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Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel

Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel

2.0 star property
Hostel with outdoor pool, near The Esplanade

6.8/10 Good

77 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
69 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT, 0800

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Darwin City Centre

Getting around

  • Darwin International Airport (DRW) - 13 min drive
  • East Arm Darwin Station - 18 min drive


  • Redsalt Bar and Grill - 4 min walk
  • Go Sushi - 5 min walk
  • Noodle House - 5 min walk
  • Ruby - 5 min walk
  • Hanuman Restaurant - 5 min walk

About this property

Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel

Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel features a nightclub and a rooftop terrace. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff.


Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 85 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool
  • Nightclub


  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Batji Bar – On-site bar.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Youth Shack Backpackers Hostel Darwin
Youth Shack Backpackers Hostel
Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin
Youth Shack Backpackers

Frequently asked questions

Does Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but SKYCITY Casino (4-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel and nearby?
Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel has a nightclub and an outdoor pool, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Redsalt Bar and Grill (4-min walk), Go Sushi (5-min walk) and Noodle House (5-min walk).
What's the area around Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel like?
Youth Shack Backpackers - Hostel is a short 2-minute walk from The Esplanade and 4 minutes' walk from Smith Street Mall.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

The pool area was inviting
Doug, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

No sleeping with all the noise. Party till 6am on the street and at the pool. No security at night
John, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Couldn't sleep not even with earplugs and noise cancelling headphones, a generator or Aircon machine was very loud.
Jorge, 1-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

24 hr check in. Staff on site 24/7. Plenty of shopping, bars, food and convenience stores right on the doorstep. Nice pool.
Lee, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good place
Mohammad Amin, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Tho it was hard to locate initially staff were friendly & helpful & rooms were clean & comfortable! The only downside was the air cons which were super loud.
Tracey, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Noisy bar across the road
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Good, lively hostel.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

I was warned that it was party central. But Friday night and there was a live a band under my dorm room till 2am and another disco in the court yard till midnight. Clean very large backpackers in the middle of town.
4-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Cheap and great
Simple and effective.
Matthew, 1-night trip
Verified guest review