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Manly Backpackers

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  • Excellent19%
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  • Terrible36%
4 Dec 2017
“I felt like an Indonesian cattle export at an offshore detention centre.”
13 Jun 2017
“Worse than prison. ”
Free Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Breakfast included
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Good clean hostel. Really nice staff. Got a free night from picking up a Manly brochure in town (winner). Have to pay a big deposit and an extra deposit for kitchen bits (plates, cutlery etc) but refunded on checking. Very sociable and very close to...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

I stayed here because the Airbnbs were booked out. For $100/night my double bed, private room was Okay. The sheets were clean enough and the bed was reasonably comfortable but there was no respite from the constant noise. Do not stay here if you want...More

Thank jack_hartican
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Lived at manly backpackers for over 2 months, and absolutely loved it. The hostel no longer became just a bed to stay in but truly became my home. I was able to find work so easily and made the most amazing friends with whom I'm...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

My partner & I have arrived here within the last hour and are already looking at emergency accomodation. On arrival, our card details were taken and just written on a piece of paper which I felt really uncomfortable with. We were shown to our room...More

Thank Bev G
Response from Manly_Backpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Manly BackpackersResponded June 18, 2017

Thank you for your review, I am so sorry to hear how much you didn't enjoy your stay with us. In regards to the cleanliness of the room, we do have a well organised cleaning schedule which is regularly reviewed. Any complaints of bugs are...More

Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Great location,less than five minute walk from Manly beach.The room was quite big with everything you might need including a huge TV and the bed was very comfy.Staff was super friendly as we were allowed to leave our luggage there after the check out. Ideal...More

Thank Alicia S
Response from Manly_Backpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Manly BackpackersResponded April 23, 2017

Thanks for your review. It's so great to hear you enjoyed your short stay with us. We agree the location is amazing and the vibe is great. Manly Backpackers is situated in an old Fire Station and parts of the building date back over 90...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Self-Serve Laundry
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US$23 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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"Stay drunk and you'll be fine in any room or on the floor, depending on how drunk you want to get."
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"Ask for a room with a balcony"
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"i wouldnt bother staying here. bring earplugs and your own sheets"
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"room 17 with a balcony"
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