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Manly Harbour Backpackers Reviews

1st Floor, 45 Cambridge Parade, Manly, Brisbane, Australia

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324 Total Reviews
  • 49%Value For Money
  • 51%Security
  • 59%Location
  • 40%Staff
  • 54%Atmosphere
  • 50%Cleanliness
  • 50%Facilities

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Awful experience! This is not a backpackers hostel. Felt very vulnerable and unsafe and the staff are very rude. The place is very unclean and the beds had several stains on them. The free WIFI doesn't work and there is no place to store your luggage when you check out unless you pay a $10 fee. DO NOT STAY HERE!


Booked a private room 3 weeks in advance, received conformation email from " Manly Harbour Backpackers" the next day. Arrived at the hostel on the day( new years eve) to be told the room was unavailable and had been made into an office some 3 months beforehand. Staff were rude and didn't seem to care about the problem nor did they try and make contact prior to arriving. Not helpful in any way and would not refund deposit paid. Avoid staying here at all costs.


Seems like a nice hostel with a cool athmosphere. Unfortunately I only stayed for one night, but that was enough in my caise. Unbelievably thin mattress, a rock hard pillow, no blanket and drunk, noisy roommates.


When my group of friends and I arrived at the hostel we were put in a room with other travelers. Though the demeanor of the people has nothing to do with the hostel itself, it was a bad vibe. They were singing at 5 in the morning while the rest of of were trying to sleep. The kitchen was also a mess and there was no air conditioning in any of the rooms. The wifi was also really shotty and only worked near the bathrooms.

  • 24th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Beds are worst ever slept on, the manager Runs the bar/restaurant so don't expect to be seen to in a hurry


Staff? What staff? Whenever you need to deal with the staff, you need to call them to show up. And the guy is not friendly at all, almost make you feel bad for bothering him. Not sure what is going on in this hostel, the living room is messy as hell stuffed with old computer's gears and many other stuffs. Only one toilet for the whole hostel. The rug in the hallway in completely rotten. Fortunately for them that they are well located and the only hostel around. Disappointing.


Other backpackers were very friendly, they did not have staff on site at all times to ensure cleanliness. The location is beautiful but quite far from the city. Management removed a substantial amount of cooking equipment because some backpackers did not clean their mess but did not give any time when they would be back, forcing backpackers to struggle when looking to cook food. Wifi was terrible/non existent throughout most of the facility.

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