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Here you will find a list of all Darwin backpackers hostels. Darwin is the capital of Northern Territory in Australia. It is a multicultural and laid back city which resides on the north coast of Australia, with a population of 11000. The city was called Palmerston until the name was changed to Darwin in 1911.
Most of the hostels in Darwin are situated on the main street or very close to it. The price range is about the same compared to other places in Australia.
The main street hosts a shopping mall and a wide range of different dining options. As the city has these days become known as a backpacker location also, the activity options have become more comprehensive as well.
Darwin can be soaringly hot in the summer months, and the humidity can make it feel sometimes almost unbearable. Remember to drink a lot of water and to slap on the sunblock if spending a long time in the sun.
Darwin is also pretty close (171km) to one of the greatest national parks in the world, Kakadu. Almost 5 million acres, the massive park is located within the Alligator Rivers of Northern Territory. If you visit Darwin, it is highly recommended that you would spend some time visiting Kakadu, although the tickets can be a bit on the expensive side depending on the season.
Darwin has its own airport, and is also serviced by some bus operators (Greyhound for example).
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"Chilli's Backpackers is a big hostel in the center of Darwin, although it isn't a perfect place for travelers, since it's used mainly by backpackers who are working in the city. The hostel is good looking from the outside, but once you get inside, you see that this hostel isn't cleaned on a regular basis and the rooms and communal areas are not well maintained. The Location This hostel is situated two minutes from the Greyhound stop,...
Melaleuca on Mitchell
"Melaleuca on Mitchell is one of the Base-affiliated hostels, making it a good option for those with Base accommodation packages. It is centrally located right across the street from the transit centre, making it easy to get to. The hostel is a very large complex with a wide variety of room types from which to choose. The Location The hostel is located directly opposite the Darwin transit centre on Mitchell Street, the main street in...
Darwin YHA Hostel
"HI - Darwin - Globetrotters YHA Backpacker Resort is a quiet hostel on the main street, like most hostels in Darwin. It is clean and basic. The location Darwin YHA is on Mitchell Street, the main street -- it's approximately in the middle, a bit further down the center, which is about five minutes' walk. There is a supermarket and the shopping center about five minutes' walk away. Some bars, restaurants, and the Crocosaurus Cove are in...
Banyan View Lodge (YWCA)
"Banyan View Lodge (YWCA) is a quiet hostel with good facilities and bonuses. It is close to the city center, about ten minutes' walk, and next to the esplanade. A bus stop is just in front of the door, and can take you to the Sunset Market on Mindil Beach every Thursday and Sunday. The Location Banyan View Lodge is on Mitchell Street, the main street, but a bit further down the center. You won't be disturbed by the night parties! It is...
Youth Shack Hostel
"Youth Shack Hostel is a laid-back hostel with a good reputation. It attracts a nice mix of people from all age groups (late teens, twenties, early thirties). The atmosphere is enjoyable and friendly. Well laid-out common spaces make it easy to get to know other backpackers. There's no in-house bar and a total alcohol ban so the going never gets too tough. The Location The hostel is located in the middle of Mitchell Street and has one of...
Dingo Moon Lodge
"Dingo Moon Lodge is famous for its free, deluxe breakfast (fruits; pancakes; muffins; Nutella; spreads; toast; cereals with milk; juices; and of course coffee, hot chocolate, and tea -- if you're fast, you'll also get some croissants and yogurt). It's the best we have seen in Australian hostels so far! The hostel offers free laundry and comes with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and the facilities are pretty clean for a fair price. The...
"I stayed at Gecko's several times, back in 2003 and 2004. Excellent place. A very good atmosphere! Real fresh filter coffee in the mornings with thin baked pancakes from the barbie. Good on ya mate! I stayed at several hostels durring my travels, but only a few of them I could call my home. Gecko Lodge is definitely my homeplace wen I get back to Darwin in 2007. People that complain about a fine hostel like this should go to a five-star hotel...
Frogshollow Lodge & Backpackers
"Frogshollow is a friendly hostel situated in a quiet street just outside the main city centre area but still within a short walk of all the action. The hostel is surrounded by tropical plants and has a lovely garden area with a pool, spa, and BBQ. There is a very relaxed atmosphere here. The facilities are good. There is a well-equipped kitchen (free light breakfast), internet access, vending machines, laundry, and large communal area for...
Elke's Inner City Backpackers Lodge Darwin
"Elkes Inner City Backpackers Lodge is located on Mitchell Street just past the Stuart Highway, about five to ten minutes from the main group of hostels and stores further up the street. In the opposite direction you can find the seasonal Mindil Beach night markets, the museum, and so on. Elkes isn't the perfect backpackers, but it does try to make you feel welcome. The reception area is large and brightly painted, with travel help desks...
Wilderness Lodge Backpackers
"Wilderness Lodge is located on Mitchell Street, Darwin's central street. It is close to the Darwin transportation center, but doesn't has it's own car parking. You can find it on the northern edge of Mitchell Street, short distance across the road from the Holiday Inn hotel. The lodge itself is clean with a big pool in the middle of it. Around the pool there is a lot of shaded sitting place to read a book or you can just spend a lazy day...
Whoop Whoop Backpackers
144 Mitchell Street
YMCA of Darwin
"Horrible vibe and bad kitchen facilities - I stayed here for a month in Febuary. Rooms are cheap for Darwin. There were ants everywhere and cockroaches and the building has espestose witch some of the dry wall was falling apart. There is no wifi or air con so it was hard to sleep and relax or cook. The bathroom was horrible with cockroach eggs in the sink and shower. The vibe was really depressing and dull. At least the sheets were clean. The...
Air Raid City Lodge
"The sheets were clean and the bed was reasonably comfy, but apart from that it was a bit of a hole! Small pokey room with no real windows, in a dead and kind of dodgy part of town, definitely not worth $72." … "… major supermarkets and restaurants. Each room has separate toilet, shower, air-conditioner, TV, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facility. We also have communal kitchen, guest laundry and internet. Our reception is...
"Great deal. - I moved here after two previous hostels (Banyan View and Melaleuca) and it was by far the best one I stayed in in Darwin. First of all, the staff is friendly, the pool is great and the rooms are amazing. You have a porch, very nice bed, Refrigerator in every room and your own shower. The kitchen's not too big but more than enough and the people there are great. It's 5 minutes away from all the noise, so you can party as much as...
"… s" … "From Darwin Airport: 1. Head north on Henry Wrigley Dr toward Sir Norman Brearley Dr (1.4 km) 2. Turn left at McMillans Rd (2.4 km) 3. Slight left to stay on McMillans Rd (69 m) 4. Slight left at Bagot Rd (3.4 km) 5. Turn right at Stuart Hwy (3.9 km) 6. Continue onto Daly St (300 m) 7. Turn left at Cavenagh St and continue until you reach the destination." … 55 Cavenagh Street
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Leprechaun Motel & Caravan Park
"This is the best motel at which I have ever stayed." … 378 Stuart Highway … Darwin, Australia
"This place is okay for what you pay." … "The best value in town, this clean and friendly budget accommodation has everything you need but also goes the extra mile – free use of its sister hostel’s waterfall spa, licensed bar, two pools, communal kitchen and internet cafe. Located in the heart of Darwin’s vibrant backpacker district & across the road from the transit centre, Value Inn offers affordable accommodation in the heart of...
Rydges Darwin Airport Hotel
"… balcony. Short-stay guests can take advantage of our NEW Dorm Room facilities. Secure a place to sleep in a mixed or non-mixed gender dorm. Each dorm features 7 individual beds plus 2 private en-suites, table and chairs, large fridge, wardrobe and plasma TV. Rydges Darwin Airport Hotel is proud to announce the arrival of Loong Fong Seafood Restaurant. Loong Fong Seafood Restaurant serves traditional Chinese favourites such as...
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