While Australia is one of the pricier places in the world to travel to from Canada, there are ways to save money on lodging in order to have more of your budget to spend. Looking for the best hostels in Darwin allows you to pay only a little for a quality night's sleep, as well as security for your belongings.
Half a kilometer from the center of Darwin on 88 Mitchell Street, the Dingo Moon is one of the newest and most up-to-date hostels to be found in the city. The facility is independently owned and advertises itself as the best value for a traveler's money. They have a non-smoking policy in all their rooms, though there is an exterior smoking area. The Lodge does not have a twenty-four hour reception desk, however, making it necessary for any visitor to check in ahead of time in order to ensure that there will be someone on hand to meet them.
Having won the Brolga Award for Best Backpacking accommodation spot four times in the past decade, the Melaleuca on 52 Mitchell street is adjacent to the city center and features great features for any visitor. Boasting two swimming pools with poolside bar and a waterfall spa, it is definitely a hostel for those who want to really celebrate their vacation. This makes it much louder and busier than some other hostels, which may be more appealing for some and less appealing for others. With individual security, air conditioning, and a great entertainment center, however, it is an excellent spot for both value and leisure time.
Perhaps the most relaxed hostel to be found in this city, the Frogshollow on 28 Lindsay Street markets itself as a place to dive in the pool or enjoy a barbecue once you have finished your day's trek. A family owned site, the Frogshollow is quite welcoming of all visitors and backpackers coming through the Northern Territory, offering advice and tips about some of the best places to hike and camp. They even run tours of camping and fishing to better help guests get out into the wild.
A smaller-key hostel located on 112 Mitchell Street, the Elkes won the Best Backpackers award in 2007 and advertises its location as a tropical garden near the city center. With twenty-four hour reception, wireless Internet, and a communal barbecue for the guests, it offers modern services for guests of all backgrounds and ages looking for a place to sleep.
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