The Best Hostels in Darwin for Backpackers, Solo Travellers, and Couples

best hostels in Darwin

Darwin is loved for its warm weather, laidback lifestyle and friendly locals. It’s a place to relax, soak up the real Aussie lifestyle and enjoy some fantastic tours and attractions whilst visiting the Northern Territory. With backpackers making their way to the Northern Territory for their slice of adventure whilst travelling Australia, we take a look at the best budget-friendly hostels in Darwin.

Melaleuca On Mitchell – Darwin YHA

This hostel is for all types of backpackers, as well as couples and solo travellers. The place is spacious and modern offering a range of amenities. A dorm bed or private room is offered at minimal cost, whilst the hostel’s location in the centre of Darwin means you have easy access to restaurants, bars, shops, top attractions and a vibrant nightlife. The hostel itself is pretty self-contained leaving you wanting for nothing. Enjoy the comforts of an outdoor deck plus bar, a large multilevel pool and a communal kitchen so you can prep your own meals and save money for tours. MOM is where you’ll find friendly vibes, meet like-minded travellers and have a great time in Darwin.
52 Mitchell St, Darwin

Down Under Hostels on Harriet

Considered one of the best hostels in Darwin for backpackers, couples and solo female travellers, this hostel is loved for its fun ambience, spacious dorms, private rooms and an all-female dorm. Down Under Hostels on Harriet has been recently refurbished offering a modern indoor kitchen and outdoor kitchen together with barbeque facilities and a pizza oven! If you love socialising while travelling, this is the place to be, offering common spaces strewn with comfy bean bags, TV with playstation and even a ten-person Jacuzzi! This hostel is a great place to make new friends and plan out your adventures from comfortable accommodation.
4 Harriet Place, Darwin

Dingo Moon Lodge

This is a locally owned hostel that boasts a very central location within the city. In addition to being close to shops, restaurants, bars and other vibrant nightlife entertainment venues, Dingo Moon Lodge offers you free brekky and laundry. When you are not exploring nearby attractions, relax by the large outdoor swimming pool, use the barbeque facilities and make loads of new friends. Offered are dorms and rooms together with a communal kitchen convenient for cooking meals when needed. The friendly staff will gladly assist you with planning and booking tours and offering advice on what experiences to check out whilst in Darwin.
88 Mitchell St, Darwin

Youth Shack

Ideal for the fun-loving backpacker, the Youth Shack, as its name suggests, is for all you young travellers looking for a party and a chance to explore Darwin and the Northern Territory. The outdoor pool is equipped with a bar area and is where you will most likely be spending your evenings. Once the sun goes down, the DJ dance party starts meaning it’s time to let loose. Private rooms and dorms are on offer at Youth Shack, together with basic hostel amenities such as WIFI, common room with TV, communal kitchen and laundry facilities.
69 Mitchell St, Darwin