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Manly Backpackers

24 - 28 Raglan St., Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

This place has potential with it being so close to the beach, but it's really let down by being so filthy. Ok, it's a hostel, I'm not expecting 5 star standards, but the kitchen is pretty bad. We only stayed one night then moved to a different hostel in Manly. Clean the kitchen (or better yet, pull it out and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I had a great time here. Only stayed a week but the layout of the hostel makes it really easy to meet people. There's a cool movie room and a common area for chilling out. It was my second stop in Australia and I wish I would've just skipped Sydney and went straight to Manly. The open/outside-ness of the hostel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My friend and I only stayed one night too many at Manly Backpackers. We arrived late and were handed grubby sheets to put onto an equally grubby mattress. Cleanliness and hygiene are clearly a very low priority at this hostel; never before have I felt dirty just being in a hostel. We decided to leave as early as possible the... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our group stayed in this backpacker during surf festval so it was really busy. Overal the cleanness was ok, room classic standrad. What I loved was big communal room with pool, game automat and BBQ. We also loved Czech receptnst. I would recommend this backpackers to friends.

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Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Hi people, I recommend a lot the hostel and specially the great treatment and customer service that both Patricia and the Czech guy (dont remember his name ) gave us in the reception!! Great place!! Cheers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had only a short stopover after a overnight bus and could use the facilities. The bathroom was clean and and big, there are seperated ladies and gents bathrooms on the floor. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Thanks a lot for your help.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Where do I start with manly backpackers ?! It is the most awful place I have ever stayed in! Upon arrival we was greeted by a lady ad reception who was really lovely and helpful! However this is the only good point about this hostel... When we got into our room (which was a private double) it absolutely stunk of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Doors ptopped open, parties and yelling until 2-3am (despite the long lists of rules and fines), no reception until 8am. On the plus side we made 100s of new friends, all thanks to a bed bug infestation - they were big enough to see and the bed was crawling with them. Disgusting.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

The staff was friendly upon arrival. I did not book ahead of time, but was still given the same rate that was online. The hostel was pretty standard with a bed, sheets, etc. Bathroom was cleaned daily, and it was in the perfect location just down the street from the beach and in close walking distance to both the Corso... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great hostel with goof facilities, nice sized rooms, very nice shower and toilet facilities and loads of communal areas to chat to other people. Staff very helpful and the rooms were lovely and clean and actually the beds were really comfy. Would absolutely go back.

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