Melaleuca On Mitchell

52 Mitchell St DarwinAustralia
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About Melaleuca On Mitchell

Melaleuca On Mitchell is an award-winning hostel offering simple accommodation with an array of communal facilities including two outdoor swimming pools.

Dormitory accommodation is available in single-sex or mixed, with shared bathroom facilities and personal lockers. Private rooms are available and have an option of private bathrooms. All rooms are air-conditioned.

A rooftop deck offers a large dining and lounge area with a large TV and bean bag area. Self-service laundry facilities are available plus the reception staff can assist with luggage storage and tour bookings.

There is a large communal kitchen for guests to self-cater, plus an outside BBQ area also. A poolside bar offers drinks and snacks for guests as well.

Bicentennial Park is just half a kilometre from the Melaleuca On Mitchell, plus Mindil Beach is twenty-five minutes walk away. Skycity Darwin Casino is two kilometres from the hostel, whilst Fannie Bay Race Course is around four and half kilometres away.


52 Mitchell St , Darwin, Australia
Telephone: +61(8)89417800 | Fax: +61(8)89417900 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Lift
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • PC with internet
  • Pool bar
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Central location

The property is located in central Darwin, within walking distance of a host of bars, restaurants and shops. This convenient location is praised by the majority of reviews which state it is one of the hostel's top attributes.

Large communal areas

There is a large communal lounge area on the rooftop deck with plenty of seating for guests to enjoy. Reviews report that this enables a social atmosphere in this hostel and it is easy to get to know other travellers. The swimming pools also offer another communal area for guests to socialise.

Twenty-four hour reception

Guests enjoy being able to check-in at any hour, and find the twenty-four hour reception to be a useful factor. Reception staff also offer to store luggage and guests appreciate being able to pick this up at anytime, helpful for late flights or bus connections.

Negative Reviews

Dirty communal areas

Dozens of reviews comment on the poor cleanliness of the communal areas of this hostel. The communal kitchen receives particular criticism for being dirty, whilst the shared bathrooms are also said to become very unclean during the day.

Poor general maintenance

There are a variety of maintenance issues reported in reviews of this property. Issues include doors and windows that do not shut properly and broken electrical sockets, plus the mattresses of the rooms are said to be very old and uncomfortable. Air-conditioning units are said to be noisy and often not working.

Noisy environment

Noise appears to be a big issue at this hostel, with many guests suggesting it is often very loud late into the night. Disturbances from drunk guests is a regular occurrence, especially for guests staying in dormitories. Reviews suggest night-time curfew regulations could help the situation.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2535 reviews across the web
7.1 /10
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    6.0 /10
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    7.9 /10
    6.0 /10
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    7.3 /10
7.1 out of 10 based on 2535 reviews