Property Location When you a stay at Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel in Manly, you'll be by the ocean, within a 5-minute
Property Location When you a stay at Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel in Manly, you'll be by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Manly Beach and Manly Wharf. This hostel is 8.1 mi (13 km) from Sydney Harbour Bridge and 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from Sydney Opera House.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 27 guestrooms. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected.
Amenities Take in the views from a rooftop terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and barbecue grills.
Dining Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
Facilities offered in Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel :
Boardrider Hostel/Backpacker & Budget Motel Hotel policies
Check in/out Hotel Check-in Time is 2 PM, Check-out Time is 10 AM.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the Fare policy associated with your room.
Extra Bed The inclusion of extra bed with a booking is facilitated with a folding cot or a mattress as an extra bed.
Payment Mode You can pay now or you can pay at the hotel if your selected room type has this option.
User rating & reviews
Read about experiences of fellow travellers who have stayed at this hotel.
EXCELLENT 36 reviews
VERY GOOD 26 reviews
AVERAGE 14 reviews
POOR 15 reviews
TERRIBLE 65 reviews
Solo travel Traveller
21 Jul 2017
THE place to be in Sydney
The hostel is right on the heart of Manly in a pedestrian street so you don't have any car noise. The beach and everything you need (shop, restaurant, bar, cafe, library...) are just next door. The people are very friendly and welcoming. I was really surprised but the kitchen, the bathroom and the common room are cleaned several time a day. You know when you will arrive in this place but you don't know when you will leave. I definitely recommend Boardrider Backpacker for a short or long term stay.
Solo travel Traveller
04 Dec 2017
Booked for 3 night - stayed 0 ....
I had a late check-in which I confirmed with the hostel via email. The night manager made it sound like an inconvenience that I'd called to ask to be let in so I could check-in with him.
I had booked a six bed mixed dorm but got shown to a room with more beds. The room was messy with everyone's stuff everywhere. There was a cat roaming around the room. The night manager then started to move someone's belongings off a bed saying that was my bunk (even though someone was clearly already in that bunk).
He then changed his mind and took me to a different room (six bed like I had booked). When he came back with the bed sheets, I asked him where my pillow was. He looked around the room and took a pillow off another guest's bed and gave it to me.
All of the lockers in the room had people's belongings in (obviously taken by longer term guests) so I had no where to put anything.
The rooms and corridors were dirty. People's belongings were all over the place.
I decided not to stay and booked Manly Backpackers for the night instead. I rang the night manager to let him know and then went to pick up my passport from him in his room. When I walked in a random girl had it in her hand looking through it.
All in all - unprofessional and unorganised staff, poor cleanliness and somewhere I didn't even want to stay one night let alone three!
18 Mar 2018
Close to everything, just don'....
A friendly place which even leaves you a little gift on your pillow...earplugs. No joke. And they didn't help but it was a nice gesture. An OK place with very friendly staff who can't do enough to help, but it could go with a face lift. Still, for a budget place in the middle of anything, can't go wrong.
Friends getaway Traveller
04 Mar 2018
This is probably the worst hostel we’ve stayed at. Priced at 40 bucks a night you expect a bit more!! The hostel is full people on long term stay = their stuff is everywhere. When we entered our room there wasn’t even room to put our bags down. It was extremely messy!! (Maybe you should separate short and long term guests??) The kitchen and common area was messy and full of dirty dishes. There were even cockroaches in the cabinets.
People were smoking weed all over the place and the smell cling to everything. One morning a guy ran past our room vomiting on the floor and left it there. Real nice!! Although, the lady in the reception was nice and the location is good but that’s it. Would not recommend to anyone.
13 Nov 2017
The first nice thing to mention is that - as a couple - you have the option to get a double bed in a dorm. Unfortunately the downside about our dorm was that it was inhabited by very messy people, the smell was awful! A lot of the "guests" live in the motel (they rent a bed) so it's easy for them to forget that there are guests too, sometimes... On a positive note, the location of the motel is perfect, so we didn't spend much time in our room (only to sleep). It's located next to Manly Beach and very close to the shops and ferry. The motel is big; there are many rooms, a huge living room + kitchen and many guests, so my advice is: please purchase more plates / cups / etc. because there's nowhere near enough for all the people! As a result, people take whatever they can find and so my personal thermos cup was taken and never returned... Also, there are zero drying towels, very annoying. The breakfast is free (bread, spreads, cereal, milk, coffee, tea) which is great, only I felt like no one was keeping track of the food available. Cornflakes without milk just isn't very tasteful! To end positive: the staff is very friendly and helpful. The guests are nice too, mostly surfer types.