Stoke Beach House, Sydney

Manly Beach
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Do not let these picture fool you, it's an absolute dump

Manly is a great location with some brilliant beaches, but Manly backpackers is by far one of the worst hostels I've ever stayed in any country in my life. Id be ashamed if i owned this place. The mattresses in the rooms are riddled with bed bugs, there's rats & not just a few but tons of flies in the kitchen area because of how dirty it is, the pots & pans are put back by the staff directly from use with food all stuck to them because they refuse to wash other people pots, there's no warm water in the showers. Obviously wifi and aircon is completely out of the question as the wifi never works and there's no chance they would have aircon. The place needs knocking down and rebuilding because fumigating will not fix it. the female manager is one of the rudest people I have ever spoke to in my life who has absolutely no care for the people who stays here, as long as they pay. I seriously don't know how they manage to stay open and trade, there's some nice people who I've met here but having no running hot water, rats, cockroaches (i know these cant be helped due to the heat), working wifi, bedbugs in loads of rooms its seriously not fair that just because of the location they think they can get away with it. If your passing through. Manly try another hostel if you want basic hygiene standards as this place needs to be closed down for good.

Age 19 | British


I was the night manager in the sh*t-hole for around 8 months and if you knew where your piss stained-mattress had been, you would be sick to the stomach. There was a pile of 10 year old vermin infested crumbling foam mattresses piled up in the corner of the garage around the rubbish that the owner hoards. Whenever they f***ed up the bookings (which happened often) there'd be a last minute rush to make extra beds. They've been out in the rain and covered in mildew for years, and HONESTLY my dog sleeps on a cleaner bed. THE KITCHEN has next to nothing to cook a meal with, and most of what is there was stolen off the front step of the St Vincents Charity shop around the corner from the hostel. Pete had me drag sh*t off the footpath one night, and into the kitchen it went. Unwashed! There's your new microwave guys!! There is only 1 or 2 stove burners that actually work... just like the rest of the website, it's all a facade. There is a culture of cooking a meal and just walking away from the pan with food caked on, and then leaving it sitting there for 8 hours to fester. You'll need to scrub and sterilise it before you can cook in it! I had many an argument with the management to clean their act up.... and I can still remember the receptionist Carolina having a big whinge that I'm trying to do other peoples jobs and I shouldn't be getting involved! As far as theft and security goes, there isn't any. Room MASTER KEYS are handed out to people like lollies.Some staff couldn't be bothered getting off their arse to let people into rooms, and just handed it out and said bring it back when your finished! And this was during the spate of theft that was occurring on a daily basis. The rooms were getting ripped off on a nearly daily basis, LAPTOPS, IPODS, CAMERAS.... the undercover ploce came in one day to tell us to clean our act up. They said if we're going to keep checking transient homeless aussie's into the rooms with the young travellers, then they can't do much to help us. I had the cops down there investigating theft on such a regular basis that me and the seargant at manly police station were on a first name basis. I got chewed out by the owner for getting the cops involved. He doesn't like police for some reason?? Guest credit cards have been stolen from the office which has an open door policy. $1000 went missing from the office, with only staff access on that occasion.... so you can't even trust the people who work there basically. The TOILETS and SHOWERS are DISGUSTING. A token wipe over with a mop a few times a week was enough. Some of the feral guests that are happy to live there like to drop a beer bottle into the toilet and and have a sh*t, so it sits there and can't be flushed. WHAT THE F*** IS THAT??? Keep in mind that there will be about 150 people staying there during summer, and so when the toilets aren't cleaned for 2 or 3 days over the weekend, NO SOAP, NO TOILET PAPER, NO TOILET SEAT, (vandalised) and floors that are covered in vomit, piss and christ knows what...... you'll be wondering what your hard earned cash is actually paying for. If you want to live like an animal with a bunch of perpetually drunk people, then you've hit pay dirt!! On the subject of the night manager being pissed, YOUR LIFE IS WHAT'S AT STAKE. According to the job brief I was given by the the manager when they offered me the job in return for free rent, THE MAIN REASON the night manager exists is to have somebody there alert and clear headed to respond to a FIRE ALARM and wake people up who are probably very drunk and asleep. The position is a JOKE, and staff would bust their arse to get a mate into the job for a cheap stay at the hostel. If you think backpackers hostels don't catch fire... several young travellers (just like you and your friends) died in a hostel fire at Bundaberg in Queensland several years ago. The families had to fly over to collect the bodies. There were several nights when the night manager was at the pub... nowhere near the hostel. MANLY BACKPACKERS is not what it looks like on the internet.

The photos of the rooms were actually shot while I was there, and me and pete filled the room with a lot of my furnishings to dress it up. THE PHOTOS ARE NOT REAL!

The place is just full of lost people taking a break from life and getting smashed. You won't be getting any sleep, as the owner likes to come back from partying at 1am and turn the place into his own private idaho. His mates have keys too. I saw fresh faced young people arrive with the intention of a short stay before discovering Australia, only to get caught up in the piss-up sessions and spend their whole stay stuck in manly getting smashed. Without a lie... I've run into a a couple of people that were guests there while I was the night manager, who look very different to what they were as I remembered them. One couple told me ... QUOTE... "that place did my head in"



AUSSIE. born 'n' bred!

Unfriendly people and a room resembling a prison cell.

Reasonable looking from the outside, then we walked inside (we being two twenty-year-old girls who stayed in Feb. 2008) and there was a guy sitting at the front desk yawning constantly as he took our money and told us our room number. Told us no information about where the bathrooms were. We walked down to our room -- a double private room with shared bathroom. The room was a prison cell, complete with bars on the windows. At least it had a fan on the ceiling. The room hadn't been cleaned before us so there were chocolate bar wrappers on the ground and the floor was so sandy we spent the whole trip wearing our shoes in our room. The "free nightly events" were a sham. We thought we'd join the free wine and cheese night and hopefully meet some travelers. We went to the benches and there was a whole bunch of very unfriendly people smoking a variety of substances and staring at us with no wine or cheese in sight. The bed was reasonably comfortable, and I didn't see any bugs in our room, which was a plus for me. The room felt relatively safe being accessed with a keycard but upon our arrival a cleaner opened our door just as we were changing to go to the beach with no knock or an apology when she opened the door to people in the room. I know there are a lot of picky travelers out there but compared to other hostels we stayed at, this was pretty bad.


Absolute dump. We had booked for two nights in a dorm room but one night was enough in the end. The place was just generally dirty and the kitchen filthy with loads of cochroaches about it should be shut down by environmental health. The manager didn't seem too bothered when we complained and admited that the place was dirty making up some mumbo jumbo that 2 cleaners had died, to which I thought that had this happended in the hostel they may well still be there just sitting stiffly in one of the grimy soffas in the dingy TV room. To top things off and send me over the edge, I wen't to have a shower and although the bathrooms were dirty I was not prepared to see a full on turd in the corner of the shower...horific. Do not stay here as everyone in Manly, all the locals that is, say it's terrible. Note to Council, shut this place down.

Nathan Nash

This place is a joke. the Night Manager (or whoever it was claiming to be the Night Manager) was so drunk that he lost his master key and so a girl was locked outside her room last night for about an hour. This morning, when i was locked out of my room (because they have such a ridiculous system), the Night Manger was still so drunk that he told me to wait an hour until the reception opened. (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. only). As I had just come back from a surf i wasn't to keen to be standing around for an hour. The rest of the staff are cool. It was just this twat who was the final straw. They have a policy here of closing the kitchen and communal area at 11 p.m. This means that the party people have nowhere else to hang except in the corridors, and this is fine, until 1 or 2 a.m., but at 5 in the morning it takes the piss. Talking of piss, the first room we looked at had a plastic bottle of piss standing in the middle of the floor. And despite it being against the law for people to smoke in public buildings, the smoke detectors failed to notice the dozen or so people chugging away. I wonder what else they would fail to detect. I have met some fun people here, but the management need to sort some things out if they want this to be a decent hostel.


I suggest looking at the rooms before you pay to stay here. I had booked three nights in a four-bed female dorm before getting there. The room was filthy. There was garbage all over the floor, including open wine bottles and food. At least one person was a long termer -- clothes and belongings were strewn all over the room and the balcony. The only clear space was my bunk, and there was garbage under that too. There were no other spaces available in the hostel, but after the creepy stares from the guys hanging out in the kitchen and patio area, I decided not to stay there at all. Even the reception area was a mess.

Suggestion to the hostel -- not every traveler is a non-discriminating twenty-something only wanting a party. As I had just arrived in Australia and this was my first impression of the hostel scene there, I was disappointed. Luckily other hostels in other cities were better managed and cared for.


I was going to stay for one night but kept extending my stay because the staff are great and the facilities are awesome. This is a new management team. They got in free bikes to get around Manly, and they have a garage if it's needed. They even offer free Internet. They have great DVDs. There is a top atmosphere. The place has lots of friendly surfers. They put in new showers and have upgraded the kitchen facilities. I've stayed at lots of different backpackers and this is the best.

Jason Wright

I stayed at Manly Backpackers for a week and it's a nice size. There's a good TV room and communal eating areas. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the staff are helpful, there's a good job board, and thew hostel is close to the Corso shopping area and the beach. The place is full of surfers and stinks of weed. My only grumbles are with the showers they're awful, just single trickles of water that go hot-cold-hot-cold. In the kitchens there are never any pans or knives to cook with.



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Adresse: 24-28 Raglan Street, Manly Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australien

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WLAN in Gemeinschaftsräumen



Schließfächer in der Lobby


24 Stunden Warmwasser

Abend Entertainment


Bereitstellung von Reiseinformationen


Brettspiele/ Board Games


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Komplett Rauch-Frei

Kreditkarten akzeptiert


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Max. Alter: Jede Altersstufe

Min. Alter ohne Eltern (Aufsicht): 18

Ausgangssperre: Keine Ausgangssperre

Aussperrzeit: Nein

Check-Out: 10:00 (10 AM)

Größe: Sehr groß (100+ Betten)

Maximale Anzahl von Nächten: Unbegrenzt

Mindestanzahl von Nächten: 1 Nacht

Öffnungszeiten: Ganzjährig

Öffnungszeiten der Rezeption: 9am - 7pm


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