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Manor House Backpackers Reviews

28 Manor Place, Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand

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236 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Pretty nice overall. The employees were super friendly. Loved the atmosphere. The building itself is beautiful.

  • 13th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your nice comments all the best with your travels.


I stayed in the Tomlinson House which was a very dreary place compared to Manor House which just had better kitchens and bathrooms. Decor like my great grandmas house. Wi Fi was s***. Security needs improving. But the staff (particularly the man with glasses and a shaved head) were very helpful - even carried my luggage to my room. TV room is a good place to meet ppl. Kitchen is nice in Manor house.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comments, sorry you found it dreary the season is very quiet right now, all the best with the rest of your trip.


Hostel is in a pretty cool looking house. We stayed in a house separate from reception (only next door) in a 12 bed dorm. The dorms themselves were clean but the bathroom - there was only 2 in the entire house - were terrible. The showers were old and dirty and for that many people it's not enough. There were three kitchens though which was great and the common room was nice. Location is close to city centre.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comments. New toilets and showers are at the top of our list of jobs to be done.


Nice hostel, about 10 min to the octagon by foot. The rooms are located on a really nicely renewed old house... Had a lot of space in the Doorm. Really comfortable atmosphere and clean rooms! Free parking! Was just perfect! Cheers!


Really nice enviroment, only thing that should be improved is the kitchen, which should be a bit bigger.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comments. \Hope you enjoyed the free wifi and new pillows! enjoy the rest of your trip.


They should see a way more personal to enter to the houses. Anyone could give the password anyone. That´s not secure. Also, It doesn´t have a proper place to make atmosphere and get fun or relax or whatever.

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi we have the TV room which is also the social room, did you not see this room? We will plan to have the entertainment room up and running soon, pool table, darts and a big screen TV. Our doors have codes on them for security, this is safer than no codes at all! cheers


Our room was chilly but the staff was very friendly and accommodating and got us blankets. It felt like a home!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, all the dorms now have heaters, new duvets as well as spare blankets.

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