FAQs

How do I get to Manly Harbour Backpackers?

It’s easy! We are upstairs at 45 Cambridge Parade, Manly. Which is only 30 mins drive from the Airport & also from Brisbane CBD!

From Brisbane CBD : You can come from CBD via Train or via Taxi. The train is the best way though.

Catch the train from ‘Central’ or ‘Roma Street’ train station. Take the Cleveland train line and get off at ‘Manly’ train station. We are about 10 minutes walk down the hill towards Manly Village.

Or you can call us on the Toll-free number 1800 800 157 and book a pick up in advance. The details are mentioned in the next answer regarding pickups.

From Grey Hound Bus Terminal, Brisbane : Go down the escalator at the terminal and reach ‘Roma Street’ train station. Take the Cleveland train line and get off at ‘Manly’ train station. We are about 10 minutes walk down the hill towards Manly Village.

Or you can call us on the Toll-free number 1800 800 157 and book a pick up in advance. The details are mentioned in the next answer regarding pickups.

From Airport : You can use Air Train, which will cost you about $22.00 per person.

Or you can call us on the Toll-free number 1800 800 157 and book a pick up in advance. The details are mentioned in the next question regarding pickups.

Do you do city (Brisbane) or Airport pickups?

We do pickups from both the city & the Airport. A 24-hour notice would be very helpful though. Here are the rates.

    Monday to Friday – 9 am to 6 pm

  • Airport to Manly Harbour Backpackers
  • $50 for 1 or 2 people
  • $55 for 3 people
  • City to Manly Harbour Backpackers
  • $30 for 1 person
  • $35 for 2 people
  • $40 for 3 people
  • $45 for 4 people

Other Times

Additional $10 will apply for Weekends & between 6 pm to 9 am on Weekdays.

As soon as you arrive at the Airport ring us on the Toll-free number 1800 800 157. Tell us what clothes you are wearing to help us identify you and also tell us how many people you are! We might take 30-40 mins to reach the Airport. Meanwhile you could finish your checkout & stand in the general pick-up area of the Domestic Terminal. If you are at the International Airport, wait at the Arrivals Gate. Please make sure you stand in a place clearly visible to our driver. Also make sure your mobile phone is switched on, so that our driver can contact you. We don’t want to prolong your wait!!

Also, please note that this facility is subject to availability of drivers at that time.

What time should I check-in? Can I check-in late?

24/7 check-in is available at Manly Harbour Backpackers! We have an in-house Manager, who can check you in even at midnight! If you are late arriving at the Hostel and the office is closed, check-in from the bar (Manly Deck Bar & Restaurant) next-door. The bar runs late. But, we do have a surcharge of $10 for check-in between midnight and 6 am.

If there is no one at reception upon your arrival, please call us on either the Toll-free 1800 800 157 or 3396 3824 and we will help you check-in.

By what time should I check-out? Can I check-out late?

Our Check-Out is generally at 10 am. But if you want and if we have beds available, we can extend your stay till evening for an extra 50% of the room price. In case it is for a very short duration and we are not fully packed, we can let you stay in the common room, but you will need to check-out the beds.

Do you have a 'women only' dormitory?

For the ladies, we have an exclusive dormitory. The ‘Classical Room’ is for ‘women only’.

Do you have free car park?

Yes, we do! For your convenience, we have free off-street car parking at the back of the building.

Do you provide Breakfast?

A Cereal Breakfast comes free with your stay at Manly Harbour Backpackers! This includes Milk, Bread, all Jams & Marmalades.

Do you have a Kitchen that I could use?

Our fully equipped kitchen is at the mercy of your cooking, for free!

Do you have Wi-Fi Internet connectivity at the Hostel?

We have a super fast ADSL plus connection that you can use for free if you are staying for more than a week at the Hostel. A ‘Like’ & some good words on Facebook can get you free Wi-Fi for shorter stays :D.

What do I do for Laundry?

A coin operated Laundry awaits you at Manly Harbour Backpackers!

Do you provide Linen and Blanket?

Yes! We provide free Linen. Blanket is provided against a refundable $10 deposit.

Do you have a Locker facility?

Yes! You can avail our Locker facility with a $10 deposit (returned on return of key).

I have a Caravan & would prefer sleeping in it! But can I use your other facilities?

You are welcome to use our facilities for $10/person a day! You can park your Caravan in our Car Park and make use of our facilities including Wi-Fi, Washrooms, Living Room & Kitchen; except the beds of course! We would need you to present your Passport to avail these facilities.

I do not have the money to pay for accommodation at the Hostel? Can I work to pay for it?

You can! We may have some jobs going in our bar or in the hostel. For details check here http://www.manlyharbourbackpackers.com.au/jobs/

I need to cancel my booking with you? What do I do?

If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, please do so with a 48-hour notice. In case you fail to do that, we shall charge your Credit Card for one night’s accommodation.