Located in the heart of the Northern Territory’s tropical capital, YHA Darwin – MOM Darwin, has all the facilities to keep you cool in the heat. Grab a drink at the bar, laze by one of two pools or chill out under the waterfall spa. The rooms are spacious and have essential air-conditioning and fans to stop you from ‘going troppo’! Choose from multi-share (dormitory) or private rooms (private rooms are located in an annexe – the Value Inn). Play volley-ball in the pool, throw a few darts, or kick back and watch sports and music videos on the 4-metre wide TV screen. The deck has a huge self-catering kitchen and the reception and tour desk are open 24 hours. You’ll be in the hub of the city’s entertainment precinct, within easy walking distance of Darwin’s must-do activities, including Crocosaurus Cove and the legendary Mindl Beach Sunset Markets. The hostel’s tour desk can book you on the best backpacker tours of the NT, including Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks; Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge; Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve, and the Tiwi Islands. Getting to the hostel: 15km to Darwin International Airport 700m to terminal/stop from hostel. Regular Greyhound services. 20km to Darwin station. The Ghan train from/to Alice Springs and Adelaide operates selected days only.