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About Manly Backpackers


Manly Backpackers is perfectly located within the convenience of the city, right in the heart of Manly. The property offers affordable accommodations suitable for all travelers, whether in Sydney for business or vacation. Guests can choose to relax at the fully equipped barbecue area, or the spacious courtyard, both of which are perfect places for relaxation and meeting other travelers. The world-famous Manly beach is easily accessible from this property, where guests can enjoy a vast range of water sports, interesting activities, or simply lazing around for fresh air. Enjoy the morning surf or nightly events as the property is within easy reach of pubs, clubs, and restaurants. Manly Backpackers offers comfortable and memorable accommodations for a great vacation in Sydney.
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Hotel Facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • business center
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • billiards


  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • Czech
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
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Reception is open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Guests arriving outside these hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.

The property requires a key deposit of 30 AUD per room.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 9:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Internet Usage Fee: 15 AUD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Rooms : 35
Reception Open Until: 7:00 PM
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4.4 Amanda N.
February 02, 2016
Noisy, dirty, hot!
People where friendly and the hostel was in a good spot in town close to everything but it was so dirty and loud, people would knock on your door in the middle of the night just to wake you up and singing and yelling outside. Rooms are very very very hot and stuffy. Wanted to borrow a towel and was happy to pay the $5 for it but was not given one and was told to go to the second hand store and buy one there even though it was 6.30pm and it was closed etc. One of the worst hostels I have stayed in and wouldn't stay here again although I have heard that it is better then the other ones in manly!

South Korea
March 12, 2016
Not good not bad
Not good not bad

7.3 KE L.
September 09, 2014
Worst night in Manly
Location, clean and freindly staff
Overall stay is ok, just that at night it is quite dangerous especially for girls and there are some other backpackers that get drunk and attack the girls that they even crash into female toilet. We experience it personally as we are walking to the toilet and suddenly a drunk guy came out from the party room and try to attack us. Although we had locked ourselves in the shower room, that guy climb over the door and we were scared to death. Luckily, there was nothing happen at the end. Thank god and please look into this matter as there may be something bad happen to others in future. Thanks.

6.3 Kevin L.
April 30, 2014
Affordable youth hostel, near beach
Daily evening event organized by hostel for socializing. Well-enforced shhh time @ night. Big fridge to store own food.

4.7 Melanie G.
November 12, 2013
Good location
Location only
Very nice location and the tall lady in front desk is very friendly. Room is very messy and no cupboard. Please check the rooms of the long staying guests coz they tend to occupy all the space, very messy and no space for new arrival guests. It would be better ito label all the racks and bed numbers.

6.7 Sinead E.
United Kingdom
February 18, 2013
Great location, basic rooms
Very close to the beach, nightlife, shops etc.
I booked 3 nights here and when I arrived I wasn't sure if I liked it. The rooms are very basic and it felt a little bit dirty however after my 3rd night I really didn't want to leave. The staff let me change room when needed and were really nice about me checking out a few minutes late. The people there were really friendly and they have stuff on in the evenings such as a BBQ which was great! If you go knowing that it is basic hostel accom then you will enjoy it.

6.7 Lillian C.
January 03, 2013
Good location and friendly staff
Location, staff
After reading the reviews I was worried with what to expect, but I arrived to a friendly front desk, clean rooms and bathrooms and was pleasantly surprised! Don't let the bad reviews turn you away from a fine hostel!

5.3 kok N.
December 18, 2012
Great Location but small rooms
Near Beach
I dislike the service provided by the receptionist. They are not friendly. The kitchen is not clean. You will found cockroach on the table. They are providing the free wifi for the customers but not all the computer can access to the internet.

7.3 Barry V.
United Kingdom
November 24, 2012
great location
This hotel is a stones throw from the beach. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Toilets and showers on 1st floor off eating area are locked off after 11pm which is a bit frustrating. As the smaller shower and toilets end up with long queues.

6.7 jayne P.
March 09, 2012
great location....rooms so so...
alot of the people there were living and working in sydney. I was a social attmosphere but rooms were a bit bad....bring your own blacket and cup