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Drifters' Inn & Cafe

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Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali 175131, India
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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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County Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved drifters. Staff were very friendly and helpful with everything. Cafe has great food. Great views from the balconies and nice quiet location in Old Manali, close to everything. Rooms are a good budget price, have all you need and hot water too.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a clean and nice place to stay in Old Manali. Nishant (owner) is a great guy and communicates perfectly. The room was a little over my budget but was worth the stay as I was about to ride solo and met other riders here who I tagged along with. The wifi is spotty but probably because of the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled with a friend and stayed in a standard room for a night, on my way to Spiti. We reached Manali at around 10pm and checked-in Drifters' and we were very happy with their hospitality even at that time of the day :) Loved the rooms- comfortable beds, balcony with a view and hot water!! Also, we got some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate several meals here during my stay in Manali. Everything I ordered was absolutely delicious and the staff always attentive and friendly. It has a quaint decor and a great vibe. There's also a generous drinks menu and a bunch of board games free to use.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time with friends here. Each floor has a balcony which gives a view of the beautiful mountains. The room i was in was a bit small but cozy. The cafe and restaurant downstairs is also good. I had goan chicken curry, was a bit bland. Other than that, awesome place in a great location.

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

I visited Manali with my friends. The Inn is nicely built, the rooms are all facing towards the hills. We took the family room which was quite spacious and clean. What i really loved was the Drifters Cafe. It offered a wide variety of delectable American food. The Inn staff was very warm and friendly and Nishant (owner) even helped... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This hotel was the most timely find. We had just gotten back from a 5-day trek of the Himalayas and needed a clean peaceful place with good beds and warm water, and Drifter's had it all. The proprietor was very friendly and helpful. The cafe downstairs had good food and great coffee. It was also well located - easily accessible... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stayed one night in a three bed room. Room clean, silent, well kept. Bathroom clean and everything was working properly. We did not try the restaurant but looked fine. Staff very kind and willing to help. Prices are average for high season. I would definitely come back.

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

Dear Alex, Thanks for staying with us. I was away and thus couldnt meet you and but glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay. Wish you the very best with your further travels. Happy Drifting! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We booked 2 rooms for 2 nights stay in june as i had heard a lot about this place. This place was even better than I thought. The rooms were cosy and very nice considering the price. Overall the ambience is chilled out and makes you feel youthful. The food at drifters inn was however superb and nothing beats the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us this summer. I really appreciate your gesture of sharing such sweet praise for you. It was our pleasure serving you. Pls do come stay with us again. Best wishes and happy drifting :) More 

chandigarh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Drifters is the typical old Manali charm it has with excellent food but limited and expensive choice of wines.I had family over from the U.S. And they were surprised to find out that they could not take their own wine and pay for Corkage as is the norm in all over the U.S. As the Wine served was Table Wine... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for visiting us for a meal with your family. And more thanks for sharing your feedback with us. As a policy we do not allow guests to bring their own alcohol (even if they want to pay corkage). We have a decent collection of Indian & International Wines at reasonable prices starting at INR 1200 for a... More 

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