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Boardrider Backpacker and Budget Motel

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Rear 63 The Corso, Manly, New South Wales 2095 Australia See on map
Free Internet
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Rooftop Terrace
2 Star accommodation
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!!!BREAKING NEWS!!!! I would like to introduce myself: My name is Laura and I am the new manager of the Boardrider Backpacker & Budget Motel!! I would like to ...More welcome everyone from all over the world to come & stay at our backpackers based in Manly Beach (literately a 1 minute walk from the main beach, YEW.) We have been and still are very busy UPGRADING our services on EVERY level! The surf is pumping & jobs are coming in daily so come and check it out ----> HAPPY DAYS Less
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Free Internet
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$26 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Boardrider Backpacker And Budget Hotel Manly
Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Manly > Manly
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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Traveller (49)
Room & Suite (10)
Pool & Beach (3)
Dining (1)
Family and Play Areas (4)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I am currently living in Boardrider Backpackers and it's a great hostel to be in, I've been here since December 2017 and I've met alot of people and made many many friends and memories! The hostel is very clean (cleaned alot throughout the day) The...More

Thank Kylie B
Response from Peter S, Owner at Boardrider Backpacker and Budget MotelResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Kylie, Thanks for your awesome comments. We're going to miss you as well! Best, Kirsten

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Boardrider Backpacker is an hostel with a special chill vibe. The people are really welcoming. The staff was just so lovely and helpful. And the location is just awesome: in a pedestrian street right next to the beach and all the bar and restaurant of...More

Thank FloeWia
Response from Peter S, Owner at Boardrider Backpacker and Budget MotelResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Floe, Thanks for leaving us this kind review. Very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay here. Best, Kirsten

Reviewed 18 March 2018

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...More

Thank guestxxx
Response from Peter S, Owner at Boardrider Backpacker and Budget MotelResponded 21 June 2018

Hi there, Thanks for your review. Yes - no joke indeed! Between all the surrounding bars, restaurants & cafes, and the guests after a bit of fun, this place can be a bit noisy. We do our best to try and ensure our guests have...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Isabella S
Response from Peter S, Owner at Boardrider Backpacker and Budget MotelResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Isabella, Thanks for your review. Sounds like you had a bit of drama during your stay. First off, let me be clear that we do not allow the use of illegal drugs here in the hostel, and all complaints of that nature are acted...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Katie P
Response from Peter S, Manager at Boardrider Backpacker and Budget MotelResponded 16 January 2018

Hi Katie. Sorry to hear you had some trouble checking in with us. I wish you had mentioned some of your concerns rather than just leaving as we would have tried to resolve the issues you were having. We review and clean each dorm daily....More

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"slow wifi. Private rooms might be a bit better but of course more expensive"
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"many of the rooms on the 1st floor have balconies!"
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"It will be loud as it is a backpackers right on Manly's main road. But get out there and make friends!"
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"For a quiet night ask to be put on the 1st floor. If you love yoga head to Power Living right down the street!"
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