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Frogshollow Backpackers

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Fridge, microwave

Overview of Frogshollow Backpackers

Frogshollow Backpackers

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Darwin City Centre with outdoor pool

42 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
27 Lindsay Street, Darwin, NT, 0800
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool and 2 spa tubs
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited housekeeping
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Darwin City Centre
  • Darwin Waterfront - 2 min drive
  • Mindil Beach - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Darwin International Airport (DRW) - 19 min drive
  • East Arm Darwin Station - 21 min drive


  • The Tap on Mitchell - 9 min walk
  • Yallah Kebab House - 8 min walk
  • Manoli's Greek Taverna - 9 min walk
  • Ben's Bakehouse & Cafe - 8 min walk
  • Good Thanks - 9 min walk

About this property

Frogshollow Backpackers

When visiting Darwin, Frogshollow Backpackers is a great choice to consider. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. Other highlights include 2 hot tubs, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino

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

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Friday (9:30 AM - 8 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (9 AM - 12:30 PM)
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Reception hours are 9 AM to 11 AM on public holidays.
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

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 on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • 2 hot tubs


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Filipino

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 13 February 2023 to 31 January 2025 (dates subject to change).
The property is closed during February, March, January, December, November and October.
This property will be closed from 13 February 2023 to 12 February 2025 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety 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.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Frogshollow Backpackers Hostel Darwin
Frogshollow Backpackers Darwin
Frogshollow Backpackers
Frogshollow Backpackers Darwin
Frogshollow Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Frogshollow Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Darwin

Frequently asked questions

Is Frogshollow Backpackers currently open?
This property is closed from 13 February 2023 to 31 January 2025 (dates subject to change).
Does Frogshollow Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Frogshollow Backpackers 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 Frogshollow Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Frogshollow Backpackers?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Frogshollow Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Frogshollow Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Frogshollow Backpackers?
You can check in from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Frogshollow Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but SKYCITY Casino (3-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Frogshollow Backpackers and nearby?
Frogshollow Backpackers has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Does Frogshollow Backpackers have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Frogshollow Backpackers like?
Frogshollow Backpackers is a short 8-minute walk from The Esplanade and 10 minutes' walk from Smith Street Mall.






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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Slow Wi-Fi for laptop
Ho Long, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Quite literally the worst place I’ve ever started at and I’ve stayed in backpackers around the world. Dirty rooms. Dirty sheets. Dirty bathrooms. Outside yard was a mess. Reception is hardly open and closed early. Disgusting is the word that comes to mind.
Nathaniel, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Francis, 2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

2/10 Poor

This is a third rate dive mixing noisy residents and visitors. Avoid it if you want to sleep. A car stolen from inside the property didn't improve its image.
Stu, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

The place was dirty and hygenic. I was given a room and there wasn't any bed available. All of the beds had clothes, blankets, pillows etc... on them. So basically they did not actually have room for me. I couldn't even get into the room as there were suitcases stacked up behind the door. I checked in and checked out twenty minutes later. The young women serving me was friendly enough but she did not really speak enough English to understand what I was saying.
Lisa, 4-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

4-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Graham E, 8-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Dirty + rude service, didnt get the bed I paid for
The hostel was absolutely disgusting in terms of service and cleanliness. My partner and I paid for two beds in a shared dorm but when we arrived there were no lockers available (even though we were supposed to have one each) and all surfaces and the floor were covered in rubbish, so we had to put our bags on one bed and share the other. However when we returned to the hostel after dinner our second bed had been taken so we had no where to sleep! The reception was closed so we had no staff members to talk to so we had to last minute find somewhere else to stay. When we came back in the morning to check out the staff refused to refund us for the three other nights we were supposed to stay but didn't because of the terrible service we'd recieved and not getting the bed we paid for. The staff said we should have asked everyone in the room if they were supposed to be there or not, NOT the job of the guest! This backpackers is the worst accommodation I have ever had the displeasure of visiting and I urge people to not waste their money on this dump.
Molly, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Julien, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Liked it was opposite a park Did not like that I was unable to check in until 5pm, place not cleaned properly, other guests being allowed to stay up drinking with loud music until late, broken power sockets not disconnected, no comfortable seats to relax in, fridges hadnt been cleaned out since mid May, no cutlery, bowls, plates, cups etc available in the kichen - had to buy my own, slat missing in bottom of the bed frame I slept in, other guests being able to set up a TV to watch soccer on the verandah outside my room at 1am, place in poor condition.
9-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review