Daily Events

BoardRider BackPacker & Budget Motel is Manly’s best party hostel, boasting an entertainment program with daily events that will keep absolutely everybody entertained! Whether it’s relaxing on the beach, participating in adventurous activities during the day or partying at night, there is something for everyone…live music, BBQs, quiz and comedy nights – even for the most budget conscious traveller!

Our event board at the moment:


Here is a list of some events we regularly organize:


BBQ – Nearly every Saturday we have a rooftop Barbecue so all the Boardriders can end the week with a final hurrah having fun and a nice meal with their friends on the rooftop. Bring some music and your appetite for this nice little sunday sesh.

Salsa Lesson – We have some good dancer at the hostel who will teach you some exotic and caliente dance. These evenings on open sky – on the rooftop – are lots of fun and everybody participates, beginner and aficionados!

Volleyball – How could we not make use of the fact that the beach volleyball courts are quite literally a few steps away from our door? We organize group volleyball games regularly here at Boardrider to encourage everyone to get out there and enjoy Manly.


Monday/Thursday Movie nights: time to an hostel cosy night in watching some film on our brand new huge TV plasma and eating free popcorn!

Saturday – Latino party with drink and food made by our lovely brazilian Chef Ricardo. Tequila, tacos, Brazilian meal…ideal to discover and taste some new food and enjoy an evening partying with all the Boardriders. A great sesh to come every Saturday!

Sunday – Let’s play football every Sunday with the Boardrider Backpacker’s team just in the corner. Get in touch with Felipe when you arrive to be part of the team!


Friday drinks on the deck – We like to kick off the weekend together at the cheapest bar in Sydney, right on our roof! Start with whatever drink you would like to bring to our BYOB rooftop bar, socialize with other guests, and see where the night takes you.

Live Music – Every once in a while we have a live music show right at our rooftop bar. There is a lot of musical talent in Manly and every so often we’re lucky enough to get them to play for us! It’s always a big night when we have our very own show.

Boardrider Dinners – In the winter when it gets a tiny bit colder, we like to organize big family dinners for everyone staying at Boardrider. We’re all family here!

Games – We love games! Cards Against Humanity, Twister, Frisbee, our own game we like to call ‘Beersbee,’ and tons of other games we have gathered from hanging out with travelers from all over the world! That’s the best thing about hostel life – someone always has a new fun idea for a game.

Keep an eye on Facebook for info on upcoming events.