The YMCA Top End hostel is a basic accommodation facility. We are not a standard Backpacker hostel, as we accommodate long-term residents of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life, as well as disabled individuals and pensioners. We value and encourage a quiet and respectful hostel community.
We are centrally located about 5 minutes away from Mitchell Street, featuring the Darwin night-life, Entertainment Centre, Bar's & Pub's. The Airport is an approximately 15-20 minute drive away. The Airport Shuttle bus stops around the corner to bring guests to the Airport. Tickets may be purchased at reception.
Accommodation options include private (Single, Double & Twin) or dormitory rooms (4-6 pax), all non-smoking. Some rooms have Air-conditioning, others ceiling fans. Nearly every room is equipped with its own fridge, table and chair.
All guests have access to the kitchen, book-swap @ reception, coin-operated wash machines, iron & iron board, two designated smoking areas and the swimming pool. Pillows, bed linen and very limited kitchen utensils are provided. You may wish to bring you own towel, cutlery & cooking facilities.
We have a small car-park for secured parking for small cars, a fee may apply and a deposit for the key-card is mandatory. If you would like to store your luggage a small fee may apply, please ask at reception.
Reception opening times:
Exceptional circumstances may arise, but in general the reception is open 24/7. Should you arrive between 11pm-8am please give us a ring or write a mail so we know you’re coming. Also, should you have to departure between those times, please let us know. The night shift is not always on the reception, but on the property.
Emergency relief you can buy at reception:
Plastic Cutlery Set: $3
Snacks & Drinks Kiosk: varying prices
Please have a valid Photo ID ready when checking in.