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Tourist Guest House
Ranked #47 of 140 Amritsar B&B and Inns
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stay elsewhere if you can”
Reviewed 17 February 2011

The place itself is a short walk from the train station, but that does put you a bit out the way from the Old Town of Amritsar, where everything seems to be happening, and the walk there isn't too pleasant.
I got a single room with shared bathroom. There was no hot water, my window was missing glass, so the wind blew in, and my hard bed had stained sheets. Take your sleeping bag! I guess you get what you pay for when its 175 a night.
Food there is pretty overpriced, 40 rupees just for plain rice! I took a walk down the road directly in front of the hotel, and found a local night market, where I bought loads of tasty treats, all for less than the cost of boring rice.

This is the first time I have posted a review online but my parting memory with the Hotel wasn't that great. I had to get a 5am bus to Pathankot the next morning, and the gatekeeper had locked the front gate. I had to wake him up to get out, and when he got to the gate, he demanded 10 rupees before he would open it. I had no small bills, and when showing the man this he realized his sneaky plan wouldn't work and 'let me go'. Not too good, considering there are so many better places nearer the Golden Temple, or even in it if you fancy it.
All in all, give this place a miss

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 22 October 2010

The surly manager was rude and unhelpful. The train ticket he booked for me (after repeatedly asking and pointing out the sign that said they booked train tickets!) was a much lower class than i asked for (and paid for!). He refused to help me get a taxi
(again something the posters say they will do) telling me to 'Walk down the road for a while and you'll find one.'

The room was dirty, had cockroaches and the bed linen was stained and smelled stale. The bathroom had rubbish on the floor and the floor was covered in other peoples body hair.

A disgusting, disappointing waste of money.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 August 2009

1355 Gt Road lies between the main street and the railway link. A bit off the spot but close to the main bus station and the railway station. It´s 15 minutes to the Golden Temple by rickshaw.

Distanced but helpful staff. They´l organize any trip You like, especially good to see the Indo-Pak border ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border post. Don´t miss it!

More expensive rooms have TVs, hot showers and private bathrooms. One or two rooms have brutally high ceilings. Buildings must be from the colonial area.Considered A/C was a huge fan in an old window blowing warm air into the room but it was quite better with than without.

Th roof is great to sit out and have a beer (if You find some in Amritsar) and a chat with the other backpackers. Restaurant is basic and average but their range of indian breads and raita is tasty and great!

All in all, it´s a very nice and comfy place compared to other guest houses in Amritsar or Inida in general. The astonishingly high number of geckos shouldn´t bother You as well as the easily breakable room locks (from the 1940s or so)... so bring Your own. Even Your small bag locker would be more secure ;)

More than I expected and truly atmospheric! And if You love indian circumstances, You´ll love this! Seems to be THE thing for backpackers since decades...

  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with friends
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Property: Tourist Guest House
Address: G.T. Road, Near Bhandari Bridg, Amritsar, India
Region: India > Punjab > Amritsar District > Amritsar
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Ranked #47 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Amritsar

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