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The hostel is conveniently located and easy to get to from airport. They charged a lot more than other hostels and you get your own room. Not good if you are looking to mingle. I booked a Golden Triangle tour and the driver's car was on the verge of breakdown with over 400,000 km and had two holes in the tire during the weeklong tour. Also he took me to tourist trap rest stops. Everyone wants tips including the driver so they always mention that they work for tips. Kind of annoying
This hostel was in a pretty good location for backpacker bars and shopping and very reasonably priced, and staff were very helpful and friendly with anything you need!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Smyle inn means that it 'Smells in' . Dirty room, dirty towels, toilet flush doesn't work, breakfast is awful.
I arrived 3 hours later than expected, and there was STILL a smiling driver waiting for me. The staff were very friendly, with very good English and when I asked about travel further north they gave me the honest ticket price. No personal commission added. Good people in a good place can make all the difference. Highly recommended. Thanks guys. See you again in january
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
This hostel is in the heart of New Delhi tourist area. It's kind of difficult to find on your own since it's off in a small alleyway. The hostel owner and staff are very friendly. I would love to stay there again, but it's in such a location where there are vultures (shop owners trying to sell you things and mainly the rickshaw/tuk-tuk drivers) everywhere in the area. If you are up to dealing with them then this is the perfect proximity to New Delhi rail station and the city Metro station.
If you need a place that feels safe and like to learn more about how to do the best of your vacation in India, you should consider to stay at Smyle Inn. The owner and his staff are extremely helpfull and offers there time to give you loads of valuable and helpful advice. We were extra impressed by one of the staff that made a quick run to the ATM just in time to prevent us from losing 20.000 rupies. Totally impressed by the staffs willingness to walk "the extra mile" ;) Kaj & Jan
In bathroom, Not working hot water shower. Still cold water.
Had a great 4 nights at Smyle, once you get your head around the apparent chaos of Main Bazaar you will quickly enjoy the experience. It's great being in the heart of the action and the metro is only a 10 min walk away for when you want to get further afield. We booked a driver for the day from the travel desk which is worth doing. Room was large, clean and decent en suite and the breakfasts are good and filling. Eat brekkie late and it saves buying lunch! Would definitely stay again
First to say that i had a bad time in delhi, but it would have been worse without the hotel. when you book try to get a room with the last numbers of 1,2 or 3, they are nicer than 4 and 5. the rooms are very spacious and clear. save is provided in the room and works well. was sick and they gave me free boiled rice, bananas and yoga, super nice. (give the pick up driver less tip than you want he will always ask for more, ALLWAYS) Felt super secure and home in this place. loved it.
i did not like, sorry. There is no window in the rooms and place is the most crowded. Anyway i stayed and nothing bad happened. Their turisim office working wery well and prices are reasonable. there is no teras cafe!! breakfast is poor.
The hostel room was OK but not particularly clean. The bathroom window was open to the air so mosquitos could be a problem. The air con only worked intermittently. There is a public urinal at the top of the street. One plus: the small cafe directly across the road had nice food; I would recommend the Pad Thai. Although there is nothing critically bad about this hostel I would not stay here again.
Ok place for the money, the alleyway to get to it though has open urinals so stinks of piss, staff were helpful and its right on the main bazaar and close to the station. There is a cafe on the main bazaar called Kathmandu Cafe the food there was incredible, but stay away from Nirvana Cafe!
Only stayed here for a few hours between my train and plane but had a nice hot shower, comfy sleep and filling breakfast. The wifi was pretty hopeless. Nice staff and a very clean and nicely decorated room.
great value for money, but not exactly a hostel, definitely more hotel so hard to meet other travelers.
The area is like Delhi - love it or hate it. If it is your first stop in India, it might rather turn out to be hate. I enjoyed it and it's undeniably conveniently located near New Delhi Station. If you're just there for 1-2 nights and need to catch train or plane, this is a good option. The hotel itself is absolutely ok. Walls to the outside are paper-thin, which can be annoying since staff tends to be noisy. No street noise though, that's something in India. I liked the fact that they have PCs.
A cosy hotel in the middle of the bazaar district. Excellent location near the NDLS train station. Very helpful staff, arranged an airport pickup, then rescheduled at short notice when my flights changed. Has a small travel office, arranged an excellent 1 day tour of the major sights in Delhi. Very happy with my stay, already booked in again when I return to Delhi.
Staff and owner are very helpful and look after you well. Stayed in 2 rooms, both clean and nice. Good roof terrace and location in paharaganj. Good wifi. Poor breakfast.
Had a good stay, friendly personnel, the fact that there was someone that spoke proper English helped out a bunch. Wasn't ever so clean and the shower got the whole bathroom wet, but hey, it cost next to nothing and was in the middle of Delhi
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Located right in the heart of Paharganj, near to New Delhi station, the surrounding area is a little crazy but the rooftop terrace provides some quiet time. The hotel is split into two buildings and there is free breakfast and free wifi, usable in your room.
Don't expect anything fancy, but its a practical and convenient place to stay. We were on the top floor so carrying our bags up 4 flights of stairs was challenging, but nothing terrible. If you're looking for a cheap, clean place in a good location, this is for you.