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The room we hired was dirty without any soap and towel in the washroom, no hot water in the bathroom and every time we had to tell the hotel staff to get it which they would bring after an hour, it was a bad experience and no value for money, wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 41+
- (1 review)
Great location for East Gate and getting to Taj Majal early in the morning. Staff very good and friendly, we were even invited to join birthday party meal one night. A bit noisy in our room as car is parked in reception at night so front doors open at night letting in noise.
Bathroom could have been cleanerotherwise decent for the price. Food is a bit expensive for what it is.
Not a friendly vibe from staff there all about money money money. Wanted full payment as soon as we walked through the door at 4am ! Over charged us for our laundry food is over price. Wanted to charge 50rupees for toilet roll !! Location is good.
Guesthouse is only 2 km from Taj Mahal. Good spot for early morning visit. Staff is friendly and likes to chat. Rooms are small but sufficient. Food is really good (made by mom) but more expensive than in other places. Tours and bus tickets should be booked outside since there is quite a surcharge here on that. We've also got no change when paying rooms and our bill and left it as tip but you should decide yourselves.
Bilou and Yusef are the best hosts ever! They actually invited us to her uncle´s wedding and it was ver cool! The room vas ok, with a clean bathroom with hot water! This guest house is really close to the east gate of the Taj Mahal, just a 15 minute walk!
the staff was very friendly and the food was good. the location is excellent, just 10min from the Taj Mahal! Our room was next to the living room, which was a little bit noisy, but nothing that you can't overcome with earplugs. The ensuite did not have hot shower, so you had to use the common facilities..which takes away the purpose of going for an ensuite. They do book you train tickets, but be aware of the charges...our train tickets costed more than double of the original price!!
Near to the Taj Mahal. Good homemade food. Very uncomplicated.
Very average for an Indian hostel. Location is great for seeing the Taj Mahal, about 20 minutes walk, and the area is as expected for Agra. Beds fairly comfortable, although pillows not great, felt as though left unwashed from previous guests. Bathroom a complete mess really - sink falling off the wall, mosquitoes flying around, no hot water. However, saying that it was very cheap, so you pay for what you get. No breakfast included, but food made there isn`t expensive and not too bad!
No pick-up from the station after 10p.m. Staff insisted on all formalities at 1:30a.m.! No sheets on beds and dirty towels. Warm water only after telling staff that you would need it. Nice breakfast. Well organized rikshaw-tour.
This was a very relaxing and safe hostel. Definitely a home away from home. Yusuf and his family are really hospitable and it's in a great location near the Taj. Loved the restaurant/ common area. Stay here if you visit Agra!
great food good people nice fast wifi and a few monkeys outside the window for good measure
Great location for visiting the Taj! A friendly place in a family's home, I enjoyed getting to know them all and feeling welcomed. Rooms basic but fine. Hot water outside of room at a seperate shower, but not a hassle. Would stay here again.
My stay here was just amazing! In fact I even made my way back to Friends Paying Guest house again because it was so great! The 'guest house' environment and the friendliness of Yusuf, Bilal and the rest of the family Khan family really made my stay. The rooftop restaurant was amazing (food, views and drinks). Located to close to the Taj it was so handy! Yusuf can organise anything for you with no hesitation. By far the best place I stayed at in India! Look forward to coming back one day soon!
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
A good rather than great place. Close to Taj E gate ticket office and there is a free transfer from there to the entrance for ticket holders. Not much else near hostel so need to taxi if you want to eat out. Good lounge and rooftop area, laundry and book exchange and OK Wi-Fi. Good value