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Drifters' Inn & Cafe

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Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali 175131, India
Drifters' Inn & Cafe
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently made a whirlwind trip to Manali and enjoyed my stay in the Drifters Inn. Since I was visiting with friends and did not want to spend a bomb on hotel expenses, Drifters was a natural choice. Clean rooms, hot running water, great food, cozy bar and an amazing view from the balcony will make me visit here again.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drifters Inn is really close to my heart. In 2013 I had celebrated my birthday there. They had given free shots to everyone in our group(5-7) people. The ambience is cosy providing for an excellent get away from the overtly commercialised New Manali. I was lucky to visit it again in 2014 with my girl friends. We had a blast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I guess the title speaks for itself. A place you can come to, switch off your phones and just enjoy the peace and tranquility. Being in the heart of old manali, this place gives you a real feel at what hills are all about without sacrificing the facilities if you are one of those who can't stay away from outside... More 

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Kartik, Thanks for staying with us ... it was our pleasure. And so sweet of you to post us a review here. Rayo joins me in wishing you both the very best. We hope you come visit us again... there's plenty more music we could share :) Happy Drifting! More 

Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

everything about this place is the best, food, ambiance, stay, value for money... if you are in Old Manali do check out this place. sometimes they also invite musicians for acoustic evenings. the only problem is that they don't have ample parking. All in all it was a great experience.

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for visiting us. And even bigger thanks for remembering us here. Parking is a problem all over Manali town. And it becomes even more acute during the high traffic summer months. However, we do try ensure parking slots for our resident guests. We hope you will visit us again - Chandigarh isnt that far :) Best wishes... More 

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I spent two weeks last summer in this quiet, charming abode and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the lengths the staff would go to make one feel at home. Bang on on cleanliness and quality of food they serve! I'll recommend it with pleasure and can't wait to go back.

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Deepali, We cant thank you enough for staying with us last summer. Made such good friends. Rayo misses you very fondly. Do come back soon... just surprise us one day :) Happy Drifting! More 

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Drifter's is conveniently located right in the middle of the backpacking district of Old Manali. We stayed here in August 2014 on our way to Ladakh. For the price it the best hotel there, the rooms are clean and convenient. But the best part was the cafe cum restaurant on the ground floor. They have a great ambiance with awesome... More 

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and thanks for remembering us here. You have rightly captured our energy. We are an ideal home for backpackers or backpacking mindset fellow Drifters :) We hope to see you visit us again. Till then, happy drifting :) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Having stayed at Drifter's way back in 2012, I went there again last November as a solo traveller and it was as delightful as back then. It's a beautiful hike from the main market and easily accessible by vehicles as well. The owner, Nishant is a wonderful, gregarious guy and will make sure your stay is memorable and comfortable. The... More 

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Nothing gives us more pleasure than to welcome earlier guests come stay with us again. Thank you for continued patronage. Its super encouraging for us. You rightfully mentioned about the laundry issue... we had some problems with our regular laundry shop towards the end of last year... and thus had to resort to second best option which wasnt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My friends stayed here but i only went for finding somthing to eat. Food are very excellent. i'm Thai and i advise u to order thai curry. This dish's very awesome! service is superb. They are very friendly and attentive. I feeling warm at here :)

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for visiting us twice during New Years Eve time... it was our pleasure to serve you. And we are super glad to hear that you loved our thai curry recipe :) Wish you the best with your studies in Agra and let us know if you are ever visiting Manali again. Happy Drifting :) More 

Gryon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I stayed in Manali for a few weeks and the owner, Nishant, was very friendly. The food was simply excellent, the ambience very relaxed; a compromise between what Western travellers are accustomed to and the local way of life - that is, real, friendly and simple. The service was friendly and absolutely non-intrusive. The restaurant hotel has wifi and numerous... More 

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Hey T, How you doing? its so heartwarming to hear from you again :) Its a great feeling for us when folks come as guests and leave as friends. Wish you the very best and hope you'll visit us again... untill then... happy drifting :) More 

Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Well First of all i have to say thanks to my friend,.,.,He has taken me there and its an amazing holiday over there. Nice view from balcony....lovely food.....its actually yam-mm...!!! ambiance have a very nice touch ups having a good choice .......!!! Love to be there Again.....N last but not the least i got very warm welcome over there. People... More 

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NishantSingh, Owner at Drifters' Inn & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sayan, Thanks so much for remembering us so fondly. We miss you and hope that you'll come back again .... this time for a longer stay :) Best wishes .... and happy drifting :) More 

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