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    A really great hostel, very friendly and accommodating staff. Can't speak highly enough of it.
    Chris G August 2016
    I stayed at the manta lodge for 3 nights and it was amazing! The staff was so friendly, we had campfires every night and cooked together :) The bathrooms and rooms were very clean and the kitchen too. I can only recommend this place if you're on straddie!!
    Caroline B July 2016
    Maybe the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Tremendous atmosphere created by the friendly and caring staff who go out their way to chat and welcome you. It's social but it's not the usual party atmosphere, just chilled and relaxed. Location is fantastic- by the beach and easy to walk wherever you need (small shop next door and a Foodworks 25min walk down the road, Tillers cafe 10 mins away). Rooms are comfy and everything is clean. I will come back as soon as I can.
    Anna G July 2016
    Fantastic spot super close to Home Beach and walking distance to everything you need. The bus from Dunwich jetty drops you right outside the YHA. The staff were helpful and friendly.
    Liz N June 2016
    This has to be the best hostel in Australia with the best staff!
    Anthony P June 2016
    Great location and very friendly/helpful staff.
    John K June 2016
    The staff was so so wonderful! They gave us lots of information about what to do on the island and even gave us a free shuttle back to the ferry. The cleaners are super friendly and helpful as well! Overall the staff created a welcoming and warm atmosphere we really enjoyed. The rooms are clean and have lockers, the bathrooms are also clean and fairly new. The kitchen is big, clean and well organised. Thanks so much for a great stay!
    Lena M May 2016
    It has been the best hostel i have been, staff very friendly, room and bathroom very clean, the fridge organized and clean. I can recommend it 100%.
    Lina R April 2016
    My time at Manta Lodge was amazing, had great chats with the staff and they were always friendly and helpful, big plus for someone who travels alone like me. The facilities were clean, you could tell they take care of the place. I also dived when I was there, I had an amazing instructor he was friendly, patient and knew his stuff. The reef was amazing so much to see! Def a recommendation to do! I'll definitely be coming back soon.
    Tiffany M April 2016
    Nice place, well located and friendly staff. I would suggest however to keep it quiet in the morning with the diving meeting and the gearing up. I understand diving can be pretty exciting but people who's trying to sleep at 6 am in the morning most likely don't feel the same. Is it really necessary that the meeting and cheering takes place exactly under the dorms? Wouldn't it be possible to meet in the *meeting* room, doors closed?
    Andres R April 2016
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