Located in the heart of central Darwin, Youth Shack Backpackers features an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a sun terrace. Darwin Harbor is just a 5-minute walk away.

The rooms at Youth Shack Darwin are all air conditioned, and come with a personal safe. Each room has a sink with a mirror and shared bathroom facilities.

Guests can enjoy a game of pool, or watch a movie in the common room. Other facilities include a communal kitchen, guest laundry services and a tour desk.

Youth Shack is perfectly positioned in the Mitchell Street entertainment district, only a short walk from shopping, bars and restaurants. The famous Mindil Beach Markets are a 10-minute walk away.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Located 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 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    We provide bed sheets and pillows for all rooms as well as towels for private rooms. However, you can rent a towel for a deposit of $10.
    Answered on 16 October 2019
  • 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
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Amenities of Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin
Most popular amenities
Outdoor swimming pool
Free WiFi
Family rooms
24-hour front desk
Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Darts
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & 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
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Saltwater pool
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Locker rooms
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • German
  • English
  • Chinese

House rules

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


From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

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


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 nonrefundable 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 ID 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

  • The prices at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian

  • Youth Shack Backpackers Darwin is 1,300 feet from the center of Darwin.

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

    • Darts
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Evening entertainment
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Locker rooms
    • Swimming pool
    • Happy hour

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