Galawu Hostel

Multipurpose hostel in Darwin with mix of room types.


10 Finniss Street

Darwin City NT 0800

 (08) 7904 0230


‘Galawu’ comes from the Aboriginal language. Gapapuygu and means ‘A place of shelter during walkabout’.  In 1981, the hostel was given this name by Dhawa, head of the Gupapuygu tribe, who created this name by combining the local area names of Galawinku, Millingimbi and Yirrakala in the Arnhem Land Reserve.


AHL acknowledges the Larrakia people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate the hostel. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. 

Resident beds41

15 resident rooms (2 contain 4 single beds, 9 contain 2 single beds, 5 contain 3 beds) with ensuite bathroom.

Accessibility1 disability unit.
Property amenities

Dining room

Resident laundry

TV lounge x 2

BBQ area

Onsite parking

Local facilities

Danila Dilba Biluru Binnilutlum Health Service (1.1km)

Level 2, 28 Knuckey Street, Darwin NT 0810

(08) 8942 5400


Royal Darwin Hospital (14.7km)

105 Rocklands Drive, Tiwi NT 0810

(08) 8922 8888


Woolworths Darwin City (1.1km)

Cavenagh Street, Darwin City NT 0800


Tariff Rates – Effective 01-09-2022


Single rate – shared room                                                             $36 per night

Single rate – sole occupancy                                                        $52 per night

Partnered rate – both partners in-room                                $32 per night per person


Employed rate                                                                             $65 per night


Children – 2 to 20 years of age                                            $10 per night per child

Infant – under 2 years of age                                                        No charge


Tertiary Education Students                                                  $30 per night per student

AHL tariff includes all meals.

AHL has a No Pay, No Stay policy and all room tariffs must be paid in advance.