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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Spent the day here on Oct 6, 2016 and rented a room for the day. Family owned guest house. The owners are very nice and take good care of you. There is food that is prepared onsite by the family that owns the guest house. If you are in Agra for a day trip or will be there for a...

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Varanasi, India
Reviewed 1 October 2016

friend paying guest house close to taj 10 minute walking distance from hostel.owner is very friendly its was clean and save place we would recommend to everyone who visit the agra thay have pickuip service if you inform them in advance

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Friends Paying Guest House is budget place for bag packers, you can eat there and have access to free wifi. Friends Paying Guest House Run by family and they live in the same building you can ask for anything when you want.

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The place is very near Taj mahal. The reception was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very basic and the door did not lock properly. But none of our things got lost despite all the hype about missing luggage. We didnt take proper locks with us so we were a little paranoid when we left our bags. If you...

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friendguesthouse, Manager at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Dear guest thank you for giving 4 star rating ''Good'' , Our place is very close to the Taj Mahal ticket office , Our place very safe so don't worry about anything here . you said every thing was fine .We are not book train and bus tickets but we can help you . We know travel agency who book...

Reviewed 15 June 2016

We were only here one day to see the Taj, and the location is PERFECT for that. The hostel is just a 10 minute walk to the ticket counter and 20 min. to the Taj. It's located a bit far from some of the other sights in Agra, but if you're aim is just to see the Taj, this is...

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Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Our stay at this hotel was horrible. On return mid morning from visiting the Taj, we returned to our room with our luggage clearly rummaged through. Zips where open, clothes and items moved around. We even wrapped our luggage with a towel because we were skeptical and the towel had been thrown off. We were skeptical because when we checked...

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for making second faked review , Thank you for making beautiful story and writing about us .When you told us this story some one went in your room and all mess but your cash was safe you because it was with you . My dear guest first you learn how to talk to people second thing is we...

Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Unfortunatly our one night stay in Agra wasn't very nice at this guesthouse. The room just didn't feel clean, the WiFi was terrible, the electricity was switched off for half of our stay which meant we couldn't charge phones or cameras for the to, clearly it was the staff who were choosing to turn it off as other guests on...

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Dear guest , Thank you for writing review . Sorry for inconvenience that you had here , In Agra we had storm 25 people died due to heavy wind storm , many trees cut , many cars fly , roof sheds destroy therefore we had electricity problem for 2 days and WiFi network died due to this disaster . You...

Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Great service and amazing home made food. I ordered butter chicken, mix veggie curry and a naan and they all were fantastic and finally tasted different than in all other restaurants- very very good food. Highly recommend!

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Thank Justyna J
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Very comfy rooms and fantastic food! We stayed in Agra for two nights and met some really nice people at this guest house. The family that run the place are very friendly and the food is delicious. They booked our Taj Mahal ticket for us (for a rs100 booking fee) to save us queueing in the 43° heat, which was...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Staff are nice and friendly and quite helpful with recommendations for the surrounding area. The rooms are basic, but I generally found them to be clean. Only downside was there was no window in our room. Despite what other reviews say, we had hot water and electricity at all times and the bathroom was quite clean. The food was ok,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Explore the epitome of love and one of the most visited destinations of the World: Agra, with all home-like comforts and exceptionally customer friendly services..... Backpacker Panda, one of the finest hostels to enjoy and experience the fascinating historical Mughal city, always on its toes to serve you the best! Located just a stone's throw away from jaw-dropping splendid white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of world! Just believe! Neat and clean dorms with cozy mattress, a multi cuisine restaurant with finger-lickin' food, well-equipped kitchenette, coffee and tea making facility, fast and reliable Wi-Fi, friendly and immensely helpful crew, clean and hygienic washrooms, safe abode, pure drinking water......Perfect for relaxation after exploring the magnificent city of love! So come, stay and live your backpacking moments! " ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friends Paying Guest House

Address: P-6, Taj Nagri | Eastern Gate Taj Mahal, Tajganj, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Price Range: £8 - £500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Friends Paying Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Ashoka Room had private bath and AC”
 of 5 bubbles JoseV784, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground floor are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles HamidShaikh, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 2nd floor belong to the owners residence and open-restaurant, so it was not calm. It's much better to choose 3rd and 4th floor!”
 of 5 bubbles masayoccha, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Pick the rooms towards the back of the hotel with attached bathrooms (groundfloor)”
 of 5 bubbles Keawra, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Close proximity to Taj”
 of 5 bubbles Saheb_Kol, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
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