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Carolina, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I went with a couple of friends to North Stadbroke Island and we stayed in this hostels. The staff is AMAZING, the place is clean, big and cozy! They had a firepit every night, bringing guests and staff together. They also have a big kitchen! We rented some snorkeling equipment and it worked great. North Stadbroke Island is way underrated!...

Thank sergiomarbel
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

A great 2 dives with the team..safety conscious but dive was not rushed and there was time to explore the reefs. Catered for newbies the through to experienced divers. One guide with a max of 6 divers. Fun fun fun

Thank Nicole P
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great dive, well run dive trip, pleasant staff, both divers and office staff - what more could you ask for? Oh yes, Mantas of course - heaps of them!! Particularly like the green turtle that followed us around letting itself be scratched under the chin. Reasonably priced double dive.

Thank champers103
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay. Amazing diving at your fingertips & only a 5 minute boat ride from the lodge.. The rooms are clean & nice.. Great size kitchen & chill out areas. Our dive guide 'Biddy' was great & extremely knowledgeable of the dive sites. If you on drinking, I highly recommend that you get it from the mainland Cleveland...

Thank SCUBARachh
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself is just what you'd expect. It is right beside a gorgeous beach. The staff are friendly. They have a games room, a chill out area, kitchen, BBQS, and outside areas. The only problem is long walks if you want to go to food works the food market it is about and 30 minute walk. Also to get...

Thank jzmunchon
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

In good old fashioned hostel tradition, Mantra is a truly fine advert for North Stradbroke Island. The staff are very friendly, the atmosphere likewise amongst those staying in the facility. If you haven't stayed in a hostel before and demand the privacy offered by a B & B or hotel, you might need to change hostel tradition to hostile, as...

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here whilst exploring the island. The shared area had a kitchen and games area. The bathrooms were clean. The hostel was just off Home Beach. The staff were very nice and in the afternoon people would sit around and have a few drinks. I was even given a meal and snacks one night. It is a bit of...

Thank Toni F
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I was only able to stay here for one night, but after my experience I would have loved to stay for many more. The location is mere steps from the beach and the staff is very inclusive. I was invited to join in conversation and drinks after I had settled in. I took the recovery class as I had not...

1Thank Caitlin P
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Aachen, Germany
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

What a great place to be. Wanted to stay one night but extended the stay to three nights. Great staff that looks after you, super friendly, very clean rooms, bathrooms and kitchen facilities. Fire at nighttime and chill out around the fire! Watch out for wildlife around the hostel. There are koalas sitting in the tree next to the hostel......

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Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is a wonderful dive center with great staff. They go out of their way to ensure you have a terrific time. We truly enjoyed our diving with them. They kept us informed of the dives and what we could expect to see and let us know what we may see passing through. If you are looking for a great...

1Thank Dale D

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Manta Lodge YHA and Scuba Centres is located on absolute beachfront on North Stradbroke Island, a short distance from the centre of Point Lookout. Opened in 1992, Manta Lodge runs a combined full service 5 Star PADI IDC dive centre offering daily scuba dive and snorkel trips as well as a YHA branded backpacker accommodation facility. The centre also provides all levels of scuba instruction/courses. YHA Australia is part of the world’s largest backpacker accommodation network, Hostelling International, who provide more than 4,000 YHA hostels across 90 countries around the world. Manta Lodge offers a 31⁄2 star level of accommodation for up to 66 guests and includes; private double and twin rooms along with larger boarding style rooms for four, six and eight guests. North Stradbroke Island offers a unique experience to many domestic and international tourists. The Island is known for its stunning beaches as well as its many sights and activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, 4-wheel-driving, bush walk trails, surfing, kayaking, sandboarding and fishing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre

Address: 132 Dickson Way | Point Lookout, Redland City, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 4183, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Redland City > North Stradbroke Island
Price Range: $33 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“All are the same..dorms or single rooms...rooms are private so not noisy”
 of 5 bubbles Ladymaggic, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“If you are looking for privacy then book one of their twin rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles granso, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The private rooms are nice for couples, or bring some friends and share a dorm”
 of 5 bubbles 793adrianc, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“During the summer the lodge is often filling air tanks for the divers and the generator can be noisy. they usually turn it off by 10pm but if this is going to bother you, ask for a room away from the generator.”
 of 5 bubbles Ristari, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet.”
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 of 5 bubbles Karhuvaari, 2 May 2014 | Read review
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