What to look for when booking accommodation at a hostel?  It is widely known the fact that hostels provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  At the same time, hostels are more budget friendly than hostels.  It is more convenient to stay at a hostel, but, you have to carefully analyze your options.  For example, if you want to stay at a Manly Beach Hostel, you have to look for the following amenities: lockers, luggage storage, kitchen, linens, towels, shower, toilet, outdoor courtyard.  International students will need also a common room with some entertainment options (DVDs, games, big TV, Foxtel, playstation) and a study room.  Wi-Fi is also extremely important when looking for the best accommodation.

Keep in mind that not all of these amenities are offered all the time.  The main idea is that you may have to pay a fee for certain amenities.

Location is also extremely important.  Therefore, if you decide to stay at a Manly hostel, make sure the hostel you choose is in a central location, close to the iconic Manly Beach.  It will great to select a hostel that is located in the heart of Manly, 10 minutes walk from the center of the town, close to popular touristic attractions.

Safety is also extremely important when it comes to staying at hostels. Sharing a room is extremely accessible.  At the same time, sharing the bedroom can be great for making new friends.  At the same time, this adds some frustration about keeping the belongings secure.

Reviews are also extremely important when it comes to booking accommodation.  There are specialized websites like Trip Advisor or Booking where you can read tones of reviews.    Therefore, take some of your time to read others’ opinions about different hostels!   Make sure you are well informed!   Do not forget also about the online communities!  If the hostel has a Facebook page, you can also find the reviews from quite Facebook inspiring.

Visiting the hostel’s website is not enough.  Not all the websites are updated.  Needless to say, some of them do not provide a significant photo gallery.  Is the hostel really situated in the heart of the city?  Do they really provide Wi-Fi?  There is only one way to find out.  Analyze carefully the reviews!  Make a list with all the advantages and disadvantages pointed out by the persons who stayed there.