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!

Planning something special for your family?  What about a weekend getaway?  Surprise your family with the perfect vacation destination – Manly! The main idea is that Manly Beach is the perfect beach for the whole family.  There are so many things you can see and do in Manly.  Take a walk at the Manly SEALIFE Sanctuary or at the North Head!  If you come from Sydney, catch the Manly Ferry and admire spectacular views!  Needless to say, there are many craft markets where you can explore the Aussie culture in a unique way.

Book accommodation at a Manly hostel this weekend and you will have the chance to attend the February Family Fun Day in Manly!  The event takes place this Sunday, from 12 pm to 3 pm.  The good news is that the entry is free, therefore many families will spend quality time with their friends in a spectacular location.  What do you have to do?  Bring the whole family to the Diggers for a free family fun day! From 12noon entertain the kids with a jumping castle, animal farm, face painting, plus live entertainment!

After 3 pm, you have the chance to continue the family activities in Manly.  The excellent news is that Manly abounds in family-friendly attractions suitable for kids of all ages with a great selection of playgrounds, parks and safe swimming areas.  You can hire a bike at Manly Bike Tours and go for a cycle along the foreshore.  If you want your kids to discover a magic world, take them to Ocean World  to marvel at turtles and tropical fish.

Everyone knows that Manly is considered to be the city of surf.  In fact, the beach is patrolled by three surf lifesaving clubs.  It is a great place to take the kids for a swim.   What about getting the whole family surfing with a group lesson at Manly Surf School?  The great news is that this surf school has a rich history.  In fact, it has been teaching kids to surf for over 20 years.  This is definitely something…

If you decide to come to Sydney, accommodation Manly will be easily to find.  The excellent news is that Manly offers quality accommodation ranging from international hotels, charming guesthouses and backpacker establishments…Manly Bunkhouse represents the ideal accommodation for students, backpackers, and budget accommodation seekers.  Needless to say, Manly Bunkhouse is situated in the heart of Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.  The location is amazing.  Believe it or not, the 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.


Even if Valentine’s Day is extremely popular in the United States of America and Canada, Australians celebrate also the day of love.   In fact, its popularity is said to be increasing by the year.  Statistics show that about 90 per cent of the people in the age group of 18-24 and 45 per cent of people above 50 are said to celebrate the day.  This day is considered to be a great chance to strengthen bonds of love with family, relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbors with simple “acts of love”.  If you book accommodation at a Manly hostel, you will see that people give flowers, chocolates, jewelry and different gifts of all shapes and sizes to the persons they love and cherish.

Needless to say, there are also men who decide to propose to the women they love exactly on Valentine’s Day.  On the other hand, many people set February 14, as their wedding day.  They opt for thematic weddings (Valentine’s Day theme).

Come and stay at a privately owned hostel Manly and experience the Australian Valentine’s Day!  There will be picnics in the park, thematic cruises and great menus at restaurants.  You can also visit Sydney and go to the Opera or attend a festival.  When it comes to entertainment, there are endless options of spending quality time in Sydney.

It is widely known the fact that Australia is considered to be the country of surf.  Book Manly accommodation and explore the Aussie lifestyle!  But, have you ever wondered what happens with all the old surfboards?  They are probably destined for the rubbish.  And this is sad, extremely sad…

The good news is that some of the retired surfboards did not end up as rubbish.  On the contrary, they were transformed in real pieces of art.  How could that be possible?  Well, Jarryn Dower, a 22 year old artist from Ocean Grove, Australia, decided to turn out old surfboards that would previously be destined for the rubbish tip into real pieces of art suitable for wall mounts or display. 

What is there to know about Jarryn Dower?  He grew up around the Bellarine and Surf Coast.  This is the main reason the beach and surf culture has had a large influence on his interests and lifestyle. He purchased his first boards in February 2014.  Armed with a few Posca Pens, he started his creative adventure.  Applying the paint to the surface of the boards proved to be an extremely difficult mission.  After many errors, Jarryn settled for a stippling technique. The whole process takes a lot of time, but the final result is fabulous…It is widely known the fact that all the creative acts demand a lot of time and effort.

How much does it take for Jarryn Dower to transform an old surfboard into a real piece of art?  The amount of time depends from a board to another.  Depending on the amount of detail involved, these unique boards take anywhere from 25 – 70 hours to finish.  Once the artwork is complete, the creator seals it with a clear coat for protection.  Jarryn Dower transformed more than 10 old retired surfboards in real pieces of art.  And this is only the beginning…

If this is an inspiring story for you, come to the city of surf.  Book accommodation at a Manly Hostel!  Do you know that Manly is one of the world’s five surfing reserves?  Believe it or not, the first known body-surfing contest took place at the Manly Surf Club carnival in 1908.  Moreover, keep in mind that Manly hosted also the first ever Surfing World Titles in 1964.  Needless to say, all the fans of surfing are aware with the fact that Manly is home to 7x world surfing champion Layne Beachley!

If you like traveling and discovering new customs and civilizations, staying in a hostel comes with great advantages.  Needless to say, there are great hostels all over the world.   There are 5 main advantages that come with staying at a hostel:

1.Hostels offer you the possibility to experience new things

Staying in a hostel is an excellent way for international students to experience new things that they are unable to try at home.  Moreover, if you decide to stay at a Manly hostel, you will have the chance to meet new people all over the world.  You will witness a lot of new experiences.  Taking for example, the common areas…5 or even 10 strangers will have something new to bring to the table.


2. Discover new cultures!

International students all over the world decide to spend weeks, even months in different hostels.  Feel free to share with your new friends great information about your country!  They will do the same.  This way, at the end of your journey, you will feel a new person, with new ideas about life.  Book budget accommodation Manly and you will see that here you will discover new cultures, from the people you meet to the locale you are staying in.  For example, if you decide to spend some time at Manly Bunkhouse, you will end up loving the staff.  The new French owner, Cathy Carney and her team speak fluent French, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish.  The guest guide and events board is updated periodically with upcoming events and information of things to do in and around Manly. See the friendly staff for new ideas!  You can make new friends in the huge common room, commercial kitchen or outside, in the courtyard and backyard with BBQ amenities.  Experiences like that are priceless.

3.Staying in a hostel helps you to grow personally and socially!

In a hostel you will have the chance to meet new and different people, some of whom are going to be significantly different from you.  Analyze carefully these differences, this interesting contrast from yourself! Make the necessary changes and become a new person!

Keep in mind that Manly Bunkhouse is the ideal location for international students in Manly.  10 minutes walk to all language schools and some Colleges, only 2 minutes walk to the beach and in a quiet residential area.  Feel free to live the Aussie experience and, at the same time, meet new people and make new friends!  Spectacular views and the ocean will make you feel like you are in paradise.

If you are going to Manly this week, you will definitely spend quality time.  The Hurley Australian Open of Surfing is set to take over Manly Beach.  The great news is that this is the 11th edition.  This great festival of surf is going to start on February, 7th.  Are you going to come to Manly?  Booking accommodation Manly is going to be an easy mission.  There are so many hotels and hostels where you can spend great time in a friendly atmosphere.

In the second day of the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing, you have the chance to attend Manly Inflatable Boat Race.  The great event starts on February, 8th at 10.30 am.  What happens at Manly Inflatable Boat Race?  You will have a lot of fun.  There will be “piracy” on the high seas.  Book accommodation at a Manly hostel and you will have lots of fun.  It is great to know that attendees dress in fancy dresses, armed with any type of inflatable raft under $50 from pool ponies, to caterpillars, and paddle a 1km course from Manly Surf Life Saving Club to the beach in front of The Corso.  Needless to say, acts of piracy and unco-ordination are encouraged.

How much do you have to pay?  If you want to register online, you will have to pay $35 per person or $45 on the day.


A New Year, a new You…After Christmas and New Year, more and more people all over the world make themselves a promise to get fit and adopt a healthy lifestyle.  If you decide to come to Australia, there are plenty of different ways of doing this, regardless of the season.  Curious about it?  Look for cheap accommodation Manly and experience the Aussie lifestyle!

During summer, if you love sunny, sandy days, Manly represents the best option.  Water activities abound, so you can easily get fit.  Keep in mind that Manly is considered to be the city of surfing.  Needless to say, Manly Beach is definitely a must-visit if you are coming to Sydney during an Australian tour.  Book accommodation at a Manly hostel and you will have endless options when it comes to leisure time: scenic walks, diving, snorkelling, sailing, surfing, kite surfing.

On the contrary, during the cold season, you can ski even in Australia.  In fact, there are many opportunities for skiing during the Southern Hemisphere winter (June to October), with New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.  Not too many people know that Australia has competed in the Winter Olympics since 1952.  Believe it or not, Australian skiers have come away with medals in every Winter Games since 1998.

Dreaming about a magnificent get away from work and daily routine?  Australia is definitely a sunny destination these days.  Want to be close to Sydney, but, at the same time you are looking for a little more relaxed destination?  It is widely known the fact that Sydney is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia.  Keep in mind that Sydney offers world-class shopping and restaurants, theaters, universities and, definitely, a dazzling nightlife.  Because this great Australian city tends to get more and more crowded, you should analyze better your accommodation options.  Believe it or not, Sydney is extremely popular all over the year.

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.  In case you are looking for a beach getaway with spectacular views, Manly definitely represents your best option.

The excellent news is that Manly is only 22 minutes from Sydney, so shopping sessions and funky nights out will still be on the cards.  Swim, surf and relax!  Do not forget that water activities represent a must do if you come to Manly Beach.  You can swim, sunbathe or surf until your heart’s content.  Is surfing unknown to you?  No problem, there are great surf schools in the city of surf.  Keep in mind that Manly is considered to be the city of surf.  There are also surf classes for children of all ages.  Book budget accommodation Manly and you will discover that there are so many things to see and do in Manly.

Feeling adventurous? Manly offers lots of options for leisure as scenic walksdiving, snorkelling, sailing, surfing, kite surfing, beautiful sunrise and sunset spots.  It is great to know that Manly Wharf is just a ferry ride from Sydney Harbour. You will have also the chance to discover Waterworks Manly, a waterslide park, and Manly Sealife Sanctuary.

Say “Hello” to the Aussie adventure from a Manly hostel!  You will save precious money and, at the same time, you will benefit of a friendly atmosphere.  It is widely known the fact that accommodation Sydney is more expensive.  In case you are student, you are definitely lucky because many hostels (for example, Manly Bunkhouse) have great offers for students.  You have to present an enrolment statement or student ID (local Colleges only) and get up to 10% discount, depending on the season and how long you stay.  This is great…

Australians celebrate their national day this Monday, on January, 26.  It is going to be a long and fabulous weekend with fun in the sun.  The National Day of Australia is a great public holiday with hundreds of small and large events taking place across the nation.  It is important to know that Australia’s Day marks the anniversary of the First Fleet’s arrival at Port Jackson (which includes Sydney Harbour) in 1788.


There will be so many things to see and do in this special day.  Keep in mind that in towns and cities there will be community breakfasts, beach parties, corroborees and concerts, parades and pageants, sporting events, cultural and historic exhibitions and fireworks displays.  Book accommodation Sydney Manly and you will witness the day when Australians celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian.  For example, in Sydney, many people gather along Sydney Harbour foreshore for the celebrations on the water.  Needless to say, each year the people of Manly are invited to nominate fellow citizens for the NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards. The prestigious awards are to be presented by the Mayor of Manly, Jean Hay AM, as part of Manly Council’s Australia Day celebrations in Manly on 26 January 2015.  It is great to know that a further 60,000 people make their way to the beach to simply enjoy all things Australian – sausage sambos, surf, prawns, pavlova and water sports galore.


Stay at a Manly hostel this weekend because there is no better time to visit and meet Australians and see the country at its most relaxed.

It is widely known the fact that for many of us, January is a fresh start, a time for new resolutions and plans for the year to come.  Needless to say, more and more people spend time planning their annual holiday during January too.  It is true that specialists consider that one of the main ways to face winter depression is to plan a holiday.

What if you simply can’t wait for the summer holiday?  If you feel like going to a sunny destination, Manly, Australia, is your best option.  Book accommodation at a Manly hostel and enjoy the hot days of January because in Australia it is summer.   This is no joke.  Experience Australia’s great summer from December to February!

If you’re stuck for ideas for places to visit, have a look at some of Sydney’s top tourist destinations!  Keep in mind that is Sydney is famous for architecture, history, and culture, along with beautiful landscapes and idyllic beaches along the coast.  Sydney is also perfect for families with kids.  Whatever kind of holiday you’re after, you’ll find it here.  There are fabulous places you have to visit like Sydney Opera House, Museum of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australian Museum, Quarantine Station, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Tramway Museum, Sydney Observatory, Museum of Australian Currency Notes, Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney Churches.  There are also great clubs, pubs and restaurants.

If this is your first time to Australia, you simply cannot miss Sydney’s natural wonders and attractions: Cockatoo Island, Centennial Parklands, Royal Botanic Gardens, Royal National Park, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park or Sydney Harbour Kayaks.

There is also plenty of things to see and do at Manly Beach.  This is one of the most popular beaches all over the world.  You can easily find budget accommodation Manlyat a hostel and indulge in over 40 activities and beaches, 130 bars, restaurants and cafes. It is great to know that Manly is just 15mins from Sydney by fast ferry.  Take some time and discover the ‘Surf-city Australia,’ and the birthplace of Australian surfing.  Away from Manly beach, you will be surprised to see how many attractions Manly has to offer.   Here are the most popular Manly attractions: North Head Sanctuary, North Head, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Quarantine Station (Q Station), Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.

If you simply can no longer face the cold days in Europe and want a quick getaway in February, Manly is your best option.  You will get sand, sun and obviously…the ocean.