise the hostel's cleanliness with guests describing the facilities as modern, fresh and very clean. The staff works hard to keep the hostel tidy and guests appreciate the regularly cleaned toilets, rooms and kitchen. While some guests did report issues with dirty bathrooms, many reviewers noted that the bathrooms and showers were generally clean. The hostel's pool also gets high marks for cleanliness, though a few guests did find pasta floating in the water. Overall, Youth Shack Backpackers seems to be a relatively clean and well-maintained hostel, though some guests noted that certain areas, such as the kitchen and bathrooms, could use a deeper clean.

Staff
The staff at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin received mixed reviews from guests. Many guests appreciated the warm welcome from the nice and friendly staff who made a lot of effort to ensure a good experience. The helpful and accommodating staff were described as fantastic and super friendly. Some guests particularly enjoyed the great pool and kitchen facilities, which were maintained by staff who always kept the rooms and kitchen clean. However, a few guests criticized the reception staff, who seemed disorganized, disinterested or sometimes downright rude and a few even reported racist conduct from some members of the team. Overall, most guests reported an enjoyable stay thanks to the location, awesome pool and kitchen and lovely staff who went out of their way to help.

Pool
Guests of Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin praised the hotel's pool, describing it as "nice," "awesome," "amazing," and even "cool." Many enjoyed the chill and relax opportunities provided by the pool and surrounding areas, including pool parties, outdoor bar and inflatables to use. The pool area was said to be well-decorated and clean with plenty of areas to sunbathe and relax. Some guests appreciated the poolside bar but noted that it was closed during their stay. Overall, the pool was a highlight for many guests, contributing to a great vibe at the hotel.

Nightlife
Looking for a fun-filled destination for your next backpacking trip? Look no further than Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin! Located in the heart of the city's lively nightlife district, this hostel is perfect for party people. With at least four great bars and pubs in its vicinity and lots of nightly events and opportunities for socializing, Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin is very much a party hostel. While some guests have mentioned that the noise level can be a little high, particularly as the hostel is situated between two loud pubs that play live music and karaoke until late hours every night, you'll find the parties going on late in the evening well worth it. And if you need to catch some zzz's after a long night of dancing, not to worry - the party is moved off-site every night at 10pm sharp to help guarantee a peaceful night's sleep. Overall, if you're looking for an amazing party experience in Darwin, Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin is definitely the place to be!

Outdoor Pool
The Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin offers an amazing big pool in the outdoor bar area with plenty of relaxing opportunities. The pool is well-decorated with inflatable toys and open until late. The pool area is clean and there are many areas to relax around the pool, including beds to laze on. The communal areas and sun decks are spacious and perfect for socializing. On weekends, there are fun events at the bar area around the pool. The outdoor area with the pool creates a great ambiance for guests. Although a few guests mentioned issues with the cleanliness of the pool, overall, the pool and outdoor areas were highly praised by guests.


Yes, Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Outdoor Pool.

No, a spa isn't available at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin.

No, Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin doesn't allow dogs.

No, parking facilities aren't available at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin.

No, Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin doesn't have a gym.
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