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Darwin YHA - Melaleuca on Mitchell

52 Mitchell Street, Darwin, 0800, Australia

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Darwin YHA – Melaleuca on Mitchell is located in the heart of the action and has all the facilities to keep you cool in the heat. Grab a drink at the bar, laze by one of two pools or chill out under the waterfall spa.

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Darwin Hostel

Hostel Darwin

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located in the heart of the Northern Territory’s tropical capital, Darwin YHA – Melaleuca on Mitchell, has all the facilities to keep you cool in the heat. Grab a drink at the bar, laze by one of two pools or chill out under the waterfall spa.

The rooms are spacious and have essential air-conditioning and fans to stop you from ‘going troppo’! Choose from multi-share (dormitory) or private rooms (private rooms are located in an annexe - the Value Inn).

Play volley-ball in the pool, throw a few darts, or kick back and watch sports and music videos on the 4-metre wide TV screen. The deck has a huge self-catering kitchen and the reception and tour desk are open 24 hours.

You’ll be in the hub of the city’s entertainment precinct, within easy walking distance of Darwin’s must-do activities, including Crocosaurus Cove and the legendary Mindl Beach Sunset Markets.

The hostel's tour desk can book you on the best backpacker tours of the NT, including Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks; Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge; Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve, and the Tiwi Islands.


Prices are members' prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • A deposit is payable at check-in.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • No membership purchase necessary, it is included for this booking.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Swimming pool
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning Type - In selected areas
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
From 14:00 to 10:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +61 1300 723 437

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Kakadu Natioal Park (More than 10km)
  • Mindil Beach Sunset Market (1 to 2km)
  • Tiwi Islands (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



In dem Zimmer das ich hatte war es total laut. Und das bis nach Mittenacht. Ich glaube das kam von der Dachterasse.


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Mon 03 Sep 2018

Freundlichet Empfang nach Nachtflug, ruhiged Einzelzimmer ala aufpreisfreies Upgrade.


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Sun 03 Dec 2017

O albergue precisa de obras está um pouco degradado. O seu responsável David não é simpático e quando cheguei estava com roupa suja. Não existem armários e as fechaduras parecem frágeis.


Avatar for Alexandre


Tue 24 May 2016

Oldfashioned, aber OK. Sauber und leise. Dorms mit eigenem Bad, Fußboden: Teppich, Ausstattung: Doppelbetten aus Metall, Kühlschrank, Haken. Free Wifi (an der Rezeption) Lage: sehr zentral. 5 Min bis Coles oder Woolworths und 10 Min bis Waterfront.


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Fri 16 Oct 2015

Excellente auberge. Dortoirs super confortables. Un reproche, mais commun à toutes les auberges d'Australie : pas de petit déjeuner. Comme c'est dommage !


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Sat 02 May 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (More than 10km)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (2 to 3km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (More than 10km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (2 to 3km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

15km to Darwin International Airport
700m to terminal/stop from hostel. Regular Greyhound services.
20km to Darwin station. The Ghan train from/to Alice Springs and Adelaide operates selected days only.

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