"Clean but basic. Definitely need the supplied earplugs " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 18 Mar 2018

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel places you steps from Manly Beach and within a 20-minute stroll of Shelly Beach. Highlights at this hostel include a bar/lounge and a rooftop terrace.

All 27 rooms feature free WiFi and ceiling fans.

This hostel has free WiFi in public areas, barbecues and luggage storage. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this Manly hostel include Taronga Zoo and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Private Bathroom, Beach View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$90 per night

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Ten Bed Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel ratings based on 94 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 (21)
4 out of 5
Great location friendly staff and good value. En-suite rooms best

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
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

Was this review helpful to you?
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

Was this review helpful to you?
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

Was this review helpful to you?
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

Was this review helpful to you?
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

Was this review helpful to you?
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

Was this review helpful to you?
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

Was this review helpful to you?
2 out of 5

Convenient but cold!

Pros: Location, friendly staff, price.
Cons: Provide a blanket or a heater in the room. Ensure the balcony door can be closed properly. Fix the toilet so water isn't constantly running.
Location: Great location, beach is a minute away, shops, limitless food options, 10 mins to ferry.
There were a number of positives about staying here (convenient location, friendly staff, price), but I ended up regretting my choice, mainly because it was too cold. The room was cold, the balcony door didn't seem to shut properly, there was no heating and only a thin cover on the bed (which was either dirty or stained). I slept with a couple of jumpers, a scarf and socks. Perhaps the staff would've provided an extra blanket but it was too late by the time I realised it was needed. The overall cleanliness was dubious - but the sheets were crisp and clean. It was also noisy, heaps of banging from above and general noise from Corso, but easy to block out with earplugs.

Posted by , from NZ on 2 Aug. 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: Noise - ppl in the hostel partying till 2am, no A/C - only fan in the room, TV had no channels - only DVD was working
The place needs maintanance especially if it wants to call itself 4* hostel

Posted by , from Czech Republic on 8 Mar. 2015

Was this review helpful to you?

About the Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel

Location Rear 63, The Corso, Manly, NSW 2095

Property Features

Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel offers its guests a rooftop terrace, a BBQ, and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel also features a safe deposit box at the front desk, a microwave in a common area, and a fridge in a common area. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Manly hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 27 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • 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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

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 with a ceiling fan. This Manly hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Ceiling fan

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, but service animals are welcome

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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Hotel Names

  • Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker Budget Motel Manly
  • Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker Budget Motel
  • Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker Budget Manly
  • Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker Budget