Reviews: Anonymous

Wombat Backpackers

Perth, Australia

It's clean enough, friendly enough and located well enough to justify the price. However it's shoddily organised, fairly grimy and don't expect a decent mattress. Spend a few bucks more if you can afford it but if not you probably won't mind too much.

Baba Guest House

Varanasi, India

A variety of room options all for a decent price- the upstairs dorm gets hot and monkeys jump on the tin roof, but it's cheap and the wifi works fine- the downstairs doubles are better and some newly furnished. Atmosphere is fine, no communal area really but it's a family-owned vibe. 5 mins from main ghat.


A welcoming place run by nice guys who offered me rooftop yoga and have bigger plans for the 'ashram' (it's not so much of a spiritual retreat really, that's just the name). Comfortable rooms 10 mins walk from the temples/town and a great hot shower:)

Raj Lodge

Pondicherry, India

Really, really basic and pretty dirty, but what do you expect for the price. No mod cons but TV in my room was a nice surprise and I think the hot water worked most of the time, there's a beer shop next door, plenty of street food and restaurants within easy reach, so all in all a decent budget choice cos Pondi can be pricey.

Little Flower Home Stay

Cochin, India

A really warm welcome from Sebastien who nursed me back to health when I was sick. Can't speak highly enough of his hospitality and the room was spotless, bathroom excellent, Wifi really fast and atmosphere cozy. A lovely, superb value, well-located Fort Kochi hideaway that can also connect you with tours and other tourist amenities.

Hotel Windsor Mumbai

Mumbai, India

A big old building with lots and lots of rooms. My dorm was in decent condition, I met some nice guys also staying there, it had a balcony for smoking and the concierge brought us beer up to the room one night. There was also a TV with plenty of satellite channels (we got football from England one night). The Wifi is poor, the beds are average, the shower has cold water and the bathrooms are separate but overall the location 5 minutes from the train station and the price make this a good deal.

Travellers Inn

Mumbai, India

A good deal in a good area (5 minutes walk from Central Train Terminal) but not spectacular, just value for money. My dorm was clean, there was a lock-up cage and a hilarious bathroom game featuring seven or eight taps which had to be adjusted differnetly to make the water work (semi-hot in the end). Nothing to be afraid of here and the guys at the desk were okay.


Jodhpur, India

A decent location, comfortable dorms for the price including a handy lock-up, bathroom was rudimentary but functioned and the location is good (eat at Jharokha on the roof of Hotel Haveli- amazing food). The Wifi works well enough and the rooftop terrace is a cool place to hang if there had been more travellers. I think this place needs support- they have a backpacker-minded environment and price structure. If you're used to keeping it 'real' stay here.

Udai Haveli Guest House

Udaipur, India

As good as it gets in terms of a value, well located hostel with a nice communal vibe. Happened to be there when there were lots of nice folks hanging around and we had a great time sipping beer and chatting in the communal areas, including a nice fourth floor rooftop with views over Udaipur. Vicky the manager is a diamond, he can't do enough for you and is now a confirmed friend- even took me across town on the back of his motorcycle. Thanks Vikky! It's walking distance from the Palace and food

Krishna Hostel

Agra, India

So so, nothing to shout about- my room was large and just about clean but this place is well out of the way and without enough redeeming features to make it worthwhile. There were constant power cuts and no generator. No Wifi and make sure you know what you're asking for if you want a rickshaw driver to take you back there.

Vinayak Guesthouse

Jaipur, India

Top notch option for backpackers, close to the train station (you can walk in ten minutes, avoid the rickshaw guys who meet you on the platform). Lovely family, value rooms with many different options, decent Wifi and computer lounge, great cheap rooftop restaurant. A real gem.

Smyle Inn

New Delhi, India

A decent option for a soft landing in Delhi. Right on Pahr Ganj, rooms are comfortable, Wifi works well and it's clean, professional and welcoming. Pick-up from the sirport reliable and quick.My hot water didn't work but they advertised that you could ring up about that, I just didn't bother. Breakfast is basic but useful, the roof terrace is okay and the travel centre up stairs is hospitable- I got a free map and helpful advice. All in all, recommended for a value option in the centre of Delhi.