The Best Hostels in Darwin for Backpackers, Solo Travelers, and Couples
Darwin, Australia (Tourism Australia)
Darwin is a great place to kick back, relax, and enjoy the warm weather with fellow travelers. All of the hostels below provide a long list of amenities such as swimming pools, bars, outdoor patios, modern kitchens, and more. Although they are all popular, each has its own atmosphere and vibe, so do your research before you make a reservation.
How much do hostels in Darwin cost?
|Average Dorm Price
$21 ($19 to $24)
|Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel)
$48 ($38 to $54)
A fun, social hostel for backpackers, solo travelers, and couples
Dorm Bed: $20.66
Winners of various awards, this huge hostel has a lot to offer. Located in the heart of Darwin, it's close to everything including shops, restaurants, bars, nightlife, and activities. But they have so much to offer on the premises that you'd probably never want to leave anyway.
With a huge outdoor deck and bar area, and a multi-level pool, the atmosphere is like being at the beach with everyone having fun, socializing, sun bathing, drinking, eating, dancing, watching the massive outdoor TVs, playing pool and foosball, and more. The staff make sure that everyone is having fun, getting what they need, but also staying safe and comfortable. The communal kitchen shared by the guests is also out on this deck, adding to the social vibe.
The rooms are modern and simply decorated, but comfortable and clean. Privates and dorms are on offer, and an all-female option is available as well. Other amenities include laundry, internet, lockers, key-card access, a BBQ, and more
Definitely worth a look!
52 Mitchell Street ,
A quiet, comfortable hostel for solo travelers, groups, and couples
Dorm Bed: $23.72
Everything that you expect from a YHA can be found here. The facilities are very nice and clean. They have private rooms and dorms available in different sizes, and all have ensuite bathrooms for convenience. And they have air conditioning, too.
The swimming pool and common areas provide a nice place to relax, mingle with other guests, and plan the day's activities. The staff can help plan activities and book tours. Laundry, internet, and other typical hostel amenities are on offer.
Guest reviews give this hostel high marks for cleanliness, the modern facilities, the quiet atmosphere, and the friendly staff.
97 Mitchell St ,
A social hostel for backpackers, couples, and solo female travelers
Dorm Bed: $23.01
Great facilities, a good location, and a fun vibe make this hostel a great place to stay. They offer private rooms and dorms of various sizes, including an all-female dorm options. The hostel is relatively new and has obviously been upgraded recently, as the indoor kitchen is very modern and nice, and the outdoor kitchen is also fully stocked, modern, and also has a pizza oven and BBQ!
Various outdoor common spaces are available with bean bag chairs, sofas, a ten-person Jacuzzi hot tub, a TV with play station, tables for outdoor eating, etc. These spacious and relaxing spots really allow the guests to sit back and mingle with one another to plan their stay in Darwin or beyond.
Also, they offer free laundry (with soap), free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, tea and coffee, and more.
Guest reviews highlight the great facilities, friendly staff, and cleanliness of the bathrooms.
4 Harriet Place ,
A relaxing social hostel for solo travelers, backpackers, and couples
Dorm Bed: $18.63
The Dingo Moon is a centrally located and locally owned hostel. They offer free breakfast and free laundry with your stay. It's close to shops, restaurants, bars, nightlife, and everything else you'd want to see in Darwin.
The large swimming pool and outdoor BBQ area provide a terrific spot to meet other travelers, make new friends, and plan the next day's activities.
They offer private rooms and dorms of varying sizes. The communal kitchen is also nicely stocked with everything you'd need to cook meals if you wish to do so. The staff is very friendly and takes pride in the hostel. They can help with travel advice, booking tours and activities or future travel, and make sure that everyone is having a good time.
88 Mitchell Street ,
A party hostel for backpackers
Dorm Bed: $20.78
The appropriately named Youth Shack has very basic and drab rooms, but you shouldn't be spending much time in them anyway. With a large pool and outdoor bar area that turns into a DJ hosted dance party at night, this often crowded hostel becomes a nightlife scene.
They offer private rooms and dorms, as well as typical hostel amenities such as laundry, Wi-Fi, a shared kitchen, common room with TV, etc.
Guest reviews tend to give them lower marks for a lack of cleanliness and safety, and excessive noise.
69 Mitchell St ,
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