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Darwin , NT

Located in the heart of the Northern Territory's tropical capital, Darwin YHA Backpackers Hostel offers all the e...

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  • Getting here by train

    25km to station from hostel. The Ghan train from/to Alice Springs and Adelaide.

    Getting here by bus

    1.5 km to terminal/stop from hostel. Regular Greyhound services.

    Nearest airport

    15km to airport. Airport shuttle bus to hostel.


    Please contact the Darwin YHA hostel directly for check-in after 9pm. $10 cash deposit required for room key.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Mindil Beach
    • Darwin Botanic Gardens
    • Berry Springs Nature Park
    • Lake Alexander
    • Crocodylus Park
    • Defence of Darwin Experience

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Deckchair Cinema
    • Museum & Art Gallery of Nothern Territory
    • Leanyer Recreation Park
    • Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex
    • Mindil Beach Markets
    • Crocodile Boat Tours
    • 4WD Tours
    • Waterfalls
    • Crocosaurus Cove
    • Helicopter Tours
    • Darwin Entertainment Centre
    • Fishing
    • Shopping
    Find us...
    Address 97 Mitchell Street
    Darwin , 0800
    Phone (+618) 8981 5385
    Hostel Manager David Boyce
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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  • Darwin

    Located in the heart of the Northern Territory's tropical capital, Darwin YHA is the friendly, quieter option on popular Mitchell Street in the city's entertainment precinct. Experience our new ensuite bedrooms all with air-conditioning, plus our outdoor pool and BBQ area and free Hot Spot. The hostel's tour desk can help you find the best backpacker tours and travel options around Darwin including Tiwi Islands, Nitmiluk, Kakadu National Park and the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve.

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    • It was great to have the lovely cool haven of my room to return to after pottering round the city. Everyone was friendly and the staff were very helpful. The location is very convenient.
      Yvonne H April 2015
    • wonderfuld hostel, friendly staff and a great locatin. had an awesome time thanks guys!
      Nikos L April 2015
    • This is the best hostel in darwin. I am a backpackers motel manager in remote nt and yha has been my first choice every time over the past 8 years.
      lynne m March 2015
    • in a great location, staff friendly, overall i was pleased.
      thomas peter t April 2015
    • Clean. Staffs very friendly and helpful. Breakfast incl.only Bread, cereals and coffeee - but ok to start the day.
      Petra C April 2015
    • If you are not looking for a 5 star and want quality and friendliness this is the place. Could do with a bit of updating but staff very friendly and very good.
      Karen M November 2014
    • I was very surprised at this hostel, you have a bathroom in your room (only 3 of us in the bedroom it may have been a problem if the full 6 were in), fridge in your room, plug sockets at each bed, don't need a deposit for cutlery or anything like that, the staff were super friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed myself and will definitely be recommending this place.
      Stephanie R November 2014
    • Darwin YHA is in a great location- close to the bars, restaurants and shops, but just far enough to be quiet. The staff are all really friendly and helpful. I stayed 2 nights, left my luggage to go on a 3 day Kakadu tour, then returned for a third night. I had my own double room with en-suite (room 21)- it was nice and large, and quiet. I'd recommend staying here.
      Hilary P November 2014
    • don't book in advance your excursions : in YHA youn can do it better
      GAETANA D October 2014
    • I really liked yha darwin. Most of the Backpackers are looking for a cheap hostel, here u are completly right! You have all you need here. So everyday the yha staff were cleaning your room, here is a kitchen where u can cook for yourself and you will meet much of other Backpackers outside in a bbq-area.
      Oliver K October 2014
    367 customers have rated this hostel


    • Sleeps 168 guests
    • Double / twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Families


    • Airconditioning
    • Barbeque
    • Free Hot Spot & Wifi Plus
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    • Television
    • Tour Desk
    • Video


    • 4WD tours
    • Beach
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • City
    • Cycling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • National Park
    • Shopping
    • Swimming
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    Address 97 Mitchell Street
    Darwin , 0800
    Phone (+618) 8981 5385
    Hostel Manager David Boyce
    Payment MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    6:00am to 10:00pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 2:00pm daily; late arrivals welcome - please contact hostel
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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