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Manor House Backpackers

28 Manor Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
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4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

So the bad reviews have some merit to them, at first glance the place could do with some sprucing up and there aren't top many toilets but the staff / management are extremely friendly, the sheets are clean, the kitchen well equipped, and the garden is lovely if you stay in the summer.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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41 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Everything about this place is very mediocre. It is a lovely building but relatively run down. The location is very good and staff is chilled. But rooms suck especially for the price. Can do much better with the same kind of cash else where

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

I came to stay at Manor Pl Backpackers with my partner over the 2013 Christmas Holidays and the kindest thing I can say about the place was the price. Everything else was pretty terrible. The front entrance smells like cats wee, the staff were incredibly lazy, the place was untidy (there were even mattresses lying around everywhere giving me the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We booked for 2 night, a family room. We travelled all around camping and backpackers and it is annoying when you get into another one of this backpackers, which with the excuse of "good vibe" they just sell you a noisy accommodation, just one bathroom and shower for floor and small kitchen. They put us in this room, bed linen... More

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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed in the four bed dorm, the door had no lock and was wide open when we arrived, which would have allowed the cat that lives in this house full access. The side door on the house that links to the outside remained unlocked overnight, which meant that there was no security at all for our belongings. The first... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

I'm very surprised to see bad reviews here about this hostel, the staff were friendly, price was good, kitchen had everything you could need and the showers always had hot water, the only thing that could be looked at is limiting showering to a reasonable hour, there is an industrial fan in the shower room that turns on as you... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Unfriendly staff, dirty kitchen and really dirty bathrooms and toilets. The place is very old and not well maintained, the location is pretty bad (out of town, and on top of a really steep hill). Our room was VERY cold during the night and the duvets were way too thin, my friends and I had to sleep with a lot... More

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Really nice backpacker. Not many people,the staff is really nice, and really close to the center. Clean and tidy. I stayed 2 months there, the manager proposed often some activity in and out the backpacker. Really nice moment

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Long Beach, California
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This has the potential to be a great hostel however unfortuantly falls down in so many aspects The place is dirty, its overpriced with the staff being unfirendly. Un authorized charges were placed onto my account The rooms were over filled The kitchen was never cleaned. Toilets were always occupied ie not enough for the number of people that were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I dont normally write bad reviews - mainly as I use Tripadvisor a lot so normally sense check my bookings but this was booked for me by a friend & was terrible... not particularly clean but the place is just really old, worn, the staff arent at the desk & when I wanted to rent a towel for $1 the... More

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Address: 28 Manor Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #27 of 30 Specialty lodging in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Manor House Backpackers. We invite you to stay and share with us the character and class of our two beautiful Historic Stately Homes.Manor House 1920 and the adjacent Tonkinson House 1924 are nestled amongst trees with the surrounding flower gardens and lawn providing a peaceful and quiet haven. Nowhere else can you 'awake to birds, not traffic' and still be only minutes walk from Dunedin Central Citys' focal point, The Octagon.Lounge in the garden whilst using the FREE Wi-Fi and your friends make you food on the BBQ or meet new and friendly people in the sociable kitchen area, take time out and watch some DVD's or have a game of table tennis. For the past twenty years our many international guests have found out that in Dunedin it is possible to 'Stay in style, leave with a smile'. Look forward to meeting you soon! ... more   less 
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