I would never recommend this place unless you were down to your last rupees and simply needed the cheapest possible place for 1 night to crash before leaving India..even then you might be better saving your money and sleeping at the airport. I'm confused as to why it gets such a high rating from some people unless they are rating it based on price alone. The rooms are what you expect for such a low price but its the general vibe from the staff that ruin this place. To begin with though, it has 2 names..its also known as Kuldeep. Did it change because the old name had bad ratings?? Second, the alleyway it's down is bad even for Delhi's standards. The rooms themselves are unclean, tablecloths-used-as-sheets are old and dirty, the bathrooms are dark, damp, dirty, the shower barely works, most dont have western style toilets (but you can ask for one that does) and a lot of rooms don't have windows. The ones with aircon have airconditioners that are so old, noisy and useless it's not even worthwhile asking for one. It's basically the cliched cheap Delhi room you know you're gonna get coz you're only paying a few bucks a night. The staff however, are really what lowers the score. The main guy at reception almost explodes with creepy enthusiasm if you arrive and havent booked further travel plans, forcing his mates travel agency onto you. You could explain it away as just an eager personality until you ask a simple question, disagree with what he is offering or tell him you're going to look around. Then he gets aggressively defensive and seems to try and provoke an argument and will later badmouth you to other guests. This kind of treatment continues everytime you pass him at reception which sucks because thats the only place the wifi reaches. When he sees you trying to use wifi (and potentially book travel plans online) he walks to the computer terminal and switches wifi off - this happened too many times for it to just be a coincidence. Finally, when I checked out, he said he would give me a discount if I promised to write a good review online.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You have come to right place if you are looking for a neat & budget place to stay in New Delhi’s Paharganj Area that is 5 minutes walk from New Delhi Railway Station. With rooms reasonable priced and facilities like private bath with 24 hrs. hot water, very neat rooms with clean linen, TV & telephone in rooms, it makes us the best value for your money in town. All our rooms are very clean with windows and a unique airflow system that keeps stale air away from the rooms. ... more less