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Youth Shack Backpackers
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

The hostel is located in the only street of darwin where you can find restaurants and pubs so you cant sleep until 2am because of the noise outside. Thus we were able to sleep a few hours only.
I found many big bugs in my room.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank jaimepaslapolitique
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Debbie T, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

We appreciate your feedback whether good or bad as we are always looking at ways to improve our services.

We have noted the points you have made. We must mention that the location of our hostel can cause noise disturbances from other surrounding establishments. Which is unfortunately out of control. Regarding the bugs, if you would of informed our helpful reception staff we could of done all we could to eradicate this issue.

Thank you again for your time and we wish you all the best on your future travels,

Thanks,
Youthshack Team

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I have stayed at my fair share of hostels in Australia and the youth shack is by far the best one. I spent 9 months there!!
The staff are so good and always there to help you , the atmosphere around the place is great ,

Rooms are a reasonable size and cleaned every morning, the location is brilliant 2 mins from pubs shops and restaurants
If your staying in Darwin I would really recommend the youth shack 10/10 for me!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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2  Thank Sean K
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Debbie T, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

We appreciate your feedback whether good or bad as we are always looking at ways to improve our services.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for positive feedback!

Thank you again for your time and we wish you all the best on your future travels,

Thanks,
Youthshack Team

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Except thé fact that this backpacker is well located on Mitchell street, near pubs and restaurant, i don't see other good items to spin. Service is poor, very noisy, bathroom are really poor and rooms are dirty. .. Find another backpacker for your stay guys !

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank JJPParis
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Debbie T, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

We appreciate your feedback whether good or bad as we are always looking at ways to improve our services.

It is unfortunate to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We take our service very seriously and we will look the rectify this issues ASAP.

Thank you again for your time and we wish you all the best on your future travels,

Thanks,
Youthshack Team

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

it was the most expensive backpacker in Australia that I stayed. i'm melbourne I paid 20 with wifi and breakfast, sydney 27 wifi and breakfast, darwin 34 with nothing! the kitchen doesn't have any suplies if you want to cook you have to pay a bound for it or leave your key for some pots. toilet weren't so clean, but the bed was good.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank EveARG
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Debbie T, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

We appreciate your feedback whether good or bad as we are always looking at ways to improve our services.

We have noted the points you have made. We must mention that the cost of living in Darwin is more expensive then that of Sydney & Melbourne and our prices are competitive with other accommodation providers in Darwin City. Also our 'key for pots' procedure is due to the high volume of theft and uncleanliness of the pots when not returned. This procedure, although frustrating, ensures that all of our guests have clean utensils to use when cooking and reduces theft.

Thank you again for your time and we wish you all the best on your future travels,

Thanks,
Youthshack Team

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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Night watch had lost his keys.... We could not check out, allmost missed tje airport shuttle and I did not get my key deposit back.

They should try to get better staff.

Other than poor service, rooms are clean. Bathrooms are under renovation and a hot shower is just a dream.

Not worth of youre money. There is better hostels Darwin.


  • Stayed: July 2014
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2  Thank Jyri K
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Debbie T, Manager at Youth Shack Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

We appreciate your feedback whether good or bad as we are always looking at ways to improve our services.

It's unfortunate to hear of the time you spent with us. The points you have made will be followed up with the vision of avoiding this in the future.

We wish you all the best on your future travels,

Thanks,
Youthshack Team

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