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Smyle Inn Reviews

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

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1358 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Room clean. We even got a heater. Speciality: the tourism bureau in the hostel. They give good advice and organized a personal driver for the whole day. The tour fulfilled all our wishes.


For the price range this is a fantastic hotel. The private rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. Breakfast is provided free of charge and makes for a good opportunity to meet with other fellow travellers. Would stay there again were I to return to Delhi.


Just on the alley of Main Bazaar where is close to the New Delhi Railway Station. It's quite convenient to live in this are while remain some quietness. It's much like a budget hotel than a hostel since it lacks social area. The room is clean, although the light is dim. If you feel cold during winter time, don't forget ask staff to give a extra portable heater.


We skipped our first days in Delhi there for other place, big mistake! wish we had stayed there since beginning! best toilets I had in India, good breakfast and clean room. only tricky thing is the location, but not a problem if you want to be in the middle of the markets, food (: also pretty close from train station

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Location is very near to the railway station. Just abit hard to find from the main street, you have to go in a small corner only u will find the hostel location. Staffs are friendly and good there, help us book all the train tickets we needed for our trip with minimal commission. The cleanliness are okay compare to other hostel we stayed in india.


Good location, clean rooms, nice staff


everything was excellent besides the travel agent who ignored our requests to travel on a train and just wanted us to rent a car guide and kept persisting on the car guide so we went to another travel agent.


The unhelpful staff in the reseption keeps turning the hot water off from the rooms. The location is not ideal unless you plan to take the train the following morning. Rooms are small, rather dirty and noicy. The breakfast at the roof top is a joke. I wouldn't stay again. There are plenty of other hotels if you need to stay at this not so nice area.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest Thanks for your feedback. We have put stickers in each bathroom and advise you that hot water in wing 1 building works on demand and we close it after you are done. This is to conserve electricity and do our bit for the environment. Most people are happy about our location but there are exceptions like you. Sorry about the room being dirty, but had you raised a concern about it at the reception we would have sorted it immediately. Sorry to hear you wont stay again. Regards Harish


It is a great location easy to get anywhere in Delhi. The room was good and the front staff were nice however the travel desk was not helpful and we could not even get a map

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Sorry about the maps. In fact during that time we had run out of maps. We have got maps now so it is resolved. Really sorry for this that we could not give you maps. Regards Harish


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!

  • 26th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Smyle inn means that it 'Smells in' . Dirty room, dirty towels, toilet flush doesn't work, breakfast is awful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wonder why you stayed for two days if there was so much problem with your room. In these cases it is best to speak to the reception and get things sorted. They say barriers break when we talk. Had you spoken to us, your experience would have been better. We are not as bad as you project us...hopefully if you come again things will be better for you.

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