Darwin YHA - Melaleuca on Mitchell

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  • Darwin YHA has moved down the road and is now located on 52 Mitchell St, at Melaleuca on Mitchell.

    Getting here by train

    20km to Darwin station. The Ghan train from/to Alice Springs and Adelaide operates selected days only.

    Getting here by bus

    700m to terminal/stop from hostel. Regular Greyhound services.

    Nearest airport

    15km to Darwin Airport. Shuttle bus to the hostel is available.

    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: 52 Mitchell Street
    Darwin , NT 0800
    Email: darwin@yha.com.au
    Phone: 1300 723 437
    Hostel Manager: Sheena Matthews
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Darwin YHA - Melaleuca on Mitchell

    Darwin YHA has moved down the road and is now located on 52 Mitchell St, at Melaleuca on Mitchell.

    Located in the heart of the Northern Territory’s tropical capital, Darwin YHA – Melaleuca on Mitchell, has all the facilities to keep you cool in the heat. Grab a drink at the bar, laze by one of two pools or chill out under the waterfall spa. 

    The rooms are spacious and have essential air-conditioning and fans to stop you from ‘going troppo’! Choose from multi-share (dormitory) or private rooms (private rooms are located in an annexe - the Value Inn).

    Play volley-ball in the pool, throw a few darts, or kick back and watch sports and music videos on the 4-metre wide TV screen. The deck has a huge self-catering kitchen and the reception and tour desk are open 24 hours.  

    You’ll be in the hub of the city’s entertainment precinct, within easy walking distance of Darwin’s must-do activities, including Crocosaurus Cove and the legendary Mindl Beach Sunset Markets.

    The hostel's tour desk can book you on the best backpacker tours of the NT, including Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks; Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge; Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve, and the Tiwi Islands.


    • Sleeps 418 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms


    • Rooftop Bar
    • Waterfall Spa
    • Leisure Deck
    • Paid Wi-Fi
    • Barbeque
    • Swimming Pool
    • Air-conditioning
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Book Exchange


    • 4WD tours
    • Beach
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • City
    • Cycling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • National Park
    • Shopping
    • Swimming


    82% customer rating, based on 47 reviews
    • Well managed, highly functional hostel with friendly, welcoming efficient personnel.
      Jordanus M April 2017
    • The y.h.a as usual were more than perfect in help, need and benefits. All staff helpful and all aspects of the business run effectively.
      William L April 2017
    • Good location, awesome staff, great facilities! Will definitely stay there again!
      Lauren H April 2017
    • Great place to stay. Very central with parking! Big kitchen and plenty of washing machines available. Great pool and bar!
      Nicky W April 2017
    • What a nice hostel! Great staff, good facilities and a nice rooftop bar to boot.
      W H February 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 52 Mitchell Street
    Darwin , NT 0800
    Email: darwin@yha.com.au
    Phone: 1300 723 437
    Hostel Manager: Sheena Matthews
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    24 Hour Reception

    Check in from 2:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Darwin

    Darwin YHA is a great base for exploring the spectacular World Heritage Kakadu National Park, the magnificent waterfalls at Litchfield National Park, the Tiwi Islands and the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve. Darwin enjoys a warm tropical climate all year. The dry season (May to November) is the cooler time of the year in the 'Top End' and allows for excellent outdoor activities like the Mindil Beach Markets.

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    FREE things to do in Darwin

    1. Enjoy Mindil Beach Markets and its spectacular sunset, live entertainment and great food and craft stalls (dry season only)
    2. Visit Museum & Art Gallery of the NT and discover the Territories art, natural science, history and aboriginal culture. 


    3. Head to Darwin Waterfront and Lagoon to relax, go for a swim or a walk along the wharf.
    4. Have a guided tour of the NT Parliament House, otherwise known as ‘the wedding cake.’ (February to November)
    5. East Point Reserve and Lake Alexander; a large reserve with evidence of Darwin’s wartime history as well as a beautiful lake and the best views in town.
    6. George Brown Botanical Gardens, an oasis in Darwin and a great place to relax and discover the plants from tropical climate.
    7. Litchfield National Park, only 1.5 hours from Darwin and well worth the visit: stunning rainforest, waterfalls, termite mounds, historic ruins... (tours also bookable from reception)
    8. Berry Springs Nature Park, only 45 minutes from Darwin. Perfect area for swimming, walking, picnics, wildlife spotting...
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