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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Boardrider Backpacker

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description


From October 11th we asked our guests to have the first vaccination of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to check-in into our premises and a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result is mandatory to check-in (maximum 72 hours old) OR Proof of both vaccinations of the Coronavirus (COVID - 19). This information will be require at the time of the check in by your staff.

Boardrider Backpacker is a purpose-built hostel, located in the heart of Sydney's Northern Beaches. Our central location offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs and shops right on our doorstep. Wake up to unlimited FREE wi-fi and FREE continental breakfast, then walk a mere 80 metres to iconic Manly Beach, recently named, 'best beach in Australia', by travellers like yourself. Or hop a short ferry ride to world-famous Sydney Harbour and the centre of Sydney. Later, hit our rooftop, where you can bring your own drinks and hang out with fellow backpackers.

We're also a working hostel with our very own Job Programme to help backpackers find casual, part-time and permanent work in and around the Northern Beaches. Weekly rates are available seasonally- so you can work, have fun and save for your future travels!

This perfect location gives you the opportunity to experience Australian beach culture at its best, while only being seven miles from the heart of the city. Whether it's surfing, shopping, or just relaxing on the beach, Manly truly has it all.

All bookings include FREE unlimited WIFI, FREE continental breakfast, as wells FREE snorkel and sports equipment hire. :)

Please Important:

Guests under the age of 18 are not permitted to stay at Boardrider Backpacker & Budget Motel, and there is an age restriction of 18-35 in all dormitory rooms.

International guests only in our dormitory style rooms, passport needed for check in

Boardrider Backpacker & Budget Motel will not make any charges to your credit card when making an online booking. You will be required to pay the full amount at check-in. Your credit card details are obtained to secure your reservation only.

If a booking is cancelled or modified up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled or modified late or in case of no show, the first night accommodation is non-refundable.

We do our best to accommodate all bookings as they are made; however we reserve the right to modify bookings, which may result in a room-type change.

Between 20 Dec 2020 and 04 Jan 2021. During this special period bookings need to be prepaid and are not refundable or transferable. If the credit card you nominated is chargeable on the 1st of December. If your payment is declined your booking will be cancelled. Please book carefully! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.0

  • Security 6.8

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 7.6

  • Atmosphere 5.6

  • Cleanliness 5.6

  • Facilities 6.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    Great location - just steps from the beach and groceries Awesome staff - friendly, welcoming & helpful Good facilities - rooftop patio, awesome common room, everything cleaned multiple times a day (besides room) Good vibes - felt more like a family than a hostel. Just say hi and the rest is effortless.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Jun 2022
    Great staff, great people, great location nothing much else to say really, went for 2 nights and stayed for a week.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Dec 2019
    Perfect location for a beach break!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    30 Jan 2020
    This hostel is in a great location with a nice rooftop area! The only downside was the lack of air conditioning so it was quite hot during summer but you get what you pay for, good value for money if you're on a budget.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    31 Dec 2019
    Kitchen was always chaotic. I avoided cooking bc of its state.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    21 Nov 2019
    Pros: lovely staff and good location if you want to stay in manly. Cons: The place is dirty and run down, especially the bathroom and kitchen. Bunk beds look like they'll fall apart any second. Rubbish for solo travellers, full of long term residents who were stunningly rude and kept bringing guys into the female dorms (staff said they would deal with it). Low security as guests prop the doors open and lockers don't work. It's so expensive for what it is, you're better of staying somewhere else
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    06 Mar 2020
    GO TO THE STOKE BEACH HOUSE. I would strongly not recommend this hostel for the expensive price I expected much more from it. It is like walking into a dirty smelly adolescents bedroom and the toilet and shower facilities are disgusting. There was one staff member who was friendly but the others were damn right rude and obnoxious not being able to help with the simplest of questions.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 3.1


    12 Nov 2021
    COMPLETE FILTH. I've stayed in 100s of hostels all over the world travelling to 40+ countries. This is by far the most filthy, decrepit and poorly maintained hostels. Honestly, I would recommend this hostel be decommissioned immediately. Between the rust, the mould, the bodily fluids on all mattress, people smoking weed 24 hrs a day inside or everything being broken I'm not sure what is worse. Absolutely!! do NOT recommend, spend more money and stay elsewhere. So Putrid. Sort it out ya grubs!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.9


    18 May 2022
    Extremely unimpressed by this disgusting smelly hostel. We had a private room located on the first floor the smell as soon as you passed reception was revolting, no previous warning before arrival about the “hostel cat” which just completely puts me off as soon as I stepped in. You would also NOT be refunded if you had allergies which is an absolute disgrace. The room alone was dated, paint peeing off the walls plug sockets hanging off the walls a fan with inches deep dust. Avoid at all costs.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 2.9


    27 Dec 2019
    This Hostel is terrible. Full of people who do d*** all day and tell you off if you do something that is against their way. Dirty, unfriendly staff and expensive.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi