We contacted the homestay before we arrived through a social media site to book and Kish replied quickly and arranged pick up from the train station for us. Vinny (our fantastic rickshaw driver) was there for our arrival and quickly transferred us to the homestay where he explained everything and suggested several nearby restaurants for us to eat at (all were great). The location of the homestay is ideal. The room was clean and comfortable and had good wifi and a TV with several English channels. Hot water was always available. During our stay Kish checked in on us everyday to make sure we had everything we needed and were having a good time. He even arranged a late check out for us so we didn't have to leave the room before getting on the night bus. We chose to go with Vinny in his rickshaw to see the ruins and he provided information about each place he took us to. He was brilliant with our little boy (who called him brother) and helped him a lot when we went to watch sunset which required a small amount of climbing. He even lit a fire for us when we went to watch sunrise. We all loved our stay in Hampi and would have stayed longer if we could. Kish and Vinny make a fantastic team which makes Thilak homestay a brilliant place to stay.