10 Hostels in Darwin, Australia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Darwin, Australia. You can choose from 10 Darwin hostels. In total, there are 13 cheap places to stay in Darwin such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $19 for a dorm.

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Darwin Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Darwin, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Darwin


(Frogs-Hollow Backpackers is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Darwin


(Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin is the best rated)

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Hostels in Darwin for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Get to know Darwin (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Darwin. To help you make friends with Darwin before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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).

Written by local enthusiast for Darwin hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Darwin hostels Miika

Other Nearby Cities
Kakadu National Park Kakadu National Park (185 Km / 115 mi.)

FAQ about Darwin Hostels

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FAQ about Darwin Hostels

A hostel in Darwin costs on average $19 for a dorm. A hostel in Darwin with private rooms costs on average $53.

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Your Packing List for Darwin

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Darwin and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Darwin