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Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali 175131, India
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Drifters' Inn & Cafe
Ranked #3 of 202 Manali B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at Drifters for a couple of days before heading to Spiti. From the yummy food in the cozy cafe to awesome views of the mountains from my room, loved every bit of it. The staff is very helpful in every way possible, whether it was to find a cab at 5 am or to help me buy Seabuckthorn... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Terrific hotel. I was very pleased with it. Although located up the street, it's in the center, near the shops and restaurants. In the first floor there is an excellent restaurant and cafe, and the rooms are on the upper floors. Excellent hotel service. Bedding and towels were clean. WiFi available in all the rooms. Each floor has a pleasant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been travelling for three weeks through busy Rajahstan and because of a landslide, had to take a 27 hour bus journey to get from Chandigarh to Manali, so we were exhausted when we got in Manali, but Drifters' made it all worth it! Nishant and Ryu are both very nice and helpful, without being pushy, which is not... More

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

Dear Guest, It was really nice for us to meet you. You both are such sweet couple. Always happy, always smiling :) You must be travelling back to Amsterdam by now... so wish you the very best. Happy Drifting :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Hotel over phone as I don't have any credit card. Nishant, the owner is excellent!! He has been an awesome host and u can feel the peace in this place u r looking for in Manali. the foods in the restaurent is also wonderful!

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i stayed there in sep 2013, the place was very good , rooms & toilets were clean with wi fi connectivity. great atmosphere.truly heaven for backpackers(not recomended for family though). overall an very nice place

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for remembering us even after a year. Hope you come visit us again. Till then, happy drfiting :) More

Torino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in Manali 2 nights. The rooms are nice and clean, the place is quiet and the cafe serves good meals, both for breakfast and for dinner. The host is very kind and friendly and gives lots of good advices. I definetly recommend this place.

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

Dear Guest, It was really nice meeting you. Rayo is super fond of you and your friends. We are truely happy to host you. Wish you great luck and happy drifting :) More

Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place. Rooms are clean and functional. Food is great. With that cosmopolitan atmosphere that makes it special and authentic. They helped us a lot giving us good suggestions on what to do and how. Last but not least, cocktails are great!

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for posting us a review. It was really nice to have you over. Though I didnt get much chance to interact with you but Rayo has such nice things to say about you. We hope you onward travells to Leh worked out great. Best wishes and happy drifting :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to write the review as soon as I got back. But it took a lot of adjusting to get back to the hustle and bustle of city life after a week in the mountains. I traveled with The Blueberry Trails on their trip to Spiti in July 2014 and stayed at Drifter's Inn for two nights. The location... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for posting us such a sweet review and making our day :) We look forward to you returning to Manali real soon.. Till then, happy drifting :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had good time staying there and chit chatting with Nishant. Nice and Clean place. Found it good value for money. loved their cafe- good staff - good food - good location - good wifi speed !! Highly recommended !!

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

Dear Guest, Thanks a bunch for posting us a review. Even i thoroughly enjoyed our conversations. And I wish you all the best with your Teerthan Dream!! Visit us more often and happy drifting! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a peaceful stay. My wife loved it so do I. 5 stars next time. Cafe is awesome and stay is amazing. Such a peaceful stay. My wife loved it so do I. 5 stars next time. Cafe is awesome and stay is amazing.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for choosing to spend just a special holiday with us :) We are thrilled to be part of your life's special moment. Bestest wishes to you both. Happy Drifting! More

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Address: Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali 175131, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Manali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$

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A home away from home for 'drifters' from all over the world - with well appointed & cozy rooms (en-suite bathrooms) and Sun Deck terraces. The views of the valley and the snow capped mountains are unarguably the best you will get to see from anywhere in Old Manali. We lay a special emphasis on your comfort, privacy and safety. We've even got an all day Cafe serving continental fare and a fully stocked bar - where we theme events. Some of the other on-site amenities are: Sun Deck cafe, free WIFI, travel desk, free parking, library of books, musical theme nites, free cloak room etc. Its definitely one of the best stay n hang-out options in Old Manali. Happy Drifting! ... more   less 
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