The hostel was helpful in picking us up from the Brisbane Airport (which was necessary because they are located so far out of the city), but after this point the stay was not pleasant.
We arrived tired from an early flight to find that they had lost our reservation and had no idea we were supposed to be staying for the two days that we had booked. After about 30 minutes of trying to work out logistics, we were told they had enough beds for us but we wouldn't be able to enter any of the rooms for three hours because they were spraying for bed bugs. The room we were finally shown was filthy and very noisy as it was across the street from a bar. After the first night I found a bug on my jacket. I didn't recognize it as a bed bug but was assured that it was the next morning when I woke up with bites all over my arms. They were rather prominent and disgusting and took well over a week to clear up.
While Manly is a nice town, I would find other accomodation to stay in if you feel the need to visit. The cleanliness and disorganization of this hostel isn't worth it even if it is on the cheaper end of places to stay.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking