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“Fantastic place to stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Manly Guest House
2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   6 Steinton Street, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Manly
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fantastic place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

This was a great place to spend my first few nights in Australia. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, even gave us an ocean view room because of problems faced elsewhere. This place made me feel like home and welcome. Washrooms were very clean and I never waited to use one. The common areas were very clean and spacious. Free wifi. We even went back to this location to talk to staff members for recommendations and to use the computer. It just felt very homey and I'm looking forward to my next stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManlyGuesthouse, Manager at Manly Guest House, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for your great review, we are very pleased you liked it so much!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Only stayed a week but was a fantastic place to stop, very friendly staff ,safe place to stay and a great place to meet people - and the location (being so close to the beach & accessible to circular quay) made the whole experience. The rooms were great for anyone staying on a budget with a tv and fridge and comfy bed and was good value for what you get for a place in manly- having free wifi is always a plus! Personally did not find the location loud at night. Was worried about a shared bathroom at first but it was great, very clean! Kitchen was clean and had all the appliances to cook a great meal if you wished. Would not hesitate to recommend to others travelling through Manly/Sydney.

Room Tip: The top floor has less wifi signal but probably quieter than lower floors
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ManlyGuesthouse, Manager at Manly Guest House, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
We are very happy it was such a great experience for you to stay with us! Hope, to see you again in the future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

I arrived a few days ago, staff are very helpful, everywhere is clean and showers are spot on! Everybody staying here is friendly and you can get a good nights sleep. I hope to stay for a few more weeks ! No regrets!!

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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ManlyGuesthouse, Manager at Manly Guest House, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
...and you did stay with us for "a few" more weeks!! It was a pleasure to have you, Sebastian! Enjoy the rest of your trip!
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Melissa and Stephanie who run this lovely guesthouse are themselves the warmest people you could ever meet. Therefore when you enter the place, straight away you feel relaxed, respected and it's easy to feel a kin to the whole environment. The rooms are well priced for what's included. We found everyday, the amenties to be of the highest hygenic standard. There's also an outdoor area for those who smoke or wish to chill out. Laundry facilities are of high standard and very economical to use. Having an absolutely ideal location with everything within 5 to 10 mins walk we found each and each night to be relaxed, spontaneous and romantic. Finally we would like to express our gratitude to Melissa and Stephanie. Plans to return are already on the agenda.

Room Tip: Check out room 12, you can watch the surfers ride in!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManlyGuesthouse, Manager at Manly Guest House, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS GREAT REVIEW! :-)

You yourself were the loveliest people and we enjoyed so much having you stay with us!! Hope all is well down south and hopefully we will accommodate you again in the near future!
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I stayed here one night with my boyfriend after going out to dinner with a group of friends and having a drink.
This accommodation was very reasonably priced, the room we had was decent, it seemed to be recently renovated and clean, bathroom was reasonable size and also clean. The room also had a reasonable sized wardrobe with full length mirror which was great.
We didn't use the kitchen facilities however they also looked clean and quite new.

I would definitely stay here again or recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManlyGuesthouse, Manager at Manly Guest House, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
We really appreciate this great review and are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

It was ok. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay I would stay here, the beds were a killer on the back, I thought the kitchen was clean, the bathroom could of done with a little tidy but again I will say its great if you are looking for some where cheap to stay.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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ManlyGuesthouse, Manager at Manly Guest House, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for your review!

We clean all the common areas every day, however they are shared and people sometimes leave a little mess behind :S

We are sorry that the mattress wasn't comfortable enough for you!
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Manly Guest House - My wife and I spent 8 months there and our time was an extremely positive one. I will recommend it to anyone and of all ages! In the way of youth hostel-esque establishments, Manly has many, and Manly Guest House is in the mid range for cost but far surpassed others at both ends of the spectrum. The day to day running of a Guest House in a tourist hotspot I imagine is no small feat, as there are a lot of variables when dealing with the general public, particularly travellers, but regardless, it is run very well - it is very clean, surprisingly quiet, relaxed and things are done smoothly and effectively. It is hard to not feel at home and I think that is reflected in the length of time travellers spend there. If you are currently planning a trip to Oz, choose Manly, and if you want a reasonable, friendly and clean place to stay with an ideal location then there is only one place - Manly Guest House.

Room Tip: Room 12 for couples is the one to go for.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManlyGuesthouse, Manager at Manly Guest House, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for your amazing review! It was more than a pleasure to have you!
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Address: 6 Steinton Street, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Manly
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Manly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Manly Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manly Guest House offers the best value in budget accommodation in Manly, Sydney's most popular beachside suburb. Manly Guest House offers a homey atmosphere with private accommodation and shared facilities (kitchen and bathrooms). If you're a budget traveller looking for a clean, comfortable and cosy place that's close to the beach, then look no further. Manly Guest House is the ideal stop. ... more   less 
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