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Southwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in a 9 bed dorm. Our room was located in the second building. On first glance it looked nice, homely, the staff were very friendly upon check in. But, the kitchens are absolutely tiny, no where near big enough for the amount of people in the hostel and they could really do with a good...

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CKMurray13, Manager at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Well I am very please you liked our very friendly staff and that the room was good - we do have new mattresses on every bed in the Hostel. The bathrooms are being updated this winter in Tonkinson House. The kitchen upstairs is small but it does have a good sized fridge as does the downstairs kitchen. It can look...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with my girlfriend. Firstly the lady at reception was very friendly and helpful when we arrived. We were then told we would be staying in the second building. On arrival our 9 bed dorm looked fine and clean. The bedroom was good overall. The 2 showers were good and no problems there. The problems here...

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CKMurray13, Manager at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for placing the same review twice - as I responded to your girlfirend we are updating the bathrooms and try to keep the kitchens as tidy and clean as we can. Glad you liked our staff, the bedroom, the location and the showers. The kitchens are small but are not dirty - they are sometimes messy with guests leaving...

Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Split over two houses there are plenty of rooms but some facilities are only in one, a pain in miserable weather. A lovely surrounding area and small garden. It's a 10 minute walk from town where almost everything is so thinking ahead is advised where shopping and such is concerned. Freindly staff whom are happy to help (but mostly found...

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HildeTBG, Manager at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Both our houses have got kitchens, bathrooms and a TV lounge. Besides that the main house also has a computer area, guest phone for free calls all over NZ and the laundry room. This winter we will upgrade our bathrooms to create more showers and toilets. Our reception area is also in the main house,...

Reviewed January 12, 2017

Stayed here one night in a dorm room and was completely satisfied. When I arrived, there was no one at reception, but what seemed annoying at first turned out to be one of the best customer services I've witnessed so far in New Zealand: The manager showed every guest personally to their rooms and took the time to talk to...

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CKMurray13, Manager at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the amazing review - I am so pleased you enjoyed the special customer service and the whole Manor House Backpacker experience. We would love to have you back to stay anytime.

Catania, Italy
Reviewed January 8, 2017

The hostel is very beautiful, it's like a big house for a big family. its just a shame there are two seperate building... i got separate to my friends. The kitchen is fully equiped. It's clean, and the beds are confortable. Huge bathroom, but maybe not enough for that much people.

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CKMurray13, Manager at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the fab review Marie-Ann we appreciate your feedback and we are so glad you loved the Hostel. Safe travels

Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

I stayed two nights at this hostel and all of the staff and other backpackers were really friendly and welcoming to me. The facilities are clean and the service is perfect! It is kind of far from the City Centre and the activities you can do in Dunedin, but it's not too far to walk (I did that a few...

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CKMurray13, Manager at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Cathy we appreciate the feedback. It's great to hear that you loved the facilities and friendly homely atmosphere at Manor House Backpackers. It is a 10 minute walk to the city centre but all of our tour operators and shuttles can pick you up from right outside our driveway. We hope to see you...

Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Full of friendly atmosphere with great service, Manor house backpackers is ideal for those travelling on a budget The beds are comfortable and linen is clean rooms are small but dorms are bigger if you don't mind sharing. Similarly bathrooms are shared and have plenty of hot water in cubicle showers that provide privacy Kitchen amenities are well appointed, communal...

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HildeTBG, Manager at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review and lovely comments. Our drive is very steep, but as you have mentioned, we're lucky to be on one of the few streets with plenty of free parking. All the best for your travels.

Reviewed November 16, 2016

Nice place, perhaps a little too casual for my liking but staff was friendly, rooms were ok, free wifi and close to town. The rooms were fine but just not as clean as others i stayed in. Still nice thou so dont freak out! Big hill to get the car up to the carpark!

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HildeTBG, Manager at Manor House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, pleased to hear you liked our place! Sorry to hear the cleanliness of your room wasn't as what you hoped for, I will have a detailed look around and point it out to our cleaning team. Cleanliness is on of our top priorities so thank you for mentioning it. Thanks again and safe...

New Zealand
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, always on site too! Big kitchen full of utensils for any kind of baking. Lovely simple dorm rooms, shower block and toilets. TV room full of free DVDs! Free Bike hire available from reception too, which could be quite helpful as it's about 7 minute walk into town. Lovely bars and FREE WIFI!! Would stay again

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

thanks for your lovely review, hope to see you again.

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed August 25, 2016

I stayed in Manor House with 8 friends in early August and we all had a really good time. It is the perfect place to stay with a large group, the kitchen offers erverything for preparing a nice meal (although it has only one big table), they have a tv room with lots of sofas, comfortable beds and enough space...

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

thanks for your lovely review, the cold water issue has been resolved now.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Manor House rated number 1 Dunedin hostel on Tripadvisor. See for yourself why we are rated the best hostel in town. Situated just up the road from the Naked Bus depot and minutes walk to the city center, we look forward to having you to stay. Book through our website to get all the special offers. WHAT WE PROVIDE TO ALL OUR GUESTS: FREE fast WIFI UNLIMITED,available throughout the hostel, tent, vans FREE taxi from Intercity bus depot,must stay 2 nights and book direct FREE computer available 24/7 FREE tea, coffee and spices for cooking FREE herbs from the herb garden FREE use of the BBQ FREE DVDs to watch, over 100 to choose from FREE hair dryers and hair straighteners to borrow FREE alarm clocks to borrow for those early starts FREE phone for local Dunedin calls and national 0800 numbers FREE off-street parking (on a first-in, first-served basis) FREE ear plugs! FREE salt and pepper and anything else you can find on the kitchen shelves FREE sewing kit to use FREE storage FREE eco boutique (free second hand clothes and items) FREE hot chocolates every night throughout the winter We are one of the only hostels that has free parking on the road and at the hostel. Movies nights every Tuesday and Thursday 8.30Pm with popcorn, hot chocolates and marshmallows. Our staff working extremely hard to make your stay as comfortable and fulfilling while staying in Dunedin. We are here to help you plan your activities and tours, or just relax. The staff have all traveled and understand the needs of a traveler. We have bikes available to hire daily and you can book tours with us. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manor House Backpackers

Address: 28 Manor Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $15 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Manor House Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Choose room which have lot of windows”
 of 5 bubbles Sarie_Kiriyuu, Jan 27, 2016 | Read review
“The 10 people dorm is the cheapest but usually fully booked”
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“Whatever suits you best”
 of 5 bubbles lisafL203SE, Aug 20, 2015 | Read review
“unlimrted free wifi”
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“Don't choose a dorm”
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