I bookmarked this place on trip advisor and was excited to book a room for two of my friends who we visiting me for a few days. This was their first visit to India and I thought this place would be a perfect fit. Sadly I left disappointed with the behavior of the male staff member there who I would assume was the manager. I arrived at the gate of this "ashram" and found a staff member seated at the reception area, bent over, and writing on what looked like a hotel registration book. I asked him (in Hindi) if he had any rooms available. He immediately proceeded to wave me off and said he had no rooms available without even so much as looking up to me. I found it odd that he did not ask me about the dates of my inquiry as is common practice and especially since this was the start of the off-peak season(early February). While still standing by the gate I asked him nicely why he dismissed me so quickly about room availability without asking the dates first and this is when he finally looked up and responded (in Hindi): "'do you know how much the rooms here cost per night?" He then mentioned a number (I believe it was between Rs 2200-Rs2400). I found his response utterly rude as he made assumptions about what I can or cannot afford. Moreover, his behavior was borderline racist. Full disclosure I am Tibetan and speak Hindi because I grew up in India even though I currently live overseas. I believe he assumed I could not afford this place there because I was a "local."I left feeling upset but also disappointed that a seemingly lovely guesthouse like this in Bodh Gaya has such a poor attitude towards guests who are not white or don't fit the mole of what they deem as their "model" customers. My friends ended up staying somewhere else and I would caution people from supporting businesses like this. I'm not sure if this was a rare occurrence but I felt compelled to share my experience as it was so disturbing.