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Manor House Backpackers

28 Manor Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is a gem. It is not as hard to find as I had anticipated, but you should know it is elevated even though the street goes down. Which means you have to walk up a steep side way to the house to get there. The hostel is basically two houses and both are charmingly old. The owners have... More 

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Belinda H, Manager at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to wright your cool review as I see you stayed in August. We have added even more additions to the hostel since you were here. The games room is now open with a 46" TV, darts board and a Fuseball table. There is a TV in our lovely Tonkinson house kitchen, and we have added... More 

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will start from the price: Manor House is one of the cheapest options in the city. Location, well not too close to octagon, but pretty close to pak'n'save and that counts;) Size: it's Big! you have two houses(nice, old buildings) and a separate game room where u can hang out or read ur book as it's not that busy... More 

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Belinda H, Owner at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and mentioning all the cool things we have at the hostel. We really appreciate you taking time to review us and hope to see you again. All the best with the rest of your trip. More 

Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a great hostel. The location is perfect and the staff is very helpful in locating free wildlife sighting locations ( the local i-site is useless in this regard) . The kitchen is adequate. Bed and rooms are clean.

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Belinda H, Owner at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, our staff are very knowledgeable on the local wildlife and tours that are recommended while staying in Dunedin not to mention knowing the best spots to view the penguins and seals with out having to join a tour. Merry Christmas More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Manor House, the inside of the building truly matches the name and the rooms and beds are very comfortable. Well equipped kitchen and great facilities. Even when my boyfriend put our tumble drying on the cold setting, the receptionist sympathised and let us go again for no extra charge. Much appreciated! Thank you... More 

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Belinda H, Owner at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your fantastic review, all the best with the rest of your trip. More 

Seattle, Washington
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532 reviews 532 reviews
92 hotel reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Definitely a hostel type environment and the place needed a good cleaning but the place was acceptable for 2 nights and close to downtown. We stayed in a double room upstairs that was very cold but extra space heaters were provided. While there was a bathroom upstairs, the only showers were downstairs and while very cold outside, the shower room... More 

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Belinda H, Owner at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We will look into the issues you mentioned. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stayed here for two days, very lovely two large old victorian kind houses. Stayed in 12- bed dorm and was super spacious. All staff lovely, friendly and helpful! Would reccomend onwards to other travellers

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Belinda H, Owner at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review, pleased you enjoyed our lovely hostel, hope to see you again one day. More 

Quathiaski Cove, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Manor House Backpackers in Dunedin, NZ, was sold this year to the owner of Around the World Hostel in Christchurch, NZ, which has won at least one award for accommodation excellence. Belinda now owns both hostels and runs them in her professional and friendly manner, at a standard higher than many other hostels yet at an affordable price. I have... More 

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Belinda H, Owner at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you for your fantastic comments, the team at Manor House work hard to receive reviews like this one. All the best with the rest of your trip and hope to see you again. More 

Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Nice old place, our room was warm and cosy. Enjoyed our stay here and the manager qhose name I can't remember (from Hungary) was very helpful and informative which is always a bonus. 10minute walk to octogon is your a fast walker.

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Belinda H, Owner at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we appreciate hearing how you enjoyed your stay. All the best with the rest of your trip. More 

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Manor House is very nice hostel under new management and very nice owner and manager. The owner uses a lot of heart to make the hostel a better and nicer place to stay. We really enjoyed our stay. The free unlimited WiFi and free DVDs just topped it.

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Belinda H, Owner at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great comments, all the best with the rest of your trip. More 

Albany, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

refurbished manor house. The house we were in had 2 rooms downstairs with a kitchen and BR. Upstairs was another small kitchen and 2 Toilets. One shower and a bathtub. Driveway is very steep; our mazda demio couldn't make it up the hill. The unlimited free wifi is a bonus. You get a password for 1MB of data but if... More 

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Belinda H, Owner at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I will look into the issues you mentioned. The room is very large so we may need to look at adding a heat pump to the room. We do have spare blankets and heaters for all guests, just need to ask, yes unlimited free wifi, hope you made the most of it. Safe travels. More 

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Address: 28 Manor Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
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Number of rooms: 15
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