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Hotel Description

Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel puts you in the heart of Manly, within just a 10-minute stroll of Manly Beach and Fairy Bower Beach. Highlights at this hostel include free continental breakfast, a bar/lounge and a rooftop terrace.

You can enjoy free WiFi, featured in all 27 rooms.

This hostel has free WiFi in public areas, barbecues and luggage storage. Added amenities include a coffee shop/café, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this Manly hostel include North Head Quarantine Station and Brookvale Oval.

Basic Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$70* Per night/room 24 Oct. - 25 Oct.

Four Bed Mixed Dorm

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Four Bed Female Dorm

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Eight Bed Mixed Dorm

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds, Private Bathroom, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Bed Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel ratings based on 96 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel

Everyone (50) Couples (23) Family (22)
4 out of 5
Great location, could see the beach from the room balcony of the double room facing the Corso.

Posted by on 22 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location with good sized rooms (twin) including tea and coffee facility. Bathrooms are very basic with not much space in the shower. Breakfast is included and the price good for the location

Posted by on 17 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Sep. 2019 by Manager

Thanks for your review!")

4 out of 5
Great location friendly staff and good value. En-suite rooms best

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Mar. 2019 by Boardriders

Thank you for your kind review. :)

3 out of 5
Pros: Ensuite
Cons: Freshened up
Location: Very convenient
Clean but basic. Definitely need the supplied earplugs

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Mar. 2018 by Kirsten

Hi there, Thanks for your review. Hope you enjoyed your stay. :)

3 out of 5

crash pad

Pros: location
Cons: information
Location: manly
Fine as an overnight crash pad nothing worked in our room and the balcony door was stuck shut

Posted by , from Sydney on 3 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Nov. 2017 by Kirsten

Hi Peter, Thanks for your feedback. We were having some electrical issue in your room when you stayed, which - unfortunately - had to be resolved by our electrician so not an easy fix.I do apologise for that. Our balcony doors can stick a bit due to the salty weather, but they do work. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kirsten

2 out of 5

Bad scene

Staff where never around, the whole place was a mess the whole time. Very stuffy rooms / poor ventilation, bad beds. There seemed to be no effort put into making the place a comfortable place to stay. was meant to stay 3 nights but left early.

Posted by , from cairns on 20 Dec. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Jan. 2017 by Manager

Hi. Thanks for your feedback. Sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. Summer is our busiest time of year, and we do recognise that it can be a bit hectic and warm here in the hostel. We do have multiple fans in each dorm room to try to keep things cool. I would like to assure you that we work daily to ensure our guests enjoy their stay with us. I am sorry that, in your case, we appear to have failed. Safe travels.

4 out of 5

Centre of Manly

Great location, great price, near the beach in the hub of Manly...parking close by. It's full of people having a blast if you want a peaceful time this is not the place. The building is old and tired but the facilities are cleaned daily.

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2016

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2 out of 5

Not for the faint of heart

Pros: Good location, $30 bed, nice sunrise from balcony, free 'breakfast'
Cons: Cleaning, maintenance, painting, cracked tiles, laundry on floor. No blankets or pillows. Wonky beds. Provide soap, towels.
Night manager let me in promptly; gave me a card for the door, wifi instructions and some sheets; and assigned me an upper bunk. The street door and dormitory room doors are not locked. No blankets are available, although there is a sign saying they are. The bed wobbled. The floor was covered with laundry. The men's toilet has four stalls - one o/s, one clogged up, two with no paper. Tiles cracked, hardware rusty, paint peeling, dirty, smelly. Loud TV and conversation until about 3AM. The free breakfast was not in evidence, but I gather it comprises cold cereal and you must provide your own bowl and cuttlery, or rent it. Those staying here should bring their own sleeping bag, pillow, towel, soap, earplugs, toothpaste, toilet paper, bowl, and spoon.

Posted by , from Bowral on 12 May 2016

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4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: location, friendliness, roof terrace, views
the double room with ensuite was great value for money considering the location, the small balcony overlooking the corso with views of the beach, and the communal roof top bar.

Posted by , from Sydney on 4 Apr. 2016

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3 out of 5

Reasonably Cheap Acomm in an expensive City

Pros: Proximity to Beach, Shops , Pub and Ferry.
Cons: The room facilities were looking a little tired.
Location: Beach, Shops , Pub and Ferry in easy reach.
Well located. Clean and quiet comfortable. A bit noisey, but hey, it's a Backpackers place It would be unusual if it wasn't.

Posted by , from Scotts Head on 10 Feb. 2016

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About the Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel

Location Rear 63, The Corso, Manly, NSW 2095

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, a BBQ, and coffee/tea in common area are also featured at Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Manly hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 27 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Towels for the beach
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (26.5 km / 16.5 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel offers 27 forms of accommodation. This Manly hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6:30 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 6:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 6 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in all accommodation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No lifts

Hotel Names

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