I see mixed ratings for this place. Hence I think few doubts needs to be cleared who want to opt for this place as a traveller. Firstly, don't rely on the google map as the location for this place is slightly jumbled up. The name of this place is "Poushali Lodge" not "Hotel". Secondly, the expectation should be tuned as the price offered: Homestay < Lodge < Hotel < Resort. Yes, The comfort + money factor is better than than homestay and less than Hotel. And it is quiet apt in their service being a "Lodge". "a small house at the gates of a park or in the grounds of a large house, occupied by a gatekeeper, gardener, or other employee." Let us get into straight Pro and Cons: Pros: 1. Location is inside Shantiniketan viswa bharati campus. ( between amartya sen's house and kala bhavan) and left on the main campus road if you r going towards deer park from museum. 2. Daily morning supply of hand made liquid jaggery and date palm juice by local villagers. (arnd 8 am) 3. We missed it by whiskers, but saturday evening baul songs by local villagers organised by lodge owners. 4. Paid drop and pickup service to bolpur station. Sightseeing service by car. Toto stand is also nearby. 5. Pencil booking available for genuine case. 6. Homely food. 7. For dog lovers, the owner as two highly trained and well behaved dogs. Inspite being a phobic myself, these two cute giants were cute and harmless. 8. Very helpful owner. 9. Main tourist points in walkable vicinity. Cons: 1. Absence of geyser in the basic room. The other rooms have these facility. That said, they provide necessary room service. 2. Absent minded caretaker ( mostly due to ongoing rush and low man power). Verdict: Bang for buck. Highly Recommended.