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It's not the cheapest place to stay on the subcontinent, but it's super safe and the rooms are huge. The owner/manager is an eccentric character, but once you talk to him a while you'll find him likeable and very helpful. Food and other amenities are a short walk away, despite the house feeling buried deep in a residential zone.
Remember Basel from Fawlty Towers? Well....this is what you get from these boys. They try so hard but really don't seem to "cut the mustard." The only saving grace is the price. Cheapest place I could find in central Islamabad. But don't expect too much. The power cuts are a real nuisance.
I'd definitely recommend this place if you're in Islamabad. There's no city centre but G8 section is in between everywhere. It's within a half hour walk or less of F9 park, Pakistan monument, Abpara market, Friday (also open Tuesday and Sunday) market, Blue area market etc. and five minutes walk from nice restaurants and a shop that sells Western products. It's clean, well run and the manager and owner are absolute gents who'll go out of their way to help you and chat at length if yo so desire.