Located in the heart of Darwin's city centre, Youth Shack Backpackers features an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a sun terrace. Darwin Harbour is just a 5-minute walk away. The rooms at Youth Shack Darwin are all air conditioned, and come with a personal safety deposit box. Each room has a sink with a mirror and shared bathroom facilities. Guests can enjoy a game of billiards, or watch a movie in the common room. Other facilities include a communal kitchen, a guest laundry and a tour desk. Youth Shack is perfectly positioned in the Mitchell Street entertainment district, only 1 minute’s walk from shops, bars and restaurants. The famous Mindil Beach Markets are a 10-minute walk away.

This is our guests' favourite part of Darwin, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 13 Feb 2011.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Darwin, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian


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Room type
2 single beds
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property has told us they’re making considerable investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Darwin
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Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • is there an age limit, as I am a Retiree?!

    No age limit, though most of our guests are younger.
    Answered on 24 February 2020
  • Hi We will arrive to Darwin by flight at 12:40 am so I m guessing we can be at the hotel by 2am. Do you have night concierge ? Thanks

    Yes, reception is manned 24hrs, so just call on your way from the airport and the staff will be ready for you.
    Answered on 25 May 2021
  • Hi, im coming to Darwin in The modele of The night, Saturday around 3am. Can I arrive to your hostel so late? Is reception open 24h? Cheers, Barbara

    Hi Barbara Yes we are 24/7 reception
    Answered on 1 December 2022
  • my age over 35 years room for 2 people is there any age limit restrictions?

    Must be 35 and under to stay in a dorm. If you are over 35 you must book a private room.
    Answered on 18 September 2022
  • Do the budget double rooms have a refrigerator

    Yes, they have small fridge
    Answered on 18 March 2021
  • how much is couple with ensuite

    hello there it is $90 per night
    Answered on 6 November 2022
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Property surroundings *

Facilities of Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Laundry
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Darts
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Salt-water pool
  • Pool bar
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • Arabic
  • German
  • English
  • Chinese

House rules

Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

Check-in is only possible for guests aged between 18 and 35


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Photo ID and credit card required on check-in.
Full payment of balance required on arrival for standard cancellation. Payment for non-refundable bookings will be taken anytime after booking.
No alcohol permitted on-site.
Venue has no elevator and all rooms are accessible by STAIRS ONLY.
For bookings of more than 1 person, the property does not guarantee all beds in the same room.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

FAQs about Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin

  • Guests staying at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian

  • Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin is 450 yards from the centre of Darwin. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The prices at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Darts
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Evening entertainment
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Happy hour