I can only really repeat what the other reviews say. If you are backpacking,and if you can get in,this is the nicest hostel to stay in in Manly. I ended up staying 3 weeks longer than planned here and made friends that I still stay in touch with to this day. Just set back from the corso and a short stroll to the beaches on either harbour or ocean side.Friendly owners and no idiots. Just across the road from a mini market or a short walk to the main supermarket and bars,can't fault the place.
Ahh happy days.