This is not just a simple blog post…it is a “THANK YOU!” blog post to all our guests who left a review on our TripAdvisor account (  With your help, we ranked the third position on TripAdvisor when it comes to accommodation in Manly.  Moreover, we received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.  It is important to know that TripAdvisor awards a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.  When it comes to traveler rating, 18 of our guests rated our hostel as “excellent” while 13 travelers rated it as “very good”.

What do our guests love more about Manly Bunkhouse?

It is interesting to know that our guests appreciated our location, the cleanliness from our hostel, the sleep quality and the service.  If you analyze the rating summary, you will see our guests loved most the location of our hostel.  How could they not love it?  If you look for budget Manly accommodation, you will definitely not find too many hostels with such a spectacular view.  Our hostel is located in the heart of Manly on Sydney’s Northern beaches.  We are about 250 meters from iconic Manly Beach and about 10 minutes walk from Manly Town Centre.

Our guests appreciated also the amazing hospitality.  Here is the review: “If you are looking to stay in Manly for the night and not in the city like most of the short term backpackers, the bunkhouse is the right place for you. Greg and Catherine are the nicest staff I’ve met during my trip to Australia. The hostel even let you grab a surf board for free to have a nice time at the beach”.  Keep in mind that the French owner, Cathy Carney and her friendly team speak fluent French, Portuguese and Spanish.  So, you will have no problem in communicating with the staff.  Moreover, you will have the chance to find out great things about the upcoming events in Manly right from the comfort of our hostel.  How is this possible?  Our guest guide and events board is updated periodically with upcoming events and information of things to do in and around Manly.

“This Place Looks Great!

We only popped in here to put an advert on the notice board, but we had a quick look around and what we saw was great, and the staff were really friendly.. It looks clean, and it has a cat! It’s only a short stroll to the beach. Far nicer than where we stayed!” is another great review from one of our guests.

In case you haven’t yet written a review, please leave one and help other international students, backpackers and visitors when choosing accommodation in Australia!