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YHA Darwin Melaleuca on Mitchell
Crocosaurus Cove

James Robinson - Melaleuca on Mitchell

James, what is the name of your hostel, where are you located, and how long has it been open?

Melaleuca on Mitchell Darwin YHA, We're located at 52 Mitchell Street, which is the main street of Darwin. We've been open for twelve years.

What sets you apart from other hostels in the area?

We're the only 24 hour hostel in Darwin. So no matter what time your flight arrives, there's no waiting around calling night managers, you can just check right in.

How do you get from the bus station or the airport to Melaleuca on Mitchell YHA?

From the Greyhound bus stop it's about a 5 minute walk.  From the Central Exchange it's a real easy walk, no hills. From the airport, you're looking at the airport shuttle which is about fifteen dollars per person, and takes about twenty minutes.

What type of rooms are available at Melaleuca on Mitchell and how long do people usually stay?

There is a range of rooms available. We have four and six share dorms, four share dorms with ensuite, private rooms with and without ensuite as well. People mix their stay between three day, three nights to six months.

We're the only 24 hour hostel in Darwin. So no matter what time your flight arrives, there's no waiting around calling night managers, you can just check right in.

Is there a time of year, high or low season to visit the Top End? Are there any events that travellers should be aware of to make sure that they book in advance for?

We have two main seasons in Darwin. The green season is from December through to April, which is where everything is green. It's a wee bit hotter, rain's about an hour a day, maybe a wee bit longer. Then from May to November is your dry season where it's thirty degrees every day, beautiful sunshine with no chance of rain. 

There are a few different events on throughout that time, so always good to check what's on. The top acts are in June. There's a lot of different events on, so the accommodation does fluctuate.

What facilities do you have on offer at your hostel for guests?

We have a kitchen, laundry facilities, 2 swimming pools, a spa pool and a waterfall spa that is super refreshing to sit under on those endless sunny days that Darwin is famous for. The pool bar, which is open every day from 2pm to 11.59pm. Also a Kitchen and we've got a massive sundeck where you can just lie and soak up the sun.

Can you cook your own meals in that kitchen?

Yes, We have a fully self-catered kitchen with a Coles supermarket straight across the road as well as a 24 hour convenience store around 100 metres walk from the hostel.

When checking-in, what should guests have ready? Do you offer luggage storage, do you offer early check-ins?

Every night there's something going on in the bar, whether it be crab racing or a different weekly theme parties on a Friday night.  Our Sunday sessions are legendary and we'll do a free barbecue once a week as well.

What would you say guests find most surprising about your venue?

The rooms aren't packed with bunk beds and the maximum people in a room is six people. Guests find the rooms spacious and don’t feel boxed in, people are also surprised when we have air conditioning, which is something you need in Darwin.

What measures do you have in place for guest safety and their belongings?

Every room has lockers in it. The traveller provides the lock, so they’re the only one with the key. It's big enough to fit a big suitcase or a backpack in there.

Do you have locks for sale at reception?

We do have locks available at reception. We also, if you do want to deposit anything that is valuable, we will accept that at reception as well.

Do you have security on reception?

As well as having reception open 24 hours we employ a licensed security guard who patrols the premises from 9pm until 6am to make sure everyone is looked after.

What’s the most popular tour activity that people do from your destination?

Kakadu and Litchfield national Parks are great destinations. Plus, right next door, everyone does love a good swim with the crocodiles. So that's at Crocosaurus Cove.

Is WI fi or internet available at your venue?

Yes. Wi Fi is available. We have one or three days, or a week pass, and it's pretty cheap.

Can travellers charge their phones or electronic devices in their room?

Yes. Yes. Yes. Plugs. Plugs. Plugs. We all love plugs.

Are there any good places to grab something to eat at night?

There's a couple, a Kebab shop is right across the road and down at Mr Barra they do a mean garlic and cheesy chips.

Is there a funny hostel story that you can share with us?

Oh, we might leave that,  it's a pretty inappropriate story haha.

YHA Darwin Melaleuca on Mitchell
Double Ensuite room
YHA Darwin Melaleuca on Mitchell
4 share dorm with friends
YHA Darwin Melaleuca on Mitchell
Cooking in the Kitchen at Melaleuca on Mitchell
YHA Darwin Melaleuca on Mitchell
Crab racing at Melaleuca
YHA Darwin Melaleuca on Mitchell
Enjoying a drink at the Bar
YHA Darwin Melaleuca on Mitchell
Chilling by the pool at night
YHA Darwin Melaleuca on Mitchell
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