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Standard Room Non A/c
Thu, 02 Mar – Fri, 03 Mar (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
Standard Room Non A/c
(based on 23 reviews)
Easy enough to find in the heart of Pahar ganj. Nice friendly welcome by all the staff and a cup of chai as well. Reception area is clean and tidy,with a small communal area to chill out in. I had a single private room on the top floor with hot running water all the time. Unfortunately the room was a bit of a wreck,untidy,exposed wall sockets and wires and quite dirty sheets and walls. Still a good place with good people so would still recommend to anyone on a budget.
I can't say enough about Kuldeep Friends Hostel. Landing in Delhi for the first time it was safe to say we were overwhelmed, once my girlfriend and I arrived at Kuldeep we were greeted by the nicest staff who welcomed us with smiles and chai! The next morning we woke up they sat us down and went over everything, making sure we new how to get around town and answering any questions we had. The room was clean and the showers were hot, They made us feel like family, and followed up with us throughout our journey through India. I strongly recommend Kuldeep to anyone passing through Delhi, plus they have an awesome pug Alisha! This places rocks.
Having lived in India for 6 months, this is easily the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Greeted with beers and chai. Make you feel like part of the family from the get go. They arranged a tour of the Golden Triangle and arranged ever aspect from travel to trips and accommodation. Upon our return, greeted with more food and beers. Can't say enough good things about this place. Much love, Tata and Sky.
Kuldeep excels in 3 categories; service, location and accommodation. trust me when i say, Delhi can be a confronting experience, no matter how many times you've visited. SO, having a place, which provides safety, security of belongings and the luxury of western amenities (eg; toilet and toilet paper) eases your transition into the chaos of Delhi. but, in all honesty I've found this to be the case for most places I've stayed. What really distinguishes Kuldeep, and the reason why I've chosen to stay here for the 3rd time, is it accessibility to the city markets, and as always, the services provided by the staff. On one of my earlier trips, the receptionist was more then happy to give me a detailed itinerary of where to visit in Delhi, even to the extent of arranging a driver for the duration of the day, but its more so their attention and engagement i like. They never forget a name, and if your willing to sit down and have a chat, they can provide some keen insight into Delhi, which only a true local would know. the accommodation is cheap, with rooms including a king size bed, with an attached en-suite, providing the essentials for any traveler. So i guess it goes without saying, I recommend this hotel to anyone; student, couple, honeymooner or retired, you wont be disappointed.
Please be aware of scammers in India especially when you arrive. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using the provided airport shuttle service that the hotel provides!! I got scammed using a prepaid cab trying to get to kuldeeps and ended up in Agra. Please be wary. Here's a recollection of what happened tonight. I responded to the email too late. However the owner is giving me full support in helping me get my money back. Highly recommend! After my flight landed my friend and I exited the airport and went to the prepaid ticket booth to buy a ticket for a cab to Kuldeep friends hostel. As soon as we got our ticket and walked away from the counter a man instantly calls on us and asks for the ticket. He takes the ticket and then tells us to follow him. He walks all the way to the end of all the parked cars into his van. His van at first look looked like most of the other prepaid cabs however when I think back now it did not have the yellow stripes on it like the others. At the time it didn't alarm me. From there he questioned me and my friend about us like small talk getting to know us. After driving 15-20 Mins he begins to say that we came on a bad time - that it was Republic day and an Indian holiday. At first we thought that was good, as we can see parades and that. As he drove on further and started passing police and what looked like signages with the police sign he started saying there is an increase in presence of police and security because of Republic day. He then asked why we came to Delhi because every thing will be closed for 3 days starting tomorrow. All the roads will be closed and shut down for the parade and the shops will not be open. He then proceeded to call kuldeep friends hostel to check if they were opened as he was saying nothing is open and hostels shouldn't be open. We gave him the number of the hostel and he calls it. After saying a few sentences in Indian he hands the phone to my friend who then says that the man from kuldeep hostel said he could not process our booking and is closed for the public holiday. From here we started to get worried as we had no place to stay. So he suggest going to a tourism information office for help as they can sort me out. So he drives to this tourist information office. When we got there the office had proper lighted signages and looked real. We walked inside and the driver explains it to the man inside our situation and the man inside reiterates that everything is closed and he will try his best to find us something for the night. He starts saying that this is a government facility and he will do his best to help us find a place. He asks us what our budget is and we said something like a hostel budget in the 300 rs range. He then points to a few hotel and guest house names in a printed guide book (looked like a lonely planet one) and asked which one we would like to try. We said the guest house and he proceeded to call them. He said a few words and then gave the phone to me to ask if there were any rooms available. The man on the other end said no and that there will be nothing around delhi due to the public holiday and says my best bet is to look outside of delhi. From here the man in the office says I can try the hotels but seeing that our budget was so low he didn't want us to waste our money as all the hotels around the area will have a "hiked" price due to the public holiday. He then starts suggesting looking outside of delhi and that that would be the best option for us because for the next 2 days we won't be able to do anything in Delhi even if we get a place in Delhi as everything is closed, even restaurants, shops, malls everything. The only thing we would be doing is watching the parade on TV and he didn't want us to waste our trip like that. So he suggested going to agra because we told him we originally had a booking at a hostel in agra, but we found out the price to reach agra at night was very high, hence the last minute decision to stay at kuldeep hostel. At first he checked trains for me - he clicked a few and he looked surprised that they were all full. He then proceeded to call a bus company and again handed the phone to me and the man on the other line said it was all full. So he then offered a "government cab" that had a fixed price that took care of all the tax, VATS, and other fees that other car companies don't include. We told him we enquired at the airport and got a quote of 10,000 rs. He said they don't include these hidden fees. But "the price I got for you is every thing inclusive including insurance, tolls and road fares". He said that because going to agra goes through three states there are tolls and fares to pay to cross them which all add up with the "cheaper" prices at the airport. So he calls a number and asks for the price. He quotes me 14,500 rs and a 1,500 tax fee and said they can come in 10 Mins. From here my friend and I were already uncomfortable with the idea but it seemed like delhi was no option for us and our best bet was to go agra so we caved in and said yes. He then asked for our passports to scan copies. He then prepared receipts on his end and he asked if I wanted to pay by cash or card. I said card. He then said there was a 4% surcharge. At this point there was nothing I could do but agree to it. The total amount came to 16,640 rs. After paying he offers us some tea and beverages and said "it's the least we can do for you" Soon enough the taxi driver then came over and drove us to agra. Before we left they also asked for tips which we felt obliged to give - we gave 100rs. When the taxi driver dropped us off he also asked for a tip and we gave him 300 rs.
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