It is widely known the fact that the city of Sydney, Australia, is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations.  Believe it or not, Sydney is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia.  Needless to say, Sydney offers world-class shopping and restaurants, theaters, universities and, of course, a dazzling nightlife.  This great Australian city tends to get more and more crowded.  In fact, Sydney is extremely popular all over the year.  This is the main reason accommodations can be difficult to book.  We have the perfect solution to your problems?  What about visiting Sydney and enjoying everything the city offers but in a more quiet and relaxed environment?  A smart choice would be booking Manly accommodation.
It is interesting to know that Manly is a city just outside of Sydney.  The main idea is that it is close enough to Sydney that you can ferry across the Harbour and enjoy Sydney’s attractions.  It would be like staying in a small and friendly resort rather than a big and crowded city.  You will definitely have more intimacy. 
Sydney attractions
There are endless possibilities when it comes to spending quality time in Sydney.  There are great festivals and events in Sydney you can attend: El Circo, 2014 Festival of Cycling and Wellbeing, Sculpture By The Sea, Halloween High Tea, Rose Bay Fair. 
Needless to say, there are also many Sydney’s natural wonders and attractions: Hyde Park, Royal Botanic Gardens, Royal National Park, Centennial Parklands, Regatta Park or the Blue Mountains.
There are also great shows in Sydney you cannot miss like Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage or WICKED The Musical.  Awe-inspiring and spectacular, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of OZ.   Moreover, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage returns to Australia for the first time for a 10th Anniversary Tour! 
Do you like sports?  Well, Sydney has great competitions where you can meet your favorite sport stars.  For instance, come to the AFC Asian Cup 2015!  It is one of the most exciting sporting events to come to Australia (January, 9-31).   It is the largest football tournament in the Asia Pacific region.  Moreover, the Australian Golf Club in Sydney will host the 2014 Emirates Australian Open.  (November, 27-30).
Start looking online for budget accommodation Manly.  You will be near Sydney, but in a city that may be a bit quieter, less expensive and less crowded.  You will have also the chance to visit the city of surf.  Remember that Manly beach is famous all over the world.


If you’re new to surfing, then Manly is one of the best places in the world to learn.  In fact, Australia is known all over the world as the country of surfing.  Did you know that there is also a surf city?  Believe it or not, Manly is also known as the surf city.  Do you want to learn how to surf?  Look for Manly accommodation and you will have the possibility to try different water activities.

Here is some great information about the surf city.  Well, the first known body-surfing contest took place at the Manly Surf Club carnival in 1908.  Needless to say, Manly hosted also the first ever Surfing World Titles in 1964.  All the fans of surfing are aware with the fact that Manly is home to 7x world surfing champion Layne Beachley!

Keep in mind the fact that Manly is the birthplace of Australian surfing.  If you do some research about surfing, you will also discover that Manly is one of the world’s five surfing reserves.

Did you know that the first surf movie ‘Surf Sports at Manly’ was released in 1909?  The movie was a great success and had a great influence in popularizing this water sport.

There are so many surf schools in Manly.  Look for budget accommodation Manly and come with your family and friends to experience a once in a lifetime experience!

There are so many festivals and events organized in Manly.  You simply cannot get bored.  There are numerous water activities you can experiment, clubs, restaurants and markets you can visit.  Look for accommodation Manly and be prepared to live unique experiences!

All the travelers, backpackers or international students who decide to spend some time in Manly should focus on Manly Markets.  The Beaches Market, Manly Arts and Crafts Markets and Manly Village Public School Markets are the most popular markets.


The Beaches Market represents the perfect place to buy your quality weekly food requirements. The market is opened every week on Friday, until Friday, 19 December 2014.  Do you simply adore organic food?  Well, the good news is that you can find farmer’s produce, organic and conventional fresh fruit and vegetable sellers, meats and dairy products direct from the farm.  Forget about all the unhealthy and dangerous additives!  The Beaches Market is located on 1472, Pittwater Road.


Every week on Saturday and Sunday, you will be charmed by Manly Arts and Crafts Markets.  Do you like handmade crafts?  This is definitely the best place for you!  The market is located on Sydney Road.  Are you an international student or a backpacker?  After you experienced the Aussie life and you admired the spectacular views from Manly, you definitely want to get some souvenirs from Australia for your family members.  Guess what, you are extremely lucky…As the name perfectly suggests, at Manly Arts and Crafts Markets you will discover unique local handmade Australian arts and craft.  All the visitors are simply fascinated.  All the Australian souvenirs have a fabulous story.  Take some of your precious time and discuss with the makers of these great objects!  You will definitely not regret it.
Manly Village Public School Markets take place third Saturday of each month.  Where can you find these markets?  Well, the Manly Village Public School Marketsare located on the corner of Wentworth Street and Darley Road.  You can find here craft stalls, homemade jams and fresh nuts.  In case you want to remember your childhood, you definitely have to try these jams.  Take some time to visit these markets!  Believe it or not, there are nearly 100 stalls filling the manly village public school markets.   There are so many treasures to explore at Manly Village Public School Markets!


It is almost impossible not to find something special for the persons you love.  If you decide to spend at least a few weeks in Manly, you should know that you will not have problems in finding budget accommodation ManlyIn fact, more and more people decide to stay at hostels for the friendly and relaxing atmosphere they provide.

More and more international students and backpackers choose Australia in order to live the authentic Aussie experience.  At the same time, one of their favorite destinations is Sydney.  It is true that many international students choose Sydney for its famous universities and colleges.  But, before you make plans for your upcoming visit to Sydney, allow us to offer you some suggestions.

Why not consider the nearby city of Manly?  Here are 5 great reasons to choose a Manly hostel

1.It is widely known the fact that Manly is one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs.  You can get there by ferry.  In fact, it is located just a short ferry ride across the harbor.  You will find there spectacular views because Manly has beautiful beaches, lots of activities to enjoy, water sports.  You can stay close to Sydney, and, at the same time avoid the busy life.  On the contrary, in Manly, you can relax and enjoy nature.

2. Do you like cosmopolitan cities?  No problem, Manly is also a trendy and vibrant town.  There are also great festivals you can attend.  Do not forget the weekly markets and the fancy restaurants and coffee shops!

3.The most important reason why you should opt for accommodation Manly is represented by the costs involved.  Do you want to stick to a convenient budget?  You should opt for a Manly hostel.  The main idea is that the accommodation is going to be more affordable than staying in Sydney, while you can easily take the ferry across to Sydney.  You can live the Aussie experience with minimal costs.  It is widely known the fact that international students do not have an excellent financial situation and their accommodation budget is limited.

4.A hostel can be more roomy than other accommodations.  Keep in mind the fact that the hostel is not made according to the floor plan of a hotel.  Most of the cases, the hostel has fewer rooms than the hotel.  At the same time, we all agree that fewer rooms mean less noise and traffic.  The rooms may also be friendlier than the ones from a sterile hotel.

5.The hostel has special amenities

It is great to know that hostels are not part of a chain; they may offer specific features and amenities.  For instance, Manly Bunkhouse provides an outdoor courtyard with BBQ facilities.  All students and backpackers adore spending quality outdoor time.  Needless to say, our hostel has also a large common room, study and reading room and a commercial kitchen.

These are some of the reasons why you should consider choosing a hostel in Manly.  Keep in mind that it is much more than a cheap place to stay!

All year round, Manly represents the perfect place to enjoy quality time.  International students, backpackers, travelers all over the world look for accommodation Manly in order to experience the Aussie life.  There are so many things to see and do here…

For example, did you know that there are so many land based spots along the Northern Beaches that have great views for whale watching?  Guess what, North Head, Manly, is one of them!  Remember that there are 43 species of whales that travel through the Australia waters.  You will definitely witness a once in a lifetime show…

Keep in mind the fact that the perfect time to check out the annual whale migration is from May to November each year.  All you have to do is look for budget accommodation Manly and plan your vacation.  You will definitely not regret it…

Do you want to get a little more up close to the migrating whale population?  You should know that Manly Whale Watching runs cruises throughout the season.  Anyway, the friendly stuff from Manly Bunkhouse will be more than pleased to provide you the necessary information.  Needless to say, it is important to know the fact that late morning or early afternoon are considered the best times to see the whales.

Do not miss these spectacular natural experiences in Manly!

Manly Bunkhouse, the ideal location for international students

More and more students all over the world decide to study abroad in order to live a unique experience.  They want to discover a new culture and civilisations, new customs and, obviously, new people.  Unfortunately, wherever international students go, making friends may not always be an easy mission.  There are so many international students who report feeling lonely or unwelcome in Australia.  This is not the case with the international students who decide to stay at Manly Bunkhouse.  The new French owner, Cathy Carney and her friendly team speak fluent French, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish.  This is a huge advantage.  Students will have the chance to speak, whenever they want, in their native language.  It really feels like home…

If you look for budget accommodation Manly, you should know that our hostel is 10 minutes walk to all language schools and some Colleges, only 2 minutes walk to the beach and in a quiet residential area.

You can study in Australia and, at the same time, enjoy Manly’s attractions.  Our guest guide and events board is updated periodically with upcoming events and information of things to do in and around Manly and Sydney.   Our friendly staff has great plans and ideas for you, regardless of your budget.  What do you say about scenic walksdiving, snorkelling, sailing, surfing, kite surfing and much more?  There are so many things to discover in Manly


Come to Manly Jazz Festival!

Are you a big fan of jazz?  This is your lucky weekend.  You still have the chance to celebrate the 38th Manly Jazz festival.  Come to Manly and enjoy some of jazz’s finest performers!  From Sat 4 Oct to Mon 6 Oct 2014 you will have the honor to listen to Monica Trapaga, to the trumpet player Terell Stafford, to Lionel Cole and to many jazz performers from across Australia and around the world.  So, what are you waiting?   Keep in mind the fact that Manly Jazz Festival is considered to be Sydney’s biggest celebration of jazz.  Start looking for accommodation Sydney Manly!

It is great to know that Manly Jazz celebrates many music styles.  Needless to say, the location of the festival is unique.  There is not one single stage for the festival.  On the contrary, there will be intimate indoor venues and big outdoor stages along the famous Manly beachfront and Corso.

You will have the chance to listen to trumpet player Terell Stafford in his only public Australian performance right on Manly’s beachfront.  He will perform on Monday 6 October, at 3pm on Oceanfront Stage.  The great news is that there are no costs attached.  Not too many people know that Stafford has played with famous jazz musicians including the Frank Wess Quintet, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band.  Believe it or not, he has performed on over 130 albums including with GRAMMY Award nominees Diana Krall and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

On Oceanfront Stage, on Monday 6 October, at 1.30 pm, you will have the chance to listen to Bite of The Big Apple feat Monica Trapaga.  Who has not heard of her?  She is the most famous jazz and swing entertainer in Australia.

If we have not yet convinced you to book accommodation at a hostel Manly for the Manly Jazz Festival, Lionel Cole will certainly do.  He will perform on 6 October, at Beachside Arena, at 4.30 pm.  Who has not seen Lionel Cole’s successful appearance on “The Voice”?  Not too many people the fact that Lionel Cole is part of a family of real musicians: Freddy Cole, his father, is Grammy nominated jazz musician, Nat King Cole is his uncle and Natalie Cole is his cousin.  The excellent news is that you do not have to pay any ticket in order to benefit of this royal music festival.

Come to Manly this weekend and you will benefit of quality time with excellent music in a unique location.  This is tempting…Why wait?  What can be more relaxing than a festival in the sun and by the seaside?

It’s time to give water activities a try!

There are so many things you can do in Manly, but the truth is that water activities abound.  If you want to live a unique experience, start looking for accommodation Manly!

Luckily, Manly offers lots of options for leisure as diving, snorkelling, sailing, surfing, kite surfing and much more.  Are you a little bit confused about the variety of activities?  It is true that Manly has many surf schools, but we can help you make the best selection and even book your first lesson.  The good news is that at Manly Bunkhouse our guest guide and events board is updated periodically with upcoming events and information of things to do in and around Manly.  See our friendly staff for more ideas…Here are some possibilities you have when it comes to water activities in Manly:

1. Dive Centre Manly

Dive Centre Manly is located in the heart of Manly and close to Sydney’s best dive sites.  These people offer a complete range of equipment and dive courses from Discover Scuba to Instructor level and beyond.  If you are not too familiar with this type of activity, you should not worry.  On the contrary, you should be aware of the fact that their skills-based training programs have continually produced better divers.

2. Believe it or not, PRO DIVE has been teaching people to scuba dive for over 40 years. This is definitely something.  In fact, Pro Dive is the leader when it comes to scuba diving education.  The excellent part when it comes to working with these specialists is that they provide a safe learning environment combined with a variety of locations not only in Australia.  You will have the chance to scuba dive in Asia and Spain.  This sounds terrific…what do you say?

3. When we say Manly we definitely say Manly beach and SURF!  Do you want to learn to surf?  No problem!  Learn to surf with Manly Surf School!  It has been voted by surfing Australia as the number 1 surf school in NSW.  You should know that this surf school offers a safe environment for participants.  All you have to do is look for accommodation at a hostel Manly and come to surf classes!  Keep in mind the fact that Manly Surf School runs classes every day.  Needless to say, classes cater to all levels of ability, fitness and age.  You can come with your family to these classes.  The excellent news is that the instructors at Manly Surf School run four day courses for kids every school holidays, even in winter.  Do not worry about the necessary equipment because all kids are provided with the right surfboard, wetsuit!

You have so many options when it comes to water activities in Manly.  Come and live the Aussie experience!

What makes Manly so unique?  This is a buzz question we often hear lately.  It is interesting to know the fact that Manly is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations.   More and more travelers, backpackers and international students decide to spend quality time in Manly in order to live the true Aussie experience.  It is never too late to look for budget accommodation Manly!

Here are the most important reasons Manly is considered to be a unique place on Earth.  You should know that Manly is an historic and modern residential suburb of Sydney.  This cosmopolitan region represents an excellent combination of new and old.

The great attraction is obviously represented by Manly beach.  There are so many surf schools in Manly.  It’s an excellent moment to give surf a try.  You will discover in Manly a protected wildlife headland.  There is an interesting and, at the same time, unique combination of things that makes Manly a great touristic destination.  The beauty of the nature is coupled with a modern and cosmopolitan life style.  There are so many vibrant cafes, restaurants, shops and markets.  You can never get bored in Manly.  At the same time, when it comes to accommodation Manly, you have so many options: hotels, hostels, bed and breakfast, guest houses, etc.

The exciting and, at the same time relaxing atmosphere of Manly makes this town a must visit destination, both in winter and summer.

Where can you buy organic food in Manly?


There is so much to see and do in Sydney, no matter what your interests are.  But if you are looking for a few days away from the busy life, Manly represents the best choice.  You have endless possibilities when it comes to accommodation.  Anyway, if you are looking for budget accommodation Manly, Manly Bunkhouse represents an excellent choice.  The hostel is 5 minutes’ drive or 15 minutes’ walk from Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and Manly Ferry Wharf.  Needless to say, Manly Bunkhouse is 5 minutes’ walk from The Corso’s shops, pubs and restaurants.  What happens if you want to stick to a certain budget and eating at restaurants is not a viable option for you?  If this is your case, you should know that  Manly Bunkhouse has a clean, relaxed and friendly atmosphere with a large common room, commercial kitchen and an outdoor courtyard with BBQ facilities.  Keep in mind that each room has its own kitchenette.  What do you think about cooking your own healthy meals?  But where can you get organic food in Manly?


It is widely known the fact that eating organic food is a real trend these days all over the world.  In fact, making a commitment to healthy eating is a great start towards a healthier life.  Keep in mind that non-organic food often contains cancer-causing hormones, immunity destroying anti-biotics and dangerous pesticides.  Specialists consider that pesticides can cause neurological problems, cancer, infertility, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, allergies and asthma, wheezing, rashes and other skin problems, ADHD, birth defects and more.  This is the main reason why buying quality organic food and eating the most nutritious foods has to become our top priority.   Organic foods provide endless benefits. The truth is that organic foods have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, than non-organic foods.  The great news is that people with allergies to foods, chemicals, or preservatives often find their symptoms lessen or even disappear when they eat only organic foods.


Where can you buy organic food in Manly?


We have excellent news.  You can easily find cheap accommodation in Manly and, at the same time, you can find healthy food here.   Every week on Friday until Friday, 19 Dec 2014 you have the chance to visit the Beaches Market and buy organic food.  You can do the shopping starting 8am until 1 pm.  You have to go to the Pittwater Rugby Park (Rat Park), 1472 Pittwater Road, Warriewood.  This is definitely the best place to buy your quality weekly food requirements.  Believe it or not, here you can find farmer’s produce, including organic and conventional fresh fruit and veg sellers, meats direct from the farm, delicious dairy products and tasty cakes and treats galore!

Enjoy the day, relax and stay a while for a great tasting coffee!   You have the chance to taste foods all over the world and, at the same time, create yourself a healthy menu.