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Smyle Inn Reviews

916, Gali Chandi Wali, Main Bazaar, Paharganj 110055, New Delhi, India

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1245 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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My girlfriend and I stayed at Smyle Inn toward the end of our trip and it worked out very while. No frills. You get a decent little breakfast, facilities worked, and the staff was nice. It's located in an alley of the main thoroughfare on Main Bazaar near the Railway station. It's about a 20 minute walk to Connaught Place which is a nice little shopping area with restaurants and the like. Can't complain.


We stayed at Smyle Inn for the last night of our 1 month in India, to catch a flight out of Delhi. It was a great starting point to see the city, and perfect for getting some last minute shopping accomplished. We were immediately impressed by the friendly staff, who were available and went out of their way to help make the best of our last days in India. Rooms were small and basic, but some of the cleanest we saw on our entire journey. A great home base in Delhi! (2 females, Canada)


I had a really good stay here. After two months in India I would say this was the best value for money I've had in the country. Breakfast is good, and is just by the main train station. I dont remember nothing to complain about. Would come back for sure.

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Manager was very accommodating, he didn't have a room for us because of a sick couple that had to stay a few extra nights so he put us in a nearby guesthouse. Centrally located, within walking distance to the main bazaar and metro train station. Breakfast area was very noisy but I think they had a backup generator running or something.


Smyle inn is a reasonable place to stay on a budget. It offers a great location for the train station. Although the area is very busy at all times. The location is just of the main strip which is a little difficult to find. We book a guide with the travel desk which promised an AC car which was not produced. The staff lack in language skills other than their own which made it difficult to ask about this issue and pay. Lastly rooftop Terence generator is so loud you can't have a conversation.


The location is in one of the more buzy part of town, close to the metro station, which is nice. But the hostel is placed in a really sketchy alleyway and kinda of difficult to find. Delhi really don't care that much for road signs, hence non of the people living there tend to know any road names. We had to take directions from a young man to go into the alley, being two girls travelling in India, proberly not the smartest thing to do.


The hostal is directly located at Main Bazar close to the trains station. We enjoyed the stay!


We had a great time at Smyle Inn, New Delhi. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, and the AC worked very well, the towels could have been more clean, but still okay though. The breakfast is simple but a good start of the day. It is very nice that Smyle Inn has an airport pickup. We used it and were very satisfied with this service.

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Wasn't over joyed had a bit of fight to get them to allow us the room we booked.

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Edward, Your review is a case of misunderstanding. Normal checkin time is 12noon. We gave you checkin at 9:30AM. We cannot provide rooms prior to 12 noon as per policy. However in some case we provide room after 8am if the rooms are vacant from last night. When you came at 8:30am there were no rooms ready. The moment we got the room ready we gave it to you which was about 2:30 hours prior to regular checkin time. Hope this clears your doubts. Regards Harish


This hotel is Ok, you get what you pay for. Breakfast is free and is not bad, it is also not a bad spot to meet people (breakfast that is). Rooms are small but have excellent air conditioning and are cleaner than some other hotels in India. Staff were very helpful. The public urinal out the front is quite unpleasant but the location is good if you want to be near the train station.


A decent budget hotel in New Delhi. Free breakfast and good wifi were bonuses, as well as the travel desk who helped to arrange tours and activities.


Smyle Inn served us well while we were in Delhi. The breakfast on the rooftop is good.


Excellent location. Organised airport pickup for us since we arrived at 3am in morning. Flight was an hour late landing but they still waited for us and didn't charge any extra. Would stay here again


Smyle Inn is in one of the coolest and interesting street in Delhi! A good start. The people working there were super nice. I could just say, smyle Inn is great!


We had a nice stay at the Smyle Inn, just off the great Main Bazaar road, the room was simple and clean. The service was excellent.


It was a nice place. Breakfast was a little poor. On the street right by the hotel they had a open public urinal, that was really practical. Right next 2 the urinal there is a really good restaurant. Friendly people in that street, they even say hi to you while urinating. Clean room, friendly stuff, cool rooftop!

  • 26th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff here is incredible. They were helpful from beginning to end and managed to fulfill all my requests. When my friend got sick, the whole staff knew about it, and they were all really considerate. The room was good, with air condition, hot shower and wifi. The included breakfast was fine and i found everything clean. Besides a missing toilet brush they had everything we needed. It's a really nice place and it's located just behind the busy main bazaar street in New Delhi. Recommended!


Was expensive for hostels in delhi, but great location, close to train and main street and good restaurants. breakfast area was outside so was very hot in 48 degree heat and no air con. staff was lovely, very helpful, especially one of the owners who looked after stuff we left there for 3 weeks, and the guy at the tourist info, who booked us amazing tours. And for Riyaz, our tour guide for a week, amazing, funny, safe and brought us to amazing places, highly recommend just for him alone, bestest


We reserved two nights at this hotel, and the room was really good for the price we paid. It was really clean and the bed was really comfortable. Well located just 30 sec to the main street where they sell clothing and shoes. 5 minutes by walk from the train station. We took a tour from there to Agra with Amin tour and it was really great.


Definitely worth the money. Located in pretty good shopping area. A LOT of shops, bars, and food surrounding the hostel that stay open late. Beware of the scam artists tho. There are plenty of them lurking the streets at night. Trying to get you to come see their tourist office. Use their airport pickup service. I didn't and had a taxi driver drive in circles trying to find it. He also wanted me to pay more because of it. Located by train and metro stations was nice too. Good place to stay

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