Manly Harbour Backpackers


Manly Harbour Backpackers

45 Cambridge Parade, Manly QLD 4179
Train Manly
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(07) 3396 3824 or 1800 800 157
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Way better than City Backpackers
19 July 2011
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Nothing to complain
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Reliable and clean
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I moved here after terrible nights at City Backpackers. This place is far better. City Backpackers has a serious bed bug problem. The staff are not the nicest about it either and charged me for an extra night even though I gave 24 hours notice.

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a very cool hostel in brisbane, lots of activities to do ,cool bar and great atmosphere,
4 January 2008
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kitchen needs some work but good facilities in general,
Pros
cool bar, heaps of water sports to do, i loved moreton island boat trip, a blast, 80 mts from water
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A very cool hostel by far, ive stayed in alot of hostels around the world, and this is one of the relaxed hostels i've been too, location was out of town, but that was cool for me as i want to do water skiing and explore the islands, Moreton Island "rocked" we explored the island on the hostel ski boat very cool, they have a great bar there, probably one of the nicest bars ive seen in a backpackers hostel internet access was available in the bar next door which was open most nights till 12 midnight and i could talk and have a drink while i was on line, that was cool " PROST !!" . looking forward to re visiting later on in the year !! :cool: :O :p if your looking for a cool hostel and lots of fun, while your cruising through brisbane, come check out this place !!

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TOTALLY UNBELIVEABLE PLACE I HAVE EVERY BEEN TOO !
2 August 2006
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bar is not always open at 3am
Pros
the power boat ride and seeing dolphins
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this hostel has to be the best hostel we have been too. moreton bay backpackers is located in manly,brisbane right on the water . we had parties nearly every nights, it is very different from any other hostel, the reviews say this and why you ask !!, its sooo friendly its like a huge family, you meet sooo many awesome people here. guys and girls if your looking for a random, this place is for you and i mean quality poeple come through here, the monkey bar has just being take over by the backpackers and i would have to say its the smartest/modern, coolest bar ive seen and been to thats backpacker prices. you will love this place, there is a saying at the hostel there is no one night stays here ! you can try 3 but you'll stay 5 , we tried 2 days but lasted 10 days, great prices and packages. looking for a place to rememeber !??? this one for you, you'll love the powerboat, way cool, we love the crew at moreton bay backpackers, and we love the $5.00 BBQ, awesome food !! :cool:

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Disorganised, tidy, staff friendly.
22 July 2006
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Booked online in June 2006 for 7 nights all girls room with ensuite, and noted date and time that we would be arriving at Brisbane airport, (internet said the room was available for this time) as info advised they offered free pick up and drop off to airport. We arrived 8.30am, had called to the back packers who said someone was on the way - no one ended up picking us up. Was there till 12pm then had to taxi there, as had no idea how to get to Morton Bay. Staff were friendly and apologetic when we finally arrived, but didnt have any info about the booking details or how long we were staying as their internet service was down (the whole time i was there). Had to tell them what we had booked, someone else was in that room and had to be moved. Paid a refundable bond for key to room and little storage locker situated in the hallway. The room had 2 bunk sets and a double bed, fan on roof, and ensuite good amount of space for price. Shower was excellent pressure, so that was good. Was really annoyed to walk into our room on the 3rd night to find a group of strangers in our room, and that all our stuff had been moved to another room without notice, or an ensuite, as i thought a booking fee meant we were paying to stay in that room for seven nights. The manager turned up the next day and suggested that he had told us previously that we were moving to another room, which he did not! Staff came in and emptied bins, and vaccumed floor each morning. They have activities noted on blackboard that are scduled for the week, but some of those were cancelled. It was a place to stay that was tidy, handy to pay phone, supermarket, pub and bank. Kitchen alright, and if u enjoy watching sport on big screen, then u will enjoy. Parties/drinking most nights - so take ear plugs if u are a light sleeper. Seemed like a lack of communication between manager and staff, otherwise it was good.

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Its different...
12 March 2006
Cons
Disorganised staff
Pros
Free Beer when you arrive
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To say the least this is an unusual and individual hostel. It is very clean and tidy- with fines enforced for not washing up after yourself- but there is something different about it. The staff are helpful enough, even offering a shuttle bus for the half hour trip to the airport, but when I was there the manager was away and so none of the staff seemed to know who was booked into which room. It all seemed a bit disorganised. It has been recently refurbished with all the rooms painted as a different style of music. So you have the heavy metal room, the blues and jazz room, the country room and so on and each of the beds in named after a star in that genre. Its different to say the least. This refurbishement must have been fairly recent as there are still pictures all over the floor. If you book through Hostelworld.com you receive a free beer for the next door bar when you arrive. The communal area is well stocked with a big screen tv, Sky Sports for all the British football and plenty of videos and dvds. If the staff had been more sorted out and the long-term residents hadn't gone around trying to steal other people's beer, this would have been a really good hostel. As it is its good but really unusual.

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Different....but good.
12 March 2006
Cons
The Swedish guy at reception.
Pros
Huge TV, nice dorms.
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The hostel itself is very clean and tidy, and the common room is great as its got a huge tv, and internet access. The bathrooms and dorms are also very clean, and each dorm room has a musical theme name (e.g the jazz room, or the rock room), which was a nice touch. The English guy who was running the hostel was cool. He organised a bbq for the guests at the last minute, and was really friendly. The Swedish guy at reception (think he was Swedish!), was a bit of a tube though. He was obsessed with us paying more money, altho we had already paid it, and kept on going on about this during the bbq one night. "Shut the hell up! we're trying to enjoy ourselves!" He then proceeded to make smarmy comments, for example, "The money you paid for the bbq doesnt involve us cleaning up after u". The hostel is miles out of the centre of Brisbane, so if u dont like things too quiet, id suggest not staying here. But if u want to relax, this hostel is ideal.

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ScaredyCat
Clean, friendly, relaxed and million dollar views
29 August 2004
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Stayed three nights here and really enjoyed it. Clean, airy and relaxed. Two minutes from Moreton Bay and millions of dollars worth of boats...amazing. Great place to kick back and relax with a watering hole over the road and lots of cafes. Went exploring along the waterfront and then up into Wynnum (about 10 minutes walk) found a bead shop on the terrace (hi girls!) and awesome views...we will be back.

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Anonymous
RELAXED ATMOSPHERE + SPOTLESS FACILITIES
27 October 2003
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RECENTLY STAYED HERE FOR 3 NIGHTS. VERY CLEAN DORMS AND BED LINEN. NICE PLACE TO RELAX FOR A FEW DAYS AND THE NEAREST HOSTEL TO STRADDIE ISLAND (EXCEPT THOSE ON THE ISLAND ITSELF). TRAIN STATION IS 5 MINS WALK AWAY + THERE ARE FREQUENT TRAINS INTO BRISBANE. NOT A LOT TO DO IN MANLY ITSELF BUT A RELAXING PLACE TO GET SOME MUCH NEEDED SLEEP IN A COMFY DORM STAFF ARE FRIENDLY + VERY LAID BACK!! IT IS A QUIET PLACE + ALOT OF PEOPLE STAY THERE WHILST WORKING.

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