More and more students all over the world decide to come to Australia and embrace the Aussie experience.  There are endless possibilities in Australia when it comes to accommodation.  For example, if you want to stay close to Sydney, but you are not too comfortable with the idea of crowded city, Manly represents a smart choice.

Manly Bunkhouse is a clean hostel with relaxed and friendly atmosphere, located in the heart of Manly, on Sydney’s Northern beaches.  It is great to know that the hostel is 250 metres from iconic Manly Beach and about 10 minutes walk from Manly Town Centre.  Besides the great location, there are even more reasons why you should stay here.

For example, if you look for budget accommodation Manly, you should know that Manly Bunkhouse provides special offers for students all year round.  All you have to do is present your valid student ID (local colleges only) when booking.  You can will get up to 10% discount (depending on the length of your stay).

It is great to know that each room in Manly Bunkhouse has its own shower, toilet and kitchenette.  Needless to say, Free WiFi Internet access is provided.

For its guests, Manly Bunkhouse provides large common areas, commercial kitchen, an outdoor courtyard with BBQ facilities and, guess what… the hostel has its own herb’s garden.  This way, the guests will have access to fresh cooking herbs.

International students will have access to a common room with big TV and Foxtel, study and reading room, secure storage for guests, job and sales board, mail service, travel and tour information.  Needless to say, linen is also provided.

International students who prefer shared student accommodation Sydney have so many options if they decide to stay at Manly Bunkhouse.  They can opt for shared dorm (4 beds), double room (for 1 or a couple) or twin share (2 people).  Anyway, all the rooms from this hostel have their own shower/toilet and minifridge.  All the international students who stick to a certain monthly budget should know that the rent includes fresh linen and towel once a week.  Needless to say, if you stay in a double or twin you also receive free coffee/tea and soap.

If you decide to spend some time in Manly, you will definitely fall in love with the city of surf.  There are so many things to see and do in Manly.  It offers lots of options for leisure as scenic walks, diving, snorkelling, sailing, surfing, kite surfing, beautiful sunrise and sunset spots and much more.

If you decide to spend some time to Sydney, but, at the same time, you want to avoid the urban crowd, Manly represents the perfect destination for a week-end getaway or even for studying abroad.  Keep in mind that the “surf city” is only 20 minutes away from Sydney by ferry.

It is great to know that Manly offers lots of options for everyone, regardless of age, occupation, hobbies.  You can take scenic walks or you can enjoy water activities like diving, snorkelling, sailing, surfing, kite surfing.

Manly is also the ideal location for international students.  Book accommodation at a Manly hostel and you will have access to great language schools and Colleges!  Living in a hostel is great because you have the chance to easily make new friends, feel at home and live by the beach.  Needless to say, the atmosphere in a hostel is extremely friendly.  If you decide to stay at Manly Bunkhouse, for example, you will see that the guest guide and events board is updated periodically with upcoming events and information of things to do in and around Manly.  If you need even more information about certain festivals and activities in Manly, contact the friendly staff from the hostel for even more great ideas about spending quality time in the surf city!

It is widely known the fact that hostels provide a friendly atmosphere to all their guests.  Making new friends is one of the main benefits of staying at a hostel, instead of a hotel.  Playing cards is one of the most popular “activities” of international students staying at a Manly hostel.  The good news is that if you find yourself for the first time in Manly you have the chance to play cards and, at the same time, to discover awesome things about Manly.  How can you do this?  Use Manly Tourist cards!

What is there to know about Manly Tourist Cards?

Manly Tourists Cards are a must have for all the people who come for the first time to Manly. Manly Tourists Cards are a pack of playing cards featuring everything you want to know about Manly.  Forget about navigating online in order to find important information about Manly.  Save time and spend quality time with your friends while playing cards using Manly Tourist Cards!  The great news is that in each pack you will find information on the best attractions and activities to enjoy in Manly.  Needless to say, these great cards contain also useful information about all the cafe shops, bars and restaurants in Manly.

If you decide to book accommodation at Manly Bunkhouse, come to reception for more info!  We are also selling Manly Tourist Cards.

Live the Aussie experience and enjoy everything the magnificent Manly has to offer.  Manly is only 20 minutes by ferry from Sydney.  Book budget Manly accommodation and use these cards to discover the treasures of Manly.  Keep in mind the fact that 30 local businesses are included in the cards, 12 Activities/Attractions, 8 Restaurants, 5 Bars, 4 Cafe’s and 1 Surf Shop. There is something for everyone, even for the families with children.  In fact, there are so many things to see and do in Manly, regardless of age.

Do not forget that Manly Tourist Cards are a great travel companion all over the world!  Moreover, they also represent a fabulous souvenir for the persons you love!

Spend quality time in Manly, and, at the same time, save these great memories with the aid of the Manly Tourist cards!

Are you going to spend the New Year’s Eve in Manly?  What can be more spectacular than the New Year’s Eve near the ocean?  You will definitely not regret it.  You have endless possibilities when it comes to spending the last day of 2014 in Manly.  If you want to spend some hours in Sydney, book accommodation at a Manly hostel!  Remember that there is no better place to be in the entire world than on Sydney Harbour this New Year’s Eve.


Come with your family and enjoy a spectacular New Years Eve celebration at Manly Cove!  Keep in mind that the 9pm fireworks will light up Manly harbor.  You simply cannot miss this great “ocean” of colours.  Do not forget to bring your picnic blanket!  You will witness all the activities from East and West Esplanade with 20,000 locals!  If you want to spend a more cosmopolite New Year’s Eve, there are great restaurants where you can spend magic moments like Hugo’s, Bavarian Bier Café, 4 Pines Brewing Co, Manly Wharf Bar, Ash’s Table, Belgrave Cartel, Blacket’s Fine Ale & Spirits, Boilerhouse Restaurant, Crinitis, De Vita Tratoria, Donnys, etc.


If you decide to come to Manly, there are endless possibilities when it comes to budget accommodation Manly.  If you look for a friendly atmosphere, hostels in Manly represent a great option.

Are you ready for Holiday season in Manly?  If this is your case, you have to say good-bye to snow, snow men and winter cold.  Instead, welcome sunny days on the beach!  Book accommodation at a Manly hostel and see with your own eyes that there are so many things to see and do in Manly during the holiday season.  Feel free to indulge in over 40 activities and beaches, 130 bars, restaurants and cafes!  Are you still looking for Christmas gifts for the ones you love?  No problem, your shopping options are endless in Manly!  Explore over 200 shops and stores or visit the special Christmas markets!

Do you want to spend some time also in Sydney?  No problem, Manly is just 15mins from Sydney by fast ferry.  You can easily create your own getaway whenever you want.  Discover the Christmas projections, the Christmas forest lights in Sydney.  There are also great musical events you can attend.


As you probably know, Manly is also named the ‘Surf-city of Australia,’ and the birthplace of Australian surfing.  Needless to say, Manly Beach is also considered to be Sydney’s premier beachside destination.  If you come to Manly, you definitely have to learn to surf.  There are great surfing schools in Manly, both for children and adults.


It is true that water activities are predominant in Manly, but there are also great attractions to consider.  What about the North Head Sanctuary?  It is located right in Manly’s backyard.  North Head Sanctuary is considered to be Sydney’s secret getaway.  Believe it or not,
there are over 10 km of easy walking tracks to explore.   Needless to say, North Head reveals fascinating scenery with unending ocean views.  Who needs snow when you have these magnificent views?

If you come to Manly, you definitely have to visit Sydney’s Q Station.  It has fast become one of the city’s most successful heritage sites.  Do not forget to visit Manly Sea Life Sanctuary!  The great part is that across three levels, people have the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of marine life like the Penguin Cove, where they can discover a colony of Manly’s iconic little penguins.  There are also cuttlefish, lionfish, baby sharks, seahorses and octopuses.

Manly is a magical place for everyone all the time, including the holiday season. There are plenty of attractions and activities both for kids and adults.  The good news is that accommodation Manly is definitely not a problem.  You have endless possibilities, regardless of your budget.

Do you want to spend Christmas during summer months?  Come to Australia and you will have the chance to spend unique moments on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  If you decide to stay at a hostel Manly, for example, you will see with your own eyes that there are no snow or log fires.

What about the traditions on Christmas Eve in Australia?

Australia is a multicultural country.  This is fabulous because you will “witness” a Christmas where traditions from so many countries are often mingled.  Book budget accommodation Manly and you will see that Aussie people also have Christmas Trees, Father Christmas, Christmas Carols and, of course, many, many gifts!  Do not forget about the Christmas cards!  By the way,  did you know that the first Australian Christmas card was produced in 1881 by John Sands?  More than 150000 letters are sent to Santa every year in Australia.

Who has not heard about the Carols By Candlelight?  They began in Melbourne in 1937and are outside concerts in the warm summer evenings.  The great part about them is that people sit on blankets, light candles and
join together to sing Christmas Carols.

The only difference in Australia is that Christmas dinner may be a barbeque in the backyard or even a romantic picnic on a beach though.

The holiday season is almost here.  You can almost feel the magic of Christmas.  When you say Santa Claus and winter holidays, you say also Christmas lights.  Christmas lights really get people into the festive spirit.  If you decide to come to Australia, you will be fascinated by its Christmas lights.  In fact, the lights displayed in the Australian capital, Canberra, have set a new world record.  Believe it or not, almost 1.2 million LED lights on 120km (75 miles) of cables have been strung in the shape of three wrapped Christmas presents.  Australians can be proud: Aussie Christmas lights have set a new world record.  It is official: Guinness World Records confirmed it was the largest-ever LED image display.

It is interesting to know the fact that the previous Christmas lights record was set in Shurtan, in southern Uzbekistan.

If you decide to spend Christmas in Australia, you can also visit Sydney.  You will be fascinated by the Christmas lights from Berala, Roselands, ErskinePark, North Bondi.  If you look for budget accommodation Sydney, you can stay in Manly.  It takes 30 minutes to get from Manly to Sydney by ferry.  This way, you can save precious money and, at the same time, you can surf on Manly beach.  Christmas in a sunny destination represents a smart choice.

David Richards was helped by many volunteers to transform Canberra in a magic world.   Believe it or not, last hear he also set a world record for the most Christmas lights on a residential property by covering his home with 502,165 bulbs.   Aussie people are definitely creative persons.  Keep in mind that setting up 502,165 bulbs in a mammoth project took approximately 2 months to put in place.  David Richards was not alone.  He and his family members were helped by a local power company, which donated the electricity needed to send power through the 31 miles of wire used in the display.

Christmas lights are a universal language all over the world.  If you decide to stay at Bunkhouse hostel, you should know that the new French owner, Cathy Carney and her team speak fluent French, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish.  This Manly beach hostel is located only meters from one of Sydney’s finest beaches and a short walk to shops, coin-operated laundry, supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Needless to say, there are so many things to do and visit in Manly.

It is widely known the fact that Manly is a suburb of Sydney, just 15mins on the fast ferry from Sydney. If you decide to book accommodation at a Manly hostel, you will be surprised to realize that Manly houses community of 40,000 residents, complimented by 7 million visitors. Believe it or not, among tourists from all over the world, many celebrities choose Manly for their vacation or for a simply weekend getaway. For example, many famous people decided to have dinner at Hugo’s restaurant, located in the Manly Wharf: the Modern Family cast, Jack Johnson, Paris Hilton and Ellen Degeneres .
Believe it or not, some celebrities, charmed by the spectacular views from Manly, even decided to get marry here. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were married in Manly’s Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in 2006. Needless to say, Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins and TV host Tom Williams spent great vacations in Manly. Even the “90210” actress Anna Lynne McCord spent great time with her family here.
If you decide to come to Sydney, you should also know that there are so many hostels where you can find budget accommodation Manly.
It is interesting to know the fact that the International College of Management (ICMS) in Manly was used in the 2012 film by Baz Luhrmann ‘The Great Gatsby’ as Gatsby’s house.
You still have time to come to Manly. Do not forget that Christmas and New Year are the best time for relishing the beach beauty of Sydney.



Believe it or not, Christmas is almost here.  Have you made the Christmas list for the ones you love?  In less than 2 weeks, Santa will visit us… Christmas is a time of giving, spending quality time with those we love.  Picking out a gift is, most of the cases, a daunting task.  Not only do you have to choose from endless great options, but, you have to hope that your family members and friends will love what you pick out.   A little inspiration when it comes to Christmas gifts never hurts.  Here are some great ideas of Christmas gifts:

Gift baskets are extremely popular this season.  Everyone likes bottled wine, luxurious chocolate and sweets, foreign cheese, etc.   Gift baskets represent the perfect gift for parents, grand-parents, family members in general.

For the most important woman in your life you can select statement necklaces, cuffs, bracelets, studs, earrings, pendants and jewellery boxes.  On the other hand, for the most important man in your life, you can opt for a watch.  Moreover, you can also make it unique by engraving your own message on it!  The main idea is that personalized items represent unique Christmas gifts.  You have endless options when it comes to the gifts that can be personalized: pens, jewellery, mugs, glassware, T-shirts, etc.

If you want something special this Christmas, surprise the one you love with a last minute getaway!  If you do not want to spend the winter holidays in a ski resort, you can also visit one of the many magical Christmas markets in Europe like the ones in Vienna, Berlin, Prague, Sibiu, etc.  If you dream about a sunny and sunny destination, select Manly!  You still have time to opt for accommodation at a Manly hostel.  Save precious time and use the Internet to book online your room!

What about surfing on Christmas?  You will definitely have a unique Christmas.  If you’re new to surfing, then Manly is one of the best places in the world to learn.  Australia is known all over the world as the country of surfing while Manly is considered to be the surf city.  Do you want to learn how to surf during winter holidays?  Look for Manly accommodation and you will be surprised to see how many water activities you can try here.  Forget about snow and embrace the ocean!  The views are spectacular.  There are so many things to do and see in Manly.  You simply cannot get bored.  There are great coffee shops, restaurants and cosmopolitan shops and markets in Manly.

Discover Manly, discover Australia and live the experience of an Aussie Christmas!

Wondering where to go on holiday this Christmas?  If you want something spectacular, spend Christmas in Australia!  As you probably know, Christmas comes in the middle of the summer holidays!   Needless to say, December is one of the hottest months in Australia.  This is the main reasons instead of spending your time at ski, you will opt for outdoors sports like swimming, surfing and fishing.   Make sure Manly is on your radar; you will spend sunny days.  Book accommodation at a Manly hostel and you will see that there is always plenty to see and do in Manly, no matter what your interests are.   It is true that water activities abound.  Keep in mind the fact that the famous Manly Beach is a magical playground for everyone, especially if you are an eco friendly person.

If you decide to spend some time in Manly, you will discover here one of the last colonies in Australia of little penguins!  It is great to know that some of these little penguins live under the Manly Wharf.  You can even see them swimming around Manly cove!  This is a once in a lifetime view.  Needless to say, there are also seahorse colonies at the Manly Cove beach.

If you want to spend a special Christmas, come to Manly!  The town is also famous for its promenade of pine trees, which were first planted by the early English settlers.  Book online budget accommodation Manly!  There are so many motels where you will make new friends.  It is widely known the fact that most hostels are considered to be more friendly than hotels.

With plenty of parks and playgrounds, accessible beaches and nature walks, Manly represents the perfect solution for a Christmas getaway.  If you want to have a more active Christmas, riding a bike around Manly and the Northern Beaches is the perfect way to spend quality time with your friends and, at the same time, experience every corner of Sydney’s most beautiful coastal towns.  Beach volleyball is also an option if you decide to spend some days in Manly.  Enjoy the sun, the sand and forget about snow!

Do you want to have a relaxing Christmas?  You should go to Manly and The Northern Beaches ocean swimming pools.  Manly is considered to be the city of surf and these ocean swimming pools are a perfect complement to the surf.

In case you want to spend a unique Christmas, opt for Manly!  You will definitely not regret it!