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Drifters' Inn & Cafe

Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali 175131, India
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Drifters' Inn & Cafe
Ranked #2 of 184 Manali B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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New Delhi, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I find it hard to believe that there can be better value to be found anywhere else. Drifter's Inn is an absolute gem. The rooms are comfortable, the food is fantastic, but most of all it is the welcome and service from Nishant and his staff who cannot do enough to make your stay memorable. And then of course, there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best food you will find in manali or even in India. Clean, fresh and tasty. The owners are so kind and welcoming. We eat there every morning and evening through our stay in manali. We really wanted to stay in their guesthouse as well but it was full :/

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

Dear Guest, It's our utmost pleasure and absolute delight to meet you and serve you. Guests like yourself give us the motivation to work harder. We hope to see more of you in the coming days. Happy Drifting :) More

Mumbai
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Old Manali but the place is really good.. u may hv to climb up the floors but its worth the view from the room/terrace. Awesome restaurant .. Also, there are a lot of board games & magazines/novels one can keep busy with Our 4 nights stay was memorable.. Mr. Nishant helped us with travel sightseeing tips. Nice big room... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for choosing to stay with us in 2013 summer and even bigger thanks for still remembering us :) My entire team joins me in wishing you the very best in life. Hope to meet you again soon... till then, happy drifting :) More

Gurgaon, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for 3 nights from 03/17 to 03/20 and it was amazing stay... The place is very cozy and gives you homely feeling.. The best part is the host/owner Nishant. Met him for 1st time but his gesture and concern for his customers made me feel that I know him for long time.. Thanks Nishant and your team...... 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 in March. Thanks a bunch for your wishes and patronage. We look forward to seeing you back in Manali sooon. Happy Drifting! More

New Delhi, Delhi, India
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place not be missed if you are old Manali, We stayed here for a couple of nights over the Holi weekend. First things First .. the food in the cafe is simply mouth watering, very delicious & High on hygiene..Some of the dishes we had in breakfast: Eggs Benedict / florentine in Hollandaise sauce, French Toast with scrambled eggs... More

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

Dear Guest, It was our pleasure hosting you :) Thanks for painstakingly writing such a beautiful review. Really appreciate your attention to detail. We look forward to meeting you again very soon. Till then, happy drifting :) More

New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I visited this place with my friend, October last year. It was my first visit to Manali, and with the help of trip advisor managed to find this nice place. Rooms are Clean, Location is great (nice little walk to Manu Temple...historically of great significance), Nice Management (Nishant who manages, maintained good communication with us). Its nice and quite and... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for choosing to stay with us @ Drifters' We are happy to know that you liked your stay. Hope to see you back again .....soon. Till then, happy drifting :) More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Firstly, I must apologise for not writing this earlier. I had taken it for granted that I had reviewed Drifters' but well! I stayed in Drifters' in August 2013 for one night and I was travelling by myself. If you give me a chance to go back and stay continuously, I would do it without a speck of doubt! Drifters'... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for choosing to stay with us and even more for writing us such a beautiful review. Pity we couldnt meet but there's always next time. I will definitely convey your regards to Rayo & Ram. Happy Drifting :) More

Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This was my second trip to Drifters. The first time was with a large group of friends and it was soon after Nishant had opened the place. The service has been excellent both times; the food fantastic and the rooms and bathrooms spotless. It's the kind of place where you can really relax and enjoy yourself by yourself or with... More

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

Dear Guest, Its the best feeling ever to have our guests return to Drifters' again and again. Thanks for choosing to stay with us for a second time and am glad that we didnt end up disappointing you. Wish you great times ahead. Happy Drifting :) More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for New Year and had a fantastic time. After moving from one hotel as it was too cold Drifters was a SO lovely. The rooms are like a hotel with beautiful views of the mountains but the inn has a sociable warm feel of a hostel. Perfect if you are travelling and want to... More

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

Dear Guest, It was an equal delight for us to have you stay with us during New Years Eve. Thanks for remembering us so fondly. Wish you great times ahead in 2014. Happy Drifting :) More

Panna Tiger Reserve, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I had this place way high on my list a couple of years ago and now. Even to this day I recommend Drifters to all true travellers and friends. The rooms were awesome and warm along with the age-old Himalayan sweetness. The air is clear and so is the water. The landscape and the tips given by Nishanth and his... More

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

Dear Guest, Its so heartwarming to know that you remember us still after so many years. Thank you for your kind words and for recommending Drifters' to other drifters :) I hope all's well with you at Panna. Best wishes for a great 2014. Keep Drifting :) More

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Additional Information about Drifters' Inn & Cafe

Address: Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali 175131, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Manali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 184 B&Bs / Inns in Manali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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