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Drifters' Inn & Cafe

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located towards the edge of the backpacker zone in Old Manali this is a good place to stay. Rooms have access to a terrace which was good for soaking up the views and local activity. Nishant the manager was helpful and the restaurant downstairs good, although it doesn't open until late so if you want an early breakfast you need...

Thank Dave T
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Drifters Cafe is located in old manali, the road which has all the cafes. Drifters stand out among all of them. The ambience is superb and so is the food. They offer board games, such as chess and playing cards, one can spend a good time with friends. The staff is very friendly and so is the owner. Drinks are...

Thank jaswindersingh_87
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Perfect place to stay in old manali. Budget-friendly hotel with wonderful cafe. Nishant is a great host and helped us out in every way we could ask of. Nishant also helped store our excess luggage while we were out on a trek for few days. Upon return, we were also provided with shower and room access with a nominal cleaning...

Thank Yash D
Mumbai, India
Reviewed 22 September 2016

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. =)

Thank hungryvagabond
Reviewed 11 September 2016 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.

Thank Vineet S
Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 5 September 2016 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 !

Thank Simon P
Vancouver, Washington, United States
Reviewed 25 August 2016 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.

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...

Cairns Region, Australia
Reviewed 9 August 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...

Thank strudelwoman
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 7 August 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...

Thank MS2302
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Reviewed 25 July 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...

1Thank Chatty186

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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
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kullu District > Manali Tehsil > Manali
Price Range: ₹ 1,021 - ₹ 86,646 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“The third floor offers stunning views.”
 of 5 bubbles hungryvagabond, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had the corner room, it may be good to have a room close to the terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles 496nehan, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“rooms on third floor have a better view, but second floor rooms are good as well.”
 of 5 bubbles 89ankit, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Corner Rooms are bigger .”
 of 5 bubbles Shivam-1987, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the top floor do not face the road so if you are a light sleeper you should go for these.”
 of 5 bubbles leenabarick, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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