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Youth Hostels and Backpackers In Northern Territory

The Northern Territory has the sparsest population of any state or territory in all of Australia. It is home to a large aboriginal population and the world renowned Ayers Rock. Driving to this part of the Australian outback is popular, but it’s important to remember that towns in the territory are a long way apart so thorough planning is essential.

Northern Territory youth hostel tours can start in Darwin, where there is no shortage of well-priced accommodation. One of the most frequented hostels in Darwin is Melaleuca on Mitchell, a centrally-located, Base-affiliated hostel. This large hostel has a number of room types and is an ideal place to meet travellers from all over the world.

A nice quiet hostel in the territory capital is the Youth Shack Hostel. This facility attracts travellers of all ages, and its laid-back atmosphere makes it easy to meet people here. However, alcohol isn’t sold or permitted on the premises so if you’re looking for a wild time, this is not the place for you. Also in Darwin, the Dingo Moon Lodge is popular for its free breakfast, while Banyan View Lodge and The Cavenagh are also recommended.

Heading inland to Alice Springs, travellers on tours of Northern Territory youth hostels have numerous options. Among the favourites in Alice Springs is the Pioneer YHA Hostel. This hostel offers well-priced private and mixed rooms, as well as a nice swimming pool to cool off in at the end of the day. The liveliest hostel in town is probably Annie’s Place Hostel, the best place to meet other travellers, while the Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge has a real country feel to it.

There are plenty youth hostels in Northern Territory to stay in throughout the territory, although there are not the same number of options as in other more populated areas of Australia. Some of the small towns only offer one or two facilities so it is advisable to book ahead and to let them know when you expect to arrive.

Youth Hostels and Backpackers In Northern Territory