Testimonials

Carole Evans
Just wanted to say thanks for such an enjoyable stay. All the staff were so friendly and helpful, location is superb, great cheap meals. For us golden oldie kiwis it ticked all the boxes, plus great company of the other backpackers. When we were delayed and mucked around with the ash cloud problems the staff went out of their way to find a way to accommodate us. We will be back!
Laura Potterton
Hey Naomi & Emma, just wanted to say what a great job you’re doing with Manly Harbour Backpackers and the bar and restaurant. You should be very proud of your thriving business. Your accommodation is top class, staff are so friendly and the food is amazing! Fantastic receipe for success i’d say….onwards and upwards for Manly Harbour Backpackers+the Deck…..
Franziska
Manly harbours backpacker was a really nice accomodation.Staff is absolutely nice, friendly and helpful!Hostel is clean and not too big.Nice bar in hostel, too.Emma is such a lovely person- the cutest one I’ve met in australia until now!She makes you feel totally welcome-thanks!
Martina, Bavara
Dear Emma, I enjoyed the stay in your cosy hostel, with a really familiar atmosphere. The owners and the staff are very friendly and give you all the information you need to explore the surroundings. E.g. WAGS!! The pool-competition was real fun and I even made some points!! Thank you..
Mary Hikumua
I enjoyed my stay. The place has a welcoming atmosphere. I would certainly go back there…..
Swedish family
We really enjoyed our stay! The staff is nice and very helpful!
Francesca Zolli
The owners are very good people, always ready to give an hand to the travelers. The hostel is an oasis compared to other hostels in Brissy city……
Sven Kastrup
“manly harbour backpackers is the best hostel i was at. Because i was in 2 other hostels and these hostels aren’t so good as manly”
Anonymous, France
I was supposed to stay 3 days, go to Moreton Island, and go….I stayed more than 6 weeks and I\’m sad to leave this place. The staff is REALLY friendly, more than you can ever expect when you go in a hostel. There\’s not a lot of things to do in Manly itself but it\’s not far from the city. The most valuable activity in Manly is the free sailing session every wednesday..really nice experience, never the same boat because a lot of owners. Life was good here but I have to keep traveling!!
Nia Evans
Without doubt, the nicest, cheapest and the place that most felt like home in all the hostels we’ve stayed at in Australia so far. Ok, you need to catch a train into Brisbane itself, but being on the harbour and just the location of the hostel makes up for a mere half an hour on the train. They also run the bistro next door, and offer money off on specials . . the food was amazing, and well worth it. the owners are very friendly and would without doubt do everything possible to ensure that your stay is great, as our was. go check it out…..
Daniel Ficht
“hey yeahhh i will miss the amaaazing ozz and for sure the best backpacker in australia had a very great time with nice people and good hostel staff Felt like a family there so keep the things in memory forever…”
Christy
This hostel is good and warm. People living and working here are nice. There is one thing that guests shouldn’t miss, that is the Wed sailing. That would be the greatest experience to have in Brisbane.”….
Coast Soccer Players
Just wanted to say that our GROUP enjoyed our stay there, the place was very clean and exceeded our expectations of a backpackers! Central Coast Soccer Players
Anonymous, England
Brilliant fun, friendly staff, far enough from the city for a bit of quiet, yet close enough for a good night out. Great value for money with BBQ nights and free sailing……
Iain, Scotland
I really enjoyed my stay here. It\’s out of the city and away from the hussle and bustle which was exactly what I was looking for after getting fed up with the big city hostels. It was quiet and relaxed although there is a good bar/restaurant attached if you want a few drinks, as well as quite a rowdy bar across the road, if that\’s what you\’re after! The hostel needs a little modernising but the new owners are aware of that and they have plans. If they match the restaurant it should be great…..
Jayne
Hi Emma..Well…. Let me tell you what a lovely bunch of people you are! So easy going, flexible and understanding Thanks for all your support, suggestions and positive reassurance when needed. I personally will be back for a visit… We feel that we could really have a ball there and want to try a bit of sailing! We totally enjoyed our stay and it was a new experience for both the students and parents….