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Boardrider Backpacker

Rear 63 The Corso, Manly , Sydney, Australia

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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Property Description

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 bar, 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 and FREE continental breakfast. :)

Please Note:
International guests only in our dorm rooms, passport needed for check in.
We have a hostel cat, Arya, who roams the hostel freely.

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Tue 26 Jun 2018 - Fri 29 Jun 2018 Change
Selling out fast!

Room Summary

Tue 26th June 2018 - Fri 29th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 5.9

  • Security 6.9

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 6.7

  • Cleanliness 5.4

  • Facilities 5.2

Latest Reviews

  • 6.9


    06 Jun 2018
    This place reminds me of the first house I lived in when I moved out of my parents spot at 17; dirty kitchen, perpetual damp wetsuit smell, people openly smoking weed, room doors being held open by tshirts around the locks, broken shower, random yelling in Spanish, etc. I’m not against any of that it’s just a Hostel with such a perfect location has such potential if management could step their game up a bit. Despite the funny quirks the staff was quite nice, & again you can’t beat the location!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    14 Mar 2018
    Rooms were stuffy and not the cleanest. Our door didn't actually shut. Large common area which was nice and the kitchen was kept clean but was just so hot to cook in. Reminds me of a 90's frat house. The bathrooms had showers in where one door didn't lock and the other was hanging by one hinge. Staff were friendly and location was great. Glad we only had one night here though.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    17 Jun 2018
    Perfectly located in Manly. Quite a lot of longterms, as a consequence no space in the rooms, no shelf with locker available due to broken shelf, rooms completely mess due to longterms stuff everywhere, also not very clean and mouldy smell, huge patch of mould right above the bunk bed (above the head), group of people quite isolated, lot of weed smokers, for one night it’s fine, but way too expensive.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 4.9


    18 Feb 2018
    Great location but besides that everything else was TERRIBLE.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • 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
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Please Important:

Guests under the age of 18 are not permitted to stay at Boardrider Backpackers & 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 Backpackers & 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.

All Christmas/NYE bookings require full payment at the time of booking and are not confirmed until the payment has been processed.

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