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“So fresh and so clean!”
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Manly Bunkhouse
Ranked #1 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Manly
Certificate of Excellence
Manly, Australia
1 review
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“So fresh and so clean!”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

I am so impressed at how clean and enjoyable Manly Bunkhouse has become since my last stay.
The location is terrific and the service is friendly and helpful. With a 2 minute walk to the beach, 5 to great cafes and manly corso, what a great location. If this isn't enough they also provide FREE WI FI to all customers.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Manly_Bunkhouse, Manager at Manly Bunkhouse, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
thank you for your review! , we appreciate your time and welcome you back when ever you wish :-)
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

Nice enough rooms (stayed in a double room, with a single bunk bed, private shower, toilet, sink and fridge) that are basic, but clean. $90 for the double room wasn't outrageous, but the location hikes the price a bit.

Common areas are clean and well fitted out, with a tv room with comfortable couches, large kitchen table, fully equipped kitchen, bbq and outside area that can fit a large amount of people.

5 min walk to the beach and about a 10 min walk to the shops and Manly wharf. Quite a distance from Sydney CBD, but the ferry makes it a straightforward enough trip.

Recommend the Manly Bunkhouse if you are looking for a nice quiet stay in a good location.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Manly_Bunkhouse, Manager at Manly Bunkhouse, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Thank you for your review!
We appreciate that you took the time to leave us your feedback :)

We hope you are enjoying your time in Australia and would love to have you here again!

Cheers,
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Had a great start in Australia here in Manly. This is for who likes to surf or just likes the peace en quiet. It is just minutes from the beach and half an hour to the city by ferry. There is a lot of beautiful nature around. Nice two person and four person dorms. Cleanness was oke but difficult because of all the bags lying around. Free internet in the front of the hostel is great. It takes a bit of time to get used to the kitchen which is not very large but you have on room refrigerator.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Manly_Bunkhouse, Owner at Manly Bunkhouse, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Dear Janneke,

Thank you for your time with us, the improvement for the rooms are on our list :-)
We wish you a safe trip in our beautiful country and hope to see you soon again.

best regard

Cathy Carney
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Manly, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

When i first arrived in australia i stayed For a week in the bunkhouse. The new management was just there and Had not yet changed that many rules. So the first week the atmosphere was pretty good and the location was good as well, being 300 meters from the beach.

After we came back from 3 months of traveling, everything had changed. There was nothing left of the atmosphere we were used to and the prices went through the roof as well. 38 dollars(!) for a dorm room and 90 dollars for a private room. For that kind of money you would expect tot get your room cleaned once in a while. Nut not once in a whole week did they clean the room!!

To make a long story short, dont go to manly bunkouse anymore. I suggest to go to manley backpackers instead, because the staff is that much friendlier and its cheaper as wel!

  • Stayed September 2013
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TheBunkhouse-Manly, Manager at Manly Bunkhouse, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
We are sorry to hear that...
Manly Bunkhouse have rules and we are pretty strict with that.
You cannot bring extra guests in your room without being charged, you cannot throw your dirty dishes in the sink and walk out, you cannot make any noise after 10 pm etc.
We are sure you will understand.
We have competitive rates compared to other hostels in the region, our hostel is professionally cleaned every day and one of only hostel to offer unlimited Wi-Fi.
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

It's is close to the beach, the rooms are tidy and you'll meet heaps of awesome people! I stayed here for almost a week (with the Australian Backpackers Jumbo) and I couldn't wished for a better start to begin the adventure Down under.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Manly_Bunkhouse, Manager at Manly Bunkhouse, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback.

We hope you are enjoying your time in Australia and would love to have you here again!

Cheers,
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Mission Beach, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights, because the room I booked was not available I was placed in a two person dorm room. Nice, big room, with own fridge and bathroom. Cleanness was okay, could have been a little better. The free wifi is very nice. It's located close to the beach and it's only a 15min walk to the shops.

On the downside if you wanted to go to Sydney centre it was a long and expensive travel. Also the rooms are very expensive with $38 a night.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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TheBunkhouse-Manly, Manager at Manly Bunkhouse, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback.

Our Hostel is going through some positive changes under the new owner's management and your review helps us to keep improving.

We would love to have you here again!

Cheers,
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Owhango, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Needed to stay somewhere cheap in Manly after renting an apartment with my family in Manly for a wedding. Family all headed home but I was going onto the Hunter Valley in a few days and then to Melbourne. I am 51 year old female so didn't really want to be in a huge dorm situation. I got my own room, alone one night and next night shared with a lovely english girl. This backpackers is not flash, just basic but clean and friendly and has good security. Very friendly and helpful Manager James. Even gave me a ride to the ferry for me when I left. Recommended for all ages.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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TheBunkhouse-Manly, Manager at Manly Bunkhouse, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Thank you for your review!

Our Hostel is going through some cool renovations and positive changes under the new owners management.
We would love to have you here again!

Cheers,
Manly Bunkhouse Management
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Property: Manly Bunkhouse
Address: 35 Pine St, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Manly > Manly
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Manly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Manly Bunkhouse 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manly Bunkhouse is a backpacker hostel situated in the heart of Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The Bunkhouse provides budget accommodation for students and travellers in a quiet beachside location. Each room has its own shower, toilet and kitchenette. Free WiFi Internet access is provided. The Bunkhouse has a clean, relaxed and friendly atmosphere with a large common room, commercial kitchen and an outdoor courtyard with BBQ facilities. The new French owner, Cathy Carney and her team speak fluent French, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish. Manly Bunkhouse is located only meters from one of Sydney’s finest beaches and a short walk to shops, coin-operated laundry, supermarkets, shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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