Youthshack Backpackers - The place to feel young!

The comfiest hostel in Darwin, Youthshack is located right in the beating heart of Darwin's tourist and central business district. This means Youthshack Hostel is near all the main attractions, pubs, shopping centres and beaches. Our Darwin hostel has all the modern comforts and facilities to cater all travellers from around the world! All guests recieve a free bag and lanyard on check in. We will also refund your Darwin Airport Shuttle ticket for the arrival section when staying 3 nights or more. This offer is per person.
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69 Mitchell St, Darwin City 0810

1300 793 302

+61 8 8923 9790


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Travelling to Darwin

  Travelling to Darwin is fantastic

When to go:
Many consider the Dry season ( April - August ) to be the best time to visit Darwin. The weather is cool and dry and its peak season in tourism which means lots of travellers and things to do. However, the Wet Season ( October - March ) is still amazing. Hot and Humid with loads of warm heavy monsoonal rain make it up for a REAL experience!

How long:
Once venturing to Darwin you'll find that many of its occupants originally came to Darwin on holiday and ended up staying! However, to simply see Darwin and move on, around 1-2 weeks is more than enough time. However, Darwin is a nice pit stop for travellers who need to find temporary work as there are always job available for people passing through.

What to expect:

  • Incredibly friendly locals
  • Beer drinking culture!
  • Tropical warm weather ( so dress accordingly and drink lots of water )
  • Peaceful and stress free atmosphere

What should you see/do:
Most travellers visit Darwin due to the out-back adventures it offers. Litchfield, Kakadu and Katherine National Parks are a must see whilst here and you can find affordable 1, 2 and 3 day tours for all of these parks.
Darwin also has a great pub scene, so once here head down to your local pub, grab a drink and mingle with the locals!