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This place is noisy and very grotty. The rooms are small and bare. The bathrooms are filthy. The staff are not particularly friendly or helpful.
If you just want to drink and party, this place is for you. Otherwise don't bother.More
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Response from Nikki M, Manager at Youth Shack BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking to the time to write a review, we like all reviews good or bad, we do apologise you did not enjoy your stay with us.
The hostel is pre cyclone Tracey (1974) it is actually in fact 50 years old...More
Unfortunately had a horrible experience with the night manager Catherine who was unreasonable, aggressive and clearly not in the right frame of mind to be supervising a hostel over night. Unfortunately you are not allowed to breathe loudly after 10pm or this will result in...More
The room was very small and very stinky, there wasn't enough electric plugs for everyone, the toilets weren't really clean. Lots of the people there are actually working in Darwin so that means that they spread all their staff across the room and under the...More
Response from Nikki M, Manager at Youth Shack BackpackersResponded 26 June 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we like all reviews good or bad, it saddens me that you had a terrible stay at the Youth Shack but it is a hostel you either love or hate, very hard to please...More
Facilities were filthy and not sure how often they were cleaned if at all
The "rules" regarding noise / pool were never followed and the night manager is off site and reluctantly attended
Is great if you are young drunk and want to "hook up...More
This is definitely a hostel. Great for young people who want to mix, have fun and party on a budget. Unfortunately that was not us, we just wanted a bed to sleep in for the night. It was noisey from the pool partying. The rooms...More
US$22 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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