Manor House Backpackers was created when two adjacent 1920’s early colonial New Zealand homes were converted for use as budget accommodation.

The fine buildings and unique architectural features have been beautifully preserved by the owners and enhanced to ensure that guests have a very comfortable and laid-back stay. Features exclusive to Manor House are:

  • Minutes walk from the city centre
  • Sunny location nestled amongst bushes and trees
  • Off-street parking
  • Large spacious rooms with big windows
  • Stained glass & unique curved bay windows
  • Ornate plaster ceilings
  • Quiet location – awake to the sounds of birds not traffic
  • Beautiful and relaxing garden, BBQ area and deck

Manor House

Designed and built in 1920 as the Thompson family home, pioneers of the soft drink industry in New Zealand. The unique architectural features such as the curved wire balustrade entrance, curved wooden bay windows, Ornate plaster ceilings, stained glass entrance door and windows, and original antique light fittings create a relaxed historical elegance.

Tonkinson House

Designed and completed in 1924 by Mandeno and Fraser Architects for Mr Tonkinson, a prominent Dunedin lawyer. It is an unusual two story design featuring a large entrance conservatory with stained glass, an impressive wooden staircase to the first floor with the usual array of living, lounge and guest bedrooms. The kitchen has a pantry that still has the original sugar and flour bins complete with sifter, a working coal range and, of course, what stately home would be complete without a maid-call system.
Manor House Backpackers is listed in Dunedin Hostels.