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Drifters' Inn & Cafe

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

And the songs i'm singing. Love the atmosphere, the rooms, the service, the cafe, the food, the location, the thoughtful, little things in the rooms and the sense of ease i feel here. Thank you for the live performances and for making me, and us, feel welcome. Thank you for letting us be. =)

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Thank hungryvagabond
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18 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the quiter places to stay in Old Manali. The staff is very helpful and so is the owner. I really loved my stay here. The rooms are quite spacious and clean. Even the bathrooms are large enough.

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Thank Vineet S
Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very nice and clean. The staff is extremely friendly and the food is really good. I really enjoyed my stay at Drifters Inn & Café, and the music in the café is great too ! I totally recommend it !

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Thank Simon P
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like old Manali versus new Manali then you will love this place! It has an amazing view and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The cafe downstairs has good food, a hooka lounge and board games available for guest use. If you are a foreigner be aware that they will charge you more than Indians.

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

Dear Guest, Thanks a bunch for choosing to stay with us and for also writing us a review here. We truly appreciate your feedback and are happy to to known that you recommend us to other travelers. I really dont know what gave you the impression that we charge extra to foreginers, only thing I can say in our defense... More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

The great little cafe is the life of this place, good selection of Indian and international food, happy hour is good value for those who like a beer or a glass of wine with their food. Live music on weekends and a good buzz inside most nights. Rooms are average Indian, basic but clean, regulation firm beds, stairs up are... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I went to Drifter's as I had heard a lot about it. The interiors is done very tastefully. There are books for people who want to sit around and read. I tried the Himachal special Trout fish and it was the yummiest fish I had ever tasted. And that is saying something since I have grown up eating fish all... More 

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

It's the perfect place to stay in Manali, Old Manali actually. We managed to get a week off and decided to head to the hills to beat the Delhi heat. With school holidays in full swing and Manali being the proper host to the tourists, it was better off to stay in Old Manali, away from the mall road humdrum... More 

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Thank Chatty186
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for abt 5 days.. Good rooms, gd service, gd food.. Helpful staff.. Excellent owner Mr Nishant.. Always smiling and very very helpful. Would recommend this place to stay for bachelors, family n friends

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Thank Suchi S
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

It was a really comfortable stay. Very basic, but it was clean. The food was also nice. It was value for money. We were supposed to check out at 12, but due to change of our plans we requested the owner to extend our stay for two more hours, so that we can rest till then and check out at... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Happened to visit the place ... The location is quite a task ... The visit was quite uninteresting as the owner said that there was no light and we were supplied limited options of food and beverages. Hope we don't get disappointed the next time

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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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 

Additional Information about Drifters' Inn & Cafe

Address: Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kullu District > Manali Tehsil > Manali
Price Range: $700 - $1,650 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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