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Frogshollow - the place and the people - become
a part of your incredible Top End experience!
You may leave us, but your memories of Frogshollow
will never never leave you!
this brief history of Frogshollow, the place
is an independent, purpose-built backpackers
hostel located opposite Frog Hollow
Park in the Darwin Central Business
District. We offer short-term dormitory-style
accommodation, as well as double, twin
and family rooms.
Our hostel derives its name from an
area of Darwin known since the 1920's
as Frog Hollow and which encompasses
an Art Centre (formerly an infant school),
the current park and a number of housing
blocks. A creek used to run through
the area during the wet season and its
swampy nature was particularly popular
with frogs. Early settlers and visitors
to Darwin recall the deafening noise
made by these frogs, many of them housing
themselves inside water tanks and pipes.
Due to housing shortages, parts of this
area, which have now become the park,
used to accommodate short-term visitors
and settlers upon their arrival in Darwin.
Up until the early 1940's, parts of
Frog Hollow tended to be rather "shabby"
and were considered "rough".
However, it was also a rather thriving
multi-cultural environment of hard-working
people and social and dancing nights
In stark contrast to its lively and
colourful origins, Frogshollow is today
a peaceful, mainly residential area.
Frog Hollow Park and Art Centre were
heritage-listed in 1996 and as such
guaranteed preservation for future generations.
Set on two blocks (approx. 3,000sqm)
Frogshollow Backpackers was completed
in 1990. It was the first fully purpose-built
backpacker accommodation in Darwin.
The hostel's building and layout take
maximum advantage of its tropical setting.
Long, cool verandas on the first floor
and "louvred" windows catch
passing breezes. An open-air common
and dining area, a salt-water plunge
pool and 2 tropical spas complete the
hostel's cool, tropical feel. Both the
hostel and the park opposite are lined
with tall, beautiful palm trees, which
provide additional shading. Even the
walking path at the front of the hostel
has a serpentine shape to give the area
example of dormitory accommodation
(Frog Hollow, ca. 1940). Can't
see any backpacks anywhere though!
Hollow area in the late 1940's.
Standards of temporary accommodation
have greatly improved since
those days! Managed to spot
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
27 Lindsay Street Darwin