Backpacker Hostels in Darwin, Australia

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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

FAQ about Darwin Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Darwin. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Darwin. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Darwin costs on average $27 for a dorm. A hostel in Darwin with private rooms costs on average $71. shows all 10 Hostels in Darwin. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 10 hostels in Darwin, Australia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Darwin such as
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MOM Darwin is the best rated hostel for partying in Darwin.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Darwin

Your Packing List for Darwin

Pack smart, not hard

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:

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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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.
10 Total number of hostels
$27 Average dorm price
$71 Average private room price
$20 Cheapest hostel in Darwin
Frogs-Hollow Backpackers is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Darwin
MOM Darwin is the best rated
6.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Kakadu National Park (185 Km / 115 mi.)

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