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Manly Guest House
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is not the cheapest hostel in Manly, but all places are expensive in Manly. That said, the rooms are the cleanest I have ever stayed at in a hostel. The bathrooms are spotless the kitchen kept clean, and well organized. Good common area. The age of the guest vary, but it appears to be an older more laid back crowd. This is not the young party atmosphere. This would be a great place to stay for couples, families etc. The location is amazing. Right across from the beach, close to shops, restaurants etc, but far enough away that it is quiet at night. No road noise, no music from bars etc. The staff are friendly, organized, and happy to help you out with anything you need. Would recommend this place for sure. A lot of the other guest I spoke to had stayed at other hostels in Manly and had moved here even though it costs a bit more it's a much better place.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank travel2011154913
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ManlyGuesthouse, Manager at Manly Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2013

Thank you so much for this amazing review! We are very happy to hear that you had such a good time! It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Save up your money and stay somewhere better. It's a tired place and they don't clean the rooms if you stay for a few days, which I think is really below par. I don't think it is good value for money contrary to other reviewers, so bump up your budget a bit and look elsewhere. The bathrooms are fine when they have been cleaned, but gross after a few folks have passed through. The beds are old and the rooms are musty.

On the plus side, the location could not be better, just 100m from the beach. If you don't need to sleep and just want to put your stuff somewhere this place may work for you. It's an expensive backpackers but basically feels like a backpackers.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Third Culture K
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ManlyGuesthouse, Manager at Manly Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We value all opinions and really do try to provide a comfortable stay for people traveling with a tight budget. We are not a backpacker as we do not have shared rooms or dorms, only private rooms. True, our bathrooms are shared. We clean them all thoroughly every day and they are checked and 'touched up' several times during the afternoon and evening. Perhaps we do not have modern furniture, however, it is comfortable and we know that the rooms and common areas are kept very clean. If we had a modern decor, the prices obviously would have to rise and we are confident that we offer a happy medium to folks wanting a private room but not wanting to pay hotel prices. Perhaps, next time, you would be happier staying in a hotel and paying 2-3 times higher tariff.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Don't stay here, it's cheap, in a great location, clean, friendly, sociable. No good if you want a place to stay that lets you explore Sydney for a reasonable rate, no good if you want to stay somewhere safe and clean with your children like I did. In all seriousness, this places is great.... I just don't want it getting loaded up and charging me more next time I stay there. My children (girls, aged 13 and 12) said it felt like a "home". We slept in the room next to the petrol station, and we slept no problems at all. Kitchen was spotless and they have everything you could want to make meals, plenty of space for own food in the fridges. We had a blast in Sydney and this was a top place to come back to at night. But don't stay there. ;-)

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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ManlyGuesthouse, Manager at Manly Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Haha!! So happy you had a horrible time, we hated having you too!! Only joking. It was a delight to host you and your family and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday. We do hope to see you again.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

I stayed for an entire week (minimum length) in order to attend a conference at a nearby hotel. The place is kept very clean and I particularly appreciated being able to make the occasional meal in the well equipped kitchen. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms are shared but that was not a problem. Shops, restaurants and the ferry over to Sydney are a short walk away. The (surfing) beach is 2 short blocks away. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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ManlyGuesthouse, Manager at Manly Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2013

Thank you very much for this great review! We are so happy to hear you felt so comfortable.

Just to clarify the minimum length: Only our weekly rate offer requires a minimum of 7 nights. Book one week, get one night free :)

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

My first thought when entering the room I booked at this hotel was "thank god it's only for one night!" I was greeted by a stale musty smell. The contents of this tiny room, very basic; an old single bed, chest of drawers and wardbrobe. The place is very old (as are a number of places in Manly), the shared bathroom though was clean and modern and of a decent size, that for me was the only positive. Oh! I do also credit them for providing wifi and free use of a computer for the guests.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank janonet
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ManlyGuesthouse, Manager at Manly Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us:(

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